Monday 4 January 2010

Blog Candy Giveaway

 I am a follower of this blog, and Jo has some lovely blog candy she is kindly giving away - why not pop over and see.

What a present I received today..............

A very dear and talented friend of mine made this gorgeous box for my birthday present. 

This is the slide on lid.  Look at all the work that has gone into this.
Each piece is collaged onto the wood its beautiful

The many techniques used - took my breath away.
Metal embossing, coloured with alcohol inks
Dyed string edging it, and the crackle paint.
The gorgeous vintage lady is printed onto material,
her cuffs are lace, she has a silk belt and seed bead buttons.

This lady is printed on material too, and she feels wonderful.
More collaged vintage paper - stamps, postcards etc

This is the top.

I am so very thrilled to bits with this box and all the techniques used in making it.  It has really inspired me to get out the metal and have a go myself - watch this space