I feel a bit surrounded by all things festive at the moment so instead of something Christmassy I decided to create a little sewing box using the Sew Sweet stamps for today's tutorial. Even though it's not seasonal it would make a great gift I think! So that's my tenuous link!
My mojo has been very sadly lacking lately so I decided to go back to my comfort zone of blue, cream and brown this month. My box has soft colours and a slightly vintage feel to it. I did some distressing but kept it fairly minimal as I wanted my box to still be pretty and feminine; not too grungy.
To start with I painted a MDF box with chalk paint (Americana Chalky Finish in Serene). It only needs one coat - this stuff is fab!
When dry sand the edges to reveal the buff colour of the MDF beneath and to give the box a more distressed look.
Stamp a tag with the pattern background and the dress form, Stamp the dress form again onto a scrap of blue paper, cut out and layer onto the stamped image. Embellish the tag with a little lace and twine.
Stamp a variety of images from the Sew Sweet set, distress with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks and by crumpling them with your fingers. Distress the edges of the tag as well.
Start assembling all the bits and pieces into a collage on the lid - glue down when you are happy with the arrangement.
Finish the inside with fabric (thanks Bibi for the fabric!) and the outside with some crochet trim.
And you're done!
Until next time,
I used these gorgeous stamps from Rubber Dance!
Sew Sweet set