Sunday, December 28, 2014

Our Creative Corner - I'm on the Design Team!!

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas full of yummy food, good friends and lots of family hugs! I apologize for not being able to leave a message on everyone's blog before I left, but time just got away from me! I thank everyone for all the kind Christmas wishes you left me, you filled my heart with holiday joy! I had such a wonderful time with my family, but I have to admit, I sure did miss my craft room! OK, let's get to it, shall we!

I have just been squirming to tell you the great news! Laura Bomber, the owner of Our Creative Corner has invited me to be a part of their Design Team. Only a crazy person would say no to that, so starting January 1st, I will officially be a member of the Our Creative Corner family as we begin our first challenge of 2015! I'm still pinching myself! I would like to send out a huge Thank You to Laura and the rest of the team for welcoming me with such warm smiles and big hearts! I can't wait for this next leg of my crafty adventure to begin!

Laura asked me to put together a little something to introduce me to the crafting community, so for my first project, I have made this altered box. I call it my OCC TRINKET BOX! I do hope you like it!!



The name plate was hand made using crafter's clay and a silicone mold. I painted it with home-made bronze paint (DecoArt Forest Green, Black and Spun Gold paints mixed together). I antiqued it with Tim Holtz Black Soot distress stain and used Rock Candy crackle paint to cover the OCC that I stamped with an alphabet set.


The large red rose and the small carnation were made using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals, the medium and small red roses were made using Joy Crafts Flower 2. All of the red flowers were spritzed with a bit of Gathered Twigs and Tarnished Brass distress sprays. The white flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves were cut with a La-La Lands die.




The large dragonfly was a plastic cut out. I sanded it and applied some home-made glitter paste in gold, then I squished in some gemstones and let it set. I spritzed it with Gathered Twigs and Tarnished Brass distress sprays. I rubbed some embossing gel over the raised bits and then added some Ranger Queens Gold embossing powder and heated it up. The small dragonfly was cut out using an Elizabeth Craft Designs die and textured using the same process.

I wrapped the body of the dragonfly with gold wire and used the ends to make the antennae. I got this idea from a very super talented lady SARA EMILY BARKER of sarascloset. I get a lot of inspiration from her fabulous works and I highly recommend you visit her blog if you haven't already...you won't be disappointed!



HOW DID I DO THAT?

- I started with a plain unfinished wooden box and removed the hinges and the latch. I used Mod Podge Matte to stick a layer of cheesecloth to the entire outside of the box and lid.


Here is where things went terribly awry! I forgot to put the base coat on before I applied the paste!! This was an epic error that took me three days and a full box of Q-tips to fix! I'm not going to explain to you what I DID, I'm going to explain to you what I SHOULD have done!

- I should have applied a thick layer of white Gesso and THEN used my ColorBox Mandala stencil with some of my home-made glitter paste in gold to cover the box with this amazing pattern. Let's just pretend I did that and move on, shall we. lol


- I then began spraying with Tim Holtz's new distress sprays in Iced Spruce, Bundled Sage (my new favourite colour combination) and Tarnished Brass as well as some Lindy's Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist Tawny Turquoise.

- I applied some globs (that's the actual technical term for it) of Mod Podge and then dropped some different seed beads and micro-beads into the globs and let them dry. A few final sprays of ink, let it dry and presto, ready to decorate!


A couple of close ups of the finished texture. To view super-sized images, right click on any image and then click 'open link in new tab'.




I hope you liked my introductory project, make sure to come back on January first for our first challenge of 2015!
I will be proudly displaying this badge!



I am entering my Trinket Box into the following wonderful challenges:


My absolute favourite thing from 2014 was the discovery of mixed media, especially texture paste!

(I chose Bow, Stencil, Dies - I used quite a few bows, but most ended up covered by flowers)


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.

142 comments:

  1. WOW, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Pamellia you deserve this so much as your style is so in synch with theirs and your first project is as always stunning. Glad you managed to sort out your little issue to start with sounds painful for you to get it back to a base you could use but the result is startlingly beautiful.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful vintage creations in 2015 and beyond.

    Huge HUGZ, Mo :-) xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Mo!! I might have scrapped it and started over if I had another box like that one, but alas, I had to work it out because I just loved the shape of this box so much! Oh well, worked out in the end! big new years hugs to you :)

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  2. Totally stunning project, and congrats on the DT post, they are lucky to have you! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks so much Val, so sweet! big new years hugs to you :)

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  3. What a magical, the most beautiful Trinket Box, Pamellia. It's a real treasure and music to my eye (I love music very much). And warm congratulations for your newest DT membership. I'm sure you will get them more in the near future. Your talent is so amazing.
    Wishing you wonderful holiday season, my friend!

