Thursday, June 11, 2015

Guest Appearance at A Vintage Journey Celebration Challenge

Hello everyone,

I am very please to announce my appearance at A Vintage Journey challenge blog for their Celebration challenge.
When I was informed that the theme was Celebration, I immediately knew I was going to create a card and a trinket box for my very dear blog friend Aneta who is getting married this summer.


I started off with plain wooden box:


And ended up with this:

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I used gesso, Broken China Distress Paint, Clear Crackle Paint, Tim Holtz script and LOVE stamp and embossing powder to create the box.


All the hardware in this project is from Tim Holtz Idea-ology collection covered with several layers of gesso...


Here you can see the crackle paint effect...


I randomly applied Broken China Distress Paint to give it that work out antique look...


I created this embellishment from several layers of die cuts glued together to give it extra dimension, painted it and stamped it, then heat embossed it. I added pearls to the corners and then painted everything over with crackle paint to give it that aged look...
Now onto my card:


I wanted everything to match so the card just followed the same technique with addition of a hand died shabby bow..


I added a Tim Holtz Idea-ology key attached to the bow with a loop pin..

I would like to thank Brenda and Chris for the opportunity to appear at A Vintage Journey and to invite crafters to join this fabulous challenge!

However I would like to enter my project in following challenges:

Craft For The Craic June Challenge "Big Occasion"

Deep Ocean Challenge Blog "Ad A Charm"

That Craft Place "Anything Goes"

Vintage Utfordring #103 "Script"

I hope you enjoyed this post...
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by...



47 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I love the gorgeous transformation you did on this box :)

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  2. Congratulations on your GD spot, Samra!! Wow, your project is amazing!! What a transformation of the wooden box!! The colors are just gorgeous!! I love the stamps you used and the details!! Stunning, stunning card and box!! Love them!! Your friend will treasure them!! Have a great evening :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thank you so very much Lisa :) Your visits always make my day :)

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  3. These are stunningly beautiful!

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  4. These are stunningly beautiful!

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  5. Beautiful Samra, what a gorgeous and thoughtful wedding gift for your friend! Congratulations on your GD post at AVJ!

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  6. Congratulations, Samra, on your GDT appearance at AVJ! So well deserved! Your card and a box are STUNNING! Fantastic box transformation, my dear! Love those awesome colours, beautiful stamping and your perfect bow! I am so impressed! Absolutely beautiful project!
    Big hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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    1. Thank you Branka, you are too sweet :)

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  7. Congratulations on Your GD spot!! Such a great project!! Lovely card with matching box. Thanks for joining Vintage Udfordring :)

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    1. Awww thank you Anne!!! I am a huge fan of your work :)

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  8. Stunning box and card Samra!! :)

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    1. Thank you Suchi :) Always good to see you stop by :)

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  9. Such a beautiful and thoughtful gift and card for your friend's big day! She is going to be thrilled by your love! I love the colors you chose, that wonderful shabby bow that you are so famous for, your clever embellishments, and the antiqued look you have so well achieved. Just amazing, my friend! Big hugs!

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  10. Oh, I got so wrapped up in the beauty of your project that I forgot to say congratulations on your Guest Creative Guide spot at A Vintage Journey! Well done!

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  11. Oh your creations are breathtaking! I love that box! And your card is a perfect match ... stunning work and your friend will be over the moon!

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    1. Thank you Ros, she got it and was very happy and she liked her gift :)

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  12. Well roll me over and call me done, this is AWWWWESOOOOME!! I am so in love with the monochromatic theme Samra and the touches of white with your incredible textured embellishments and embossing just add that special touch of elegance! This box made the ultimate transformation at the hands of one heck of a talented lady! Aneta is one lucky lady to receive such a stunning wedding set, and you are so thoughtful to make such an extravagant gift!! A big congratulations on your guest spot at A Vintage Journey, they are lucky to have you for inspiration! see you on the dance floor, hugs :)

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    1. Thank you so much my dear!!! Your are always there when I need a spirit lifter :) My best crafting buddy!!! See you on the dance floor my dear!

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  13. You should have seen the expression on my face - this is incredibly beautiful in these soft tone blues. The white text is so romantic too. You have such an eye for this sort of thing! I wish I had half your talent hun xx

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    1. Awww Georgie, you are too kind!!! I feel the same way about your talent and creativity!!!

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  14. Yahoooo! Congrats Samra! Your project is stunning! Love the fancy frame embellishment and the embossed stamped detail!

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    1. Thank you so much Mona, so good to see you stop by!!! You always make my day :)

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  15. Congrat on your GDT spot -and the transformation is absolutely stunning-I love the colour and fabulous texture and beautiful embossed script-beautiful matching card too and gorgeous bow
    Carol x

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  16. Just adored your stunning box Samra when I saw it at AVJ and delighted to see you have joined in the challenge at That Craft Place. Good Luck.
    Julie x

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    1. Awwww Thank you so much Julie :) You are such a nice kindhearted lady and I appreciate you so much and loooove your art!

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  17. Oh my shabby goodness, hun! You have really rocked this Celebration theme transforming a plain wooden box into such a stunning and elegant beauty. And the card - absolutely beautiful set! The bride and the groom will be over the moon! I promise I didn't mean it to rhyme :). Big hugs xxx

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    1. LOL Rhyming seems so natural to you :) Thank you so much for such a sweet comment, I truly appreciate you taking time to leave it for me and make my day!

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  18. Congratulations on the Guest Design spot, Samra! You did a magnificent work or art to inspire everyone!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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  19. My dear Samra :) I feel so lucky to be your friend! I was jumping high up to the sky when I received this amazing gift ! This is an amazing feeling to ba able to touch a piece made by you. Thank you one more time from the bottom of my heart xoxo Aneta

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    1. You are very welcome my dear and I am so happy you like the little set I made for you :)

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  20. Your friend will love this beautiful gift set, it is so special!

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  21. Oh my gosh this is simply stunning hun!!
    Love, love, love it!!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at That Craft Place and good luck!
    Hugs,
    Karen. DT.xx

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  22. Wow!!!!!!!! - I think that just about covers my thoughts :)
    Hope your friend appreciates your very beautiful gift
    Thank you for jshowing us over at Craft for the Craic
    Pixie (DT Member)

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  23. Wow fabulous project so very pretty! Beautiful work. Thankyou for joining us at Craft for the Craic

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