Tuesday, January 18, 2011


A warm Hellooooooo and a wonderful 2011!!! Better late than never they always say:). I'm back at last and wanted to post this project - I had loads of fun completing it and playing with all my goodies again. The blank base of the project is a book box (at least that is what it said on the back!!). It is a wooden box to put away your precious goodies and it is a lovely gift (made it for my little girls teacher - having a bday tomorrow, can't believe I'm already making birthday gifts, still recovering from Christmas:))
On the side profile you can see it looks like the pages of a book. I painted all the corners and the inside sides of the book. Firstly removed the hinges (note to self - mark the spot where they are suppose to go BEFORE covering the project with layers of glue and paper!!! - luckily the wood wasn't too hard and I just screwed (literally screwed) the screws where I wanted them!!) then covered the front and inside front as well as the back and side with glue and my trusted brayer.
The paper is all from Kaisercraft (actually 3 different collections - they match perfectly!!!) and I love the effect with the key patterned paper. The paper didn't cover the whole project and I added the striped border at the bottom and used my border punch to create the scallop effect.
Then came the final touches - decorating!! Some Tim Holtz swirls, beautiful sugar coated Prima blossoms and a pearly swirl created a lovely ensemble on the front cover. I added the butterfly to add a little extra oomph and sparkle. (I started with a brown butterly in the same range but I love the way the blue butterfly accentuates the teal in the paper!) The keyhole from Tim Holtz's grungeboard, spritzed with Glimmer Mist and inked for a shadow effect. The corners just adds a little finishing touch.
The paper on the inside is soooo beautiful, I didn't even need anything else!
Hope she likes it:) - as do you!
Happy scrappin'

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