Friday, December 14, 2012

Birthday Greetings & an Altered Gift Bag

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
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!
Lisa xx


Unknown said...

wow fabulous work..loev both of your creations simply beautiful sassyxx

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous projects Lisa! Love the altered box and beautiful gift bag! Thanks for the inspiration!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Lisa this is just soooo gorgeous. Love how you used a box to create depth to your luscious creation.
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Pia S said...

I love how you altered the box! Such a great feminine vintage style, beautifully decorated with the pink roses, pearls and ribbons! It goes so well with your pretty gift bag too!

Peanut said...

WOW... seriously lost for words! These are gorgeous projects. I love them both! I bet you your Mum will be delighted. A heartfelt gift she will treasure. See you at you next post!


Lisa Minckler said...

L1, your Mom will treasure your gift. I absolutely admire the changes you made to this. The ensemble is perfect pink vintage and your bag is so gorgeous!!
hugs to you my friend,
L2 :)

Tracy said...

Beautiful, beautiful projects Lisa! Those vintage images are just scrumptious especially paired with those yummy roses. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! awesome creation so pretty! xx

Janny Jager said...

Great projects Lisa.
love them
They are really very beautiful.
Greetings Janny

butterfly said...

How lovely, Lisa! Both great projects, your mother's bound to love the shadow box, and the gift bag is just delightful! Do hope your family's health recovers for Christmas, and I share your thoughts for all those other families too...
Alison x

Margaret said...

Your shadow box is absolutely gorgeous and the bag is every bit as wonderful! I love all of the pearl sprigs!!
I am sure your Mom loves this!!

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