My Lovely Friends,

Tuesday 29 October 2013

Tissue Box and a little tutorial

Hi guys me again, I've recently made a cover for a tissue box which I am going to put in my lounge, I made the background using my latest a gorgeous mask from my  Doobadoo DT kit, aren't I a lucky girl,
sorry lots of piccies, make a brew and get yourself comfy lol
This is the finished tissue box cover,

Now for the tutorial lol
you will need:
Distress ink pads, blending foam, blending daubers, Doobadoo mask art floral swirl stencil, white card stock, items to finish off you cover of your choice, easy lift tape,

This is the original box, I made a frame sorry not in the tutorial as your box could be a different size to mine,
This picture shows the mask with the first layer of ink on and the top picture is the finished one,
to start I took Pumice stone ink and blending foam and dabbed the ink through the mask lightly in some places and a little more defined in others, I also added a little weathered wood here and there too,
Next take a dauber and add Black Soot to it, starting at the flowers centres dab your dauber going towards the outer petals so you get a varied effect, as the ink dries the colours slightly change so wait a little while to see if you need to add more!
Using the same technique with another dauber this time using weathered wood I dabbed some of the leaves, I only picked the ones nearest the flowers but that's entirely optional, again I did the same starting at the leaf nearest the flower and working my way down to the edge, this will change the colours slightly as your going over a few layers of different ink but I love the look you get,
To finish my box off I cut my design to size, matted it  on to some coloured card stock and machine sewed all the edges, then I used Magnolia Tilda coloured with my copics in similar colours , then I fussy cut her out and layered her onto my box with Pin flair glue for a little depth, a few pearls finish it off,
Side view using the gorgeous new Butterflies dies I got in my Noor DT kit, see I am a very lucky girl lol
these I have very lightly frantaged then added some pearls too and a crystal pearl string tail, all links below
This is the other side doing similar again only altering the butterflies flight,
The top of the box has another gorgeous Noor butterfly die on it which again I frantaged using only a hint and layered it up using two to again add a little depth, a crystal pearl tail and pearls finish it off, the cente hole was made using a spellbinders circle and scalloped circle die,
Finished box view again,
Doobadoo Mask art stencil - floral swirl - links to retailers on my side bar
Magnolia Tilda
Distress ink pads
Melissa Frances Pearls @ MCH
Prima crystal swirls - Tea Thyme @ MCH 
Noor Butterfly die - vintage flourishes 6003/0023 - links on my sidebar
Noor butterflies die - Vintage flourishes  6003/0033 - links on my sidebar

Tilda's Town - add bling
7 kids challenge - anything goes
Magnolia-licious - anything goes

I hope you like my little tutorial and want to have a go yourself,
catch you later,
Happy Crafting
Hugs Liz xx


Pinklady 68 said...

A beautiful box!! Lovely details!!

Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

This is so gorgeous Liz..I love it xx

Carol S. said...

Love the mask background. Brilliant idea. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic box
hugs Tamara

Carolyn Bell said...

Ooh I love that, must have a go! Can you please tell me the name and where I could get the lovely stamp with the rose and French script background that you have on the title bar of your blog, many thanks Carolyn x

Anne said...

Such a beautiful box! Love the pattern and the lovely Tilda.

Hugs, Anne.

coops said...

wow this is stunning liz.really love the stenciled design and gorgeous sweet tilda :D

xx coops xx

Pysselfröken said...

Such a beautiful Box. I love the design and the colouring. Thanks for joining us at Tildas Town.
Hugs Frida

Joe Shien Shien said...

wow..awesome project!! and Tilda looks so pretty here. Thank you for sharing & regards from Tilda's Town.
hugs, shien shien

Karen said...

Gorgeous box! Thanks for joining us at


cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful embossed background and lovely project. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge and hope to see you again :o)