Can you believe we are staring yet another new week. I hope this one brings lots of good things for you.
When my friend Elaine and her daughter opened their Tearoom back in March I was given a cabinet to display and sell some of my Crafty Creations. I am surprised how well it has done. I did a box similar to the one I am showing today which has caused a bit of interest. I have sold 3 from the one Displayed in the Tearoom. People want to do a "Workshop" to make one. I have no problems doing that BUT it is a lot of work. Talking to some of the people I feel sure they would struggle. However rather than start with the Box, Elaine and I have decided that we had to start some basic Card Classes. So Tuesday 10 til 12am will be our first venture. I did lots of classes myself a few years ago and they were very successful. Hazel and I have seen quite a few of the ladies that came to them selling cards and other projects at Craft Fairs that we do. Hazel and I do not take cards, there are so many stalls selling Handmade Cards.
Right folks ... there are a few pictures coming up!!!
I really should have taken a picture of the bare Box. It is a rather big box measuring 13x9x4 inches. They are plain "Bog Standard" Kraft Card Boxes which I cover inside and out with a Mushroom coloured cheap as chips emulsion paint. I then use some of my Dies, Stencils, masks and Distress Inks to to create a bit of a background, to break the plainness of the box.
I make Roses using whatever papers I can find either in Elaine`s vast collection of "Stuff" at the Tearoom or Freebe papers I get in Magazines (Not those horrible shiny cheap papers) nice quality absolute Min 160gms
The edge of the box lid is decorated with some good quality Lace with Burgundy Organza Ribbon threaded through. I tied a Triple Bow attached with Hot Glue and added a pearl.
Some lace I have ready for another Box waiting to be done. I only had white which was far too stark, I tinted it by leaving it sitting in cold tea for a while. I have tried using Distress Inks in the past but the results are always rather "Patchy" I like this method far better.
That`s it for today, I hope you are not too bored by now and will call in again soon.
Thank you for visiting today I really appreciate it
Till next Time