Today is my wonderful friend, Lynne's, birthday. I have been planning her presents for months and everyone who has been to my house has seen the things I have been working on at their different stages! I bought her some bits and pieces but these are the two items I made:-
For this wooden handbag I used Bo Bunny Alissa Love You double sided paper for the outside, and pink velvet paper for the inside. I have one bit of advice for you though: never work with children, animals, and hexagons! It was a nightmare cutting out the pieces! I used my favourite flourish stamp from Crafty Individuals, and their flower head stamps CI 206 which I always seem to return to. I used some secondary stamping and some white ink to get the layers I wanted.
I wanted everything for Lynne to be pink and vintage-looking, and for this jam jar a bit of Paris, too. Yes, I know you Lynne! There are dozens of flowers in this pot of different shapes and sizes. They were plain white paper flowers and I coloured them in shades of pink and brown, and stamped on some and ran others through an embossing folder. Some have tiny buttons in the centre, some have flower gems. I layered them up, and curled each petal by hand.
Have a lovely day, dear Lynne!