Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
It's been a little while since I did a post so I'd like to show you a book box I've altered.
A very close friend's daughter is having a baby and I'm making a mini album for her which I am placing into this box. The mini is still a work in progress but the box is done.
The paper collection I'm using is Baby Steps from Simple Stories.
Here is the original box.
I purchased it from one of our cheapie outlets ( I think it was Ned's ) and all I had to do was re-cover it with my selected papers.
In this paper collection there are a lot of different tags and on one of them was this little banner so I cut out the letters, glittered the edges and then attached them to a piece of twine. But it didn't stand out enough from the cover so I decided they needed to be matted. I cut some white cardstock to size and glued them onto that. I then attached them to the front with pop dots to give them a bit more dimension.
The bird cage and bird are from Scrapmatts. I painted both with Paint Daubers in white and glittered the birdcage completely. For the little bird, I inked the edges with Versa Color Cinnamon and then glittered the wings and the tail and also a little around the edge. I colored his/her eye with a blue Texta.
The flowers are a mix of Prima and Kaisercraft and the little white berries and the white flower with the pearl stamens are from Magnolia Ink. I trimmed the hooks off some heart charms I had in my stash and glued them on with
The leaves are pieces I cut from a larger velvet leaf that I also had in my stash.
The lace came from my stash. I cannot remember where it's from which is a shame because I love it and would like to get some more.
I also trimmed the hook from this little bear charm before attaching it to the bow.
So, there you have it, the box is ready to go, now I just have to finish the album. The baby is not due until February so I still have plenty of time.
Thank you so much for visiting. Take care and God Bless and
wishing everyone all the best for 2013.