Saturday, 15 February 2014
decorated box blank , vintage blue with flowers .
I love decorating boxes , they can look stunning and yet are no harder than making a card . I made a few for Christmas gifts for family members and one for us too. My Mum in law loved her's and has asked me to make one for her cousins birthday . The cousin is a very crafty lady too , she sews the most beautiful quilts and cushions , I know she will appreciate a handmade item but the pressure was on to decorate a box fit for a crafter's scrutiny .
I was given the brief of a pretty blue box suitable for a bedroom. The mdf boxes I buy from my local craft/garden center , this one was the medium size in a set of 3 which cost £3.99 , not bad hey!
The paper I've had for years is from a K&Co pad called blue awning. I used it to cover the box using tacky pva glue , and also punched and die cut it (using the die and punches pictured bellow ). I love to make my own flowers and the link for the tutorial is at the top of my blog.
I've added lace from my craft box , a dove from hobby craft and some decorative sprigs from wild orchid.
I've inked the edges of the box with chalk ink , added stickles and white paint to the flowers, these I attached with collal glue. The silver watch charm was part of a set free with a craft magazine Then I sprayed the whole thing with spray & shine for extra protection and a nice look.
challenges entered :
brown sugar : use a die or punch ( I used both for my flowers )
ABC challenge : F for flowers
pennys paper craft : monocrombe
little claires : monotone
well lots of pics but I wanted you to see the detail. Have a good weekend everyone and I hope the weather is not too terrible where you live . Wet and windy here but no floods unlike some poor people .
happy crafting. janex