"A box of inspiration"
There are so many gorgeous quotes stamps about, but my favourites are these from IndigoBlu.
"Let Your Soul and Spirit Fly"
This little box helps me out when I'm feeling sorry for myself.
"Love to Create"
It started out as a cheap £3 blank wooden treasure chest.
"Discover Your Passion"
It's coloured with distress stains, overstamped in archival inks, then has inked diecuts stuck on (I love this tree in the corner). The whole thing was finally coated in multiple layers of clear embossing powder. Originally, I'd intended to embed gems and seed beads into the embossing, but I changed my mind and left it like this, just inking the edges with a gold aquamarker and adding some glass pebbles for feet.
The inside of the box is decorated but not embossed.
And here's my inspiration... "Courage, Determination, Strength. That's What Little Girls are Made of".
IndigoBlu stamp set "Discover Your Passion"
Marianne dies: Bird with Branch (small), Bird with Branch (large), tree
Distress Stains - including Tumbled Glass, Picket Fence
Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers
Archival Ink Pad - Cobalt Blue
Versamark Ink Pad
adhesives: Glossy accents, Claudine Hellmuth matt multi-medium
cheap, wooden treasure chest
Entered for the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Quotable
IndigoBlu - Words and Phrases