Sunday, 16 February 2014

Treasure Chest

Hi Crafty Friends

I seem to be stuck on making boxes recently. Here is a little treasure chest constructed out of chipboard and  the centre of a gift wrap roll. It's been on my mind to do one for ages, since I tried one years ago and it ended in the bin. Still I needed a box for a gift so I persevered with this one. The metal edges are sticky backed foil, coloured with alcohol inks.

Here is the card I made to go with it.

Happy crafting

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Take Three Challenge February

Hi Crafty Friends

Well, the Take Three Challenge for this month was to have a Vintage look, using Violet and Velvet. This sounded really romantic to me, so as it's February, I decided to make a little basket for Valentine treats.

I drew a heart on copy paper to make a template, cut the pieces out of stiff cardboard and painted them with white emulsion paint (I really must get some gesso!). Then a bit of flattening later, I just needed to stick them together and get decorating. I made the flowers out of book paper.

Here’s what I used:
Stiff cardboard, white emulsion paint, patterned paper, book pages
White, violet and lilac cardstock
Velvet ribbon, pearls.
The lacy heart and the large flowers are made with Marianne dies, the leaf die is Spellbinders and the other flourish is (I think) Couture Too.

Happy crafting
By the way, I entered this into the challenge below, so if you like it, please pop over to this site and vote for me. (Just click on the heart in the top corner of my entry's pic)