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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

A little bit of Frou Frou!!

With many of the projects I do, I begin with a topper - a picture, image, or some sort of embellishment - and then use this to decide on colours etc. This topper was from the Frou Frou download from the Crafter's Companion website. 

I started with a papier mache box base, and painted it in grey - mixed from Eco Green White and Black paint. I then scraped Lime and Orchid paints over the top. Using a textured 1-ply serviette and Dove Grey Stazon, I stamped out Sheena Douglass' Ivy Paint Fusion Stamp, and Swirls from the Rose set. This was applied to the box with Matt Modge Podge. I sanded the edges of the box and inked them with Victorian Velvet DI.  

The rosette was made from the pink and green papers from the download. I cut two Chantilly Lace stamping frames from each, made a cut into the middle, and concertina folded them before sticking them together. This was topped with a pink button and pearl beads from my stash.

To finish off the top, I also used little green flower buttons and more pearl beads, along with a butterfly cut from the topper sheet.
On each side, I used a piece of pink card embossed with the Embossalicious 8x8 Rose Garden folder, and inked with Victorian Velvet DI. This was mounted onto a piece of the green paper, and the 'front' side was finished with more buttons and beads.

I would like to enter this into:
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything but a card
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Cxxx

3 comments:

  1. What a lovely card! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

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  2. What an amazing box, you put so much work into your creations and it shows in the quality of the finish. xx

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  3. Fabulous box! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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