Tuesday, 30 December 2014

2Crafty December Shares #3

Hi everyone, so pleased you could drop by at this busy time of the year.  
This is the last of my 2Crafty December shares and it is an AT Block.
2Crafty Chipboard used
ATC Hearts & Stars
Interlocking Grid Panel
Funky Heart Swirls
Summer Leaf Stems

The front with the Interlocking Grid Panel ...

... right side with 1 piece of the Summer Leaf Stems and 1 piece from the Funky Heart Swirls on the lid ...

... and the left side with another piece from the Summer Leaf Stems.

Both of the Summer Leaf Stems were coloured with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  I also opened up the tips of the leaves by wetting them thoroughly and then gently separating the layers.  Once dry I coloured the inside with Pine Needles DI.  I  then sprinkled some clear glitter on the leaves for a bit of sparkle.  

Underneath the leafy stems you can see some Viva Crackle Paint that I spread through a stencil.  I was so thrilled at the way it turned out.  I think it looks fabulous.  You can see it better in the photo below.

Isn't it awesome??  After the crackle was dry I dabbed on some silver Distress Paint and, did I tell you I love the result??  This is definitely staying in my repertoire.   Gotta say it again, I love it!! 

The Interlocking Grid Panel was heat embossed in silver and then I very gently bent it to fit around one corner of the Block.  Once it was glued down I added some micro beads to the section on the front.

Tucked in amongst the flowers are the small stars from the ATC Hearts and Stars.  I attached them to some wire so they would stand up and also added some micro beads to the front of them.

 The main stem of the Funky Heart Swirl was lightly coated in gesso and then sprinkled with glitter.   The little hearts were coloured with nail polish and, while they were still wet, I added some micro beads ...  

... and so, as this is my last post for 2014 ...

I would like to wish you all a very, very Happy New Year.  May each new day be filled with happiness and love.
Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you have found a little inspiration here.  Hope to see you back in the New Year.
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Take care and God Bless.


  1. Oh wow, wow, wow! Just gorgeous! And the crackle paint has come out so beautifully! I only have the distress crackle paint, but I find that tends to be too fine. I'll have to keep an eye out for what you used here!

  2. Oh you have finished the year so beautifully Marg. this would have to be a new fav.. so pretty.. all the flowers, love the lattice too.. and Happy New Year to you too!!

  3. This is such a gorgeous box, Margaret with your delightful textures and amazing vibrant colors!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  4. gorgeous delightful box, Happy New Year to you too :)

  5. Oh my goodness this is amazing Marg! Happy New Year to you too!!

  6. Love love love this delightful project. You always do such an amazing job. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year.


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