Friday, 6 June 2014

…bow or brooch or braid or brace…

This is my final project featuring one of the new Birthday Betty Boos from Simply B Stamps, this one is the Elegant Birthday Portrait but this time the version without a frame.

Another pic of the top of the box. 

I’ve placed here on an altered Graphic 45 Book Box that I have made into a shabby chic jewellery box as a gift for a friend at work.  I wanted to frame my image in a more dramatic way than with a printed border and the lovely oval one Betty drew is way too hard to fussy cut so I wasn’t going to give myself the angst of decoupaging it, particularly as I was rather time poor for this project.  Luckily I had already decorated my chippie frame for an earlier project I ended up not using it on.  And, of course, being shabby chic and a jewellery box I had to add lots and lots of flowers.  With both of these elements I am entering this in the current challenge at I Am Roses.

Now between my very elegant image with her pearls and updo and my distressed shabby chic elements I think this is very much in the vintage style so I am also entering it in the current challenge at Rhedd & Rosie’s.  As I’ve altered something (the book box) I am also linking it up at Altered Eclectics where their theme is always anything goes.

If you’re looking for the next stop on the Simply B Stamps’ 4th birthday blog head on over to the wonderful Rebecca’s blog or if you’ve just come stumbled on here then go to the SBS blog to start from the beginning as the DT girls have some gorgeous projects with these awesome images.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes E31, E35
Lips R24, R29, R46
Hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Outfit T4, T6, T8, 100
Chalks & Powders etc
Fran-tage Embossing Enamel ~ Aged Ochre
Chipboard Frame
I Am Roses ~ Cherry Blossoms White (BP/S3-151), Mini Mulberry Roses Soft Pink Variegated (R2-518), Small White Paper Flowers (S10-15)
Vintage Pearl Pins ~ Capped Teardrops & Crown Teardrops (coloured with RV63 Various Inks)
Inks & Paints etc
Claudine Hellmuth Studio ~ Gesso
Tim Holtz Distress Paint ~ Vintage Photo
Pion Design Fairytale of Spring ~ Signs of Spring
Pion Design Studio of Memories ~ Pink Ornament
Ribbons & Trims etc
Hug Snug Seam Binding Ribbon ~ Chalk White (dyed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tattered Rose)

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Davinia said...

simply beautiful, so elegant and gorgeous and very 1920s feel, i love it. xx

Lemon Fountain said...

I love your colours.

Catz said...

The friend who receives this is one lucky girl! Very beautiful work and love the details all the way around.

riliska said...

AWE your projects are Gorgeous. love the colors and the papers!! Love it all

Corinne said...

oh WOW, what a stunning project...

Kay Mowat said...

This box is just gorgeous Emily love it. It is so elegant xx

Irene's Creations said...

Gorgeous job on this box. Love every detail of it.

Debbie said...

Stunning! What a wonderful box for your friend. Homemade gifts are the best, and truly from the heart! Love this!

Robin said...

Stunning! Love the box you created and your image is gorgeous! Hugs, Robin

Shazza said...

this is so pretty x

bex Crabbe said...

fab cards and colouring love them xx

Lynda Hall said...

One word- beautiful x

M DelValle said...

Wow, I love your project and your coloring is awesome!

Jo said...

What a beautiful box. Thanks for joining this month's I Am Roses Challenge.

Katya said...

Wow what a great project Emily! Love the classy look. This image is one of my favorites of the bunch. Thanks for sharing your lovely project. :)

Vivi Casale said...

this is fabulous, very elegant!!!
Happy Birthday to Simply Betty Stamps!

Melissa Latchem said...

Love it! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd and Rosie’s challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

Darcy Schroeder said...

Your box is spectacular, Emily!! I love it!!

Holly Hughes said...

This is incredible!! I really LOVE this project! And this one is my favorite Birthday Betty stamp.

Sammy said...

Lovely box. I love the distressing and all the gorgeous flowers! Thank you for playing along at Rhedd and Rosie’s. Sammy-x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Wow this is fab hun love it TFS with us Altered Eclectics this month.

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Donna said...

A beautiful box and lovely frame around the image. Thanks for joining us this month at I Am Roses.

Tamara said...

Gorgeous! I love how you coloured this sweet image. Lovely flowers too.
Thank you for sharing with us at I am roses challenge blog this month, good luck!
Tamara xx

Maribell'Scraps said...

Very pretty! Love your frame.