Monday, March 26, 2012

Following the Paper Trail with Laura

I have been playing with paper, chipboard, and flowers.  I absolutely love this Curio Cabinet pattern by Laura at  I had so much fun doing this project.  It's not perfect (I really need to check my dimensions  better), but for a first try, I think it turned out pretty good.   I would love to be able to afford to purchase her kits.  They are so beautiful.  I think I did pretty good with what I had on hand.

 The flowers adorning the top of the cabinet are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I sprayed them with homemade glimmer mist and added some Prima leaves in behind them.  I didn't have the packaging she used for the crown piece to I used one of my Tim Holtz Sizzix dies and cut it in half.
 The drawer pulls out to reveal a mini album.  How cool is that?
 Instead of the metal frames (book plates?) she used on hers, I used my book plates die from Sizzix and some gold buttons I found at Wal-mart.

 I used a Wild Orchid Crafts Gardenia spray and my Sizzix postage stamp die to make "pictures" hanging in the back of the cabinet.  I purchased some small miniature bottles at Hobby Lobby and I adhered a small diamond table scatter to the top of the cork.
 I bought some wooden dowel caps at Hobby Lobby and painted this one white and distressed it with Tim Holtz distress ink.  I sprayed some small I am Roses roses with my homemade gilimmer mist made with my distress reinkers and perfect pearls.  I added some Wild Orchid Crafts leaves.  I love the way this turned out.
I bought some Prima mini roses at Micheals close to two years ago and never used them.  They were perfect for this flower arrangement.  I painted some mini wooden flower pots I picked up at Hobby Lobby gold and glued the flowers in at varying heights. 


Karen said...

Oh wow!!!! You did an amazing job!!! Yoru dimentions look perfect to me!!!! : )