I didn't really have anything in mind except that I might make something to go on my bookcase next to my letter rack.
Today that's exactly what I did! It's a while since we've been to Paris, but we did have a trip to France last year to stay with my (ex) sister in law in Poitiers. I do love France and this little box is my reminder of happy days.
I started by painting the outside with Mocha Mousse Fresco paint then added a coat of crackle glaze and once that was dry painted over with Nougat Fresco paint
|I sanded some of the paint away too|
….just to make a base for adding
|Top left - map from Tim Holtz Warehouse District stamped on to linen|
Top right - Tim Holtz Idea-ology District Market Tissue Wrap - Melange
Bottom Left - some torn napkin - courtesy of Alison
Some hessian - again courtesy of Alison
I then set to to add some more stamping and bits and pieces
|Top left, bottom right some French stamps I bought last year on our visit to my SIL|
Top right a stamp from a letter - donated by SIL
Bottom Left - a miniature vintage drawing and street sign cut from a French Calendar
The Eiffel Tower was from a set of tags I have had for ages and the French stamps were used to stamp two cut outs from my trellis die. The top was also a piece of leftover lace cut with a Martha Stewart punch.
Just to give you an idea how big the box is I have photographed by my stamp pad.
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Thanks for looking, Chris