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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

The September Challenge at Happy Daze

Hi, The Happy Daze challenge this month is called 'Little Black Dress' the team describe it to mean that stamp/technique/etc that you cannot live without.........................!  Well to tell you the truth I found it very difficult to choose just one..........well who wouldn't......... so am cheating a bit.

An Altered Box, sorry there is no before picture, but it was originally painted pink with white stencilling.  I was in a pink phase at the time........hard to believe I know...........lol
Products Used:  Gesso, Claudine Hellmuth Studio multi-medium, Black Acrylic Paint, Inka Copper and Gold, Viva Croco Crackling...............the shine isn't showing up in the photo's, but its there, trust me.......!

Stamps Used:  Inkadinkado and Lavinia Stamps.  The Child Angel is a freebie from Free Image Tuesday

The things I couldn't be without are my Paints and Stamps.  If you would like to join in the challenge, the details are over at Happy Daze Blog (see my sidebar)  All the Products used are available at Happy Daze, but I don't think the stamps are................

Hope your weather is better than ours, as its very gusty winds and rain.........not nice my friends.  Have a great day and take care of yourselves, Hugs Annette x

68 comments:

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Beautiful Netty. love the image but also the colours. Lovely box and a fantastic combination.
Lovely greet Marja

Terry said...

Just as I thought! Totally awesome! Love the the colors and the crackling is a fabulous layer! Beautiful my friend!

craftattack said...

Great little box Betty, love how you have altered it! Hugs, Valerie

Daniele said...

hard to imagine you having a pink phase Annette, your altered box looks amazing .....well as if it wouldn't, love the image
hugs

Paula said...

great box...it's one of these pieces you'd like to see in real life.

donna said...

Wonderful creation Netty. I love how you altered it. That is a great image. We have been having lots of sunshine..finally..but in the morning you can feel Fall approaching..hugs..Donna

hazel said...

Fabulous box Netty. I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous, Netty. Love it and I bet it's so much nicer in real life. Gorgeous image, too - love her eyes! Cold, wet and very windy here, too - with more to come. Autumn's here, unfortunately x

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Stunningly beautiful Netty! I love the texture and layers....gorgeous!

Sandy said...

Gosh what a beautiful box.
stunning design. Lovely details.xoxo

Carol Q said...

beautiful Netty. lovely crackle effect with those colours. looks really aged and like it's been around for ever

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous altered box Annette, I love the colours and the crackle.the weathers bad here, high winds and pouring down.
Kevin xx

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just such a beauty! I love your painted box. Adorable image also and wonderful fun colors.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous altered box Netty, love the crackle and the colour palette, and love those toadstools and the image . Great colours too. Tracy x

Lori said...

Fab little box, Netty, love the colors and all the layers on it! It looks fabulous!

laurie said...

wow ,, this is beautiful,, love the colors ,, so rich and so elegant.

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous altered box Annette, love the stamps and colours.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Jingle said...

This is absolutely fabulous! I totally love it!

Faye said...

Paints and stamps for me too! Your altered box is fabulous. I love it.

Heidi said...

Beautiful!
Love the colours:)
Wonderful creations Netty.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Laura said...

This is very lovely indeed! Great make as usual Netty!

Anesha said...

Wow, stunning box Netty!!!!

Ephemera said...

What a beautiful box, love the colours and the crackling effect, gorgeous. XX

PetraB said...

So awesome, totally love the stamping and the image. The image is one of my favourites and from Free Image Tuesday

Meggymay said...

Fantastic alteration, love the image on the top. Trying to imagine your pink days. Yvonne x

Cheryl said...

oh gosh hun this is one terrific box colored and detailed to perfection hugs cherylxxxx

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Such a great box! I love, love, love that little child in the middle...and the way you put the butterfly wings behind her. Wonderful!!

coops said...

wow this is stunning netty.love how you have distressed the box and the little girl is so gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Annette said...

Hello my wet and damp friend. It is not raining here please send it over to all of our fires here in Texas. I love your box and bought soe crackle goodie the other day will hav eto give it a go. Always so creative. xo

Astrid Maclean said...

