The Scraps Of Elegance November Kit~Sweet Sentiments was packed full of such beautiful, Vintage look elements that I just couldn't resist doing a Vintage Christmas Themed Nook Book Box.
I started with one of my paper mache nook book boxes and coated it in Gesso to create a protective finish, then got busy with layers of the kit papers. The oval frame is a die cut and the little Vintage Image came from Magic Moonlight Studio.
I edged distessed the papers and then inked them with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink . I then painted the edges with Prima White Sand Texture Paste, then dipped the edges in a mixture of Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass In Diamond, and Reneabouquets Silver Microbeads to create a FABulously beautiful Winter Texture. I then took the Frosted Sheets from the SOE Embellishment Add On, ran them through a snowflake die and then inked the them and dipped them in the glitter glass and microbead mixture and topped them with a crystal, and I just love the Winterlicious look they created!!
For flowers I added, some Texture Roses from my Reneabouquets Etsy and Reneabouquets Store, some hand dyed seam binding and a little silver, metal jinglebell. The butterflies are the Tiny Treasures Oh So Pinkalicious Butterflies from my shops.
I covered the back side in the matching underside of the kit paper.
I covered the binding side in some beautiful lace trim.
The "page" sides were painted with Prima Platinum Crackle Texture Paste. The closure system is one of the metal bobbins from the Reneabouquets Sewing Trinkets topped with a Divalicious Rhinestone Button that allows the closure ribbon to be wound around the bobbin.
On the inside of the box, I created sweet little nooks filled with Vintage Christmas reminders.
This page was covered in some old lace panel, then I added a distressed and inked Vintage Image also from Magic Moonlight Studio.
Then I tucked in some little treasures in the nooks, like the Vintage Santa Image that I created Digitally from some layers of old Vintage Images and a mulberry paper rose, a sweet little Tim Holtz Mini Bottle Brush Wreath that I decorated with crystals, hand dyed seam binding and a tiny little jingle bell. The bottom nook has some Shabby Dream Pink Crochet Lace, a Tim Holtz Ornate Book Plate that I stipple painted with Ranger Texture Paste and then added a little bottle brush tree that I dyed last year and then sprinkled with Reneabouquets Chunky Glitter Glass In Diamond, and then fussy cut out the little fairy-angel from the papers and glitter paint accented her.
As the Holidays slide close, I know it is hard to find the time to create, but I hope that you find the time to create just a few special pieces straight from your heart. Thank you for stopping by to check out one of mine! Hugs ~Renea
Items from the Reneabouquets Etsy Shop and Reneabouquets.com Store:
Dina Wakley Gesso