Friday, 17 April 2009

shhh! don't let Tracy know.....

Shhhhh! Don't let Tracy know that I am posting on the blog! I just wanted to show off the box that I decorated for my Mum and Dad for their birthday.

I painted the box using the JoSonjas acryllic paints mixed with a bit of texture paints to give it..... well....... a textured finish. I then used some of the Tilda papers to and some ribbon to decorate it. When I had finished I gave it a good covering of JoSonja matt varnish to protect it.

I then made some index cards, one for each month of the year.

Mum and Dad have just had their garden re-landscaped, so they are have just started planting out the new garden. I thought it would be a good idea for them to keep a record of the work that they are doing so they will know what to change or to keep for next year.

To finish the present I brought some packets of seeds, one for each month and put them with the appropriate month index card.

They seemed very pleased with the gift.

Have a good weekend.

Lynn x


All Pink girl said...

Wow stunning gift box realy pretty ,hugs Dawnxxx

Lynn said...

Thanks, Dawn. Glad you like it. I really enjoyed making it. Lynn x

Yvostick said...

It's gorgeous, what a fab idea, I love it - Yvonne xx

Lynn said...

Cheers, Yvonne. Just goes to show that the Old Girl can still come up with the goods occassionally. See you soon, Lynn x

joanna said...

Hi Lynn, The box is fantastic, a very inspirational project. I am sure your Mum and Dad loved it. I bought a pad of the Tilda paper last week from Flutterby's. I love it so much I am scared to use it!!!!

See you soon - Joanna x

CraftyTracy said...

HA HA I knew Joanna would succumb in the end, Tilda got to have it.

Beautiful box Lynn, XXX