Sunday, June 27, 2010

Gifts Again

Just thought I'd share with you a gift I made up for a lovely friend who just had a gorgeous baby boy......

Its just a shadow box frame with a big wooden letter from a craft store with various bits of DSP on the inside, covering the wooden letter and over the front portion of the frame (exactly the same process I used on a previous frame). I'm not sure the red isn't too stark a contrast with the white, but it just had to do as I'd run out of time to fiddle with it any more.

I actually really really like these little blocks - again, just a variation of one's I've made before. These one's are quite sweet - they measure 4x4cm which is a nice, little size. I painted these ones in red before glueing the DSP to the sides and fronts and again just sanded away to my hearts content. Then a little sponging with a chalky little ink spot from a craft store to age them up a little and added the letters and a few buttons and I was done. They actually worked out much better then I at first anticipated - the DSP is from Sweet Slumber Specialty Paper which is just a little thicker than normal DSP (Designer Series Paper) which made the sanding a little harder but it definitely looks really good!

I will be holding a class on these blocks if anyone's interested - I will let you know about a date and time when I figure that out! :) In the meatime I'm holding my Paper Flowers Technique Class this coming Friday if anyone is interested in coming along - there are still seats available and I would LOVE to see you there!!!

Thanks for stopping by,


Adele xxx


Patrice said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE this! What a fantastic gift idea, I hope you don't mind if I 'steal/borrow' it - I LOVE it. So personal and simple and effective. You're very clever :o)

Adlewiess said...

Not at all Patrice!! That's what blogs are for right...:) and isnt' that what CASE means - COPY AND STEAL EVERYTHING!!!! hehehehe Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Adele this set id GORGEOUS!! I'm sure it will be adored! xo