Sunday, January 18, 2015

Midway Reminder at Simply Magnolia "Vintage or Shabby Chic"-"A Tilda Treasure Chest"!!

Happy Sunday dear blogging friends!!!  Hope that you have had a FABULOUS weekend so far!!

Today it's Team Glamour at Simply Magnolia's turn to post and we'd like to remind you of our FANTASTIC challenge..."Vintage or Shabby Chic"!!  We are sponsored by the ever so wonderful Sandy at Live and Love Crafts!!!

So in my on-going quest to clean up and organize my craft room I decided that I would make something for storage...this way I get to create while having a useable finished product!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I started with a plain wooden chest from Michael's...
painted it with Ranger's Tea Dye Distress Ink...
covered the insert areas with decoupage and added tissue paper in a smooshed fashion...
for the final finish I buffed on Viva Inka-Gold-Old Gold...
the before... 
 I used my distress inks to colour this sweet little Tilda...
she is called "Tilda with Straw Hat" but I can't remember which collection...maybe "Butterfly Wishes??"...
added just a touch or gold Frantage...
I soaked the shabby ribbon with diluted Tea Dye Distress Ink...
attached the image at the bottom to the corner of the box leaving the upper part free so that the box will still open...
added some feathers, ribbon, flowers and flower/pearl clusters...
another angle for a view of the top decorated...

using the same decorations but added Shabby Seam Binding with the chiffon ribbon, pearl stick pin, beads and two charms...
closer view of the charms...
stick pin and beads...
and all these lovely feathers...

Well that is another storage piece...hopefully it will help in the arranging of my disaster of a craft!!!  Now hop on over to Simply Magnolia and check out my super talented team mates creations...then show us your "Vintage or Shabby Chic" projects...we can't wait to see them!!!!

Materials Used:
Stamp-Tilda with Straw Hat-Magnolia-licious
Stick pin, Shabby Seam Binding and Frantage-Live and Love Crafts
Charms-The Ribbon Girl
Flowers-Wild Orchid Crafts
Treasure Chest-Michaels
Beads and ribbon are from my stash

Challenges I will enter:
Marvelous Magnolia-Challenge #84 "Anything Goes"
Midweek Magnolia-Challenge #105 "Let's see some of your New Stash"-wooden box, stick pin and feathers
Creative Fingers-Challenge #63 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


  1. Absolutely stunning transformation. Loved how you made it so lovely and girly.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. wow,what a the way you decorated it,totally vintage and makes a great treasure.

  3. wow beautiful creation your colouring is awesome..if I lived closer I would so knock on your door and say help me!! love your work!!!

  4. Wow, just Wow! From the before to the after - what a transformation! You have the magic touch for these types of projects - I wish I could be creative like this! It's stunning, Beth, you did a fabulous job!

  5. oh wow so wonderful project Beth, great job
    and thanks for playing with us at midweek magnolia

  6. Just gorgeous Beth! WOW, that box sure got a makeover! Love your Tilda and all those gorgeous flowers and feathers! Amazing textures and colours on the box, looks like an authentic antique! Well done you crafty lady you!! hugs :)

  7. Wow Beth, truly amazing! I just love what you did with the chest. The decoupage glaze was very interesting, it gave it that vintage look. I really love the way you embellish your projects! How do you find everything that matches so well? The flowers and the feathers...come on...!!! Anyway a great it!

  8. Wow, this is simply stunning Beth. You have turn this plain wooden chest into a gorgeous vintage piece. The painting and distress work is phenomenal and your Tilda is beautifully colored. You always come up with the most amazing 3D projects, so inspirational.
    Have a great week Beth.
    Hugs, Katie

  9. This is a gorgeous altered chest Beth, what a wonderful transformation, it will look lovely in your 'tidy' craft room.

  10. Hi Beth.
    You've done it once again!!! Totally wowed me with your breathtaking, stunning, inspirational creation.
    Beautiful. Just beautiful.
    Hugs, Donna xx

  11. Beth, this is stunning! a truly wonderful piece of work, love it!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  12. OMG, Beth, that trunk is absolutely gorgeous! I have just the spot for it!! LOL .... you make something 'ok' incredibly beautiful. love the embellishments on this trunk, but really love the colouring of Tilda and her ruffles

  13. me again Beth
    thanks for playing with us at marvelous magnolia

  14. This is amazing!, thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers & good luck. DT - Karen