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Saturday, September 1, 2012

A busy August...

I just realized it's been quite some time since I updated my blog. I had my grandchildren visiting for the month of August so I didn't get a lot of scrappy time in. I did get to work on a project for a Curio Cabinet using a pattern that I had purchased from Laura Denison at "Follow the Paper Trail". I don't know if you've ever been to her website but if you haven't you have to stop by and check out all of her great patterns she has for sale - she is a very talented lady! You can find her site here: Follow the Paper Trail You can either make this just as a trinket box with the drawer or you can make the drawer a mini album when you open it up. I chose to just have mine as a drawer. Remember you can click on the picture for a larger view, so here's my finished project... 
 I used a few Prima flowers on this project but most of them are ones that I made myself - the ones with the puffy paint on them. The butterflies I've used are from Lisa (starsailer) over at Swirlydoos, after I cut them out I covered them with glossy accents, I just love doing that with these butterflies, it just seems to give you a little more depth to your projects. I used Graphic 45's "A Ladies Diary" papers for this cabinet - I absolutely love this collection of papers! 

Here is a closeup of the cabinet with the front doors open. On the shelf I have a little shell that my granddaughter painted for me. I also took a small metal frame that I had in my stash and painted it with Picket fence crackle paint and cut out one of the ladies heads from the paper for the picture in the frame. There is also a tiny glass bottle with beads. The bottom part has a couple more flowers, a little bird and a small brass telephone I picked up at a second hand store. Hanging off the left side of the cabinet you can see one of Tim Holtz swivel clasps and chain holding a small heart and key I had in my stash. I've also added a couple of Lisa's butterflies that I've painted with glossy accents. On the shelf I have a little shell that my granddaughter painted for me. I also took a small metal frame that I had in my stash and painted it with Picket fence crackle paint and cut out one of the ladies heads from the paper for the picture in the frame. There is also a tiny glass bottle with beads. The bottom part has a couple more flowers, a little bird and a small brass telephone I picked up at a second hand store. Hanging off the left side of the cabinet you can see one of Tim Holtz swivel clasps and chain holding a small heart and key I had in my stash.  
This is the left side pf the trinket box. I cut out a dress form with my Cricut and then took some pink netting and gathered it for the waistline with some pink ribbon, there is also a small bottle with diamond dust in it. You can't see it very well but I used another one of Lisa's butterflies which I also covered in glossy accents.
This is the right side of the cabinet.The little wooden case with the wine bottles I picked up at one of our Dollar stores, tucked in behind that is a rose from my stash and beside the wine cabinet is an old clip on beaded earring from my stash.
Well I hope you liked this project and I hope you stop by Laura's website, I'm sure you'll find something you like. Have a great long weekend all and watch out for all the kids on the road on Tuesday as they head back to school!




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