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Friday, 18 April 2014

A commission...

... to make a gift box/voucher to invite a 90-year-old to a flower show for her birthday.  I very rarely have commissions and so loved this challenge.  Started off by stamping, distressing and colouring some white paper to make the bespoke box.
The flower pot and trowel/fork stamps are from a Messy Rabbit set I hardly ever use.  The main image is from DigiStamp Boutique.

The design on the box lid follows this weeks Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 sketch.
And for the voucher...  I was thinking of something which could be kept- maybe used as a decorative door hanging?  Again I used similar/the same stamps so that it all tied together as a project:

And what else but a little card to top things off?
This follows the current Stamplorations sketch.  I was thinking that perhaps some of the details of the gift could be written in the card as the space on the tag is perhaps a little small.  Not sure how good the recipient's eye sight is.  I always get told off for writing too small...
I will also enter this into this weeks Passion for Promarkers (all creatures great and small) and Little Miss Muffet (distressing) challenges.

12 comments:

Debs M said...

wow this fabulous Louise - you obviously took a long time with and enjoyed making it - they will love it - it's gorgeous x

Clare Lloyd said...

wow! stunning project.

Heide said...

Just the cutest! Love the garden images as well as all the distressing. So happy that you could join us.
Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Lauren Hatwell said...

It's absolutely gorgeous. I'd say you're more than fulfilled your brief there Louise. Lx

Joanna said...

Holy cow that's a LOT of work Louise!! Thanks for sharing all of this with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. I love seeing your work!
~Jo, SSW2-DT

Anonymous said...

Awesome project for an awesome lady, Louise! That gift box/voucher is a keeper! Great take on the sketch -- thanks so much for playing with us at STAMPlorations :o)

Hugs,
Shery

mulberry station said...

Oh my goodness....this is just tooo cute!! I love it Louise. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW2

Jane said...

So sweet, love it. Thank you for playing along with my theme at PFP this week & good luck. Jane x

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous project, Louise - I love all the detail. Thanks so much for entering your card into the sketch challenge at STAMPlorations!

Linda Anderson said...

Wow, what an amazing project!! Positively gorgeous. Happy Easter and thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Linda

Kathie said...

Wow Louise what a lovely project, this lady will totally love it especially with her love of gardening what a great idea. Love your colours and image. Great project and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW2-DT

Sharon Basel said...

This is fantastic Louise! How clever the box is that you created and to decorate it using our sketch is so creative! I adore it. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!
Sharon, SSW-DT