My former Simon Says Stamp and Show Design Team Member, Linda Coughlin; better known as "The Funkie Junkie" has started a new challenge blog called "Frilly and Funkie". It's a blog for all of you vintage lovers. This week's them is "Your Favorite Vintage Style". Just create something and post it to the blog. Check it out...there are already some really lovely entries.
Nothing says "Hello Spring" like a bird's nest. So I combined my love of all things vintage with a bird theme and now I have a new little piece to put up in my shabby chic room.
Here is the piece I created today for Frilly and Funky's FIRST challenge.
It is a little vintage trinket box that opens to reveal a bird's nest. I colorized the knob with Distress Innks and then covered it with Crackle Accents to make it look more like a crazed porcelain knob. I sprayed the flowers on top with various color mists and then hot glued them onto the top along with some white Hug Snub Ribbon that I sprayed and crinkled up to make it look old.
The little wooden box has a soft wooden top. I love that because it opens and closes with ease. It fastens with an elastic cord over a wooden knob. I found this little "treasure" at Michaels in their dollar bins. Those dollar bins are ADDICTING! I find some of the coolest stuff in those!
This is what the little wooden box looked like before I covered it. I covered it with papers from Bo Bunny's Etc. 6x6 paper pack. Then I distressed them with Broken China and Gathered Twig Distress Inks. I spritzed the outside paper with Mint and Forever Blue Perfect Pearls Mist. Then I added the lace trim using a 1/8" double sided tape.
I added some cute Jenni Bowlin Rub Ons that I've had for a long time to the sides and back.
I thought they gave some character to the box.
The interior of the box is also completely finished with distress papers and a stamp of a bird's nest on the top. I pop dotted some of the images after I'd colorized them with my Distress Markers.
I also sprayed the popped images with Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls Mist to give them some sheen.
Finally I made a bird's nest in the bottom of the box with some brown excelsior grass and colored two plain paper mache eggs with paint and then some Glimmer Mists, Distress Inks and added some dots with my brown marking pen to make them look more like robin eggs.
I wish everyone a wonderfully warm and creative weekend! Take time to PLAY!!!