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Vintage Perfume Case

With it being the end of CHA  this week, I had been watching all the video’s over on Youtube and I was inspired to make “something”… so I pottered away this afternoon up in my shed..

I fancied doing something with a leather box I had found in earlier in the day  and this is what i came up with.

I chose the paper line Transatlantique from Graphic 45.   After it had been stitched I sprayed it with water and scrunched it up, then dried it with a heat gun, to give it a leather feel to it.. everything is edged in Aged Mahogany Distress ink.

With me fixing my sewing machine earlier in the day, this featured quite a bit in this project with all the edged of the paper being machine stitched… the top of the box is padded, and stitched around the edge…

I also made a rosette flower from seam binding, then created a tile using a perspex tile and one of the postage size images from the paper line, all this nestles on a piece of vintage crochet..

Then inside of the box is lovely as it is lined in suede, I just popped some vintage tissue paper in with a couple of perfume bottles that my friend deb had kindly sent me a while back

This was so much fun to do today 🙂

I also made the strap/closure for the front of the case ..

Thanks so much for popping bye 🙂

 

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G45 Transatlantique Paper Bag Mini Album

Here is the paper bag mini that I started making at the weekend… it’s part of a challenge that was set to the Youtube Wild Bunch Design Team to promote the Contest that Wild Orchid Crafts are holding at the moment…

You have from 6th July to 15th August 2011 to create a project..with a vacation/summer holiday theme using Wild Orchid Crafts Products and enter it as a video response to the contest video on Youtube.   Now the project can be a mini, junk journal, 12 x 12 Layout, or altered item.

Click Here to the link to my Youtube Video detailing the finished mini 🙂

Click Here to see the covering and binding of the mini on Ustream

Supplies List :-

  • Graphic 45 Transatlantique 12 x 12 Patterned Paper Pack
  • FM-00293 50 MIXED MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 25mm
  • BM-00003 100 MIXED GREEN/WHITE TONE BLOOM SET
  • BM-00020 100 MIXED COLOUR SUMMER BLOOMS (20 colours – 4cm / 1.6″)
  • LA-00006 1 METRE LENGTH CREAM KNITTING LACE
  • EX-00045 50 “FLORAL FOUNDATIONS” GREEN TONE MULBERRY PAPER ROSES 10mm
  • SP-00006 60 MIXED GREEN SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS – 5mm
  • Scor-Tape
  • Paper Bags
  • Got Glue Gun
  • Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium in Matte
  • Green Garden Twine to Bind the mini
  • Chipboard