Sunday, March 15, 2015

Midway Reminder at Simply Magnolia-"Flowers"!!

Good Sunday morning crafty friends!!

I hope that you are all enjoying a most wonderful weekend!!!  We have had sunny weather...for the most part...for the last week or so with above freezing temperatures!!  It sure feels good!!!

Today is the midway point at Simply Magnolia's "Flowers" challenge and in place of a sponsor Simply Magnolia is offering a Guest Designer spot for the winner of this challenge!!  So let's see your flowery creations...add flowers, flower paper or a Tilda image with flower/ how easy is that!! 

Once again...and in my ongoing quest to switch/clean up my crafting area...I decided to make another storage piece!!  This way I get to play with all those lovely flowers...colour up a sweet Tilda...and then KEEP!!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I started with a wooden suitcase that I bought from Michael's...
set some DP paper from My Minds Eye on the front and back with decoupage paste...
I sanded the edges...
I then painted the sides and edges with the aqua paint...
sponged gesso all around and on the front/back edges and sanded once again...
then I lightly sponged tea dye distress ink along edges...
time to decorate...
the after...
the before...

I added Shabby Pink Frantage to the latch...just to give it a "dressed" look...
the polka dot ribbon goes all around the box...
I finished the two ends with polka dot buttons...
then tied chiffon solid and polka dot ribbons on the handle...
 this is "Rose Scent Tilda"...sorry I can't remember which collection...
I mounted her on a tag cut out using "So Wrapped Lovely Lace" Magnolia Doohickey from the SCL12 collection...
 closer view...
I coloured her with distress re-inkers...
and applied some glitter and tiny white dots...
 I tried to go without a stick just
 view of the inside painted and then stenciled with Tim Holtz stencil and gesso...
And that is my project for this Midway Reminder at Simply Magnolia "Flowers" challenge!!  You should see what my talented teamies have to show you so hop on over to Simply Magnolia and check out their beautiful "Flower" creations...then join us for a chance to win a GDT spot!!
All materials are listed above.
Challenges I wish to enter:
Creative Fingers-Challenge #71 "Anything Goes"
Magnolia-licious Challenge-Spring Blog Hop-"Circles, Spots, Dots and Blots!"
Stamp and Create with Magnolia-Challenge #57 "Ready for Spring"
Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!



  1. Gorgeous Beth! Tim Holtz has never looks so beautiful! Love the flowers and your wonderful image, stunning colours too! An incredible transformation, another work of art by a talented lady! big hugs :)

  2. oh wow, this is abolutly beautiful

  3. A beautiful project Beth, really gorgeous work, you are so clever!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  4. Wow another Beth Brovold Original he he! What a BEAUTY it is too, your creativity turns me green with envy! Even that stick pin too! I really do adore how you finished off the ends of the ribbon with the button and made Tilda 3d herself!!! I LOVE the whole thing is just fabulous and you get to keep it! He he. Big Cuddles to you Jay xxx
    Ps I am ok, thank you for asking, still got robo cops boot on my foot and leg lol, starting physio next week - oh joy!

  5. Oh, wow!!! Another of your stunning creations Beth. Full of beautiful detail and crafting loveliness plus you get to keep it all to yourself. Mind you...............It would look lovely in my craft room. Lol!!!
    Big crafty hugs, Donna xxx

  6. Again, you created a beautiful piece! Wow! You take something so plain and make it pretty and so gorgeous. You colour with distress inks so well......
    Beautiful Beth!!!!!

  7. how do you do it? gorgeous work, Beth

  8. Just beautiful, I love all the pretty details , What a wonderful keepsake Thanks so much for joining in at the Magnolialicious challenge
    Hugs Julie P

  9. Stunningly beautiful. So many details and pretty things to look at including sweet Tilda, I would not want to give it away either. Beautiful colors and flowers. Inside is wonderful too. Gor-gee-ous!!!!!


  10. A stunning creation Beth, such pretty papers and embellishments - a wonderful transformation.

  11. How fabulous!! I love your gorgeous altered vanity case Beth, your choice of embellishments, papers, paints and that sweet Tilda are perfect. Thank you for joining in our Blog Hop challenge. Good luck! Hugs Suzi x

  12. Absolutely fabulous creation and lovely embellies! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

  13. Oh WOW Beth! This is fabulous! Love it! Judy x