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    1. Thank you so very much Sirkkis for the kind words and the congratulations! big new years hugs to you :)

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  4. Woohoo, big congrats on your new DT position. They are SO lucky to have you!!!
    When I saw what you made with that plain wooden box I was about to get dressed and run to the craft store to get myself one too - just to make myself something similar. Then I remembered that it's Sunday and that craft store is closed today. Probably better, because there's a lot of snow outside so a trip anywhere isn't a very good idea, especially not with a car. I think I can say without hesitation that this is one of the most gorgeous trinket boxes EVER! I love how those flowers pop out and those dragonflies and butterfly are soooo beautiful too!!! You know how much I like those winged critters. ;) Wow, just wow!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. Your craft store is closed on Sunday????? What!!!!! I would go crazy if that were true here! Thanks Maja, for the wonderful compliment, the giggles and the congratulations!! big new year hugs to you :)

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    2. You would go even crazier if you saw how limited their selection of craft thingies is. *sigh* When I was in a craft store in England my eyes were huuuge - I've never seen so many craft things at one place. I was like a kid (that has never had any candy) in a candy store. Craft heaven! ;)

      Have a wonderful New Year. May the year 2015 be filled with joy, laughter and happiness.

      Big hugs to you!!! xx

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    3. It's not much better around here either. I order most of my craft supplies on line because the few things that are available here are so outrageously expensive, you wouldn't even believe it!! But gift cards make the price seem a littler better, yeah??! HA! hugs :)

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  5. Huge congratulations!! I'm absolutely ecstatic to see you being chosen as a part of the team! Wonderful news!!
    Your trinket box is out of this world! Love all the texture! So beautiful! I can't wait to see more of your projects for their challenges! Big hugs!
    Ingrid xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Ingrid! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!! big new year hugs to you :)

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  6. Mindblowing as usual Pamellia!! Congratulations on your new post too xx

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    1. Thank you very much Sarah! big new year hugs :)

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  7. WOW! BIG congratulations on your new and very well deserved DT place Pamellia.
    Your trinket box is truly stunning. The colours and textures are amazing and such beautiful detailing too with gorgeous flowers and wonderful sparkly dragonflies. I could look at this forever!
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. You are so sweet, thank you very much Sue!! big new year hugs to you :)

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  8. Wow Pamellia, they are so lucky to have you on their team. I am so thrilled for you, it is time that more of the world sees what an amazingly talented crafter you are! Your beautiful box sums it all up - a beautiful creation from an incredibly lovely lady! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Aahhh, what a wonderful thing to say Anne! Thank you for making me smile! big new year hugs to you :)

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  9. Beautiful Pamelia, as usual stunning details. Great news about OCC! Look forward to seeing your designs, it is always a pleasure. Nikki xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Nikki! big new year hugs to you and yours :)

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  10. Wauw you have made a gorgeous box Pamelia. Congratulations on your new DT job. Marlies

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    1. Thanks so much Marlies! big new year hugs :)

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  11. Congratulations Pamellia and so well deserved. Your trinket box is outstanding and looking forward to your creations in 2005. You deserve the recognition of your talents and I can't think of a better place than OCC for you.
    Happy New Year, Julie x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you Julie! Happy New Year to you too! hugs :)

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  12. Congrats Pamellia , OCC are lucky to have you on their team and how exciting for you and us as we will see all your fantastic creations, talking of creations " who would have thought a plain box could turn into a beautiful work of art " you really are fantastic in what you do Pamellia, i love all the little seed beads grooved into the little nooks and crannies , along with your fantastic dragon fly .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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    1. Elaine you really made me smile this morning with your wonderful comment! Thank you so much for always bringing a little extra joy to my days! extra big new year hugs to you :)

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  13. Super big congrats, awesome news and you will rock the DT girl...love your altered box, love the little pearl in the rose, love love love. Gorgeous colours, design and wonderful image/s used...xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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    1. Thanks so much Annie! big new year hugs to you :)

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  14. Congratulations and well deserved. Your projects are always amazing and this box is stunning

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. Thank you very much Chrissie! big new year hugs :)

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  15. congratulations on your DT place
    Gorgeous box

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    1. Thank you Miss Kitty and thank you for always stopping in to say hello! big new year hugs :)

