Monday, September 27, 2010

Audrey Treasure Box

When our local craft group got together a few months ago, we started these little altered treasure boxes.  Well, I got as far as painting the paper maché box that night with some acrylic paint and making the paper flower and that's as far as I got!   So, it's been collecting dust on my craft desk until it called out to me this weekend to finally finish it already!   lol  :)  This treasure box now has a special new home on my bedroom dresser and is my latest Design Team project for The Stampsmith Art Rubber Stamps.   Please visit The Stampsmith blog for lots more inspiration using their beautiful stamps.  Or, you can visit The Stampsmith website for some retail therapy!  :)

Here's a close up the exquisite, Audrey.  This is one of my favourite images of all time.   I just love it. Isn't she lovely?

Here's a front view to show you the dimension of the flower a bit better. Here's a tutorial for the flower.  I used a different diecut for the petals from the one used in the tutorial.  Just have fun with it and play around with some different diecuts for a completely different looking flower each time.  :)

Here's a different angle to show you the beautiful Tim Holtz hardware that I used to embellish my treasure box.

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Supplies:
Stamps: Audrey
Cardstock: Chocolate Brown (CRS), White Glossy Cardstock (CRS)
Patterned Paper: Lost & Found - Portobello Road "Family" Brocade Paper by Jen Allyson (My Minds Eye)
Ink: Ancient Page - Chocolate (Clearsnap), Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tea Dye (Ranger)
Tools: Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Sponge (SU), Edge Distressor (CTMH), Clear Shimmer Smooch Spritz
Embellishments: Pewter Antique-Look Hardware (Tim Holtz), Handmade Paper Flower, Grungeboard Flourish (Tim Holtz), Lace Doily (Dollarama)

3 comments:

Karen McAlpine said...

This is so beautiful. And, you can put your treasures in it. How special.

Tracy.H said...

Wow! This is stunning, Julie! :0)

stampdiva said...

Gosh this is a thing of beauty. What a special box to have on a dresser or table. Love this . Lynne M x