This is my desk this morning, looking pretty neat and tidy with a range of garish brooches all laid out ofr inspection to find just the right one for the little box I have made... yes, that one, on the desk! A cup of tea, my ATG and stand, my new glue gun and some paintbrushes I just cleaned. Now, if you had seen the desk yesterday, it was a mess! But, I am one of those folk that has to clean up between projects, especially if they involve paint.
This is the box... it all began with that bit of transparency... I saw a box done by a friend, Carole, and had to figure out how to use that idea because I liked it so much. I ran the tranparency through my bug and embossed it, then added the pearls and backed it with Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante papers.
This is the front of the box, with the folded down transparency piece.
One side, with a pocket watch and Tim Holtz wings.
The opposite side, with chipboard cogs that I have painted to make them appear like brass.
Cogs that I papered with music and printed word.
and with the lid removed... yes, I revisited an old idea... the exploding box. Only the outside walls and lid are chipboard on this version because I wanted it to have some weight and be sturdy. The cardstock exploding boxes I made years ago have not travelled well... LOL
The chipboard outer layer is decorated with cogs and wheels and a brass butterfly.
The inner cardstock layer is decorated with paper images and butterflies.
The outside walls without the lid...
other outside wall
third outside wall
and final outside wall.
The centre of the inside I have decorated with cogs, pearl sticks, flowers, beads, a little light bulb and gems.
some wire springs and a bottle of glitter... think that is enough bling, don't you? LOL
I should mention that this is a birthday gift for my step-daughter-in-law-to-be... and her birthday is day after tomorrow... and she is in the UK.... oops! Guess it will be a bit late? Think she will believe that it is 'in the post'? LOL