Monday, March 12, 2012

Dreaming of Spring

With the yuckie weather we have been having here on east coast and not alot of snow this winter, we are so ready for spring and it's just around the corner. I am so ready for warmer days and watching everything come to life after a long winters nap. I decided a little spring inspiration was in order so I created this little nest box that holds a tiny round album with spring embellishments to make a soul happy and skip a beat for shabby chic!

Inspired by Karin over at Creative Chaos blog (you will want to visit her blog out it's amazing).
 I started with a paper mache box, painted it with pink paint then added picket fence crackle paint from Ranger to give it a worn weathered look...I sooo love. I recently ordered Marion Smith's digital download pages from her website for my February Journal and thought these pages would look beautiful all torn up and inked to wrap around, the box as well as a mini round album to place inside.
 Thank you Marion for such lovely artwork in digitals, if you haven't tried her pages you will want to they are so beautiful and fun to create with.
         Added little tiny spools for the feet of the box, painted and crackled them too-aren't they so cute...
                                                                   can you see the crackle
                                                                       a peak inside

 I added a little birds nest with reindeer moss, tiny little eggs and birdie with roses, pearls, buttons and butterflies, paper roses with leaves that I cut out of Marion's digital pages...

I am so in the mood for spring, time to make something for Easter that is right around the corner too...

Marion Smith's digital pages
Paper mache box, tiny spools
Birds nest, tiny bird, roses, pearls, buttons, reindeer moss
Pink Folk Art Paint
Picket Fence Crackle paint from Ranger
Distress ink Brushed Cordury
Mutli Mediumn
hot glue gun
chip board for the mini album
Stickles Icelicles from Ranger


  1. This is adorable. Thanks for the insperation..

  2. Peggy...It's absolutely beautiful! I love how you did the crackle on the sides of the top and the little book inside.... I love it!!