Hi everyone, I promised to share some gift ideas this week featuring vintage images from Nicecrane Designs. I love Victorian women and couldn't resist working with this collage sheet, Ladies on Old Postcards Vol. I, for my recycled shadow box. It was fun to create and I think my mom will enjoy receiving this on her birthday along with an updated gift bag which I'll share in a minute. First, here's how I altered the box portion of my project step by step...
|I separated the box from the frame and used the box only since my mom|
is an Alzheimer's patient. Safety first!
|I removed the roses and applied a coat of white gesso to the entire box.|
|Torn paper layers by Glitz decorate the bottom and sides. I trimmed my |
image and brushed it on with decoupage.
|Pink is one of my mom's favorite colors so I reused the roses as a border |
and accented with Stickles. Pearl bling adds another layer of
Victorian goodness to my shadowbox.
|To age my box I used a Raw Umber Faber Castell Pitt Pen and ran a line down |
the edges and blended with my finger. Pretty pink ruffled ribbon and
faux pearls (harvested from an old hat) add more flair .
|My version of Margie Romney Aslett's junk bow. :-)|
|The heart and key are from Bo Bunny's Et Cetera collection.|
My recycled box
My altered gift bag features a vintage image from
Henderson's Giant Flowering Volume I collage sheet.
|Random lace and ribbon fashion a pretty bow and |
the edges of my image were distressed with antique
linen distress ink to age it. Double stick tape ensures it
stays in place.
That's all for me today, I had hoped to post this earlier but I am running behind due to family illness this week. I'll wait and share my ideas for table decor on Monday and in the meantime I'll be back on Saturday and Sunday with scheduled DT posts for The Squirrel and The Fox & Make It Monday. Have a great weekend and hope your holiday season is merry and bright. On a sad note, my thoughts and prayers are with the families & friends of the recent shooting victims in Oregon and Connecticut. I don't have words for what we are witnessing here in the US this week and it makes me cherish my loved ones all the more. Stay safe everyone!