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  16. Those folk at OCC are so right-you will be a fabulous addition to the team! Congratulations indeed! This gorgeous box just shows how creative you are-oh how I love all those fabulous textures! What a wonderful time you're going to have! Big hugs, Chrisx

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    1. Thank you so very much Chris! big new year hugs to you and yours :)

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  17. Fantastic news Pamellia! I'm so pleased for you - it's going to be quite some 2015! LOVE this gorgeous trinket box - what a beautiful way to start your new journey. Jenny x

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    1. Thanks so much Jenny! So true, I am really looking forward to 2015!! big new year hugs :)

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  18. Wow this is stunning Pamellia and an excellent example of your work which has earned you the well deserved DT place, well done. The textures, colours and details on this beautiful box are wonderful.
    Lorraine

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    1. Thank you so much Lorraine! big new year hugs :)

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  19. Finally, the official welcome! I know you'll have a wonderful time at OCC, and what a glorious project to introduce yourself - amazing details and beauty all on one little box.
    Alison xx

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    1. Thank you so much Alison! I am looking forward to working along side such a wonderful and talented group of artists, what an amazing year this is going to be!! big new year hugs :)

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  20. Pamellia, (such a beautiful name), how GORGEOUS! Thank you for the step-by-step tutorial - I just love this and would like to make one, too. The techniques and colors are amazing. What an amazing project. After globbing the decoupage glue, and adding the beads, do you put any type of protective coating on your project? It is so lovely! hugs, de

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Donna! I actually just picked up a new product I'm going to try called Krylon Workable Fixative. I will let you know how it works. Thanks again, big new year hugs :)

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  21. Congratulations Pamellia! I'm so happy to share the OCC adventure with you! Your box is fabulous. Such an amount of textures in harmony, and all the details ! See you soon my teamie !

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    1. Thank you so much teamie!! big new year hugs :)

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  22. What a breathtaking creation this is!!! Thank you for the tutorial. I don't think I'll get to the point I could make something like this though...The details on this gem are exquisite. I am trying to find right words to describe this masterpiece and all the attributes I know just don't give it enough credit, so I am just going to say MARVELOUS!
    Big congrats on the DT spot at Our Creative Corner! Hugs :)

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Samra! As always, you have brought me a little piece of sunshine with your wonderful comment! Thanks for always dropping in and making me smile my friend! Extra big new year hugs to you and yours :)

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  23. Congratulations Pamellia, such a well deserved DT position, they are lucky to have you on the team.
    Your altered box is stunning, it looked fabulous even before you added all of the wonderful details, I will look forward to seeing your DT makes.
    I'm so pleased to hear that you had a lovely Christmas with your family.
    Pauline
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    1. Thanks so much Pauline! I hope your Christmas was wonderful as well! big new year hugs :)

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  24. Hi there Pamellia - got to tell you that ever since I saw your box you know where I have been dying to know how you created all that mindblowing texture and interest on such a fantastic piece. I cant wait to go and see how you made the glitter paste - and the globbed microballs are so whimsically eyecatching - by God it must have taken you ages to make this. I bet you would never ever want to give this away! I cant believe that I get to hang out and rub shoulders with the likes of you talented people on this team. It feels surreal that I get to be grouped with people of such brilliant, creative, genius. So looking forward to getting to know you better as well. I am going to comment you on the DT Forum a little later about something as well!

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    1. Aahhh, what a wonderful compliment! Thank you so much Candice! I look forward to working with you and getting to know you better in 2015! big new year hugs :)

      PS...I did a tutorial on the glitter paste which you can find by clicking on any of the links in the post or by going to my tutorial page at the top of the blog. hugs

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  25. Whoo! Hoo! to YOU! Congrats! They are lucky to have you! Your trinket box is GORGEOUS!

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    1. Aahhh, thank you for the whoo hoo! So sweet Sue! big new year hugs :)

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  26. Gorgeous Pamellia, what a wonderful start to your new journey! I look forward to working with you at OCC. Best wishes for a new creative year!! Hugs, Kerstin

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    1. Thank you so much Kerstin! I really look forward to learning from you this year, what a trip it's going to be! big new year hugs :)

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    1. Thank you Fabiola! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! hugs :)

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  28. What a well deserved honour - congratulations. OK, so you have to be the only person I know that can complain that things are not going as planned while you are transforming a box and it turns out to be a gorgeous work of art. The next time you complain, I plan to ignore you :) I love all the texture, glitter and red pops of colour. Your dragonflies look like expensive jewellery. Beautiful introductory piece.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. haha, too funny! Thanks so much Cec! I probably wouldn't have even mentioned the big goof I made, if the tutorial pictures weren't messed up...no way to hide that!! HA!! big hugs my friend :)

