Hello friends! This is a special box I creating using Donna Salazar's Antiquities Collection. The variety of designs included in this collection is absolutely beautiful!
For this project I used the following papers from the Antiquities collection: Let's Ride, Harmony and Tags, Ribbons & Mosaics.
The edges of my photo were distressed using a Zutter Distress-it-All. I also brushed the edges with white paint to give it more of a worn look.
I love metal embellies because they add a bit of a grungy feel to any project. Here I added some metal goodies by Tim Holtz (Timepiece, Foliage and Staples).
The word 'always' and the frame below are chipboard elements made by The Dusty Attic. This chippie was painted white, inked with Cat's Eye Pigment Ink and sprinkled with Fairy Dust Glitter.
The frame was also painted, inked and spritzed with Smooch Spritz in Tea Party.
This adorable quote is by the famous Winnie the Pooh! LOL. Very sentimental for a chubby yellow bear, don't you think? :o)
The ruler was cut from Donna's Tags, Ribbons & Mosaics paper.
Originally this box was a birch color. I created a whitewashed effect with white acrylic paint and then I misted the entire box, inside and out, with Smooch Spritz in Tea Party and Vanilla Shimmer. I love the colors of Donna's Smooch Spritz collection. They coordinate very well with her papers.
Around the entire box, I added a little lacing using hemp cord and copper eyelets. First I drilled each hole using a 1/8" drill bit and then I glued an eyelet in each hole. Then I laced the hemp cord, adding a lovely texture to the sides of the box.
I created this flower using papers from the Antiquities collection as well. I named this flower my "Bella Donna" flower, after Donna, because this is the first flower I ever created using her fabulous Rose Creations dies. These dies are PERFECT for flower-making, whether you like to experiment with different techniques or if you simply like to layer them. There are SIX different flower sizes in this set as well as three different-sized leaves. The die-cut leaves shown above were made using The Crafty Chronicle and Green Olive Smooch Spritz. Click HERE for a tutorial on how to make my Bella Donna flowers.
I am a floral designer and I couldn't resist sprinkling a little Fairy Dust Glitter on my flowers. The edges of the roses were dipped in Pralines & Cream glitter, and the orchids are covered in Sugar Shimmer glitter.
For a list of products used, please click on the link below.