20 April 2009

I MADE A THING!

Quite chuffed with this one... First, take an old laundry tablet box...


Then take some very pretty paper (I used Pink Petticoat's 'Flourishes' in Pebble, both negative and positive) and a lot of glue, some ribbon, flowers, pearls, hinges and a nice sentiment.....


... and you get this:


I painted the whole thing a very pale white-with-a-hint-of-blue and left it to dry. Then I tore the papers up and then sort of papier-macheted it all over, set in the hinges (Poppicrafts, of course!), inked around the edges to get that 'distressed' look; then added ribbon and stuff. I quite like it.


I made it to keep some cards in at work. TFL xx



12 comments:

Tracey said...

Wow, Debs, this is simply gorgeous. Your cards will look fab in it. Tracey x

Vicky said...

This is stunning! Love it!
Hugs, Vicky x

Hunnybunnycards said...

Hi Debs, this is gorgeous! Who would think a laundry box could be made into such a fabulous creation, well done girl!

Barbarax

Tanmo said...

looks fab! soo pretty xxx

lola rose said...

Debs it's fab! What a great idea. It must smell lovely too : )
Liz
xx

handmade by RT said...

This is so elegant!I love the papers and pearls and flowers my fave hehe love rach xx

Sue said...

What a great idea, this is gorgeous. Sue.x

loftylass said...

Great idea Debs - who would have thought you could turn a used carton into something to cherish - it would make a great gift.
HW
xx

Handmade with Love said...

This is absolutely beautiful, I love all the effort you have put in with the flowers and pearls etc. Thanks for your comment on my blog!

Barbara Hagerty said...

This is just lovely!! So glad I found your blog! I've been enjoying your slide presentation of cards, too! XOXO

Handmade with Love said...

Hi Debs thanks for following my blog, I look forward to seeing more of your creations soon. Tracey x

Crafty Barb said...

Great idea, I have made one already! I will put a photo of it on my blog.