Saturday, September 24, 2011
Treasures Past - Petaloo
It wasn't so long ago that when the holidays came around people dressed up their everyday items instead of buying things to decorate with. I was thinking of watching old movies and seeing women pulling boxes out from their hope chests; boxes that held treasured memories and trinkets. That thought was the inspiration behind this altered box.
Would you look at those poinsettias! They are so beautiful and I decided to cluster them around a cream mixed bloom to help them pop! I added those gorgeous green Velvet Berry Picks to fill out the cluster a bit more and bordered the whole thing with that fabulous green Canterbury Vine spray.
I tore and distressed some kraft resist paper and using a stencil I added some molding paste to decorate the top.
I also created a cracked glass tag to help give it a more vintage and worn feel.
I don't know why but when I look at this I think of Judy Garland in Meet Me In St. Louis when she was singing Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.
Chantilly Poinsettias in red
Chantilly Velvet Berry Picks in green
FloraDoodles Mixed Blooms in cream
Canterbury Vine Spray in green
Here is a card I made using the same Poinsettias and Velvet Berry picks.
Chantilly Poinsettias in Red
Chantilly Velvet Berry Picks in Red
Chantilly Velvet Hydrangeas
Thanks so much for stopping by!!