A little while ago I noticed some lovely little sets of drawers on Glenda Waterworth's post about her gorgeous craftroom/studio, one of which she said she bought from TKMaxx. I duly took myself off to my local branch not expecting to be able to find the same set of ceramic drawers but I did find a couple of other items in their clearance section. One was a lovely black box (with plenty of chips) with a hinged lid inlaid with a frosted glass panel. The other item I hope to be able to show you at some later date.
I decided to repaint the box with vinyl emulsion and I then stippled patches of Brilliance Ink in Coffee Bean and Galaxy Gold (and one other colour I can't remember). Because of the shape of the box I knew I wouldn't be able to use an acrylic block so I got rather messy using my fingers and tweezers to stamp images from the Elusive Images Delightful Damask Themeplate. I also knew I wouldn't be able to get a pristine image so I didn't try and ended up with a lovely distressed look. Finally I lined the inside bottom of the box with some lovely dark red velvet paper.
To complete the gift I used the same stamps to create some 'Just a Note' cards and envelopes and a selection of papers printed from my Artylicious Damask Delights CD to make notelets and envelopes.
I was really chuffed with the result and I think my friend was when I gave them to her last week.
Once again I have used some of my fabulous Graphicus and Elusive Images goodies - I LOVE 'EM!