Saturday, April 28, 2012

Keepsake Box

I was given 11 little wooden boxes and decided that they were perfect for keepsakes. So this is my first one. I painted the box with Adirondack Cloudy Blue paint first, both inside and out. I then covered the top, sides and insides with Melissa Frances Paper, Vintage Attic Treasures. To the lid I added some white lace and some gorgeous wooden buttons from Prima. The little flower button also has a little baby feet charm attached.

Around the edge of the lid I added some white ruffled ribbon and some blue satin with the words 'shhh baby sleeping' on it.

Inside the lid I have made a bow with some blue organza ribbon and added a Cameo with white ruffled ribbon behind it and a little pearl stick pin to finish it off.  I have started a pink one which I will post in the next few days. Enjoy the weekend. x

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Catch-up Post

Well folks, other than the very odd post I have not blogged in ages. My camera went missing and I was convinced it had been stolen. The hubby found it last week hiding under the front seat of my car. Now I know I checked there so I really can't say where it went on holidays for the few months.

I have indeed been busy though, with a class every Monday night, some demonstrating in Cork and the new venture which I have started up with my two great friends and fellow crafters Mandy Sheridan and Betty Cumiskey. We are running crafting workshops which not only concentrate on card-making and scrap-booking, but also on a little altered art. Our first workshop was on 1st April and was a huge success.    

We will be travelling to Limerick on the 29th April and will be in Cork on Sunday 13th May. It's so exciting to do something new. If anyone is interested in attending the Cork workshop, please get in touch.

My first collage- Sort of!

I bought the beautiful Emma's Shoppe papers from Crate Paper and felt they had to be used as an art piece rather than be locked away in a scrapbook, so, I made this collage. It is quite large (about A3). I used the book spines as a shelf to start to put the toys on. I also made a higher shelf using measuring tape ribbon and trimmed the under-side of this with bunting.

Before I had it finished it was sold! The lady who bought it wanted it for a friend who had just had a little girl. I got a large unfinished frame and painted and distressed it using red. pink and white paint and put the little ladies name on the mount.

I put some lace onto the little doll's pram for some added texture, and added some buttons in various shapes and sizes.