Friday, May 22, 2009

Paper work completed....?

This is a cookie tin that Lynn from Lynn's Lovelies gave me filled with cookies. I, of course, ate all the cookies then I covered it with a collage of papers and sayings and topped it with a silk organza flower & flower bud that I made from hot pink/orange/yellow fabric. I then had a green sheer curtain that was of a little heavier fabric that I made the leaves from. It worked GREAT! The textures are totally different which lends well with my style. I added old earrings to the centers of the flowers to give it some pop. What do you think? Just a tin of cookies to a present....


I started this box off with a watch box that had been given to my hubby. Once the watch is on his wrist, it is just full of possibilities for creating. I sanded it down so the paper would hold to the plastic. On the outside I put this lovely red lady from Clearly Vintage then on the side added a collage of different clips. Of course there was an advertising label on the inside so I added the lady & child which I believe I got from Dover? It really is a lovely box now that I have added the touches. (The white flower is from a bush in my yard but it is really precious when it is in bloom.)
This post will have to be created in sections because there are so many pictures. Here I have covered mint tins/watch box/compact pieces with vintage prints that I got from the Internet. Some beauties came from Clearly Vintage, The Rustic Victorian, The Feathered Nest, Old Photo Album, Free Vintage Clip Art & Dover. (I pray I have named all of the generous people, if not PLEASE let me know!!) Plus I have a large inventory of prints from my Mothers cards & Grandma J's photos, etc. I enjoy going through the pictures, (just for my own enjoyment) but most of all I love using them to create gifts for loved ones & friends.
This particular box is for the Women's retreat at our church, on June 12th & 13th, as a door prize. It is made from a mint tin. I wanted to make a nice box for the cross that I will be donating. The box is a gift in itself, however it is rather small.
I made a little collage for the inside to make the gift more precious to the person who wins the door prize! This yellow box is actually a lipstick holder and has a mirror inside. I haven't finished the inside yet but I wanted to show you a work in progress.
Well, this post is getting a little long & you may get a little bored. I will make one more post tonight with my letter holder that I promised to post. Thank you for being patient...sharon

1 comment:

Lynns Lovelies said...

Oh Sharon...I love all of them~~~so pretty and colorful..al the sweet touches of flowers!
You have been a busy little bee!!

Love,
Lynn♥

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