Sunday, March 7, 2010

Teresa Collins Shaker Box



I've always been drawn to the combination of Black, Ivory, Red and Brown. So while I was in Scrapbook Friend'z the other day, I saw a bunch of papers by Teresa Collins that caught my attention.

I bought 3 Shaker boxes years ago and have only used one. I decided to drag the middle one down and play around with it.......the sun was shining, the silly Daffodils were coming up (they will be sorry at some point I'm sure), and the birds seemed to have come out of nowhere....finally.

These papers are wonderful, but I wanted to add just a hint of blue to add interest instead of my usual brown. Hence, a bit of turquoise. But it was very white in the light spots, so, I used the Antique Linen Distress Ink to make it fit in better.

You can make almost any paper blend in with the right Distress Ink!!!!! And since I needed more red and black paper, I used the new Barn Door on the black and white paper..........now it's black and RED!!!!! Ta Da!

I cut out the flowers with the Sizzix die and a small punch...added a bit of Distress Ink.... a Teresa Collins stamp to the blue petals....some dots.....and of course a rhinestone in the middle for a bit of bling.

Tie some tulle around the handle and it's ready to sit out for Jerry the Easter Bunny (Emma's Friend) to hide something in.

Have a great week.

7 comments:

  1. Great idea! Don't you just love the new TC releases? I got a bunch of them in that big "deal" a few weeks ago & haven't had time to use them. May have to borrow your idea. :)

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  2. So jealous am I not only of your talent and creativity but the time to put them to such wonderful use. We finished the remodel project (about 8 pm tonite) so couple of evenings putting the rest of the house back together and then some time to play in my "studio" (figured it was more than a craft room. Looking forward to your class on Saturday my friend. Miss u bunches.

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  3. Oh, that looks so gorgeous.

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  4. I like those colors together too!!! Very nice!!!

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  5. That choice of colour is awesome ... Love it X

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  6. Love these colors together! You're so darn creative!

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  7. You are just the cats meow! Love it! Judy

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