Friday, 7 February 2014

DT Project No 2 by Lucy Edmondson - Featuring Jilly Bean Soup - Heart Healthy Box



I made this heart shaped chocolate box for Valentine's Day featuring the Jilly Bean Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup Collection. I painted a papier mache box with Fresco Finish paints in a mixture of London Bus and Brown Shed and covered the top with the Love paper. I edged it with a red pleated ribbon from my stash and some of the paper cut with a scalloped punch.



I cut the flowers using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and a piece of hessian to go with the natural look of the paper range. I covered the hessian with watered down PVA first and let it dry so that it didn't fray. I made up the flowers and then edged them with some of the Wow White Embossing Enamel to define the edges and popped a red heart from my stash in the middle and added green fabric leaves. I added a white doily, and a couple of the white heart pins from the kit we were sent which you can see peeking out at the back.

The shrink plastic plaque which reads, 'I love you 365 days of the year' is made in the same way as the one in Monday's post here, and is made with the co-ordinating stamps set and the Versafine Satin Red ink pad.

11 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous, - love the pleated ribbon along the side and the flowers look fantastic!

Maryann Laursen said...

What a gorgeous box, and the pleaded ribbon and the flowers on top, just gives it such a loving and romantic feel to it.

snazzyoriginal said...

What a pretty box, so many clever details. Love the texture the pleated ribbon and the hessian brings xx

Minxy said...

This is absolutely stunning Lucy, love those flowers, and the frilly edge xo

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

beautiful box! love hessian flowers!

Rita said...

Your box is so Stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

Craftyfield said...

Such a lovely box! The hessian flowers are just right for the Kraft colour scheme.

Redanne said...

I really love those beautiful hessian flowers, they do look so natural and the pleated ribbon is gorgeous. Anne xx

butterfly said...

So sweet - and the hessian flowers are absolutely delicious - gorgeous!
Alison x

Jean Thomason said...

This is beautiful very valentines day a box anyone would be pleased to get from a loved one jean x

Jean Thomason said...

This is beautiful very valentines day a box anyone would be pleased to get from a loved one jean x