Happy New Year! Sorry for being a little quiet, a combination of the bug which dragged on and then going up to stay with Colin's family for Christmas.
I was lucky enough to get some gorgeous crafting goodies from my play-date buddies, Pauline, Petra, and Jack, and I will be blogging what I make with them over the next few weeks. Pauline bought me some Hunkydory steam punk card and vellum, and a set by Kaisercraft called Bonjour, consisting of rub ons, papers, stamps, and die cuts, featuring Eiffel Towers, birds, and butterflies in ice cream colours - absolutely divine! Gingersnaps challenge is to Use a Set, so I thought this matching set would be ideal. I decided to make a trinket box as a thank you gift for Pauline:-
The wooden box itself was one of my presents from Colin, and he also gave me some of the new Fresco Finish paint colours. This lovely duck egg blue is called Beach Hut. I used the stamp set behind the apertures. The Eiffel Tower is a rub on, but I applied it to a piece of clear packaging material and then cut round it, so that I could overlap it.
I edged the box with gold pen, and decorated the sides with some of the co-ordinating die cuts.