Saturday 19 March 2011

Wedding Memory Box for the Secret Crafter Design Team

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
I must start by saying that this post is photo heavy and you might wish to get yourself a cuppa :)

Today brings the new challenge at the

The theme this week is

Anything But A Card

This creation is part of a set of gifts for a friend who is getting married soon, previously I posted the Boozy Bride Bottle Wedding Dress and there will be more creations to follow shortly.  So this is a Wedding Memory Box, it uses the colour scheme of the Wedding again.

This is a tilted photo to show you the top of the box but also the lace and pearl trim.  The box itself was from Hobby Craft and has been coated with gesso and then over painted with a lovely burgundy.  Once this was dry I over sprayed with a cream crackle glaze spray and following that a spray varnish.  The outside of the box only has the crackle effect the inner has been left with the burgundy finish which is a matt finish.  The top has a lovely sentiment located from the good old www. This was printed onto parchment paper.  The edges were sprayed and curled and left to dry.  Once dry these were distressed with Old Paper, Antique Linen and Vintage photo distress inks all available from the Secret Crafter. Finally the floral arrangement was added - the flowers are a mixture from Hobby Craft, Wild Orchid, a local department store and my stash. The whole box was sprayed with a fine mist of gold glitter to finish again available from the Secret Crafter.

The base inside is a heart of Making Memories Je t'adore papers.  Around the bottom edge is some lovely frilly lace from our local department store (thank you Polly for picking some up for me after you found it)  Around the top edge are two different fabrics.  The first is the delicious lace and on top of this is a string of delicate material ribbons.

Here is a close up

The top edge has a lush burgundy satin ribbon around it, which is over a ribbon of pearl droplets.  The pearl droplets drop down, so that when the box is closed they sit over the lace around the bottom of the heart shaped box.

Finally the open box with the lid, now you can see the lace on the bottom around the edge with the space for the lid to drop onto.

Hope your still with me and have not dozed off after all of that writing and photos.

Please pop and see what the other ladies of the DT have created there are some gorgeous pieces

I am entering this creation into the following challenges
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge - Q is for Quote
Bling It On - Anything Goes
Scrap-Creations - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Three of something - lace
Delicious Doodles - Dimensional Project

I would like to welcome my new followers and say thank you to my lovely visitors who take the time to leave me such wonderful comments

Enjoy your weekend


Miria said...

Absolutely scrumptious creation, your friend will adore it! I love any detail, so romantic! Hugs, Miria

Curly said...

Wow Kate this is so Beautiful, what an amazing gift to treasure, there aren't enough word to describe just how beautiful this is,

Take care,
Have a great weekend
Hugs Bridget :0) x

loriete said...

Absolutely amazing and fabulous!

mckinkle said...

OMG Kate this gift is just amazing, I am in awe! All of the work you have poured into it is such a lovely sign of your friendship!

Perfect project for our 3D challenge over at Delicious Doodles. Thanks for joining us this week and good luck!

Keryn :)

Paper Paradise said...

OOOOOOO I LOVE this kate!!!!!! Really yummy, loads of lace and flowers and so very pretty! Sue x

Anonymous said...

OH WOW weeeeeee!!!!!

All i can say is amazing, chin hitting floor right now.
Really is a piece of art!!!!

Huggies Angel

Helen said...

Wow - this is stunning Kate...such a wonderful keepsake!
Helen x

Liz said...

Wow Kate how beautiful Just lovely

Liz xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Stunning Kate and what a gorgeous keepsake

Hugs Jane x

Kelly - Peace Love Lacquer said...

This is divine!! What an amazing gift. Thanks for sharing!

~Kelly :)

Saskia said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous box!!! Lovely to see your work at Delicious Doodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Saskia :)

Davi said...

Such a beautiful box...With all the wonderful elements Im so sure the bride will love it. :) thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Kate, this is absolutely Stunning, I like everything about it. you are so clever!
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Wow Kate, beautiful! Next time I'm going to be a bride, get ready to make another one! said...

OMG Kate this too gorgeous for words hun! Amazing project!! Thanks for sharing with us over at Delicious Doodles this week. Good luck. Claire x

Teri said...

Gorgeously awesome project hun!
You totally ROCKED the 3D challenge at Delicious Doodles this week, good luck with the draw!
Teri xx

sam21ski said...

THis is absolutely gorgeous Kate. You ahve so much patience placing all those flower heads with precise procision xxxxx

Kristen said...

Super cute card. Thanks for joining us in this weeks Going Grey with Scrap-Creations challenge!

Sylvia x said...

stunning project....thanks for joining us at the creative craft challenges...good luck

Sylvia x

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Wow! This is simply stunning! A wonderful creation and the use of flowers and lace is breathtaking.
Thanks for joining us at the Bling It On challenge.
Sharon xx

Mandy said...

OMG Kate this is absolutely STUNNING hunny, this is such a beautiful keepsake, your friend will treasure it
hugs Mandy xx

Shell said...

OMG this is totally amazing, i love all the details and what is there to say about the flowers oh my gosh stunning, thanks for joining us at Bling It On.
Shell xx

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