Sunday, December 16, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Swap Day 1

Hi! Everyone.  Its finally here the day we get to open our gifts.  The swap was 12 Days of  Christmas at Scrapin Vintage.  We were to make either a handmade item or buy something.  For each day we were to have that many items for example on day 1 one item for day 2 we had to have two items. You get the picture.

We started on December 14th  and will end on the 25th of December.  I am a few days behind because I was working and could not pick up my package until Saturday morning. Then I had to take pictures and my battery was dead. Finally I was able to take pictures and put them on the website.  Since my partner Rhonda now knows what I sent her I will post mine and hers.

This is what I made for Rhonda. I altered a little wooden box I bought at Joann's.  I wanted the entire thing white.  First I painted the box and then covered it with embossed paper. I then glued trims and flat back pearls around it. I made the stick pin and arranged the flowers and ribbon in one corner. I used little resins roses on parts of the embossing that looked like the center of the flower design in the paper.

 Here's a view of the top showing the details. You can see the embossing much better in this picture.

This picture shows the details of the inside which I covered with paper and a picture. I also used more flowers and ribbon.   My swap partner wanted blue and silver rather than the traditional red and green. That was a challenge for me since I really like red and green Christmas colors. The blue and white bag of beads and charms I ordered off of e-bay.  They were so gorgeous I hated to give them away, solution, I ordered myself a set.  That seller is emmasproductions.

This is the first time I have altered a box and I really like the way it turned out.  I enjoyed making it so much I have entered a one-on-one swap at Scrapin Vintage for an altered trinket box for January.  That will be a lot of fun.

Now for what I got from my swap partner. Isn't it beautiful and yes it is red, which is what I communicated to her as my color preference for Christmas. Now all I need is a holiday picture to put in it.

Well that's Day One. I will be posting Day Two later. Have to catch up with everyone else.  After today I will be caught up and will post on a day to day basis.

Hope everyone is having fun crafting for the holidays. It really gets you into the Christmas spirit. Put on some classic Christmas music and craft away.
Bye, Bye for Now,

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