Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Rose box

My friend Christel at Scrappin' Sista has a swap every month. I have participated in several of them in the past, but took a break for a few months because of the invitations I have been working on. Well, this month's challenge was to make three handmade flowers and an altered box. That was right up my ally so it was a perfect time for me to jump back in...

made 3 open roses that I cut from white cardstock and inked with Victorian Velvet and Worn Lipstick Distress inks. The leaves were inked in Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, and Evergreen Bough (Winter seasonal). I made several little yellow flowers too but they just did not go very well with the rest of it by the time I was done so I will save them for another project. I opted for several pearls in various sizes to finish it off.

I used a paper doily on top and one of my shell borders cut files on the sides.
I felt like that was the perfect little touch.

My swap partner and I have very similar tastes so I feel like she will really like it.
I had a lot of fun making it and will probably make one for myself. (My DH bought 2 paper mache boxes when he went to the store for me. He knows me so well... LOL...He's a keeper :)

Hop on over to Scrappin' Sista and look for the "SWAPS" tab under her header to get more info and join in on May's swap.


Dr Sonia S V said...

Missed seeing your roses! These are fantastic as always Jani

Rhonda Emery said...

beautiful box but those roses are the best ever.

Davi said...

Oh Wowzer Jani those roses are just stunning and the box is beautiful!! I know your swap partner will be thrilled with this special gift :)