It's a beautiful Spring day here with balmy temperatures just below freezing and gorgeous flowers blooming below the buckets of snow in the yard! I had hoped to post this earlier today, but we've just recovered from a 3 1/2 hour power outage, so here it finally is. I wish I wasn't so dependent upon electricity and heat, but alas it's finally back on and we're (snow day for the kiddos) happily thawing out together. Once power returned I was able to hug my little silhouette and smile upon it as it went busily to work helping me create the decorations for this box cover.
Here is the original wooden box lid that I've decided to salvage and revamp. It was a holder for Celtic stamps; which now have a new home and the box was too cool, but needed a new purpose. :)
Here's the cutouts that Ms.Cameo finished up for me and they are all part of the challenge happening over at Our Creative Corner which is Music and Kraft cardstock that I couldn't pass up! Viola, here's the Kraft pieces drying from their Gesso bath and you'll also notice the elements of musical notes.
Do you like my miniature antique wash board? The entire project actually evolved from this very first piece. I was on Pinterest and saw some neat ideas for decorating a laundry room and saw one of these in someone's vintage room and wondered if I could make a miniature...and I did! Very simple design to create on the silhouette and using Kraft paper, I cut out each section 4 times to add layering for thickness. The metal of the washboard is actually white corrugated cardboard purchased from Linda's Funkie Junkie Boutique and I've aged it with the faux patina technique.
Close-up of the music sheet flowers with Kaiser brad centers and each piece of foliage has been embossed with the musical folder.
The bridge of piano keys flowing across the washboard and little musical notes flitting across the top.
Okay, so here's how the laundry and the bird and the music notes all tie in together. I just love this sentiment from Berthold Auerbach.
Get it? Washes away = laundry...LOL!
If it was the last thing I did, I was going to make this washboard fit onto something with a symbolic meaning. I think I made it work just fine.
Here's the lid decorating the actual box in its original state. I'm debating whether to close off the back of the lid and make it a wall plaque and then use the box base for another plaque or keep them together.
What's your opinion?
Thanks so much for sticking around to get this far and I really and truly appreciate your time, visits and comments.
Hugs n' Happy Crafting,
Other Fabulous Challenges I would love to enter:
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Quotables
Sugar Creek Hollow - An Altered State