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  29. Lovely, Lovely, Lovely, Pamellia!! I LOVE your OCC trinket box--it's the perfect creation to introduce your frilly & funkie style to the world with!! :) Doesn't it feel good to let our proverbial cats out of the bag?? LOL :) I'm looking forward to our term on the OCC team together--I'm in really GREAT creative company and can't wait to learn new things from you all!! CHEERS!! XOXO-Shari

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    1. Thanks so much Shari, and it's so true...I was busting at the seams to tell people! I'm not very good at hiding good news! Oh well, moving on to a year full of fun and crafting! Looking forward to working with you as well, take care and big new year hugs :)

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  30. Hi Pamellia. Wow it's lovely to see the detail on the box, just beautiful. Soo excited too being a DT member, thanks for your great welcome x

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    1. Thanks so much Jan! big new year hugs to my new teamie :)

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  31. Congratulations, Pamellia! Your work is beautiful and your design aesthetic is perfect for that DT! Wish we could have nabbed you...maybe next time! In the meanwhile, your project is beautifully crafted and full of wonderful detail. Thanks for leaving this on our front step here at 613 Avenue Create, we were delighted to find it there.
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Chana! What a wonderful compliment! big new year hugs :)

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  32. I could say well done Pamellia but I think it's Our Creative Corner that are lucky to have you!
    Look forward to seeing your lovely designs. Big hugs, Angela x

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    1. You are so sweet, thank you so much Angela! big new year hugs :)

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  33. Wow Pamellia! It's absolutely wonderful that you start a creative adventure at OCC DT. Congratulations! I wish you many creative ideas! Good luck!
    Max :)

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    1. Thank you so much Max!! I so appreciate you dropping in to visit me, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! big new year hugs :)

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  34. I'm so so pleased for you Pamellia! As you know I'm mightily impressed by all your creations, it's brilliant for OCC to have you on board and for us to see even more of your works and learn so many wonderful tips. This box has been transformed into a luxurious, gilded vintage work of art. It's texture and all elements look divine. You are terrifically talented and it's great to be around as you take flight on what's bound to be a great crafty journey. A very happy 2015 to you! Nicola x

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    1. Thank you so much Nicola! I so missed you while you were gone, it's great to see out in blogland again! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas! big new year hugs :)

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  35. Hello Pamellia,
    I was wondering how long it would take OCC to latch onto you, your work fits in with the Team and the Blog perfectly.
    Your little trinket box is very beautiful, all the texture and elements are a delight to the eye, I would love to pour my fingers all over it, and feel the different tactile qualities of the materials used. This is a treasure to behold.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Sue! I do love to make things touchable, ha!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!! hugs :)

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  36. Apologies Pamellia, I was so engrossed in the little box I forgot to Thank you for joining us this month at The Mirror Crack'd.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  37. Hi Pamellia
    Blimey O'Reilly! How magnificent is this? Certainly a stunning debut for your new DT. Congratulations and well deserved!
    Look forward to seeing your new DT creations.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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    1. Thanks so much Ang! And thank you for saying blimey o'reilly...what a hoot you are! big new year hugs :)

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  38. congratulations on your new DT post -no wonder they invited you-and what an absolutely stunning debut project looking at the result you cannot believe what it started as love all the texture and colours and tiny beads I love the textured dragonflies -I really cannot believe how you pictured the result just looking at a plain box!!!-absolutely stunning result
    Carol x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Carol! I admit, this one did NOT work out how I planned it in my head, because of my big stupid error, I had to make some adjustments to colours and such. That's how she goes sometimes, just gotta go with the flow! ha!! big new year hugs :)

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  39. YAY Pamellia!!!! So VERY WELL DESERVED my oh so TALENTED friend!!! Your treasure box is BREATHTAKING...I am so happy for you!! I LOVE scrolling through all your technique and decorating...you are AMAZING!!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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    1. Thank you Beth, you are such a sweetheart! big new year hugs :)

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  40. Wow Wow Wow, what a fantastic piece of work this is, so beautiful, you are very clever and well deserve the DT post!

    Wishing you and yours Pamelia a very happy new year!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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    1. Thanks so much Jacee! Happy New Years to you too! hugs :)

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  41. Oh dear me- as I pick my jaw up off the floor....... Gorgeous, Gorgeous and again.....Gorgeous!!! I love all of the texture, all of the embellishments, and the seed beads- WOW!!!
    Congrats on your DT- they are lucky to have you!

