Wednesday, January 20, 2010

DT Spotlight: Lora McIntyre

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Happy Wednesday! Today I am happy to feature LORA! This project is sooo cute! and I am a sucker for puppies... and pearls! ;)


From Lora:

I decided to alter a little heart shaped box since Valentines Day is fast approaching. I got one of those chipboard boxes from the craft shop and covered it with some K&Co paper which is one of my favourite brands (isn't it everyone's?)
I have tried several ways of covering these shaped boxes and have found that the easiest way to do it is in three pieces.
First measure the width of your base and cut a strip of patterned paper (I used a 12x12 paper and it was just a bit longer than I needed), put a strip of double sided tape around the bottom and top of the base (or glue if you prefer) and starting at the top of the heart stick the paper all the way round.
Do the same with the edge of the lid, then trace round the top of the lid onto your patterened paper, cut out and stick with glue.
I then sanded all the edges to make them neat and it also stops the paper from ripping at the edges :) I inked the edges with brushed corduroy distress ink just to hide any imperfections where I had sanded especially where the paper joins on the lid.
Then decorate how you please :) I used a string of tiny pearls around the lid stuck on with clear drying glue and of course FSS Rosie which I coloured with Polychromos Pencils and OMS (my very first time colouring with them by the way!! lol)

Thanks, Lora... love it! And your first time colouring with pencil/OMS .. you did a great job!

:)* Fred


Conniecrafter said...

Oh that is just too cute, neat papers and the coloring is great!

Unknown said...

This is just so cute - love the box!