Friday, 22 April 2011

A Distressed Caddy and Easter Egg Blog Candy


When Gillian received a set of the Papier Mache Chest Boxes she knew instantly that the smallest of the two would be perfect for storing her Distress stains.

The chest has been stained with Distress Inks in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain), Distress Stain in Vintage Photo, spritzed here and there with Perfect Pearl Mists in Heirloom Gold and Perfect Pearl.

Gillian used Ideaology Salvage Stickers and elements from the Lost and Found, as well as Seasonal and Crowded Attic Paper Stashes form the Tim Holtz Paperie range to decorate the entire chest.

Areas of the chest have been highlighted with Metallic Rub On Paste Kit 2. The flower was made using Grungepaper
At the end Gillian spotted a couple of strips from the Kraft Resist Paper Stash from the Tim Holtz Paperie range on her desk and a light bulb moment happened, and she thought they would be kind of cool to try and create a faux corrugated effect to add some dimension to the front of the box. She inked with distress Stain in vintage Photo to`create the trim also and to decorate the box just above the metal clasp closure.

So here's the Easter Egg bit, anyone who leaves a comment on this post will go into a draw to win a craft style Easter Egg in the not very egg shaped form of a £25 Gift Voucher to spend in the Happy Daze shop. If you also post a link to this page on your own blog, you get another chance to win! Closing date is midnight on Thursday 28 April, so only a few days to do it in!


Have a happy, sunny and crafty Easter
Moira and the Team

72 comments:

  1. OH WOW !!!! Just STUNNING !!! Happy Easter to everyone

    ReplyDelete
  2. I absolutely love what Gillian has done with this is too cool.
    Happy Easter Happy Daze team x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow! This is fantastic! Absolutely briiliant, Gillian!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Fabulous antiqued chest Gillian! Love it, just my sort of thing!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. happy easter . i wish i could take a look inside the chest;)

    ReplyDelete
  6. These chests are absolutely fabulous and decorated beautifully. Happy Easter. Tracy x

    ReplyDelete
  7. Fantastic project from Gillian. What a lovely Easter Egg, thank you for the chance of winning it! Elaine

    ReplyDelete
  8. Absolutely love that chest :)oww non chocolate easter eggs I can live with that .
    Thanks for the chance of winning ;P
    Von x

    ReplyDelete
  9. Happy Easter, I'm a big fan of your shop and challenge over on facebook. Will link you to my sidebar! Anika xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh wow the box is awesome, such a great style. Happy Easter to you all, Annette x

    ReplyDelete
  11. Its wonderful to see this artwork, such inspirational projects. Wish you all a Happy and Peaceful Easter xx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Fantastic box so much detail, thanks for sharing.
    Happy Easter

    ReplyDelete
  13. what a fantastic box, love all the bits you have used to make it very inspirational Have a great easter

    ReplyDelete
  14. Amazing work! There's soooooooooo much inspiration on your blog! I need some of those new Timmy goodies. :D

    Happy Easter. x

    ReplyDelete
  15. WOW. I need that box. It's amazing. Beautiful.
    The link is posted on my side bar at http://cromscubbyhole.blogspot.com/
    Happy Easter everyone

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow! Love the chest! Happy Easter!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Gorgeous box, really stunning! Thanks for the chance to win such fab Easter Candy, i've popped a link on my sidebar
    Happy Easter
    Claire xx

    ReplyDelete
  18. The boxes are absolutely stunning - like pieces of artwork. Too nice to actually use though!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Well, you certainly rocked this Paper chest! fabby to have an Easter egg none shaped voucher to thankx for the chance to win

    love Dawn xx

    ReplyDelete
  20. Cool chest! :) Thanks for the chance to win, will link you to my sidebar.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Fabulous chest(oow that doesn't sound right!!).Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful Easter Egg.Have linked on my blog!

    ReplyDelete
  22. oooooooooh LOVE it!!!!! i have some chests 'somewhere safe' so now i NEED to find them!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. This box is absolutely fabulous and that corrugated strip is inspired, fantastic work Gillian!!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is wonderful! Though I regularly shop with Happy Daze, I've never seen your blog - I shall be a stalker from here on in!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Happy Easter everyone
    Fantastic box - wonderful ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Janine O'Rourke23 April 2011 10:25

    You are so talented Gillian, the chest is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  27. What a wonderful box - I love it! Just gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Your DT Lady, Gillian, has done a fabulous job for you. This has really inspired me,

    Lucy x

    ReplyDelete
  29. Barbara Herbert23 April 2011 10:30

    Just loved this chest - it has really inspired me, can't wait to have a go at the one a friend bought me for christmas!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Amazing work on this chest Gillian. How fabulous to have such a great container for your stains.
    Happy Easter all!!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Gorgeous, love the vintage feel and that grunge flower is stunning!

