Friday, July 8, 2011

A Birthday Swap

recently I participated in a swap
a birthday swap

we were to take a shadowbox
and make a special birthday keepsake for our partner

my partner Kathy let me know she loved the color green
it was the take off point to my design that
started to transform in my mind

before i put it to fruition

most of the elements that I added to the box were vintage
did you expect anything else from me?

the only thing that took a long time to do
was the painting and distressing of the boxes
once that was done
everything else went smoothly

I had this old pocket watch with the glass still intact
this lovely gibson girl image came from an old pattern book I have
I just had to bling it up with the rhinestones

some wish dust for the birthday girl

lovely image

an old earring clip I had in the perfect colors for Kathy

and old wooden spool of green thread and a vintage button

I can't believe I also had this green dice

and I just loved transforming this long forgotten doll
into a little garden fairy complete with wings and a crown

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an old typewriter key 

make an extra special wish kathy!

an old cabinet hardware thingy I had for the top of the box

you'll have to wait to see my box from kathy
because of our postal strike that just ended

the mail is slowly trickling in
so I hope I get my box soon so I can share!


Holly Loves Art said...

Oooh what a fun project! Thanks so much for sharing. It's just darling! Hope you're having a great weekend.

kandeland said...

fan-tabulous! love the wish dust and type key! just wonderful and filled with creative goodness. xo natalea

Jennifer Hayslip said...

Gooorgeous! Love all the vintage elements and pretty bits! Amy always host great swaps! :) XO,Jenn

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