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    1. Aahhh, thank you Shelly! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas! big new year hugs :)

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  42. You are a genius Pamellia! Your box is a feast to the eyes! Thanks for joining us at The Mirror Crack'd challenge.

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  43. WOW that box sure went through a gigantic transformation!! Love each and every bit of detail!!! Super gorgeous
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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    1. Thanks so much Doc!! Happy New Years to you and yours! hugs :)

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  44. Congratulations on becoming part of the Our Creative Corner Design Team and the box you have created for your introduction is outstanding. The dragonfly is stunning and the seed beads are a fabulous addition. Sally D.x.

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    1. Thank you so much Sally! I hope you are enjoying your holiday season! big new year hugs :)

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  45. Big Congrats and this is totally gorgeous! Wow.
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Karen and Happy New Year to you too! hugs :)

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  46. Such a wonderful day with such great news to share, Pamellia!

    I am so excited about your joining the OCC team! 2015 is going to be grand! Oh, yeah! ;)
    Your trinket box is absolutely fantastic. Heavenly texture wherever I look!!! Thank you for sharing all the lovely close ups so I could take a visual bath in timeworn looking beauty!

    Happy new year to you and welcome to the team!!!!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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    1. Aahhh, what a wonderful welcome Claudia! Thank you so much! I really look forward to working with you this year and learning from the best of the best! Happy New Year to you too! hugs :)

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  47. Many congrats!! This is stunning ... wonderful project and so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much Ros! big new year hugs :)

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  48. A stunning project. Many congratulations on your new DT place. Good news at the start of a New Year hope its a good one in every way for you.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. Thank you so much Yvonne! Happy New Year to you and yours! hugs :)

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  49. Congrats Pamellia! So well deserved! Your project looks amazing! Love all the texture and shimmery detail! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you Mona! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy New Year to you too, hugs :)

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  50. Oh my,firstly this is just a wonderus creation Pamellia and secondly,huge congrats on your new DT spot...they are sooooo lucky to have you as you are the best and such a lovely lady too ;))

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxxx

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Donna! For the wonderful compliment and the congrats! big new years hugs to you my friend :)

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  51. Firstly huge congratulations and I am not one bit surprised you have been invited along your work is truly inspiring and this piece is truly stunning. Wonderful backdrop , stunning flowers and wonderful texture , I love it, but I love all your pieces. Tracy x

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    1. You are so sweet, thank you very much Tracy! Thanks for the congrats as well, big holiday hugs :)

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  52. This box is gorgeous! I love how you altered it. Congrats on your new DT. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  53. Woohoo, congratulations on joining Our Creative Corner. It was my first DT back in the day and then I was the owner for a couple of years before passing it on to Laura. You are a perfect fit for all the mixed media they are doing there nowadays! I love your altered box. I am so amazed at the texture you achieved - love the addition of all the seed beads. Absolutely fantastic colors too. A totally amazing piece for your first project at OCC. All the best to you!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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    1. You are so sweet, thank you so much Linda! There are some pretty big footsteps to follow in over there, but I sure am looking forward to giving it a go! Wishing you a wonderful New Year! hugs :)

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  54. Finally came the day...and I am really happy to be your teamie... I look forward to working with you...your work is always “crazy gorgeous” and this trinket box is not exception! When I saw it I was dying to see how you rich this beautiful texture...thanks for sharing the process!
    Hugs from Slovenia

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Ana! I feel the same way about your work! This is going to be a great year! big new year hugs :)

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  55. Pamellia! You crafty wizard, you! I am over the moon excited for you on your appointment to an amazing design team! I will have to follow more closely this year, knowing your work will be inspiring us! Awesome trinket box! I literally have been going back and forth between all the gorgeous photos for about 20 minutes, taking every amazing detail in! Your flowers, as always are drop dead fabulous! But this texture is simply mixed media genius! You have one incredibly made creative mind!

    Thank you for the sweet, but loud shout out! I must say that I did not come up with the wire idea, by any means, but I'm happy to give YOU some inspiration! Imagine THAT! and YOU have made it even better! Wire will never be ignored in craft rooms around the world ever again!

    Thank you for making my day with your amazing work, Pamellia! Have a safe New Year! 2015 is gonna be great! Big congratulatory hugs, my friend!

