Saturday, 15 February 2014

MY GOLD FEATHER BOX....

Hello my Lovelies thanks for stopping by my nest, it's been a crazy few days, lots of company, trying to finish my box and contents, I  was going to enter the new Dragon Dreams challenge, I haven''t been able to think of the anything, a real blank, searching through all my things, it's about birds,  and the letter G, it must be the letter. anyway I have a few love things to make and send out so I'll work on those and hope something comes to me before  the challenge is over LOL.. On to my box...


                        
 I tried to do some crackling, need more practice with that., I forgot to crackle the edge around the lid, so I had to gold leaf that too, I kind of like it better this way, I added a tiny nest lined it with threads from my rusted material and some magical eggs, see how they are iridescent, not sure what kind of eggs they are but I know they are magical...
 I stamped on the inside of the lid with my fountain and bird stamp, didn't like it so just gessoed over it but you can see it faintly...

 I tore a piece of rusted tee shirt to keep the book tied, I had made that broach a while back, kind of messed it up the feathers with that  darn glue gun:) but thought it went lovely with the feather theme,  I glued a bead on the skewer to hold the feathers I added,
                                           close up ..

 The eyelash feathers, I joined them with my waxed string added some letter beads with the F, just taped it to the back with washi tape, the brown ones, I cut out from that fab paper, I've had forever and just found them, edged them with brushed corduroy and added a green wooden bead, the pic below is just another view of the sides, I have my glue gun heating to glue the nest on, it was just sitting on the earlier pic..

Thanks again for visiting and leaving me such lovely comments, them make my heart sing..I have a couple of hours of sunlight left to create something I hope, I'll fly around blog land when the sunsets to visit all you lovely Ladies, hope you have a wonderful weekend...
                                      ((( BIG HUGS )))
                                   
                                            NAMASTE!!!!
                                     

20 comments:

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a gorgeous box for a magpie! All those lovely shiny treasures! Just love those rich colours! Chrisx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh, Dianne, this is a magic box! I love the feathers, the beads and the gold. And the little nest is such a brilliant detail. I'm sure something magical is going to hatch out, you know? What a clever magpie you are! Julie Ann xxx

butterfly said...

So, so beautiful, Dianne... those feathers look just wonderful, and I love the peacock colours against the sepia, gold and ivory of the box. Amazing crackle too - it looks sensational!
Alison xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Dianne this post is brimming with creativity, from the beautiful box to that stunning brooch and also the remarkable eyelash fibre feathers..
Bravo!
Wishes
Lynne

Anonymous said...

just stunning

Tonniece said...

1st Di, the crackling is great and the treatment you did to it is just the right touch. You box turned out soooo pretty. Love it girly.
Hugz Tonniece

Patty Sue 2 said...

Every time I visit your lovely blog I feel like I have stepped inside the world of Art Divine! This is lovely and I love the crackle!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm here for a visit, overdue, and I'm dazzled by your feathered nest box of treasures, Dianne! It's not only the eggs that are magical, it's your talent that's magical!!

Good luck with your challenge! I would think you and "G"old finches would be soul mates!! Hugs, Darnell

May said...

Gorgeous box, the crackle is amazing.. Love the feathers too...as for the contents WOW...Love it all... Hugs May x x

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

What a beautiful box ~ simply gorgeous!

Gio said...

Oh it's a such a treasure box, Dianne. The crackle' is perfect no flaw from here, and the little nest is so adorable.
Sorry I spend less time on the PC lately, can't catch with all the blog posts from my craft friends... it's so frustating for me :-(

Sue Lelli said...

WOW, Dianne! Absolutely LOVE your box and if you have to make something bird and the letter G, why can't it be this box with the bird feathers and the gold or the magic gold eggs??? LOVE how you gilded the edges ~ looks better I think than the crackle would have. Just so Clever and Gorgeous!

Victoria said...

oh my goodness..what a dazzling and magical box..the gold energy is powerful and enchanting..feathers are a fave symbol of mine..so I love it! Stunning work..you are such a creatrix and a magicianess of art!

Annie said...

Hi Dianne....what a treasure your box is :-) I adore the colours and the feathers are so beautiful. Certainly magical.

Thank you for sharing and for the lovely comments you leave on my posts. They make my day x

Stamping With Bibiana said...

that box is so pretty!!! and the goodies inside too. what a nice job!
you are the best in doing these things
hugs bibiana

trisha too said...

Well Dianne, it just keeps getting better and better! What a gorgeous box--it's really a treasure!

:)

Candy C said...

Hi Dianne. I am out of the country right now and the internet access we have takes FOREVER to download any images...so please forgive me for not commenting on your current blog post. I can't SEE it! :) I wanted to thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog. It thrills me that you recognized my work over at Craft Hoarders Anonymous just from looking at the picture. I am definitely a hoarder...so that was a perfect fit for me. haha I hope you're having a good week so far. Sending hugs, <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Dianne! hope you are well. Gorgeous altered box and the crackle is fantastic , those feathers are stunning. You are such a sweetheart popping by my blog and leaving such kind comments, I really appreciate them, thank you, your support makes it all worthwhile. Tracy x x x

Victoria said...

Hello kindred..I so love this magical box..it is so stunning and carries such a wonderful energy to it...blissful and poetic...this is awesome!!
Hugs

Shoshi said...

Dianne, this is absolutely exquisited... You have inspired me with ideas for altering some blank wooden and papier mache boxes I have. I adore crackle paint. The subtle colours you have chosen, together with the touches of gold, make a perfect background for the beautiful coloured feathers. I'd never have thought of using eyelash yarn like that! It's all just gorgeous...

Off to sign up to follow your blog. Do you have a blog archive? I couldn't find it.

Shoshi