Wednesday, 13 August 2014

ATB BOX FOR A GIFT

Hello my Lovelies, thanks for stopping by my nest, I'm so excited to share this gift for a Lovely Lady at swimming who has just had a double mastectomy. I'm bless to have so many Lovely ladies in my life including all of you. 
WARNING this is really photo heavy, so you better grab a cuppa, if you can hang around that long, I'll try to keep the chat to a minimum wish me luck with that :O)... 


 Decorating the out side I poured all the red ink I had on my desk then ran my gessoed beer mats in it, then put salt on them, with the rest of the ink I soaked up with a piece of water color paper. When it was dry I stamped my hibiscus flower all over it then fuzzy cut them out, yup, yup, yup, I did put some stickles in the middle and my white sharpie for the stamen, love them..

 Sweet bow, I'll show you that later, instead of leaves I used a cancer ribbon..

 I stamped the sentiment on a gessoed book page, for the hinge I stamped the whole sentiment I used partially  on the inside.

 For the inside below,  rubbed a stencil in red ink, left it over night and it soaked into the gesso, a soft pink, some random script of that sentiment, stamped some swirl and my favorite circles.


I used the rest of that inked red paper to make my strips. I made the top hinge from the paper under it.





For the outside stamped some script and butterflies

Stamped some of my favorite sentiments on tissue for the 4 sides, I added a cloth ribbon, with a sentiment around the bottom..






That sweet bow, I found in my stash, finally found out how they work..

you pull on the middle ribbon, the 2 outside pieces scrunch up to create the bow, these are very old, but I love them..


I made some little love notes everyone can sign...

If you still here, THANK YOU for staying, it was a pleasure to make this for Sue, all the love notes are filled out and ready for her.
Thanks for visiting, I'm off to water fit and will visit later..
((( BIG HUGS )))...

                                            NAMASTE!!!!

11 comments:

Redanne said...

I am so very impressed with this gorgeous box Dianne, it is glorious in red and I love how you dealt with the inside - very clever. Your flowers are beautiful and I love that ingenius bow idea. This is a beautiful piece of art and I am sure your friend will be thrilled with it! Hugs, Anne xx

Rita Barakat said...

This is gorgeous Dianne! I love that you did the inside too- simply beautiful! I was cleaning out my email and found your blog again! (I lost all my blog contacts when I switched over my site! Now ritabarakat.com) !So I decided to pop in and see what you were up to!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow, Dianne, this is a fabulous and stunning gift idea! Sue is going to be so moved and delighted with it!I just know it's going to make her feel so special - a piece of beautiful art created by a true friend always does. This is just the perfect way to lift a friend's spirits after major surgery! Your flowers are gorgeous. They look just wonderful in red!I love all the sentiments you chose too - I recognize some of them! Your art is full of love, Dianne! You are a treasure!xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think what you have done for Sue is a gift of pure love, Dianne! Your hibiscus are dainty and look like they are made from real petals! I love each of the sediments, the sweet bow, and most especially the love notes for everyone to write a personal message. You are a True Blue Friend, my dear!! Hugs, Darnell

Julia Aston said...

My goodness - what lovely techniques (and so many of them!) you used on this beautiful box for a beautiful lady Dianne! I'm sure she will be moved to tears with this thoughtful artistic box!

May said...

WOW...Gorgeous work... your attention to detail on your creations is always outstanding...Love the colours & fabulous stamping..your Dear friend will treasure this always I'm sure....I would....Hugs May x x

~*~Patty S said...

What a precious and beautiful gift for your friend...I bet she was moved and so delighted!
Thank you for sharing...
I never think there are too many pictures.
You are a marvel taking coasters and turning them into such a lovely creation!
Happy August you dear magpie you ♥
oxo

butterfly said...

So sorry to be missing in action for so long... it's been a crazy circus round my way lately!

I love this sweet-as-sugar romantic box of love... what glorious colours and layers of stamping. And all those wonderful ribbons and beautiful dimensional flowers on top - it's just enchanting, Dianne! What a brilliant and thoughtful gift.
Alison xx

Sue Lelli said...

You are going to make Sue cry for sure! What a special gift! Enjoyed all of the photos and the Love notes brought ME to tears! YOU are a wonderful friend!

Gio said...

Such a gorgeous gift for your friend! I love the red flowers, every quote, she is lucky to have a friend like you!

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a wonderful gift - I'm sure it will be treasured! You really do make the most amazing things! Chrisx