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?