Tuesday, 18 February 2014

French Country in a box

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


Beryl said...

Gorgeous boxes Jane. The sunflowers are amazing - very realistic and I love the way you have given texture to the leaves.
Beryl xx

Sue said...

These are stunning Jane, They are indeed gorgeous papers and I love how you have used them. Your sunflowers are beautiful too.
Sue xx

cotnob said...

These are gorgeous Jane, I love your rich papers and fabulous sunflowers - just stunning.

pinky said...

Wow Jane, no wonder you wanted to keep one for yourself. They are stunning and the sunflower is so beautiful! Lovely sunny day here today, had a great long walk with Squirt and hubby.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous boxes Jane and the sunflowers look fabulous.
Lorraine x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Designer boxes, lace, sunflowers DP these are such beauties. Thank you for sharing this lovely art with us. Please come back soon.
Blessings, Carole Word Art Wednesday DT

Karen Letchworth said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I can't thank you enough for sharing your lovely creations in our challenge this week.
Word Art Wednesday

Pia S said...

Love your beautiful boxes, Jane! Such pretty DPs, beautiful colors, so perfect with the sunflowers. Lovely!

Jules said...

Hi Jane

Beautiful boxes!!! I can tell you really enjoy making these!

Love the centre of those flowers very much.

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Jo Ann said...

Wonderful job decorating these boxes. Love the bright colors and those lush flowers! So blessed you joined us at last week's Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Our new Challenge is now live and we'd love for you to join us again. Can't wait to see what you link up this time. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Psalm 30:5, "For His anger endureth but a moment, and in His favor is life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."


Stacey Schofield said...

Beautiful boxes. love the flowers. the colours are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us over at That Craft Place.

Stacey S xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jane doesn't it make a difference when the sun is out. Jane these boxes are outstanding I am not surprised that you only use those papers for such a special project those flowers are the perfect touch, awesome work.
lorraine x