Friday, 28 July 2017

Mermaid Beach Keepsake Box

Hey Hey Crafters

Today I am sharing a new project with you all which has been made using the wonderful products from the July Pickle Pack.
 One of the things I love about being on the Design Team for Pickle Paper Patch is that I get to work with fantastic products which spark an array of ideas of what can be done.

So today I am sharing something very special with you all which has been all handmade from scratch, So thought I would first show you the first few stages of making the box.

As I had mentioned above this was made from scratch every piece was hand-cut also and was a labour of love and I have to say the finished product has made every minute of this worth the time, love, effort and passion worth it.

Now to show you all the box all decorated. To decorate the outer edges I used some stunning designer series paper called Down By The Sea from Bo Bunny, which is included in the pack. The closure was also made from the same designer paper as what is used on the edges and is finished with a very cute laser cut seahorse which is also included in the pack.

Now for the inside of the box, all decorated using some of the beautiful designer series paper which is included in the kit

Now to show you the lid in more detail. The lid was made up of embellishments from the Pickle Pack excluding the large starfish and the base which everything sits upon is DecoArt Sand Texture Paste.

The mermaid has had a glitter paste finish put over her to make her sparkle this paste is in my own supplies. I also went over the sand texture paste, rope and edging with my blending tool and a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The lid does feature real shells which are in the pack along with the small cork vial, rope, laser cut starfish and seahorse.

Lastly I thought I would show you a little video of all the pictures together

So as you can see I have made a fair sized project with just a few supplies from the pack, I have plenty of supplies left to make more projects.

To get your very own Pickle Pack go to the Pickle Paper Patch Website. These packs are available every month and each one with a different theme, they are released on the 20th or each month and if you order before 26th you also get a free gift.

You can also find Pickle Paper Patch on Facebook and Instagram, Make sure to check out the Pickle Paper Patch Blog and You Tube Channel.

Make sure to keep your eyes open for more projects made with this fantastic Pickle Pack. I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at this Keepsake box and it has given you some inspiration with what you can achieve with just a few supplies and a bit of imagination.

Xx The Crafty Bat xX

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles - Beside The Sea
Eclectic Ellapu - Seaside Or Summer Colours
Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media - Texture
Fairy Tale Challenge - At The Coast
The Crazy Challenge - Sea Shells
Love to Create Challenge - Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
Mixed Media World - AMMG with a twist (Use natural materials)


  1. Great box! Love the lid decoration. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous project with us at Eclectic Ellapu!

    1. Thank you so much Susan. I had a lot of fun making this piece. xx

  2. OMG!!! very beautiful mix media box....great Job!!
    Thanks for joining with us at The Crazy Challenge.
    Yaiza DT

  3. WOOOOOW!!! Your box is GORGEOUS!!! Love it!! :o) Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge this fortnight. I hope to see you again. :o)
    Milka DT

  4. Wow this box is gorgeous. Love the theme and all the elements. Inside the box looks lovely to!

    Nicola ❤

  5. Love your box. Thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles!

  6. This is really such a lovely box and a super good idea. The end result looks fab! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge. Bianca DT

  7. What a lovely box. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge.
    Iskra, DT

  8. WOW this is truly an amazing creation. Thank you for joining the challenge on the We Love to Create blog.

  9. Wow this is truly amazing. Love the tutorial with all the details and how it turned out in the end. Thanks for playing at Delicious Doodles and good luck. Hope to see you back with us in September. Bettina DT Member Delicious Doodles xx