Monday, 30 March 2015

Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Loving Sweetness - Project #1

Hello and happy Monday, my sweet friends! 

I'm back today to share another beautiful kit from Ephemera's Vintage Garden
This one is called "Loving Sweetness" and you can find it HERE.
Today's project is made using pieces from the Journal Kit, 
as well as the Add On Bits, which is found on the same page.
Just like always, this kit is FULL of wonderful goodness! 

For my first project, I have decorated a wooden box.
I found this box at my local Dollarama store for $2.
It was just begging to be decorated! :o)
I stained the entire box a pretty pink.
I used a couple of the printable pages to cover the background.
Then I fussy cut several of the Add On bits. 
All the edges were inked using Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I popped the pretty lady up on dimensionals to bring her to the forefront.
The pink pearl strand was adhered around the center square.
I adhered a second trim lower down on the box.
I added a variety of flowers, including the large rose that I made myself. 
(You'll be seeing lots more of those!)
Finally, I added some pretty sparkle with Stickles.
You can see more of the sparkle if you enlarge the photo.

A closer look at the layering, and the pretty flowers.

Using my Dremel, I drilled a hole through the wooden knob,
and tied a bow through it with pink seam binding.
I also added a Tim Holtz Swivel Clasp through the hole.
Then I removed the chain, and added this pretty bauble charm to use to open the box.

Here is the inside of the box. 
The other side of the lid is actually a mirror. 
I held a piece of white paper in front of it for the photo.

Here's a closer look at the fussy cut printable I added to the mirror. 
I also added a pink pearl swirl.

Materials Used:
Ephemera's Vintage Garden Journal Kit and Add On Bits - Loving Sweetness;
8" square Wooden Box;
Stickles: Cotton Candy, Stardust;
Distress Ink: Walnut Stain;
Distress Satin: Spun Sugar;
Bauble: Tim Holtz
Pearls: Prima;
Trims and Flowers: My Stash. 

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*** I'd like to just take a second to point out my super pretty new watermark.***
My sweet friend Kathryne (StampArt Design by Kathryne) created it for me. 
Most of you know that I REALLY like sunflowers. 
Thank you so much, my friend!
It's so beautiful that I'm thinking my whole blog needs a facelift! lol

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Head on over to Ephemera's Vintage Garden and look at all the fantastic printable kits available!
Consider picking up this wonderful Loving Sweetness for your own use!
Those of you who are not able to print them yourselves can find them in the Etsy Shop HERE.
Oh, and don't forget to go to Debbie's blog HERE to sign up for her newsletter. 
Debbie is very generous with her gorgeous freebies! :o)

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Linking Up To:

In The Pink - Challenge #65 - Lots of Layers

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Have a wonderful week! :o)


Donna Hanley said...

Wow, Nancy, this is something to be treasured for life. You did an amazing job with this $2 box. Those roses you made are simply gorgeous as is everything else here. A true treasure. Enjoy your day.

Fiona J said...

Oh my goodness.... What an amazing job, well done and to think this has been created from a $2 box.... I love it!! :)

Penny said...

Wow, fantastically gorgeous, Nancy! I love this! Love everything about it, and am amazed at that beautiful rose you created! Way to go! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Marilyn said...

Wow Nancy... this is a fabulous trinket box and you've done a smashing good job on it. Love the image (very vintage and chic) but I'm really stuck on that rose... you made that rose? That is gorgeous! The new watermark is really nice too and so perfect for you.

Geri said...

Wow...what a treasure, Nancy!!! This is just beautiful!!!

Geri said...

Wow...what a treasure, Nancy!!! This is just beautiful!!!

Christine L said...

Such a wonderfully vintage creation Nancy.... I love the fabulous way you've brought all the elements together... it's really beautiful!

Thank you so much for sharing it with us at In The Pink too...

Big hugs
Christine x
PS... Your new watermark is fab! x

Ira Huberts said...

Gorgeous gorgeous, Nancy! Now you have a truly feminine trinket box and how much you will love watching into that mirror now that
your altered box looks this good ;-) Hugs, Ira xox
♥ Ira’s Crea Corner ♥

Marianne Grimbly said...

Nancy you did a wonderful job on the box...just gorgeous and the colours are so pretty. I love your watermark...I need to do one as well. Trying to find a tutorial that is easy to understand.

Embellishments said...

First off Nancy, love the new look of your blog and your watermark (I'd like to know how you did the WM). This box is gorgeous, love the fussy cutting and layout design! Begging to be decorated huh lol... BTW aren't the things at "dollarama" store be a "dollar" LOL...? I thought they did :-0 Your handmade flower is so beautiful, hats off to you! Thanks for visiting my blog :-)
Big {{hugs}} Steff

Vannessa said...

Wow this is just fabulous and what a great find for only $2. I could do with finding some bargains like that myself! Thank you for joining in the In The Pink Challenge. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Vannessa
In The Pink DT

Tracy said...

Wowza! I am drooling over this beauty Nancy. The images are just beautiful and that rose you made....perfection!!! I'll be happy to see more of those. :-)

papercrafter45 said...

Oh so STUNNING, Nancy!! Love love love it!! :)

ShelbyDoodle Designs by Nancy Smith said...

Gorgeous! Great job Nancy. I love all the fussy cutting, detail, and dimension, and your flowers are stunning!