Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Vinatge Affair - DT post

Hello Friends

I am Mallika from Aola Handmade Cards again with a new DT project . 
This project I have name it as " Vintage Affair " . The name specifically denotes that how hooked I am to my favorite style vintage . I am actually having an affair with it . 
This is basically a Handmade jewelry box / Chocolate box / Letter box { Limitless possibilities }
I was super confused about which picture to upload first .. so I uploaded all the shots randomly .
The entire box was initially painted by black acrylic paint mixed with brown . The MDF box was let to dry . 
Once I had sookha box { Believe me I have no patience to wait } I started chopping my sheets by  my Tonic Trimmer before it dried . 
I used some beautiful patterned paper from my stash as the base . 
I did some paper tearing today after a long time . 
Can you see that rose ?? yeee that's Handmade ! I was so happy after finishing it . 
The little key and memories word is from my stash .
Can you see that flourish ?? That is Victorian Romance Flourish by Cherry Lynn .  { SURPRISE - Crafters Corner is giving 20% discount on all cherry lynn designs } 
I used some buttons from my stash . 
The flower which is used in the side wall is a Marrianne Die which will be available soon .
Can you see how I did the lid with jute twines . I had most fun doing that though I almost burned my fingers doing that . I hate Glue guns and their Tacky Behavior :P
For the inside I was really confused of what should I keep.{ I still can't afford a diamond necklace for keeping inside }Like always little note cards came to rescue . 
I made these quick note cards . The papers used are from various stacks . 
I have used the beautiful Die Floral Ovals  . 
The entire box has been distressed using these Gorguss inks available at our store ofcourse at best price too.
I kept some bhoosa for doing justice with its vintage look . 

PS - Do you know you can make beautiful roses using this die . 

I hope you all will leave your valuable feedback . 

Aola Handmade Cards  
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  1. Very pretty box Mallika! All the elements blend so well. The handmade rose is so gorgeous!And the key charm is my fav. All the notecards are fab too!

  2. Mallika your sense of style is so recognizable and original. I can recognize your work anywhere. Really nice work! Super stuff in fact. No surprises you're the current reigning Craft Queen of our challenge. Thanks so much for playing along ItsyBitsy's Make it Dimensional Challenge - All the very best!
    ItsyBitsy - The Blog Place

  3. Fabulous craft project - love the classic vintagey (!) style - beautiful x
    Thanks for playing along with our anything goes challenge at SFTW & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  4. Hey your newest follower and fan:)

  5. Wow, love your creativity with this beautiful creation!
    Thanks for joining us this time at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
    Hugs, your newest follower Nicola xxx

  6. Beautiful box Mallika , Thank you for playing along with us this week at Brown Sugar in the "Anything Goes" challenge! We hope you decide to play along with us again!! Good luck!

  7. Wow, this is stunning! Absolutely beautiful work!! Thanks for joining in at Fussy and Fancy, good luck! xx

  8. wonderful box, really cute
    thanks for joining the forever night challenges this week

  9. Stunning project, love all the elements you have added. Thank you for joining us at Forever Night this week. Abbie DT xx


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