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Summer Blooms

Vintage Stamping Challenges has a Summer Blooms challenge theme this month which was our lovely teamie sister Brenda’s choice.

This started life as a plain MDF box and then went through a complete change with paints, inks, paste, gilding wax, stamps, masks and frames until it passed the Shirl test of me being happy with the end product.

Bought the frame a few weeks back because I thought it would look so pretty with one of the grandkids’ photos in it.  Already had the box lid painted and masked when I pressed the frame onto it just to see how it would look … oops, broke the glass.  Guess who forgot that dimensional paste made an uneven surface.  Don’t you just love happy accidents, the look of the broken glass was amazing and wanted to keep it looking like that.  Very carefully I stuck the frame onto the lid then added a thick layer of glossy accents all over the broken glass.  Tested very gingerly when it was dry to see if I could feel any glass bits .  All was AOK so I sanded bits of the frame in places to add some gilding wax.  Flowers and G45 paper around the edges completes the outside of the box.  Wait until you see what I have made for the inside.

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To enter this months challenge just click Mr Linky at the bottom of the VSC web page and maybe it could be you who wins the $20 from Flonz’s store. Please visit the DT’s blogs for more inspiration and also it would be nice to leave them some love.


7 Responses to “Summer Blooms”

  1. Brenda says:

    Your box is a sheer delight Shirley and I can see you are a G45 fan as am I.

    Hope your week is a good one.

    B x

  2. Claire C says:

    Wow Shirl how beautiful! Can’t wait to see what you’ve done with the inside
    Claire xx

  3. Avril says:

    Beautiful box Shirley, loving what you have done with the outside, so can’t wait to see
    the inside!
    Avril xx

  4. Dot says:

    Hi Shirley, I looove ‘happy accidents’, and this one really fits so well with the box! Totally gorgeous Shirley.
    I can’t wait to see the inside either!!!
    Dot x

  5. Love the way you’ve transformed this box Shirley. The G45 papers have worked so well here. Jenny x

  6. Silvia says:

    Really a treasure box.

  7. butterfly says:

    That’s gorgeous – I love the flowers against the striped Edwardian background… and the frame is an amazing touch – love it!
    Alison xx

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