Saturday, 18 January 2014

Blue Box Inspired by Julie Ann Lee

I was really pleased to see that Julie Ann was the GD for PaperArtsy - her crafting is always a true inspiration and her blog is one of my favourite reads. Julie Ann's blog.

By pure coincidence I purchased a wooden box last Sunday afternoon for something I'd got in mind for the new HP1212 stamps I won in a draw before Christmas - popped onto PaperArsty that evening to see that Julie Ann's first project was also a box.

 I've used a limited pallet of colours through out to get a vintage french look - the bottom is Nougat, crackle glaze then Lake Wanaka. For the top I reversed the colours.  I'm still in two minds whether to add any stamping, treasure silver etc to the bottom. I really like the crackle so wasn't too keen to cover it up.

For the top I've added some flowers at the corners in GP tinted with Lake Wanaka. I then painted a piece of card in Space Cadet then used a background stamp and white embossing powder to give the look of wallpaper that I was after.  To this I've then an array of bits and pieces, including stamped images, metal scissors, die cuts and some buttons that have been around in a tin as long as I can remember (literally!)

I haven't decorated the inside other than painting it as the use I had in mind for this was somewhere to stash my old wooden cotton reels and piece of lace.

Close up of the top

Inside - spot the feather ?

Thank you for looking. Is any one else thinking of attending Stamperama next month ? It would be lovely to meet some fellow PA followers in person.


  1. Love what you have done with your box Sarah. Great colour and so functional x

  2. You have achieved the French feel sarah. It's a beautiful box, fresh and useful. Hope to see you at Stamperama.

  3. Fabulous, love the fresh but vintage look of the colour scheme.

  4. gorgeous effect on the box Sarah, love the vintage feel
    Kim x

  5. Thank you so much for the nice comments about my blog! This little box is really lovely: I am so glad you happened to have a box you could alter and that you were able to play along: it looks just perfect for needlecraft storage. I do hope you enjoyed making it as much as I enjoyed taking a peek. Love the little feather nestled inside too - one of my favourites. Julie Ann xx

  6. Hi, love your box, and yes I'll be at Stevenage, never miss it! See you at the Paperartsy stand!!

  7. What a lovely box you made Sarah! Beautiful detail and elegant colours combo, I love the crackle, it's great!! Etsuko xx

  8. Fantastic work, the box is so cute and feminine! I'd love to go to Stevenage but it is just that bit too far!

  9. Sarah, that is gorgeous. I love the colours you chose.