Saturday, May 30, 2015

OCC June Challenge

My wonderful teammate Jan is challenge host this month and came up with this sweet challenge for you.

What makes you smile

Close your eyes for a few minutes, relax and think about something that makes you smile..............
It could be a special person, a favorite place, a quote, an incident, the list is endless!

Your June challenge is to create something that will make us smile, it could be a scrapbook or journal page, a canvas, a tag, whatever your imagination dictates.

Join us at Our Creative Corner and share what makes you smile.

Thanks to our sponsor this month Tando Creative for offering a surprise selection of their products.

Here’s a look at a little gift I made for my sweet friend Becky Colvin. It always brings a smile to my face to see the joy that giving a handmade gift gives. 

I started with a Kaiser Craft Chest of Drawers. This is an easy kit to put together and decorate. If you'd like to try one check them out in my Artfire store. 

I first painted the edges with white gesso then inked the edges with rusty paper. Now using 3-in-1 glue, I assembled the chest of drawers.  

Covering all the areas with cardstock from Prima's Timeless Memories collection. To add that something extra I used a mask and gesso for some texture along with stamps and white paint rings. 

The top was a prefect place to add a framed picture, flowers, lace and pretty gems and pearls.

I finished off both side with the same lovely flowers and lace used on the top. I hide a few treasures inside the drawers I hope she enjoys. 

What's a gift without a card. I love making card to mix the gifts. 

Remember you'll find some of the products I use in my Artfire store.

Have a wonderful crafty day,
Laurie Moore


Lys Scrap said...

Wonderful chest of drawers! I love the colours and the shabby feel. Beautiful gift and card!

Jan Hill said...

Hi Laurie, your lovely present for your friend made me could see the love in the making. The colours are so soft and pretty, I am sure she will be thrilled to receive it. Thank you for creating such a beautiful thing for my challenge. Hugs Jan x

Astrid Maclean said...

Laurie this is just stunning!! I adore the additional stamping and texture work you added to those gorgeous Prima papers and the embellishments are fantastic too. What a wonderful gift, I adore the card as much as the little chest, just brilliant!!

Rupa S said...

This is just amazing and so feminine...your friend would definitely cherish. The soft colors and the frame on top is really pretty. What a bonus to receive a matching card too!

Tincan Crafter said...

Laurie, this is just simply stunning. I bet Becky is just super loving it. I bet that she is also wondering what to put in it. If I got a beautiful gift like that - I would only want to out stuff that is just as beautiful in it. Everything from how pretty the paper is - the addition of the texturey bits with gesso make it so much more interesting and I am dying to know what treasures you hid in them for her to find. I didn't know that you could get MDF kits from Kaiser. I'll be sure to check them out. -Candice-

Shari Trumbull said...

Laurie! OMG!! What a lovely cabinet and matching card for your friend!! This is amazing and looks really easy to put together and adorn! I would probably cry receiving a gift as special and lovely as this!! Talk about smile!! Way to go with inspiration for Jan's challenge!! I actually feel quite inadequate as an OCC DT member with acreation like this!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

That is so gorgeous Laurie, what a beautiful and thoughtful gift! I'll bet it brought a big smile to Becky's face :O)

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