Thursday, May 2, 2013

Altered boxes

Have you ever gotten those beautiful smelling soaps in those little boxes that the drawer pulls out? Have you ever wondered what to do with them?
Well I had 2 of them, and I decided to put them together.
 I have a lot of the romantic novel papers , from Marion Smith, I also have some of her digital printout papers, that go with that line,
they are called vintage telegram, she also has a new digital printout, vintage telegram rolled rose .
 You can find her products here
  I used the paper line romantic novel for the main covering , then I used the digital printable extras , with the rolled rose , for the extras .
 again I took these pictures into creative suite, and changed up the background .

This is the left side view as you can see, I put 2 of the soapboxes together .
 Printed out the coin envelope and attached it to the left side,
 inside the envelope are 3 to 4 tags for notes.
I used a 6 x 6 paper pack which fit with just a little trimming along the side .
you can also see the drawer fronts, I had 2 leftover Tim Holtz drawer pulls and used those.
  here's the right side
 with the romantic novel line, you could get these mini clothespins that matched.
I attached it further back on the right side, so that I could add extra ephemera, and also give me a place for extra notes .
 I printed out the tags and stamps from Marion Smith printables and use them in the clip .

  here's the top view
 I used a tag from the paper line as the top paper, it fit perfectly .
 added some Prima pearls ,a trinket from the paper line, a little Prima rose, that I had sprayed with glimmer mist.
 Now the two large roses that you see, and also the green leaves, are from the Marion Smith's printable rolled roses.
 I love how they turned out.

 If you ever get any of those soaps that come in those cardboard boxes, with the pullout drawer.
 don't throw them out
 don't just stuff things in them and hide them away
 alter them
  you can see the possibilities are endless.

Another tutu

Hey everyone got another tutu done.
 If you're wondering where I get my inspiration for these, the lady over at Kell Belle,
has a corset diaries going on this year, and she gives you the patterns for the bodice.
While these corset diaries corsets, are gorgeous they are also basically flat paper items .  She does show you that she's made a 3-D corset , but doesn't show you how to do it .I have used her patterns added a side panel to them, to make a form. And over this form I make the papier-mâché  bodice .
 which I then cut off the form,and then in this way I can reuse the form.
While hers are all basically paper , . The only part  of mine that is paper, is the bodice and then I use ribbons, and tulle, and lace . . Basically I make it my own .
 Also instead of just posting regular pictures , I took my pictures into creative suite, and there did a little fussy background with them , so I hope you like it and here's my pictures .

Here she is
The front view.
 I think I will call this one
Willow Fae.
 she is decked out with the papier-mâché bodice of ,   
 ivy green, being the upper part, with a mauve under bust, then over these colors are rubbings of perfect pearls copper dust . She has a chocolate tulle skirt, with a mauve floral ribbon, below the waistline, and as the shoulder strap . She also has 2 wild orchid miniature roses, at the center front waistline . . At the very top of the under bust is a row of mauve liquid pearls.
( by the way the hanger is a Kell Belle project, she has the tutorial on her site .)

 Okay here's the back view
 I have the bodice being laced from the top to the middle, and from the bottom to the middle so the bow is in the center of the bodice.
 I used seam binding that I colored with sugar Maple and vintage pink glimmer mist .

 this is a side view just showing how dimensional this tutu is . 
The bodice itself is 3 inches high, and the overall tutu, from the top of the straps to the bottom of the tulle measures 10 inches.. So this is pretty good-sized.