Here it is the leaning tower of ...........
And in pride of place at the top (or teetering perilously, whichever way you look at it) is my completed little box using Hels Sheridan's crackle technique.
It seemed to crackle most effectively on the front. It wouldn't surprise me in the least to discover that I missed out one of the steps when I was decorating the lid.
I finally got the rose on the top completed by making a template from my replacement punch and then hand cutting the Grungepaper. It still doesn't quite have as much shape as I'd like in the petals, I need to read through some tutorials and see what I should be doing.
Inside I hand made a little butterfly, highlighting my need for a nice little stamped one that will cut out well. If I troubled to search through everything I probably have more than enough already!
I've kept the base flat and stamped a key on there for a little added secret hiding in the bottom.
Skip over to Julia's blog here to see what's going on in lots of other peoples crafty hovels.
** Kate **


Sue said…
Hi kate
very creative desk, gorgeous box, lovely colour & flower, have good day, sue,x
Wipso said…
What a gorgeous box. I bet you're thrilled with it.
A x
Cheryl said…
oh i have just altered 2 of these boxes too love that rose hugs cheryl xxxxx
Lisa Jane said…
The desk looks familiar lol
Fab little box. Love the crackle effect and the little butterfly
Lisa ;)
The box look wonderful, love the colour :-)
Anne x
joey said…

fabulous stacks!!! I am fond of those lol, your box is gorgeous

Helen said…
That's a great box, and if you;ve done the butterfly etc by hand, well done you indeed!
Pam said…
Lovelybox. Hugs Pam x
Julia Dunnit said…
Teetering or perching, it's fab - and what the hell about the lid, it works just fine! Love tha tyou went tot the trouble of doing an inside too. Can't volunteer to help you sort..I have a teetering mountain of my own to shore up!
Hi Kate, ooooo I love love love your little box! So beautifully coloured and embellished, especially that little rose! Love your WOYWW this week, take care Heidi xx
Hels Sheridan said…
Fab box hun, so chuffed you liked the technique :O)) As for that mountain...good on yer, tis a bit like that corner of my room that I don't show anyone ROFL x
Janice said…
I think we all have one of those corners lol! Your box looks great.
jude said…
Busy corner we have there this week.Adore your box and the rose is just beautiful.Hope you had agood WOYWW .hugs judex
Leanne said…
OH my gosh, that is a fantastic box! Stunning!

Happy WOYWW Day!
Leanne xx
Sunshine Girl said…
love the precariously piled stash - shows you have been busy! love the box too - I am so into making boxes at the moment but never think to put something inside the lid so thanks for the inspiration to do that.
Anonymous said…
Ooh err missus! That teetering pile is incredibly distracting, but wow, that box is beautiful! Absolutely love it.


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