First of all, I took off the hinges, using a small screw-driver, then I painted the box & lid usingshell pink paint dabber. Then I painted all but the insides of them with red pepper dabber. Then I used my finger to rub some Viva Inka Gold Rose over the outsides of the box & lid.
For the phrase inside the lid, I stamped the phrase from the Botanical 3 plate. I cut out each word, then edged them with distress inks & glued them inside the lid.
I glued some gold lace around the base, then re-attached the hinges.
For the flower, I took two squares of gold metal, big enough to stamp the large & medium flowers from the Flower Power plate on. I used a damp piece of cut & dry foam to paint one of the pieces with the Inka Gold Rose. It took a couple of coats to get a good coverage.
I stuck the pieces of metal to two pieces of black card, using Humungo tape, as this makes the pieces more durable for shaping. Then I stamped the large flower onto the plain gold piece, & the medium flower onto the painted piece, using black stazon ink. I cut the flowers out, then stamped the gold flower with the lace background stamp, using the stazon ink.
Finally, I glued the flower onto my box, et voila! A pretty little jewellery box, just perfect as a gift, containing a small piece of jewellery.
I also made another metal flower, and this time, I attached a brooch back to it, for a pretty piece of wearable art.
I've use Hot Colours on my pieces, in keeping with The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month. Don't forget to go and join in the Challenge, if you haven't already!
Thanks for looking!