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 ~