Hi there my blogging friends and I hope the weather is treating you a bit more kindly. I went to a Collectables Fair recently and was very pleased to come away with a nice haul of old books, vintage keys, dominoes, boxed games and a battered old round box which was a mere 50p!
I just wish I'd taken a pic of it before I started but I forgot so you'll just have to imagine the horrible red colour and the peeling paper. But I knew it had potential and wanted to make a lovely gift box for my friend's 65th birthday present. So here it is.
I covered the box with some beautiful K&Co Blue Awning papers (another bargain from ages ago) then decorated the edges with lace and white flower trimming. The focal image is from a sheet called Waterhouse Flowers from Alpha Stamps digital images - a really lovely sheet. The frame around it was an old green hessian one which I've dabbed some cream acrylic paint over to lighten it. In this next picture, you can see the labels I've cut from the Madame Payraud papers - fast becoming a favourite of mine and the beautiful silk flowers given to me by a friend who used to do flower arranging.
Thank you to Neet for the suggestion - I'm entering this into the Artful Times Challenge Blog here