Friday, January 14, 2011

~ Embellished Shabby Treasure Box ~

 Hi! I'm here again...

Today's sharings are from my etsy, where a wonderful customer recently made a custom order. I had great fun dreaming up her ideas and creating them. First, a quick lookat a pretty box with flowers and frill.the buttons are covered with a lovely, shimmery stuff that I found in a humble stationery store a few days ago. It has a beautiful shine and soft texture... the only thing is that I'm covered with glitter myself!! :) thank you Jus for the sweet little doily and watering-can die-cut.. I love them! ... Melissa Frances papers, and pretty things. some vintage trim around the lid.

Then, I made three mini-frames for her... one size, three looks. And her chosen theme was the home. and I was like, WHY didn't get this stamp set earlier?? Sighingly, I created my own text...

Love grows in happy homes...  And I there and then resolved that I will always immediately buy stamp sets when I foresee that I'll need them. I think my Love Lives Here will arrive sometime in the next few weeks...  I love my birdcage stamp. from Studio G.

Home and heart will never part...

...Love lives here in our home... 

Yup, I can't wait for my real stamp set to come.TIRED of creating my own texts and houses.

And last of all, but not at all the least! Big sister in the frame world...

Trinket pins and tiny tags here... "Joy" stamp and mini scallop die-cut from here... and for the big frame, I just couldn't bear the dreadfully dark color, so I sanded away and distressed it with ink. Who knew even frames could be distressed using stamping ink.

 Thank you to a wonderful etsy person for allowing me to create decor for your home. I hope you enjoy using these simple things.

And for you friends, I hope you've been inspired just a bit to grab a frame and try something out with it.

~ Vi


  1. Oh Viola, these are beautiful! I think this set is darling. I made a couple frames for my bathroom a couple years ago and they deperately need to be redone. I think I just might have to get on that idea very soon.
    I think I might wouldn't buy the stamp set if I could duplicate it like this. Great job! :)

  2. So beautiful, Viola! This is really wonderful!

  3. Patty O'MalleyJanuary 14, 2011 at 9:07 AM

    Wow, Viola! Another stunning set! I think you did a fabulous job making your own text.

  4. This set blew me away. And yes now I know for sure...You are multi talented. And I am not going to argue about that ok? :)
    This is breathtaking and so precious. The recipient will be thrilled. ( I know I would be over the moon...)

  5. So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your fantastic projects, what an inspiration you are!

  6. Your work is just so beautiful and inspiring! It always makes me smile and want to go craft up something!

  7. Viola I think you did a brilliant job without the stamp set. Yes I agree it's a beautiful set but it was lovely to see your totally unique projects that will be unlike any others...with you creating your own little sentiments and houses....gorgeous job!

  8. Viola-These are beautiful! I received some lace from my father recently. He said it is all from previous wedding dresses going back to my great great great grandmother. Your projects are inspiring me to use it!

  9. Oh, I know your customer is going to be so happy with these!! Each one is so very soft and pretty!! I just love 'em all!! Absolutely beautiful job!!

  10. These frames are lovely. The colors are soft and cozy and yummy. I'm sure your client will love displaying your creations.

  11. O my!
    I love these frames! All are beautiful, but the last one just stole my heart!

  12. U have such amazing creativity, sweet girl ! These are SO Pretty =)

  13. Viola.....each of your creations are so soft and beautiful giving a sense of romance and feminity! Gorgeous! :)

  14. Those frames are gorgeous! :) I'm sure the person who ordered them would be so so happy! (Thanks for linking btw!)

  15. OH Viola!!! THese are so precious!! I simply love that watering can and "love grows"...your shabby style is awesome!!!!

  16. Oh WOW Viola!! These frames are AWESOME! Your creativity amazed me!


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