I decorated a little box for this weeks challenge. This week’s challenge over at JFF is “Spring”. I thought this was a great theme chosen by Our Zoe. It has been so nice to have a respite from all of the planning and preparations for Christmas. To join in the fun, see the fab ideas from Von, Zoe and Neet and all the entries click on the link above.
Here is my little box. Basic painting and stamping with a little fun surprise inside.
The stamping is slightly dubious! lol! All is explained at the bottom of this post.
For the surprise:
These are two little eggs from the very rare Greater Spotted Wodgermacallit.
Ok, the stamping. I decorated the wrong box. I had two boxes. One of them I heavily sanded the edges as I was going to just paint it and one I just lightly sanded as I was going to stamp on to it. I grabbed the wrong one. Painted it and did not realise until I stamped the sides. Hence the missing stamped edges! Derrrrr!!!!!!! No excuses for the wonky Spring though!! lol!
Just before I go. I wanted to share something in case anyone is interested. I make a lot of Christmas wreaths and decorations and wood working friend gave me this tip for fir cones. Put a cone, between two pieces of kitchen roll, and pop it in the microwave for between 1 1/2 to 2 mins
I use an old microwave which I have in my craft room which I use for pressing flowers. Be careful when you take them out of the oven because they can be hot. Shake outside to get rid of the seeds.
Thank you Zoe for all your technical advice. Fingers crossed!
Best Wishes Florence