Sunday, 30 November 2014

A Couple of Christmas Gifts

This week I've been busy making these memory boxes as Christmas gifts. I bought the boxes from the MDF man at a show earlier this year, and after making one a month or so ago for a great niece for Christmas (still have another to make for her older sister yet, but will be putting her name on it) I thought I would make a couple more. First the boxes were treated to a cover of gesso and while they were drying I sat down and had a look a what backing papers I had on CDs that I could use to cover them. I went for this lovely backing paper from Chocolate Baroque and the Decadent Brocade CD (on sale at the moment on the CB website) For the larger box I chose the peachy colour and the smaller box the blues. For the inside I used a backing paper from the same CD in matching colours but a different design.

 The backing papers where applied with Matt glue and seal, this could also be done with a gloss finish as well. The flowers and leaves are from Heartfelt Creations, the Arianna Collection, and the sentiment are from a Fiskers set based around Memories. The flowers were coloured with ink pads and a blending tool and then shaped with a ball tool, before being stuck onto the top.

Thank you for taking the time time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.



Jan Ltc said...

Stunning boxes xx Jan

rachel said...

such wonderful boxes Sue - these are so beautiful and will be utterly loved! Someone is in for a real treat! Hugs Rachel xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow these boxes are so beutiful , I love thim a lot great images , great words great details, great gifts too!!!


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful. Everything about this design, colour and papers used are gorgeous.xx
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Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sue, these are gorgeous, not sure how I missed them, but it's been busy these days. I love the flowers by Heartfelt Creations, I have that set as well. They need to be taken out used. Take good care, Shirleyxx ps.. Congratulations on your beautiful canvas being published in the Craft Stamper magazine! Shirleyxx