Saturday, February 12, 2011

Birthday Trio.

Last year I gave all the girls in our little craft group a clock for their birthdays. This year I was stumped until I came up with the idea of covering a box in the same papers as their clocks. The idea floated around in my head for a few weeks because I was trying to get out of using Mod Podge. In the meantime, I was going through some 3d's I had, when I discovered one that was exactly like the flowers on the Webster's Pages that had been used for Heather's clock. So that was the card and gift for her birthday this year taken care of. Then for my birthday, Jean sent me a calendar easel card which I loved. So having a pack of these little calendars myself, I immediately thought, right, I'll do each of the girls a calendar easel card using the same papers as were used for their clocks. One way of using up the little calendars.
The pictures below show the results of all my exhausting labour of the mind. rofl

The card uses a basic sketch just so I could highlight the papers and the 3d in the centre.
For the Calendar easel card I used a sketch I found here. I'm so pleased with how it turned out.

The box, well it's not very good I'm afraid, but at least I avoided using Mod Podge, which seems to get all over me and all over the paper and then makes a heck of a mess.
I didn't have a clue how to decorate it, I only knew that I wanted to use the same flowers as I had used on the matching clock. So together with not a lot of imagination I'm afraid, some velvet flowers, leaves, punched butterflies, pearl swirls and lace here is the finished box.
Hmmmm maybe I'll improve with practise as I have three more to do over the coming year...BUT joy oh joy, NO Mod Podge. lol
I see my OH is about to mow, so I'm off to get the clothes off the line.
Thanks for visiting and hope you like my latest efforts.


debby4000 said...

Gorgeous creations Leigh.

Kristel said...

These are really gorgeous creations Leigh! Looking marvelous!
Hugs Kristel

Alicia said...

Hi Leigh,
Wow!!!!! These are stunning!! I love the card, the calendar and the box. I love how you have decorated the box...gorgeous!! I bet your friends cant wait to see what you give them each year!
Alicia xx

Jean McKenzie said...

Beautiful Leigh! You have done that lovely paper justice by making those projects. Love them all! Your friends will be so excited to receive these!

Leonie said...

wow, thats beautiful, I love your style!

Leslie Miller said...

What a great idea! Oh, such beauty! I think the box turned out fabulous. What gorgeous creations, Leigh!