Sunday, 28 August 2011

A Vintage Treasure Chest....

Hey there everyone, Emma here.....

Well this week I finally got some free time to have a play and make something a bit different that is going to make a fabby little gift!!!!
I found these great little bown chests from Hobbycraft as you can see in the picture below......



I had so much fun decorating this cute little Treasure Chest up!!  I painted the top of the box with Tim Holtz Crackle Paint in Tattered Rose {LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff!!!!}, then I distressed the edges a little when it was all completely dry with some distress ink.  I used some gorgeous papers from My Minds Eye all around the sides and distressed the edges.....

....Back View...

...The gorgeous lace is from the market....

....I used a little metal cream frame that I have had for ages, I distressed it up a bit and added some flowers and charms which are from Bunny Zoes, the tulle is from the market...

....I LOVE using Tim Holtz Crackle Paint, the effect is amazing and I really love the shabby/vintage look it gives to everything. I have used Rock Candy on the heart and some buttons from stash...

....I love using things with different textures on my creations, the pin is also from the local market and I have just added some extra beads of my own...

...this is the view of the top, I have used the very gorgeous Magnolia Angel Wing Die {LOVE this die!!}, loads of bits and bobs from stash, and I am loving the label making machine {we have had for ages!}, the labels look great on vintage creations...

....I have made the large gardenia flower and the tiny blossoms myself, the other flowers are a mix from Wild Orchid, Hobbycraft and Prima....

I hope you enjoyed looking at my little vintage creation, Thankyou for all your amazing comments I really love reading each and every one of them....
Big hugs

Challenges entering:


  1. Hi Emma!
    What an amazing treasure chest!! It´s so stunning hunni :) WOW! WOW! WOW!
    And the fact it´s pink just makes my day. The most gorgeoues flowers and fabby details I´ve seen in a long time :)


  2. This is stunning, the detail is amazing and I just love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Hugs Suzie x

  3. OMG its absoloutely lush!!

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck!

  4. WOW!! Emma...this is just gorgeous...I can see that chest on my dressing table.Wish we could buy boxes like that here, love the details and colourings, just gorgeous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. OOOOOOOOOOHHHH Me likey VERY VERY much! I saw the plain box in my sidebar and HAD to stop in to see what you'd done with it!

  6. Hi Emma
    Wow a stunning and gorgeous box thankyou for sharing this with us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  7. *A*M*A*Z*I*N*G*
    can't close my mouth anymore!!
    Hugs, Alessandra

  8. Wow, I love your treasure chest Emma, this is so inspiring, it's a real stunner! I love all those fantastic details and such a lot of work has gone into it. Hugs, Teresa x

  9. Hi Emma,
    WOW, this is such an amazing creation, oh I love it. You have made a simple box look so fabulous, and I also love the flower you made, what a talented lady....Thanks for sharing this with us at CraftyCatz this week, good luck with the challenge.xx

  10. It's gorgeous!
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  11. GORGEOUS Thanks so much for joining us at Charisma this challenge.

    Lisa x

  12. wow what a transformation. Goodluck at charisma this week and hope to see you again soon.You can slao enter sarah hurley challenges.

    hugs Clare x

  13. OMG this is amazing, i so need some of that paint,thanks so much for joining us at dutch dare with our anything but a card challenge,
    good luck sandra DT

  14. This is gorgeous! So much detail, and the colour combo is charming! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Charisma.
    Joyce xx

  15. Wow, your creation is stunning,love it. Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and good luck.


  16. hi there, fabulous creation thanks for joining our challenge this week, why not pop back to see if you are a winner :)x carol

  17. OMGoodness Emma!!! I just saw this box at the challenge blog, and had to stop by, to say how gorgeous it is. Absolutely stunning work.
    Hugs Nataliya

  18. Wauw this is absolutly gorgeous!! Beautiful details!! I love all of it
    hugs, Marlies

  19. oh wow just had to pop over from the crafty catz blog to check this out in more detail. think you have inspired me to try but weather we get to see is another thing. stunning.

  20. One word Emma....STUNNING!!! :-) thanks again for the inspiration!


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