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    1. My dear friend, you are so good for my ego!! lol Thank you so much, I really appreciate all of your kind words and all of the fabulous inspiration you have provided for me! Here's to another year filled with lots of crafts! big new year hugs to you and yours :)

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  56. Pamellia! Congratulations and well deserved, fantastic news to start the new year with! Your trinket box is stunning, every little detail. I am away from the craft room and not even visiting the computer much this week as we are on holiday, so I would like to thank you for your inspiration and for the comments you have left on my blog. I am looking forward to more of your wonderful work next year, Happy 2015! Hugs Carole Z X

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    1. Thank you so much Carole! I hope you are having a wonderful time on your vacation!!

      Here's to another year of laughter, love and crafting!
      HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU! Big hugs :)

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  57. Sigh! drooooooool! Sigh! Ahhhhhhhhhh! this is so very beautiful, the detail in your "makes" are always astonishing. You really must enjoy your playtime. I wonder if you would do a one to one tutorial? just one little thing - you would have to pay your own airfare. Still what's a few hundred/thousand dollars between friends ay? LOL.

    Congratulations on your well deserved DT post, they are so lucky to have you.

    Happy New Year Pamellia
    xx

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    1. You are so sweet AND hilarious!! Wouldn't that be grand, though?? Thanks for your kind and generous praise, today and all of this year!

      Here's to another year of laughter, love and crafting!
      HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU! Big hugs :)

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  58. wow wow wow wow!!! this is amazing and i love how you created all the texture on your own. stunning! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge! And Happy New year!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  59. congrats on your dt post. beautiful project xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sherryn! HAPPY NEW YEAR :)

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  60. Pamellia, your trinket box is soo stunning, I don't even know where to begin. There is so much beautiful detail, no corner left untouched! Congrats on your DT appointment. Now a follower, and can't wait to see what you do in 2015.
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    Georgie
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much Georgia! It's so nice to have you here, I look forward to getting to know you better in 2015! big hugs :)

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  61. Oh my... Pamellia, you once again have left me awestruck! Congratulations on your new DT position! They are truly blessed to have you! You are so lovely and your creations are unlike any other. This box is masterful, filled with more beauty than I can express! The elegance, texture, and heartfelt joy you bring to your projects always leaves an impression on my heart. :o) Every millimeter is gorgeous and this is the most stunning altered box I've seen. Thank you for making me excited to explore the inner recesses of my creative spirit, where there are things to be discovered this year. When I get to experiment and play a little bit in the coming months, you'll be close in mind, encouraging me along and forever inspiring me. :o) Happy New Year to you, my treasured friend!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Thank you so much Karen! As always, you have made my day a little brighter with your wonderful words! big giant hugs to you my friend! :)

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  62. Huge congratulations again - what a fantastic start to 2015! :) This has to be one of my favourite creations that you've made! The colours, textures and embellishments are absolutely perfect - everything is stunning!
    Rebecca.
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    1. Wow, what a wonderful compliment Rebecca!! I will stand a little taller today after this, thank you so much! big hugs to you :)

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  63. Hi Pamellia, I have already told you how much I love this box but just wanted to thank you for sharing it with us at The Mirror Crack'd challenge blog, Angela R. x

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  64. Missed this post somehow Pamellia! Congrats on THIS DT assignment - you are going to be ONE BUSY GIRL!!! hurray for us - I LOVE the seed beeds you pushed into the globs of Mod Podge - what a beautiful look - I can't believe you made those roses - they are perfection - what a gorgeous box you created!

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Julie! I admit, I did enjoy all the globbing!! HA! big hugs :)

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  65. First of all all the best for the New Year! CONGRATULATIONS on making the DT I love their blog so many talented ladies. Can't wait to see what you're going to make. Hugs, Justyna xxx

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  66. First, and before I forget, many congratulations on you joining 'Our Creative Corner's' Design Team. I look forward to seeing all of your projects.

    This fabulous box is just amazing and I am indebted to you for showing us each step so I can see how you did the layering, the end result looks awesome but I would never have worked out how you did it.

    Before I go I want to wish you a wonderful and very happy New Year.

    Dionne xx

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    1. Thank you so much Dionne! You are so sweet! I wish you a Happy New Year as well and hope 2015 is full of lots of laughter and crafting! big hugs my friend :)

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  67. This is so beautiful. Amazing work. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at 613 Avenue Create this week!

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  68. OMG what a complete corker this is Pamellia. OCC's gain is TMC's loss :-((

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin
    The Mirror Crack'd

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  69. I love your box and your recipies and your tutorial!!! The texture you achieved on this box is amazing!!! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!!

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  70. Really beautiful and inspiring! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place Creative Gym!

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