Thursday, 4 February 2010

Love Letter Box

Today I wanted to show you another creation I made in November to submit to Magnolia Ink magazine. I bought a ready made papermache box shaped like a book from Hobby Craft and decided to make it into a place to keep love letters (not that I have any LOL but Magnolia Ink wanted love themed projects). I actually keep stamped images in it now! It is painted with Tim Holtz crackle paint in picket fence and then sponged with brushed cordoruy distress ink. I have then covered it in distressed panels of Magnolia papers, vanilla dots and old lace.

After colouring Tilda with distress inks I masked her and applied peel off hearts around her and then sponged with Tattered rose distress ink. I then removed the mask and the peel off hearts to reveal Tilda and her hearts surrounded by a heart background!! I added a heart lock which fastens the box and a heart key stamped and cut out. The key is hung on some jute string and fastened underneath a spray of blossoms and a rose, all from Wild orchid Crafts. One of my signature butterflies just peeps out from amongst the flowers LOL!
The box has lace around the edge and is fully decorated inside with a K&Co paper and a Magnolia heart lock and key stamp. I have written "Key to my heart" with my calligraphy pen. The white ribbon with the tulle and heart lock on has a magnet under the lock and there is another magnet on the front of the box under the papers so that the box stays closed.
A close up of the inside panel.
In this photo you can see the side of the "book" box, isn't it gorgeous with the banding like an old leather book! Hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

25 comments:

Nicki said...

I love it!
It is gorgeous, where do you get your ideas from?

Hugs

Nicki.xx

Lizzy said...

WOW this is absolutely stunning ~ you are one very talented lady xx lizzy xx

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh my Goodness Jane, this is absolutely gorgeous! There are no words really! What a beautiful project and your colouring with those distress inks are fab. How do you do it, you must have a tut one day. Love it!! Well done, hugs Sharon

Anneke said...

this is absolutely gorgeous.
what a fantastic style and work.

craftymum said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning!!!!!
LOve Sarah XXX

Sol said...

Wow! So beautiful! Love the layering and the masked hearts are so lovely!

Juls said...

wow stunning!!! Love your gorgeous soft colours!! The fab vintage look and all your gorgeous gorgeous details!! what a stunner! Hugs Juls

Anonymous said...

It`s stunning and must of taken ages.i am a great fan of your work you are super talented!!!!
Kelly

Tasha said...

WOW super super stunning, another out of this world creation you have made
love tasha xx

Andrea said...

Wow another gorgeous creation. It is absolutely fantastic.

TaraG said...

Oh My Gosh, Jane, this is such a phenomenally gorgeous creation! I can't believe all the details and work that went into making this stunning keepsake box! It is really special, hun! Love the crackle paint it is just perfect!!! Tilda looks so beautiful and the effect with the hearts surrounding her is just brilliant...I absolutely love every little inch of this book box. Magnificent!!!!
Hugs,t

Tracey said...

Good grief - there are no limits to your talents Jane, this is just delightful, I especially love the masked background technique TFS XXX

Marina said...

I don't like it, I LOVE it!
It's absolutely stunning.

Hugs,
Marina

Scrap Mania said...

Jane you never cease to amaze me. where do you get all the ideas. I love it.
Lynda xx

Janette said...

Oh it's so gorgeous,as always.x

liza said...

wow jane its GORGEOUS,i had to go and buy some cracle paints as i had seen you ysing them on hearts and just loved the effect i have a card just uploaded on my blog with 1 of my hearts on it,not near as good as yours tho lol thankyou for the inspiration

love n hugs
liza
xox

Sue said...

Stunning, Sue x

coops said...

ooooo wow, this is so, so amazing.what a talented lady you are.its fantastic.luv coops.xx

Iren said...

WOW this is so fab Jane!!! Love it!

Hugs

Mina said...

gorgeous Jane, I love this Tilda, I have a whole pile of boxes and bags to alter just never seem to get round to them lol
Mina xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
Jane this is awesome!!!!
hugs
kim x

Melly said...

Oh jane this is just lovely!
Its so brill, love the vintage look of it!1 xxx

CraftyC said...

Its gorgeous Jane, a wonderful piece!
Clairex

Abby said...

Beautiful box Jane...it's romantic,shabby and soft....love it!

Jodie from Oz said...

Jane, this is exquisite, another amazing Jane creation. hugs Jodie from Oz