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    Celestial Care Package by Nichola Battilana!

    Filed under Art Projects, Celestial Papers, Collage Sheets, Lucky Star Kit, Nichola Battilana

    Wow! Nichola Battilana has made multiple projects, all around the Lucky Star Kit theme and grouped them into a Celestial Care Package!

    I know… there’s a lot to take in in that photo. There is the box itself, plus 6 “Moon Maiden” cards, earrings, a brooch, and a paper crown. I’ve picked out a couple pieces to show off in detail below, but you can see more photos in Nichola’s blog post.

    Here’s a short bit from that post as a brief intro:

    When Alpha Stamps asked me if I’d like to play with some starry goods I immediately said “Yep!” I wanted to make something magic and mystical and toyed with a few ideas but nothing was gelling. Then I thought why just make one thing when I can create an entire package of items! And once I was done it felt like I’d been gifted magical care package directly from the stars.

    I started with an inexpensive wooden box and covered it with Lucky Star Scrapbook Papers. The lid has layers of snips from those papers as well as clips from the Mini Alchemy Half Sheet and The Celestial Spheres Collage Sheet. Wonky Stars have been painted gold and copper and layered with brass star charms.

    Again: wow! Great job, Nichola! All the colors and images look perfect together. Before I forget (as the next section is diving into that fab paper crown): here’s the supply list for everything!

    Ooo… I love this diadem/crown!

    The first thing I love is that Nichola rotated the chipboard corner from the Lucky Star Crowning Glory Chipboard Set to make the top of the crown (see the photo of that set under the crown).

    After a good dousing with Cobalt Blue Glitter, the base of the crown is trimmed with a Wide Scalloped Dresden Border which is dotted with cabochons from the Celestial Sequin Mix.

    Plus there are numerous painted stars from the Wonky Stars all over the crown. And Stardust Iridescent Gold & Purple Sequins plus more sequins from the Celestial Sequin Mix are scattered generously.

    I’ll ramble on about the beautiful sun brooch (in the bottom right corner of the photo) down in the Giveaway section (!) but first there’s info on some long-lost minis and a celestial sale!

     
    What is back in stock today?

    I have been waiting for these for months (as you probably know, international shipping has been a mess)! See all the new & back in stock items here. (Plus one more NEW thing is below in the sale section!)

     
    NEW Sale: Celestial & Alchemy

    Wow! This is a big, mixed-item group — all on sale at least 25% off! Over 140 items! And this group includes many things in Nichola’s supply list!

    Psst: anything on clearance in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends MONDAY NIGHT, April 12th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

    Here’s examples of clearance items in the sale (50% off)!

     
    Ethereal Brooch Giveaway!

    Isn’t that brooch beautiful! Here’s bit more from Nichola:

    I had toyed with using the Sunburst Bronze Filigree to embellish my box, but it demanded something more. “I want to be seen! I want to stand out!” and so it became the base of this ethereal brooch. I added a pin to the back and 3 brass stamped stars, moon and sun and a smattering of those Stardust Iridescent Gold & Purple Sequins to the front to complete the piece.

    So… where to start this list of the Giveaway prize parts?! I’ll begin with the 3 items in the photos below (the base, sun & sequins).

    Then the moon, and the 3 brass stars:
    Embossed Brass Star Charm
    Fancy Brass Star Charm
    Small Brass Starburst Charm

    Plus a bonus: the new Moon Maidens Collage Sheet (designed by Nichola!) shown in a couple of the cards in the background of this photo.

    To enter the Ethereal Brooch Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY Night, April 12, 2021).

    And tell me: what will you make with these supplies?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

      
    Posted by Leslie, April 11th, 2021

    34 responses to “Celestial Care Package by Nichola Battilana!”

    1. DeboraL says:

      This is an exciting project. I love the brooch.

    2. Jo says:

      This is so pretty- and it goes with the Lucky Star Kit from January!
      I love the star and moon bangles at the bottom!

    3. jean marmo says:

      SO cool! That brooch is just wonderful!

    4. Manuel martin says:

      What can one say out side of WOW! This is a dream display. It makes you want to build a dream

    5. Anne S says:

      I love it all! Wow!

    6. Deanne D'Aloia says:

      I love all the day and night sky.

    7. Laural Lee-Wright says:

      Magnifico!! Love it all, Thanks Nichola

    8. Kim R says:

      Omg! Gorgeous doesn’t even begin to cover this fantastic project! Love every bit of it.

    9. Kathy S says:

      A definite ten gold stars ✨ for this artful project.

    10. Judy Adamcyk says:

      Love anything to do with stars and heavens. Wizards would flock to these items!

    11. Nancy Schlis says:

      What a beautiful brooch.

    12. Beautiful Beautiful!

    13. Karen L. says:

      So gorgeous! I love all of it!!!

    14. Nadine says:

      Very pretty! Lots of new ideas!

    15. Celia says:

      Wonderful – love all the things to make from it. Kudos!

    16. Karen Mallory says:

      Wonderful project! The brooch is perfect and I would make it for a mother’s day present for my Mother in Law!

    17. Denise Bryant says:

      Love the brooch! The dangling charms are so pretty! I would place it on top of a special wooden box to hold some treasures!

    18. Jackie says:

      The jewelry is beautiful.

    19. Orianna Abels says:

      I would make a lift to fly me to the moon.

    20. Lynn Fox says:

      What a beautiful giveaway!

    21. Jen R says:

      That is a gorgeous brooch

    22. Janet M Turner says:

      I just love the brooch. I’ve never made anything like it. Thank you for the great ideas.

    23. Barbara Griggs says:

      The brooch is inspired, and a lovely change-up from our usual projects!

    24. Sue O says:

      I love the sparkle and shine.

    25. Mary Kaifer says:

      ‘Such a fun brooch with elements that I just love! The elements this is made of could be used for my gypsy caravan miniature.

    26. Sylvia Lovitt says:

      The celestial themed brooch is just gorgeous-the beautiful colors & sparkle really make it stand out.

    27. Jackie P Neal says:

      Can I just say, WOWS!! Nicola’s art blows me away each time and the celestial box kit is no exception! I just adore how she layers and is never afraid to give it more- more is good in my book!
      If I were to win,I would try to recreate Nichola’s pieces,adding my own twists of course.
      What a great giveaway and absolutely fabulous creations!! Thank you AS!

    28. helen says:

      As a Moon Child, I must say this is stunning! Nicola has outdone herself on this one.

    29. Kathy Toews says:

      I love all things ‘sunburst’.

    30. Pat McCoy says:

      This is so intricate and beautiful that I could spend hours just looking at it all.

    31. SUSAN BROWNING says:

      This is inspirational! The crown is perfect for Cancer and Pisces birthday queens.

    32. Sheree Gormley says:

      I am star struck! Anything by Nichola is delightfully inspirational!

    33. Love, love, love it!

    34. LNorman says:

      All of these celestial goodies are beautiful! That crown is giving me ideas for one I need to make soon as well as some to make for others for Tiara Tuesdays.