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Monday, 15 September 2014

A Vintage Journey - With A Flourish


The Challenge at A Vintage Journey this time is With a Flourish. I love adding flourishes onto my projects, but wanted to do something a little different. After a couple of days thinking about this I thought I would showcase the flourish on 2 different pillow boxes using a shabby feel to one and a vintage feel to the other as I know Tim is influenced in both these styles a bit like myself. I love these little boxes, they are great for popping in a little gift.



I first die cut out Tim's pillow box die using 480 gsm white card. For my shabby feel one I stamped my ornate stamp using embossing ink and heated with clear powder. Next I started to shade with distress all over, adding some script stamp and a flourish stamp in the same shades I had coloured the cardstock. I then spritz with a little water and some distress stain to shabby it up a bit.


My tattered flower was swooshed through stains as Tim shows you, distressing the edges and spritzing on some stain before building them and adding little beads to the centre. I stained my cheesecloth with stains, scrunched and dried with my heat gun to shabby up.
I like how Tim adds metal accents to his projects and felt my flower would suit them. I also stamped some butterflies onto vellum, fussy cut and placed at the flower. 





My flourish I swooshed also through stain picking up shades drying in between layers. I then stamped onto it with distress and sprayed a little glimmer mist on.



My Christmas box was started in the same way as my shabby one but this time I used more vintage tones.




I love how the sizzix  tattered pine cone die doubles up for roses too, so this was perfect to use on my project. Tim has a video of how to on his blog. I coloured my white card with different tones of reds and browns for my roses, added a little glimmer mist and gilding wax to the edges. My pine cone was cut out in kraft card and shaded at the edges. I added some snow to my pine branch which was made from a Cheery Lynn die B257 cuties fringe 3, wrapping it around a cocktail stick at an angle.




My flourish I pressed into Versamark in and used Frantage on it along with a little red tinsel embossing powder. I also rubbed a little gilding wax on the edges.



Finally adding my gift tags and some craft stash. Hope you have enjoyed looking at my boxes and check out the super talented Creative Guides at A Vintage Journey and join in the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,



Julie x


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23 comments:

  1. Oh Julie, your boxes look amazing!!!! And such a great step by step for each one too. Both look fabulous, but my absolute favourite is the shabby one, wow that flower is so gorgeous!!! Really stunning once again. Thanks so much for adding this to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!!

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  2. Both your pillow boxes are just so gorgeous ..I really enjoyed the step by step process you have shared on creating them ..thank you so much for this inspiration ..Its so beautifully done .

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  3. OOOOO! Loved them both Julie. Your attention to detail is commendable. These are too cute to be given away!

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  4. Two gorgeous creations,love the details.xxx

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  5. Both boxes are amazing Julie! I love how you mixed your colour combinations for each of them and the shabby flower is wonderful. Thank you for joining us on our With A Flourish Challenge at A Vintage Journey. Jennie

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  6. Oh wow Julie, both pillow boxes are absolutely gorgeous. I love the flowers on both but the big flower is just to die for - totally beautiful. I love all your Tim influences on both boxes too. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Anne xx

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  7. Good Evening Julie. Beautifully created Pillow boxes and the decorations on both are so stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

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  8. Gorgeous Julie!! Both boxes are fabulous with great details! Hugs fom Slovenia

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  9. Both stunners Julie! Love the way you nestled those beads on the flower! The Christmas one with the fabulous Christmas past look is just gorgeous! Chrisx

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  10. Not one but two beauties!! The enamelled flourish on the left is gorgeous but I adore the flower on the right, the beads and gauzy fabric is just delish and such pretty butterflies...lovely Ruth x

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  11. Wow Julie,this is stunning! So beautifully created,I absolutely love both of them,they are very special :)

    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  12. Gorgeous Pillow Boxes Julie and I love the vintage feel of both. The decor is stunning and I can't choose which one I like best. Lovely to have you join in with us at AVJ this fortnight
    Hugs Annie x

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  13. Hi Julie, I love how you go into such detail in describing what youve done and seeing the photos at each stage is a big help. ALL your projects are wonderful and your descriptions give beginners like me the opportunity to have a go. TFS
    Lilian x

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  14. WOW Julie both look so awesome...a visual treat-- love the flower center Especially ...super gorgeous
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  15. Both pillow boxes are outstanding.

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  16. Oh my goodness! Another project I can't stop staring at! I can't decide which is my favourite, oh my! I love the pink, because it's just so romantic and dreamy and that flower is gorgeous! I love the Christmas one because it's so festive and glittery! I love the metallic touches and your little charm! Great gift wrapping idea! :)

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  17. And my heart is stolen by both of these Julie. I love both of them in equal measure and adore the variations. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

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  18. These are both completely gorgeous, Julie - have been wondering about the pillow box almost since I started crafting - now thinking I do definitely "need" it! Fabulous work. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

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  19. I agree with Alison. I've been thinking about getting the pillow box and now I feel like I "need" it too. Stunning stamping and I love the way you treated the flourish. Gorgeous. Congrats on being Pinworthy Julie over at A Vintage Journey. I'm off to pin this myself!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  20. Congrats on your PinWorthy win over at A Vintage Journey! You deserve it because this was such a wonderful project (both of them) lol. big hugs :)

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  21. Wow, these are GORGEOUS! Congrats on the shout-out.

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  22. Julie, Congratulations on being picked as a Pinworthy at A Vintage Journey! These pillow boxes are just so pretty, and you are certainly a winner! Sara Emily

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  23. Late congrats Julie on your pinworthy win, so we'll deserved! Ruth x

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Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x

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