Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Altered wooden cheese book

Well here I am  - back again - it's been a long time.
This is a wooden cheese box which I painted inside and out
with metallic blues,and pearls.

I used my favourite stamp - the mermaid goddess, and also used a stencil to make a seabed like pattern of seaweed

I managed to find some embroidered edging that reminded me of waves.  It is decorated with sew on little seed beads and 'pearls'.  I happend to find it in a little haberdashery shop which finished it off perfectly I thought.

The mermaid has been finished with a watery pearl wash then sealed to give it a lovely watery finish.

It's off in the post tomorrow for a swap.  My husband asked, 'Can't you keep it and send something else?'  Maybe I can make myself one - but two never turn out the same do they.  That is the joy of  crafting.

10 comments:

Jack said...

What a lucky person to be receiving this gorgeous box. I love that image and you are so right, that trim is just perfect (and of course I really, really need some of that now, lol).
Jack xx

Carol Q said...

lucky person to receive that. Gorgeous Lottie. She's one of my fave stamps too.

Chris said...

Gorgeous box Lottie. I have that stamp too but don't use it enough. The trim is beautiful.

themessycraftroom said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous box. Love it, your right that edging looks lovely. Hugs x ChrisB

Ginger said...

Very pretty Lottie, a lucky recepient indeed. x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Lottie
This is fabulous.
I've signed up as a Follower so I don't miss anything.
Wishes
Lynne

sam21ski said...

Great little box Lottie. Fab choice of stamp and colours - perfect.

I agree, two never turn out the same, but then again, I don't suppose they are meant to!!!

Sam xxx

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Shairon said...

I love this box! The image and the choice of colours and embellishments are just perfect.xx

Glennis said...

It is so beautiful Lottie, my favourite colours

Lorraine said...

this is excellent you should make one for yourself as it would look lovely in a bathroom