Monday, February 13, 2012
A Man's Box....
Good morning everyone. This morning I'm here to share a Man's box that I have been working on for awhile now. It didn't really take me two months to finish.....I just did a little and then set it aside. This past week I decided it was time to finish and give it to my husband. Please forgive my picture; it leaves a lot to be desired.
I began with a cigar box, back in November of last year. First I painted it brown and let it dry. Next I found some scrapbook paper that I liked and I decoupaged the inside and outside of the box. Once dry I added the feet (wooden balls painted brown) using Glossy Accents. Once these were dry, I added the trim all the way around the bottom of the box, using hot glue. I also added the keyhole accent...I think it was a Tim Holtz thing. Then I set it aside and actually forgot about it for a month.
Then I did Christmas and in January I just sort of coasted along. Last week I was moving some things around and there was my poor unfinished box. I pulled it out and inspected it. Everything was fine, so I decided it was time to finish it. I found some coordinating papers and used the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and cut out some flowers. I distressed them, shaped them and glued them together and set them aside to dry. I cut a butterfly out of black card stock from my scrap bin and used Stickles all over it. I also found some rose leaves and some skeleton leaves and decided these would work well. Next I dipped everything in UTEE and made everything look like glass...even the skeleton leaves! I love the way they look! I found another Tim Holtz frame.....I'm sorry I cannot remember which collection, and stamped my sentiment to fit in it. Everything was then hot glued to the top of the box. And I called it finished...Finally! I think it would make a lovely piece to hold keys, change, etc. Whew, thanks for hanging with me here; I got a little mouthy!
Well that is it for me this morning. I hope you have a wonderful week...be sure and come back in the morning when I share my Valentine with you! So no matter what you are doing today and no matter where you are, remember to take a moment and "Breathe"!