I had such fun creating this gift set today! I even got all messy with acrylic paint …lol (haven’t done that for a while) So the inspiration for this gift set came from the following places. Moxie fab World – Gift challenge , Shabby Tea Room – Pastels and stripes, Our Creative Corner- 3d easter project , Crazy 4 challenges – an easter gift . Simon Says Stamp – Emboss it .I know that the gift box thingy doesn’t specifically say ‘easter’ on it, but it is a gift for someone for easter, so i thought that, that would mean the same thing!
I’m loving being back in me craft room, even though it still needs a makeover. It’s just so nice to be surrounded by prettiness, it helps to get ya motivated, especially at the moment with the lovely weather. Today i have been sat in there with the door wide open, the sun shining in, watching Chloe on the bouncy castle in the garden. The perfect setting for a bit of creating. So here is what i made today!
I think i smeared a bit of pale pink paint on almost everything haha! Iam sooooo loving these pti butterfly dies1 I ‘LOVE’ that you can just cut out of patterned paper and then just use that as your embellishment!…so quick….so pretty!
One of the BEAUTIFUL sentiments from the PTI ‘Love lives here’ stamp set! I truly ‘HEART’ this set and have been hankering after it since before Christmas, but i only just managed to get me mits on it a cpl of weeks ago Still haven’t had a ‘proper’ chance to play!
I am really liking the look of the acrylic paint!
…An oh so pretty gift box , jewellery box. I made this out of really sturdy card. As i’ve made this to be a trinket box for jewellery etc. The lid just opens and closes as it has hinges.
I really ‘took my time’ with this today, doing things slowly. I ALWAYS love the detail in things. I LOVE adding detail, whether it be inking the edges, adding liquid pearls etc. I just think that the ‘little’ details finish a creation off. For the ‘plaque’ on top of me trinket box i cut a mft die shape fro cream cs. I then stamped a sentiment from the pti ‘Love lives here’ set onto it. Then i was debating whether to just leave it at that, but then i decided that as this was an actual trinket box, that it needed MORE, it needed something else doing to the plaque. So i smeared across most of it with the pale pink acrylic paint, then i inked the edges ‘generously’ with vintage photo. I then gave it 4 coats of UTE, popped it in the freezer a while, took it out and gave it a few cracks. Rubbed some vintage photo into said cracks and then that was it, i felt that it was now indeed a plaque haha! I even gave the little butterfly a bit of the UTE treatment…hehe.
I think i really must make more things with hinges! I Love hinges…hehe!
…buttons….flowers and lace…some of my favourite things
Many thanks for the challenges ladies and giving me a hand in getting motivated!