Saturday, 30 April 2011

Keepsake Box

I was given a Christmas present in this box a couple of years ago and I thought the box itself was so lovely I would keep it (I am a bit of a hoarder). Recently I had to make a keepsake box for someone and it turned out to be just what I needed. All I did was add some words and a few handmade flowers to the top.

It's hard to see from the photos but the lid is a pale aqua colour. My flowers were coloured with blends of SU inks and have a lovely silk painted feel to them which is also hard to see from the photo. I had another go at making the roses from the StampARTic blog and was really pleased with the outcome.

I very much enjoy making these roses but do feel they're a bit bulky for cards and am a bit stumped as to what else I can do with them. If you have any ideas do please share.


31 comments:

Ohneilly said...

You're so clever, this is beautiful, the roses are gorgeous,
Claire x

Jennifer said...

Hi Julie!
Wow...you really made these flowers??...just stunning! The colours are perfect. Awesome project :-)
Have a fabby weekend! xx Jenny xx

Aunty Sue said...

Oh they would be lovely on a card and you could make box and decorate it to put the card in. Stunning keepsake

dolcreations said...

Unbelievable Julie...you made the most gorgeous flowers! I love them! You are such a talent lady!

Julie said...

Fabulous Julie - your flowers are exquisite and such wonderful tones!! Fab keepsake box! Juliexx

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, Julie, your flowers are absolutely gorgeous!! You make them so perfectly that they don't look handmade! Love the soft blues/greens/purples you used together on the aqua BG!

Jackie said...

Oh wow, it is so beautiful, the colours are gorgeous :o)
Jackie xx

Anesha said...

Beautiful box, love your flowers!

Sandra said...

Just beautiful!
Sandra

coops said...

wow this is so beautiful julie.i love you handmade flowers :D

xx coops xx

Suzie Q said...

Hi Julie,
I have a great idea bag them up and send them to me LOL!!!
only joking honest x
your flowers are always outstanding and so lifelike, they really do look like silk when you take a close up shot definitely don't look like they are made with cardstock.
I love your idea of the box i think they too would look lovely in those frames that are deep maybe you could make little flower arrangements in them and have them to hang on the wall x
enjoy the sunshine
Suzie qx

sue said...

stunnig,your flowers are amazing,love all the work you do. sue xx

Misty's Mum said...

Julie
Those flowers are beautiful & that words not good enough. I have been & read the tutorial & must have a go. Can I ask what paper/card you used?

Lynda said...

Stunning flowers - they've really transformed the box.

Love Lynda xxx

Jenny said...

This is beautiful, your handmade flowers are so life like :)
Jenny x

Sarpreet said...

Absolutely gorgeous

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Julie, that's a stunning box, love all the shades of blue that you used for the flowers, simply lovely:0) xxx

cbuswell said...

great job!! love the flowers, beautiful!

Ruth said...

Julie, this is indeed a keepsake,a real treasure!It's absolutely wonderful and the flowers are in beautiful shades, Ruth x

Aileen said...

Love your box with these really pretty flowers. x

Grenouille Greetings said...

And what a delightful keepsake! Your flowers are sooooooooo pretty! Hugs, Lesley

Lindsey said...

What a lovely box! See it pays to hoard!
Linds x

Tammi said...

Beautiful flowers, such a pretty box Julie!

mueppi said...

Wonderful box Julie with great deko`s
Hugs Gisela

Sue said...

This is beautiful Julie. What a great bit of re-cycling. I'm a bit of a hoarder myself and have a stash of boxes waiting to be transformed (If I ever get around to it). Sue.x

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Wonderfull is the word for this box. I love your flowers, beautiful Julie. Also your other cards are gorgeous. I will looking at your site more than once.
Greet from the Netherlands and a sonny weekend.
Marja

Kim said...

Gorgeous Julie, what do you make the flowers from? x

Kathy2022 said...

Your flowers are beautiful, Julie...absolutely perfect. I've been working on punched flowers lately and can't come anywhere near the quality of yours.

Your other cards are great too. I came to your blog because you commented on a card I added to my small gallery on Splitcoast and have added you to my bookmarks.

Thanks for your kind words....I love your cards.

Kathy

Dolly Daydreams said...

OMG Those flowers are amazing so life like you should sell them, I mean it, I would buy them in a shot.Dont you have an etsy shop !!

Marie

Vicky Hayes said...

Your way of decorating this makes it clear that the box contains something very precious indeed.

Siobhan said...

*Gasp*


I love the colours of the roses, they are so pretty. Wish I could of been there!

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