I love papers ,especially graphic 45 ,but sometimes I 'm loathed to use them just for a card . I usually need to keep them a while anyway , to flick through and stroke, is it just me , surely not!
Well I made a box as a present the other day , see post here , and I did love it and wanted to make something to keep for our home .
The beautiful "French Country " papers ,by graphic 45, in the "8x"8 pad ,I bought a wee while ago ,suited my room at the back of the house perfectly, so I used them to cover some box blanks I bought recently.
I wanted some sunflowers for the top so I looked for a suitable cutting file for my cameo machine . The one I used was from silhouette america. I just used the different sized petals and for the centers, I had a sudden inspiration ! the man I work for gave me some assorted black beads , I blobbed on some modge podge to the centre of the flower , sprinkled on the beads , tweezered them into place and allowed to dry. I inked the petals with tim holtz rusty hinge distress ink . The leaves are graphic 45 paper punched with a woodware leaf punch , the veining effect is done with long nose tweezers , pinch and twist method.
I inked the edges of the boxes and added a pretty length of vintage looking lace trim. I'm very pleased with the results of my new home decor.
challenges entered :
That craft place Ltd : make or alter a box
pinspirational : anything goes
wordart wednesday : anything goes
well today looks a bit brighter than yesterday, no more rain please , the uk is soaked .
Have a great day and happy crafting. janex