Oooh, I love this, the crackle effect is wonderful and she is such a little cuty.
No idea what that stamping technique is but will hop over to happy Daze to find out. This is a stunning project!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Oh, that's a fantastic altered box.

RobanStudio said...

Hi Nettie. Your box is fabulous! Loving all that texture, and the colors work great together, pink or not. :-) xo ~ Rhonda

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhh, Nettie! What a darling box! Your layers are luscious, and the colors are beautiful eye candy! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Chris @ my arty attempts said...

Netty your altered box is so gorgeous! Just love it!
Keep Well, Chris

Kim B said...

Love this! I hope you and hubbie are doing well. Hgus, Kim

Electra said...

Oooh, this is wonderful! I saw the crackling right off and it's my favorite part of this!

Candy C said...

Nettie your altered box is wonderful! I love the image of the little girl with the butterfly wings behind her. The way you've finished out the box is fantastic! Love the whispy black foliage and flowers. Great colors and love the crackled look. <3 Candy

Gerri Herbst said...

This is one of my favorite pieces you have ever made! Love the colors and your images. That croco crackle is just unbelieveable. Great artistic piece today!

Terrie said...

Wow - your altered box is just delicious! So fun and appealing and love the crackling to age it.

Sharon said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the image and all the stamps and the painted box looks amazing!

CuddlyBunny said...

OK, I was sighing at the beauty when I was only looking at the top! Then I scrolled down and OH MY GOD!

CuddlyBunny said...

(apparently so excited I accidentally published the comment)

OH MY GOD!

Netty this is amazingly wonderful! Stellar texture and colors and images!

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

This is wonderful! I love the way your crackle came out, and the design is just adorable :)

Jan said...

Nettie...this is a gorgeous altered box..love the distressing and the deep cracks...perfection :)

Linda R. said...

I just LOVE everything about this box.. It is wonderful my friend..

Hugs, Linda

CAROL said...

Oooo! Gorgeous as ever Netty, do you have an etsy shop? If not,you should.....lol!

Yvonne said...

G O R G E O U S, Annette! Love the little box :)

Diana Evans said...

oh la la Annette!!! this box is gorgeous!!! what a great piece....you always make me smile with your work!!!!

Andrea C said...

Wow Netty it looked good on facebook but closer pictures dictates that this is defo a keeper (we always say that about truly brilliant stuff). Superbly awesome. x

Ali Manning said...

Absolutely stunning, Annette!

johanna said...

such an awesome box!! and i love all those mushrooms!!!

Dragon said...

Aww... she is delightful, Netty, and the box is fantastic... I love all the texture and ageing you have achieved on it... and what great stamps - can you tell I like it a very lot!!??
Frankie
xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow Netty, this is another beautiful example of your work. Luvin' all the details, very pretty.

Martina2801 said...

Oh my I really love your altered box, dear Netty!
I am enjoying my journey around your blog so much!

Janet said...

Your altered box is beautiful!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW I'm spechless....your box is an incredible precious art work.
Crackling, colors and design are perfect!Thanks so much for inspiring.
Have a nice weekend, hugs Anja

MarleneMAZ said...

FAbulous box! looks so old and vintagey love how you altered it even though there is no before photo.

kay said...

hi netty,thanks for popping by my blog,your altered art always amazes me and this is yet another fab one,x

Jules said...

What a fantastic altered box Annette.

I love the colours and your stamps but have to admit the best part for me is the cracked look on the top .. .. I love that look very much!!

Love Jules xx

Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous Netty, I love your colours and all of that texture - brilliant x

1CardCreator said...

This is stunning! Love it!

Sadee Schilling said...

This image is quite bewitching! :) I love the crackling and the mushrooms!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Annette love your " Little black dress " fabulous techniques and perfectly done. Love your stamping you are a true inspiration and you make such wonderful varied , gorgeous pieces and i never know what you will come up with next !

Marie

Shar said...

Fabulous, Annette! Love the little girl you choose. She's perfect!

JeanFB said...

Ooooh, this is marvelous! Love it!

lynne said...

Hi Netty
Quite stunning!!
Wishes
Lynne

Moira said...

Oh it's fabulous

Ginger said...

what a fantastic altered box. x