Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day Tutorial!

Good morning and Happy Mother's Day to all of you!  
I often get e-mails and comments asking about my layering technique.  I am definitely a lumpy, bumpy gal!  Nothing flat leaves my craft room! ;)
I created this Mother's Day box using the Heritage, Flower Shoppe cartridges, and a perfume bottle box.

Here is the box I had in my container of “alterable” items.  Do you have one of those?  I actually have 2 very large rubber maids full of stuff to alter.  It is ridiculous how many things I have hoarded! I look at packaging a whole new way! It sometimes pains me to throw items out…..but I can’t keep it all! ; )
Here are the papers I used as well as the cameo from the Heritage Cartridge and the flowers created from Flower Shoppe.
I adhered my paper and lace to the box using Modge Podge glue and a soft foam brush to get an even coat. 
I love the look of doilies peeking out….there is something about the delicate edges I adore. It doesn’t look so great at the moment with the glue still wet……
My glittered cameo needed to be backed with black to make it pop, and I wanted dimension, so I added dimensional foam circles.  I like my projects to have depth. :)
Here is the cameo backed in black and placed on the two doilies.
I have literally hundreds of ribbons in my stash and I seldom go without it on my projects.  I found this soft, blue, silk ribbon and thought it was perfect for my box.
I had decided I wanted my twine longer to help “frame” the cameo, so I tied a longer piece to the center.  I also added leaves that I inked and creased.  When doing projects like this, I do use my glue gun.  I get impatient otherwise!
Add a couple more leaves and the flower. 
I decided to add 3 little flowers to the left side to help balance the box visually.
  The sun is shining, I got to sleep in a bit.....and I am heading to brunch soon with my family, sister, and mom. So it's a perfect Mother's Day for me!
What are you up to today for your special day?


A Country Twinkle said...

Beautiful project! TFS!

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Michele.

Hugs Riet.xx

Life and Knits said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the tut!!


Anonymous said...

This is such a beautiful box. Love the glittered white cameo.
Lovely frame and flowers.

Stef H said...

this is gorgeous! wow! you make it look so easy too.

hope your mother's day was fabulous!

hugs :)

Shaz from Doctorate Degrees said...

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers in the world! That card is really awesome! Who would have thought it would turn out to be as lovely as that one. It’s cool, unique and original. That would be a perfect card to celebrate and cherish the most wonderful person in the world, our mother.

from Doctorate Degrees by Shaz

Jingle said...

Thank you for sharing some of your process! Your work always looks so incredible! This card is no exception! Stunning!

Diane Hodrick said...

Thanks for the great tutorial...your box is gorgeous.