I was really pleased to see that Julie Ann was the GD for PaperArtsy - her crafting is always a true inspiration and her blog is one of my favourite reads. Julie Ann's blog.
By pure coincidence I purchased a wooden box last Sunday afternoon for something I'd got in mind for the new HP1212 stamps I won in a draw before Christmas - popped onto PaperArsty that evening to see that Julie Ann's first project was also a box.
I've used a limited pallet of colours through out to get a vintage french look - the bottom is Nougat, crackle glaze then Lake Wanaka. For the top I reversed the colours. I'm still in two minds whether to add any stamping, treasure silver etc to the bottom. I really like the crackle so wasn't too keen to cover it up.
For the top I've added some flowers at the corners in GP tinted with Lake Wanaka. I then painted a piece of card in Space Cadet then used a background stamp and white embossing powder to give the look of wallpaper that I was after. To this I've then an array of bits and pieces, including stamped images, metal scissors, die cuts and some buttons that have been around in a tin as long as I can remember (literally!)
I haven't decorated the inside other than painting it as the use I had in mind for this was somewhere to stash my old wooden cotton reels and piece of lace.
Close up of the top
Inside - spot the feather ?
Thank you for looking. Is any one else thinking of attending Stamperama next month ? It would be lovely to meet some fellow PA followers in person.