This year I am taking part in Pay It Forward (PIF). For those that have not heard of it, PIF is where you offer to create a hand made product for the fist 5 people that comment on a post - in this instance on Facebook. In return, the 5 'chosen' people have to make the same offer to people - and so it goes on! You then have the whole of 2013 to create your projects and forward them on.
I have made my first project and the recipient (Di Potticary) was delighted when she received it!! The box was designed on a workshop that I did with the very talented Hels Sheridan at the end of 2012.
I used a box that I had in my stash for a while!! I painted it using sand acrylic paint. I then used coffee archival ink to stamp a crackle effect all over the box
I then set about decorating it! (That was the fun part).
I started by die cutting a doily out of grunge paper and painting it using Paper Artsy paints. I painted and stamped Studio 490 Art Parts , inked birds and flowers. I then assembled these to the top left corner of the box.
I rubbed some gold wax over an Ideology frame. I stamped the word 'Dream' and attached it to the back of the frame before adhering it to the bottom right corner of the box.
I finished by adding coloured drops in various places.
Here is the finished project.
It didn't turn out anything like I had planned in my head before hand but think that it has a nice Spring feel to it!!
Thanks for looking.