Where She Keeps Her Secrets

Hello Everyone
For this post I would like to share a box I altered using the beautiful Portia, this is the same stamp I used on the postcard I shared the other week. The stamp is from The Stampsmith’s Cleopatra & Friends set., fast becoming a favourite.
I cannot tell you the dimensions of the box because I forgot to measure it before I mailed it to a friend, possibly 4″x4″. The photograph shows the box tilted on edge.After painting the box I did some second generation stamping on the  top with a crackle stamp (Crafty Individuals) and the edges using a Carte Postal stamp (The Stampsmith Carte Postale plate). Lace was added to soften the appearance and a shabby bow and I made some little legs for the box.
Are you remembering that TSC is underway for July with Christmas In July as the theme. All rules for entry are available at TSC Blog (see sidebar).
Thank you for visiting this post. I hope to be back on Sunday with a new post and between now and then catch-up with your own art on your blogs.

44 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. femmy
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 12:11:53

    IT,s beautiful!!!!


  2. cheryl
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 12:14:09

    OH This is just stunning the detail is just fantastic Hun so beautiful,wonderful attention to detail,Hun hugs Cherylxxxxx


  3. Rita
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 12:14:13

    Lynne, this is Fabulous. You are such a talented artist. TFS. Hugs Rita xx


  4. Tracy Evans
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 12:14:31

    Beautiful box, stunning lace and image and I love the second generation stamping. A lovely elegant piece and beautiful gift. Tracy x


  5. Sharon
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 12:17:35

    Oh just gorgeous – love that stamp!!


  6. Valerie-Jael
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 12:19:26

    Beautiful little box, very feminine and pretty! Valerie


  7. Suzy
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 12:23:05

    Dear Lynne
    That is such a beautiful gift to make for a friend and is so enhanced by that most beautiful stamp – Love that one!
    Many hugs,


  8. 2amscrapper
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 12:33:06

    What a lovely gift. I love the title of your post too!


  9. Jennifer Ingle
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 12:41:10

    This is STUNNING!


  10. The Scrap Yard
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 12:57:27

    Gorgeous box! I love this image!


  11. Terry
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 13:23:41

    Lynne, This will be cherished by your friend! The subtle crackled background stamp is perfect for Portia! Beautiful alteration! Sorry I have not been around as much, but you know how that goes! Hope you have a lovely weekend!


  12. Rosie
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 13:29:46

    Wow, your box is gorgeous, lynne


  13. craftytrog
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 14:07:09

    Beautiful! Great use of that tiny bit of lace for her head-dress!
    Have a good weekend Lynne xx


  14. Linda Adams
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 14:13:12

    Hello Lynne, I enjoy decorating boxes too. This one is beautiful and I love your post title, I’m sure your friend will cherish it, as always I love your details. Joyous Wishes, Linda


  15. Kim
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 14:21:11

    Love the romantic feel of this box Lynne. So pretty…..


  16. Jacqueline Chimes (@Jacqui1906)
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 14:57:25

    This is beautiful – love the lace edging


  17. Willy
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 15:13:59

    Fabulous piece, Lynne!


  18. Queenie
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 15:33:19

    Beautiful box! Pefect for the holding of the secrets :o)
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie


  19. Elaine Wheeler
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 15:49:14

    How beautiful Lynne , fabulous details and what a lovely stamp too Hugs Elaine


  20. Yvonne G
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 17:26:49

    How divine! I just love this little treasure of a box. Best wishes, Yvonne


  21. Gayle Page-Robak
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 18:17:51

    Love your box art, Lynne…so very beautiful as are all your creations. TFS.


  22. PetraB
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 18:26:57

    a beautiful lady, the box is gorgeous


  23. Lucy Edmondson
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 18:49:06

    This is gorgeous! Perfection!

    Lucy x


  24. Shelly Schmidt
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 19:05:56

    LOVE this box- the touch of lace is divine! Love the bow- and the added touch of the crackle image- so pretty!


  25. Krisha
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 19:06:45

    Oh, she is gorgeous, perfect for the beautiful box you created for her.


  26. Susan Bain
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 20:31:37

    A beautiful little trinket box. Lovely stamping and lace trim. xx


  27. Marjie Kemper
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 20:45:23

    Beautiful, Lynne! Love the image and the sweet lace around top and base.


  28. michele s
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 00:36:18

    that IS a very pretty stamp! beautiful box. xo


  29. Ira
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 06:54:48

    Good heavens Lynne, your box is superbly romantic with all that fine lace and the sweet pretty face stamped on the lid. Your beautiful lady couldn’t have found a better place to keep her secrets safe!


  30. stempelchaotin
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 07:04:39

    Wow Lynne you´ve made another dream.
    So wonderful box. Perfect in every way.
    Love it.

    Have a sunny weekend my dear friend. xoxo


  31. Annie
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 08:59:57

    Hi Lynne loving this creative, inspirational piece. Think this is a favourite of mine. The stamped image is gorgeous. I am sure this piece will be treasured by your dear friend. Crafty hugs x


  32. Dot Arnott
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 09:54:05

    This is gorgeous Lynne. Something for your friend to treasure forever.



  33. Martina
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 10:54:39

    An exceptionally beautiful and artistic vintage box, dear Lynne! Really terrific!

    Have a nice weekend my dear.
    Hugs MARTINA oxo


  34. Hazel
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 12:20:18

    Stunning Lynne, I love everything about it.
    xxx Hazel.


  35. Anni
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 15:04:28

    Oh Lynne what a gorgeous box, love the image and lace you have added, wish you a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Anni


  36. Dorthe
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 20:51:39

    Hello again dear Lynne ,
    Just wanted to also visit your blog, to see this amazingly beautiful box you created.
    I love that stamp, and the crackle effect you made, it is so gorgeous. And the box looks so sweet with it`s legs, the lace and the bow. Someone will be very happy to recieve it, and keep a little secret inside 🙂
    Hug and greetings


  37. Stella
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 21:18:21

    This box is stunning; iy yook my breath away. So many gorgeous details; I just love this!


  38. Stella
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 21:19:22

    My previous comment was horrible with all the wrong typing:)

    I meant to say:
    This box is stunning; it took my breath away. So many gorgeous details; I just love this!


  39. may
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 04:53:44

    Hi Lynne, What a beautiful box..Gorgeous image, fabulous textures and lace… simply divine.. Happy Sunday!! Hugs May x x


  40. Lovey
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 05:08:56

    Truly beautiful!


  41. Florence
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 15:14:39

    Hi Lynne. Such a beautiful box. I love the lid.
    Florence xx


  42. Silvia(Barnie)
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 15:58:58

    That’s a breathtaking box, really a treasure, your friend will love it.


  43. MarieS.
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 07:09:24

    The box is absolutely gorgeous,dear Lynne and I just love it.Thank you so much.
    Such a treasure.


  44. Rhonda
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 13:17:20

    Oh Lynne, what a stunning box! I read this post earlier in the week but I didn’t have time to comment. I made sure I came back to leave a comment. Well done, adore this box.


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