Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Papercraft Star 156

Good morning!
How's your week going? 
I can't believe it's Wednesday already ... where does the time go?
Today would have been my Mum's 88th Birthday ... 
Happy Birthday Mum, we love and miss you

 Being Wednesday, it's a new challenge at 

Here's your Inspiration Photo for this week


There's a lot of detail in there ... lots of things for you to pick out
Me ... I took the 'Book' route and made a book box to store some photos of my recent trip to Cornwall


... And as Cornwall is full of beaches and very much about fishing and the sea ... I decorated it with a beach theme


The box and cover I made from cardstock and then covered it inside and out ... For the first time ever I used a napkin to cover the outside ... My blog friend Asia (Under A Creative Spell) is an expert at this and her work inspired me to give it a go ... The napkins were bought in Cornwall too. 
Once I'd adhere the napkin and let it dry ... I gave it a spray with clear lacquer to protect it ready for decorating ...


I used all sorts of things from my hoard of supplies including bits and pieces I found in some old M&S Pot Pourri - I don't throw anything out I think I can use ...  Tip ... Distress stains wok wonderfully on shells ... you can paint them to match your colour scheme

Here's the inside



and a side view


I'm really looking forward to seeing where your imagination will take you on this challenge ...
Hop over to the blog to check out the creations from the rest of the team 
And please come and join in our challenge this week

Thanks so much for stopping by 

Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~











28 comments:

Calypso's Crafts said...

Oh my word what an amazingly stunning creation!!! So much detail and texture!! WOW!! Completely stunning.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful box Ross, love all the shabby elements on the lid, - it looks fab! What a great place to keep your wonderful memories!

Zue said...

It is a wonderful project, Ros!
Cornwall has so much to inspire!
Sue xxxx

Sleepy Stamper said...

Ros this is a wonderful box! Love all the texture on this box and all the detail. Another fabulous project!

Hugs,
Anitra

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

This is pretty fantastic Ros! Love those little added shells!

Deanne :)

Davi said...

Awesome Ros! Love the sea theme and the webbing with the clusters of shells :)

Charlene said...

I think about my mom every day and I miss her...happy birthday to your mom! My mom would have been 89 this year. I love your box!! Its perfect for the sea and I'm pretty sure you and I share that love :-)

Lisette Baker said...

Fabulous project and love the tips about the pot pourri and distress stains for shells.
My Dad would have been 78 today - so hugs for you x

Milagros C. Rivera said...

oh the possibilities!!!! I can see my daughter stashing precious object in this fabulous box!

Tracy said...

Oh my word! What a spectacular way to make storage for your trip souvenirs Ros. This is really beautiful and reflects the feel of the sea so well. Never would have guessed that the Distress Stain would take to the shells. Good to know. :-) Hugs!

Jinny Newlin said...

Holy smokes! What an amazing, little box! LOVE all the textures and your ode to the seaside! Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a beautiful box to keep the traveling photos, really really well done Ros!

Linda R said...

Your Box is gorgeous. I just love everything about it.

Hugs~

Barbara said...

You chose the perfect theme... it looks like it was made from things you "found" on the beaches of Cornwall. Very special.

Chriss Blagrave said...

As beautiful inside as out! You are amazing Ros!

Sue Lelli said...

Ros, this is the most interesting and brilliant book box! LOVE all of the beach detals and the napkins inside! You really made a FANTASTIC project this week!

Sylvia said...

What a lovely book box, Ros, I love the nautical theme. You alwasy come up with wonderful projects. Have a fabulous Friday!

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

Wonderful project! I love everything that reminds me of the ocean or summer holidays :-)
Have a nice weekend!
Ulina

Heidi said...

Wow this is stunning!
Beautiful colours and details:)
Wonderful project Ros.
Have a lovely weekend, hugs:)

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wow. wOOw! Your box is stunning Ros! I had a real OMG moment when I saw that you've had a go at napkin art and what a result! I love everything about this box, colours, textures and embellishments. And I'd never have thought about using stains to colour the shells. What a great tip! Beautiful work and perfect for storing beautiful memories from your trip. Big hugs to you my friend!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Ros! Love all the seashells and texture!

Maria said...

So very gorgeous with your book project with sea theme! It will store some wonderful treasures for sure!

Sasha said...

Such a fabulous beachy project, Ros. Love all the shells and the rope fishing net.....and all those other pretty things!

You are not showing up on my reading list anymore, Ros. I don't know why! x

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Oh wow Ros, what a stunning and beautiful book box!!

Ira Huberts said...

Oh my word Ros, you have created the perfect little keepsake box to keep your fine Cornwall memories safe and sound. Love how you embellished this, more than perfect!! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Heather Jensen said...

Your box is absolutely stunning, Ros! I love the pretty shells, fibers and perfectly decorated inside. :)

Diane said...

Another masterpiece, my friend!! I love this, was a gorgeous piece to set out...it would look fabulous in my lake home, and I love the idea of using the napkin, a great memory piece!!

Марьяна Волкова said...

Wow! Wonderful!

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