I really don't know where this month has gone but it's certainly flown by --- to view the other beautiful entries and the fantastic DT samples click on the link here.
To begin with I started off with 2 basic components ;
an empty box of chocolates measuring 10cm x 10cm and a pack of Twiddleybitz inches.
The box was given a coat of black gesso all over and the inches were cut to size.
The frame of the inches and the squares were given a coat of white gesso and then the frame was painted with fresco chalk paint in Slate. Once dry a layer of Americana weathered wood was applied, then a coat of Fresco Chalk paint in Stone. the inches were painted in Fresco Chalk paint in Evergreen, Lake Wanaka, Mermaid, Beach Hut and Inky Pool with a brayer.
The inches were stamped using CI 184 and white embossed and the frame had touches of Treasure Gold in Olive Bronze added to the edges.
A small black card tag was white embossed using 'For You' from CI 438.
I then attached some fancy thread to the edges from the back and tied some bakers twine through the tag.
The box had grunge paste applied through CI mask which once dry was coloured with DI in Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint. A piece of scrap paper was placed in the centre of the mask so as not to colour the centre of the box.
Once this was dry Olive Bronze Treasure Gold was added to the foliage and dots of Liquid Pearls in Pewter were added to the centre of the flowers.
Some CI text ribbon was attached to the sides of the lid and the inches and frame were glued to the top.
I shall probably use this box as a present filled with homemade chocolate truffles.
Well I hope you enjoy what is left of the Easter break, and hopefully your weather is much better than what we have had here in Kent today. Take Care and have fun, Jane x.