I came across a blog that totally caught my eye for a few reasons. First off Laura over at The Paper Trail lives here in the PNW very close to me. She has an awesome blog and teaches some classes at one of the local scrapbook store. She is fabulous!! I decided to try the exploding box to see how it would come out. I can warn you that it is time consuming but it is SO worth it in the end!! I am very pleased on how it turned out. I'm going to try a few of her other techniques and we may be making some as gifts for the girls for the wedding :)
I will warn you this has a lot of pictures so grab some coffee and enjoy!
This is a picture of how it looks all put together.
Then remember I gave you a tease of a flower and that I was in the process of doing a prototype up?
I have a little more work to do on it as the chalkboard decided to crack on me in a few places. I've never had it do that before but I will fix it! The picture doesn't even show how country and worn it is. I painted it, distressed it and then put a copper finish over it.
Giveaways that I'm linking too this week are:
Kimberly at Briar Ridge Farmhouse
Frenchy over at Le Chateau des fleurs
Mrs Sassy Crafter
I hope that you have a fabulous day!!
xo ~ Laura