Hello... I hope you are all well today. It's Saturday and time for another of my GDT challenges over at
and this week's theme is
'Special Lady/Mother's Day'
I've already made a Mother's Day card for my Mum but this is an extra gift to brighten up her windowsill... I bought the lovely Chipboard Window Shutter from Wild Orchid Crafts and to be honest at first I wondered what to do with it? but then an idea formed for a 3D window box. I've painted the shutters with Pearl Acrylic Paint. I had to do lots of measuring on this creation as everything had to fit around the shutters. I really enjoyed making it though, as it's nice to make something a bit different every once in a while.
I first made a square of 18cm x 18cm with stand up base, out of some strong leftover cardboard from new Calendar. Then decorated the front with some green card and brick paper. I found a photograph of a window and sized it to match the shutters. Then made the 3D window box using card printed with Rasperry Road Christmas Thyme Paper which has a crackled paint effect. I decorated the window box with some adhesive pearl strips. Then put a rectangle of Polystyrene in the bottom of the window box... and arranged the tulip stems into it and then poured some glue around the stems to secure.
Quite pleased with the design because it folds fairly flat and fits in an 8 inch square box... and you can take it out again and again as is quite sturdy.
Tulips and Roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
Window Shutters: Blueberry Swirls Little Gate Window Cutout
Trailing Leaf Border Die: Memory Box - Delicate Vine
Angel: WOC - White Cabachon Angel
Adhesive Pearls from Stash.
Hope you can pop over to My Time To Craft and see the rest of the teamies wonderful creations!
I would like to wish you all a happy and relaxing weekend. I've got lots of TV to catch up with and hopefully a bit of crafting too! Mum and I are going to have a nice meal at home tonight. Then Sunday evening my daughter will be home for Mother's Day cards and pressies! :-)
I watched the first of The Big Painting Challenge last night and really loved it! SO interesting seeing all the different styles of painting and the different mediums. I also loved Poldark - Ross is very easy on the eye isn't he... I can feel some new eye candy coming on.... Lol
Thanks for all your lovely comments and for visiting my blog... I really do appreciate it.
Take Care and enjoy the weekend!
Love and Hugs