Monday, February 25, 2013

Green Elephant Memory Box

This is a memory box that I made as a birthday present for a friend of mine.  Her favorite thing is elephants and her favorite color is green so i just rolled with that.

I made the elephant charm hang over the edge to help hold the lid shut.  I punched a whole in the lid and put a large eyelet in it.  Then I stuck an eye pin through the eyelet, with the eye part on the inside of the box and used a jump ring to keep it from coming all the way through.  Then I curved it and decorated it with Swarovski crystals.  I rounded the end creating a loop and attached the elephant charm using a jump ring.

The tulle flower I got in a RAK swap at Mini Album Scraps from Laura Stirckland.

I used the Tim Holtz 30 game piece because she was turning 30.  I colored it with a black Sharpie and then glossy accented it.

The butterfly was a wooden butterfly.  It's either a Maya Road one or it's one that I got in a RAK from Jane at velocityvette1 on YouTube.  I'm unsure of which one I ended up using.

This flower was made following a tutorial that Fiona, at jennings644 on YouTube, made.  You use normal paper flowers, ink and embossing powder to make it look like a glass flower.  The lady bug is a handmade glass bead that I got form a friend in the Czech Republic for my birthday.

Melissa Francis keyhole.

I received a birdcage similar to this one in my RAK swap from Laura Strickland so I wanted to try to recreate it.  I used Vintage Photo crackle paint on the birdcage die cut.  Then I sprayed it with some glimmer mists, Black Magic, Tattered Leather and English Ivy.  I added the chain with the butterfly charm.  The flowers and leaves I misted with English Ivy as well.  The stickpins are ones that I have received in RAKs or as extras in swaps.

I love how this tuned out!!!

Close up of the flower, again made by Laura Strickland.

Pretty Box!!!!

Inside lid holds a standard 4x6 photo.

I got the little wooden people in a RAK from Jane, velocityvette1.  I inked them with Tim Holtz Distressed inks, Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry.  The same with the little heart and it was inked with Tim Holtz Distressed ink Barn Door.

Tim Holtz key.

I hope you enjoyed my pictures.  If you have any questions please just ask. 

Thanks for looking!!!!

Happy Crafting!!!!

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