Let me show you how I did it...
I decide to use the lid portion of the small 5.75" x 5.75" Configurations box. I flipped the lid over so the back of the lid will be my front (that will make more sense later).
Using Multi-medium made it very easy to quickly add each piece.
|NOTE: Grungepaper is thinner than Grungeboard. The sheets are 6 x 12", with 6 sheets per pack.|
Nice clean cut.
You can see the power pack for the lantern. It takes 2 AA batteries. You just plug in the brown cord when you want the lantern lit. It's just that easy.
1. Fence piece: I used Grungeboard covered in book text for the fence.
I added random cheap pearl beads to a plastic bag and squirted in some Butterscotch Alcohol Ink. Close the bag and roll them around to coat.
My thoughts when picking words for the Corked Vials really relate to the devastating events in Connecticut this past week. I decided my "Christmas Wish" was a little peace, love, and hope. Chichat words, vial labels, a large corsage pin dipped in glitter and some vintage string complete the set.
|NOTE: the one change I would make to this piece is that I would have punched the hole for the curio knob before I put the box together. It would have been easier and I could have made a much cleaner hole (not that you can see it now).|
I do like the way it turned out...
I like how the glittered pine cone image glistens behind the mini lantern and how the Vintage Cabinet Card cutout frames the items in the box. My little fence kinda disappeared behind the bottles so maybe I will need to go back and lift it up an inch...an easy fix. But for now, I am going to move it to a place of prominence in my family room and plug it in as soon as it gets dark enough.
Tomorrow I am off on a little trip for work. Okay, maybe a little shopping too...
Cheers for a great rest of the week!