Sunday, July 19, 2015

Ladie's Diary Money Box

I joined in with a swap over on facebook in a craft group I belong to. The swap remit was.....
"To make a gift and add a letter telling your swap partner a little about yourself"
So I was definately up for that challenge....I had a Birdhouse shaped money box that I've had for ages, also had quite a few paper scraps left over from another couple of projects I did a while ago.
As my swap partner received my gift on friday, its safe now for me to post to my blog....and here it is.

The money box is made from MDF.

Before adding the papers, I painted the roof twice in matt black acrylic paint.

After the papers were glued to the money box, I adding some embellishing and also added highlights to different areas all over the money box using Glossy Accents.
You can just about see the highlights here in the flowers in this picture, the ladies stole also was highlighted,it's a shame it hasn't shown in the photos.
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I added flowers to the roof section, along with some lace and pearl beads.

I popped a 10p coin in to the money box for good luck...wonder what the postman thought when he heard it rattling inside the parcel,lol....

Below is a sheet of A4 paper that I prettied up using an image of the money box through a graphics programme, I thought that writing a little something about myself on paper that matched the gift would be nice for my swap partner...I even added a thumbnail image on the envelope too.

Thanks for dropping by my blog...a quick message to a couple of friends...Jenny I promise to write very soon....and Jan, I will remember to email you soon...xx


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful, thoughtful gift, your friend will be delighted I am sure.
Lovely idea to add the Tag.
It's a really lovely work of art.

Gio said...

Simply amazing! Elegant, beutiful!