    Happy Easter folks

    Dawn

    ReplyDelete
  32. What a fabulous idea. Perfect posh box for posh inks, thank you and Happy Easter

    ReplyDelete
  33. WOW Gillian this is brilliant! What a fab idea! Happy Easter too. Judy x

    ReplyDelete
  34. fabulous creation. thanks for the chance to win some stash.

    ReplyDelete
  35. This is absolutely stunning hun! xxx

    ReplyDelete
  36. What a fabulous chest. Love all the aged bits and pieces. Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Easter!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Oooh that's stunning and great to have something so cute to store the Distress Stains in!! YUM!!!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Fantastic box, Thank you sooooo much for a chance to win, AMAZING xx May

    ReplyDelete
  39. Absolutley gorgeous - love those salvage stickers!

    ReplyDelete
  40. That box is amazing! Just gorgeous. I keep dithering over that TH range - love the way it's been put to use here!

    Thanks for the chance to win :)

    I'll linky up on my sidebar too :) http://whoopidooings.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. WOW that chest is amazing! I love th faux corrugated metal. I thought it was real til I read underneath. Fantastic job!

    Thanks for the chance of winning.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Wonderfulllllllllll......thanks for sharing wish I was so good!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Fab chest Gillian! Love the corrugated metal look!!!

    Have posted on my blog about this post and would love a chance to win!! Happy Easter :-)

    ReplyDelete
  44. Beautiful chest! Love the tickets & bottle caps.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Wauw - beautiful chest :-) Love the blog and shop.

    ReplyDelete
  46. My goodness what a fantastic chest - if I was lucky enough to win the blog candy draw - this would be top of my shopping list. If not, then I would buy them anyway they are such a fantastic price

    Good luck everyone

    Off to add this to my blog

    ReplyDelete
  47. The chest is a fab piece of work- so inspirational.
    Happy Easter to you all and many thanks for the chance of winning the brilliant blog candy.
    Hugs,
    Trish

    ReplyDelete
  48. Happy Easter everyone, fab box Gillian :D
    J xx

    ReplyDelete
  49. Beautiful chest - love all the aged detail!!

    Have added your link to my blog sidebar......thanks for the chance to win a gift voucher!

    Ali x

    ReplyDelete
  50. What a fabulous treasure chest! would love to have a go at making one. Happy Easter!
    CraftyDi

    ReplyDelete
  51. this altered trunk is fab and given me ideas on how to alter the one I recently bought.

    ReplyDelete
  52. a gorgeous chest. Happy Easter to you all. Will linky from my blog sidebar too.

    ReplyDelete
  53. what a great idea for storage...was wondering what to do with my stains....

    Happy Easter and thanks for the chance to win...know what I'd spend it on now!!

    ReplyDelete
  54. I've resisted the stains so far but can I hold out much longer?!

    ReplyDelete
  55. i really enjoy reading this blog. great site for inspiration. i like the storage chest. would like to do something similar for some of my stash.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Wow very cool
    Karen S
    twannywun at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  57. This is amazing Gillian, a real treasure chest x

    ReplyDelete
  58. What a treasure! Gillian has used so many techniques on here. It gives so much inspiration....... Sue x

    ReplyDelete
  59. This is awesome! Well done! I have an American Lunch box which I covered and decorated and which houses my colour washes (the old large ones of course!). I am gonna have to get these to match my lunchbox now!!
    Thank for the chance to win a voucher too! Happy Easter!!!

    ReplyDelete
  60. Fantastic work!!!!
    Happy Easter to all!!!!
    Have a great day! Thank for the chance to win :)

    ReplyDelete
  61. Georgous! You are such a inspiration, I just found your blog you can beleive I'm for ever a follower! Have a great Easter day every one!
    Kristine

    ReplyDelete
  62. What a fabulous box, and a great place to store Distress stains. I love the well worn look to the whole thing. Judith xx

    ReplyDelete
  63. What a beautiful chest offering inspiration and ideas galore. Thank you Gillian.
    Thank you to Crafty Daze for the opportunity to win a crafty Easter Egg - nothing quite beats a calorie-free easter treat (in my opinion anyway! :D)

    ReplyDelete
  64. OMg awesome...dont expect to win anything. Just came over to browse and yessss love it!
    Making sure I bookmark this blog! Thx so much for sharing!
    Andrea.

    ReplyDelete
  65. Just love your attention to detail Gillian, that's what makes this such a stunning piece.

    ReplyDelete
  66. This is the first time I have looked at this blog. I am blown away. Really fabulous.
    Pat

    ReplyDelete
  67. Simply Stunning!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win some fab blog candy, I have posted on my blog here.

    ReplyDelete
  68. A chest full of inspirational gorgeousness!!!
    Stunning.

    ReplyDelete
  69. Fabulous piece of art work !

    ReplyDelete
  70. Fabby chest, and great to get such close up photos for intsruction and inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  71. I do love Gillian's chest..Ooerrr
    Good luck to everyone who has entered in the draw for this.

    ReplyDelete

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.