Saturday, September 19, 2015

Joie de Vivre Box (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)

Hi everyone :-D

Today it's my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles.

Joie de Vivre Box is my project for today.

I used gorgeous Jane's Doodles Butterflies stamp set.

I altered a small Kraft hexagon cardboard box with a lid I had in my stash few years.

First I colored the box and lid inside with Tim Holtz's Distress Inks (I mixed Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain with water) using paintbrush. Then I distressed all outside edges with TH Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy. 

I cut out two hexagons and two rectangle stripes from scraps of Graphic 45 'French Country' Patterns and Solids, distressed edges with TH Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy and glued them on the box and lid with UHU universal glue.

Then I stamped butterflies on the box and lid using TH Distress Ink Walnut Stain and Brown Dye Ink pad. After stamping, I distressed whole surface with TH Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy using blending tool. I dried everything in between with hairdryer. At the end I splattered whole surface with water using my fingers. 

When I was satisfied with the look of the surface and color I got, I coated the box and lid, inside and outside, three times with découpage glue and varnish.

After drying (I left it dry for a day), I made small box legs from wooden beads and Long Fasteners, and simply glued them on the bottom of the box.

I also decorated the box and lid with TH Idea-ology Long Fasteners.

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Butterflies' stamp set
  • Kraft cardboard hexagon box with a lid (5 cm x 3.5 cm) 
  • Graphic 45 paper collection 'French Country', 6 x 6, Patterns and Solids (scraps) 
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain) 
  • Docrafts Dye Ink Pad (brown) 
  • wooden pearls (3 pieces)
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Long Fasteners (8 pieces)
  • UHU universal glue 
  • Art Potch découpage glue and varnish
  • ruler 
  • trimmer
  • scissors
  • polymer stamp handle (38 mm x 38 mm) 
  • Tim Holtz's blending tool 
  • Marabu fine paint brush no. #10
  • large sewing needle
  • hairdryer 
  • water

I am entering my project to following challenges:
Note: bold text is a direct link to the current challenge and blog badge is direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Craft Stamper, Take it Make it Challenge, September: Take a Stamp (Anything Goes)

2) Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Love this Technique
I love to make decorations. Few of my favorite techniques are altering boxes, stamping and distressing. 

3) Through The Craft Room Door, TTCRD Challenge from September 15th to September 21st, Anything Goes

4) Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Challenges, Challenge #86 - Anything Goes (or Halloween)

Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :-D

Crafty Milka


  1. What a fabulous project and I love the colours you've chosen ~ it's gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  2. This is gorgeous. I want to reach through the screen and touch it. The paper almost looks like a buttery soft leather. Beautiful work. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    FP3 {My Blog}

  3. I love your little altered box ..... Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

  4. Gorgeous project... lovely stamping!!
    Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ... good luck!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx



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