and I was wracking my brains as to what I could create for this post.
I have some absolutely beautiful papers in my DT kit, from a fairly new company to Papermaze, called Stamperia and I really loved the look of a sheet called Peony and Laces.......it was this sheet that inspired this project.
I bought this wooden trough a couple of weeks ago from a Pound Shop and it has sat empty on my kitchen table ever since. When I looked at the sheet of Peony and Laces it made me think of my ever growing collection of laces, ribbons and trims that I have stuffed into plastic boxes in my craft room....my favourites are my vintagey cream and vanilla trims and I decided they needed a pretty new home!
I covered one side of the trough with a panel cut from the sheet of Peony and Laces and the other side
was cut from the sheet of Peony and Letters. The left overs were used to cover the ends of the trough.
I gently inked around all of the edges of the trough using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs to give it a slightly distress, aged look. And then picked one of my favourite trims and stuck it all the way round the top edges, allowing it to drape over the sides.
One of my other favourite embellishments is Blossoms, especially paper ones. I had a couple of lovely ones in my kit and also had a rummage in my own stash for a few more, along with some die cut Bazzill cardstock leaves. There is a super selection of Blossoms here in the shop to look at.
I also used a wooden word saying LOVELY which I inked with Bronze and Gold inkpads and made the word TRIMS using some metallic chipboard letters from my own stash. There is a vast selection of Alphabets in every colour and material HERE in the shop.
I then just added a few flat backed pearls to finish off the decorating....... and piled the trough up with all my lovely trims...they look much nicer in there than stuck inside a plastic box that's for sure!
A couple of photos without all the trims in.
These troughs look lovely when decorated and could be used for all different things....as gift baskets on a theme, as storage around your own home....anything! And when there are such beautiful papers about like the Stamperia Range, what is stopping you?
Thank you so much for looking at my project today, I hope that you like it and you pop along to the shop and have a look at all the wonderful Stamperia Range and the other lovely goodies there that are for sale........ and don't forget the amazing SUMMER SALE is still on, full of bargains....too good to miss!