Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Collecting Pretty Things with the Scraps Of Elegance October Kit~

When Melinda named the October Scraps Of Elegance Kit, Pretty Things, she hit the nail right on the head!! This kit is loaded with some of the latest Bo Bunny Madeleine and Prima products to produce one of the Prettiest Kits I have ever seen!! 

I used the kit to create an altered wooden book box in a ballerina theme. I love ballet!! To me it is one of the most beautiful visual arts there is, so this kit was perfect for capturing all the "pretty" that surrounds ballet. 

I started with a wooden box that has a pull out drawer and I painted the whole box with a cream acrylic paint. 

I then painted the sides,  

and back with a thick layer of 

Prima Finnabair Art Extravagance Texture Paste - Platinum Crackle, then sprayed it with Tim Holtz Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain to bring out the cracks. 

I then added layers of distressed papers that I then edged with Reneabouquets Pale Pink Glitter Glass and Silver Microbeads, layering in some of the Gray trim from the kit, a bottom piece of one of the kit flowers that I edged with puff paint, and then topped with one of the die cut pieces from the kit.
I then fussy cut out one of the frames from the papers and layered on a Reneabouquets Beautiful Ballerina Chipboard Embellishment. I added cheesecloth, and flowers from the kit and Floral Add on along with some feathers and stash leaves. Added my title from the stickers that were in the Embellishment Add On, and topped it off with some Reneabouquets Tiny Treasures Spun Sugar Butterflies to match my ballerina's wings.

For the pull out drawer, I covered the edge with more of the lace from the kit, and then created a drawer pull from a metal bobbin topped with a Timeless Rhinestone Button and one of the flowers from the kit. 

I love creating places that I can hide trinkets and treasures in and this kit helped me to create a perfect one! I can't wait to play with the kit some more! Thank you for joining me for my first project with the October Kit, and I hope that you find the time to create some "Pretty Things" of your own.  Hugs ~Renea


Bente Fagerberg said...

Wow, this looks amazing Renea! Your projects are always ao sull of gorgeous feminine details that add such beautiy!
Scraps of Elegance indeed :)

Kate Tymko said...

This is so pretty! That lace is perfect. I'd love to try a project like this.

I can't remember how I stumbled on your blog, but very happy I did!

- Kate

Becky said...

Hi Renea! I feel like I have been lost for a long time! This little book box is just amazing! Your work is always so elegant and filled with yes ~ sorry ~ Pretty little things. Thanks for sharing!
Hugs! ~ Becky

Caty said...

Magnifique !!!! splendid!! hugh.