Monday, December 26, 2011
Petaloo & Graphic 45 - A match made in heaven!
It is Petaloo & Graphic 45 Inspiration Week!!!
These two amazing companies are pairing up this week. There are chances to win prizes at each blog.
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Wow, wow, wow! Those of you who know me, know that I love all things vintage. These things have a story to tell if you listen. WELL, Graphic 45 never disappoints when it comes to warm and vintage and pair that up with Darjeeling and it is a match made in heaven.
I decided to take a wooden book box and transform it into a Paradise Wish Box. This can be used to hold vacation treasures or pictures of places you hope to go someday. This is the book cover and I really love how rich the colors are. Tell me those Darjeeling flowers aren't perfect! The colors are soooo deep and yummy and perfectly sized to accent this project.
I used some of the Tropical Travelogue chipboard embellishments on my cover. I added a jump ring and hung a tag from it. I also added some Advantus Metal Wing embellishments. When I think of tropical places I think of warm breezes and the feeling of being free from everyday life. The metal wings symbolize that for me. I bent the chipboard tickets and rounded them to give my cover some added dimension.
I really, really love this paper. The pattern, the color...all of it. I used some additional chipboard pieces as well as a sticker to embellish my binding.
I used the chipboard file tabs for a way to easily open the box. I embellished the inside of the box with more chipboard. I also fussy cut some other images and added a few calendar bingo cards. I tucked a few Petaloo Mini Darjeeling flowers in the corners. We will be using this box to store some favorite mementos and picture of places we would like to go.
This is a picture of my niece and my DD. It was taken in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in March of 2008. Aren't they cute! We had family from Florida meet us in the Outer Banks for a family vacation. It was such a nice week for the kids.
I'm going on record right now and saying that I HAVE TO HAVE A TRUCK LOAD OF THOSE WHITE DARJEELING TEA STAINED LEAVES!!!! Aren't they gorgeous?
Thank you so much for stopping by and please make sure to go to Petaloo's and G45's blogs for a chance to win some amazing prizes!!