I used this gorgeous, delicate Heartfelt Creations paper; I love the soft colours and the Scripture verses that are included in the paper pad.
Once I chose the papers, I painted the edges of the caddy that would be uncovered with a light wedgewood blue acrylic paint, then cut the papers to fit each piece, just laying the pieces on the reverse side of the paper and tracing around them. I then sanded and inked the edges a bit before gluing them on. I also inked the edges of the fussy cut verse before attaching it to the front with foam tape.
The leafy swirl I cut into two pieces, one for each end of the caddy-I love how easily these chipboard embellishments can be cut to fit whatever project I'm using them for! I painted them with the wedgewood acrylic before heat embossing them with distress embossing powder. they were then lightly rubbed with soft blue ink.
I diecut the flowers and layered the 3 sizes after inking the edges and shaping them. The trick to shaping them I learned at a Heartfelt Creations workshop at CHA a few years back (although my tools are much more makeshift than theirs were!) I placed the flowers on my mouse pad, then used the round end of a crochet hook, placed it in the center of the flower and gently rotated it in a small circle until the flower sunk in in the center and the petals curled outward. Once they were glued together I added some antique gold microbeads in the centers.
I love to fussy cut and these papers had gorgeous vines that were perfect to add to the top of my caddy; a soft bow finished it off.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my project; I'm looking forward to how much more organized I'll be now....actually I think it just might take a "smidge" more than a caddy to make me stay organized, but hey, it's a start, right???
Happy New Year and have a terrifically creative 2018
GYPSY SOUL ITEMS USED
OTHER ITEMS USED
Heartfelt Creations 12x12 paper pad-
Countryside Evening collection
Ranger Distress embossing powder-Pumice Stone
Versacolor Ink-Polar blue
Ingvild Bolme Ink-Old Road
Aleene's Tacky white glue