Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Summer is icumen......

Summer is icumen.....an old English round robin song that was going through my head when I started playing with this sweet Small Trinket Drawer Stand. Warm sun, sunflowers and butterflies....sweet summer and all of it's pleasures is icumen!

Here's where I began......I made sure I had the proper pieces in the proper places.
And glued the main body together and then the drawer, securing the drawer with rubber bands for a tight glue-fit.
I cut and glued on my papers: Bo Bunny Double Dot Vintage Citrus on the inside and Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Optical Oddities (the striped side) on the back and sides. The little drawer has a pre-drilled hole for a knob, which makes things easy! I cut a sunflower out of some French Country paper (G45) and centering it on the hole, glued it down and then put my knob on.
I cut some more French Country to fit the Chunky ATC Blanks.
I love these Chunky ATC Blanks! They are super sturdy and come in a set of three. I use them all the time.
I also cut some zig-zag Dresden border to frame out the pretty sunflowers. I printed out the word 'Beautiful' and used an oval bookplate from the Miniature Bookplate Shape Set to frame it and attached it to the ATC. I glued on the borders and attached it to the Trinket box.

So cheerful and pretty!
After painting it black, I glued an element from the Stackable Labels Shape Set
to the top of the back side of the Trinket Box and then glued a great old 'sign' from the other side of the G45 Optical Oddities paper over the Label Shape and then framed out the bottom and top with more Dresden trim.
I like that it looks like an unfurled scroll. I added some more butterflies. While I could have kept going, I decided that less was more and just added a couple of butterflies to the sides. After giving the whole thing a coat of matte varnish, I call it finished!
I love this color combination. I never get tired of it - orange and black is not just for Halloween!
Though I admit that it does make me miss my favorite holiday.
Thank you for stopping by!
 Small Trinket Drawer Stand (coming soon)
 Stackable Labels Shape Set
 Chunky ATC Blanks

Additional Supplies
Acrylic paint
Matte varnish (I like Liquitex)
Zig-Zag Dresden Borders-Black (from Alpha Stamps)
Spare Parts Screw Fasteners (for the drawer knob) 

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