So here it is. I had picked out the red cord for the handle and decided to paint the box red to match so out came some old poster paints and I painted the town red so to speak. Several coats later and a delve into my material box came up with this japanese cotton fabric qtr that I had purchased from ebay and an idea began to form. I punched holes in the sides for the cord handle and covered the front, back and top in the material and the humming bird is an Embossing stencil called 'Summer Bloom' by Papermania stenciled onto white card. The flowers are a Hero Arts stamp set called '3 Dotted Flowers' which I stamped out onto white paper and coloured using water colour pencils and then layered the different sizes up to make blooms using brads for the centres. Liberally spritzed with water and scrunched up and then unfolded and left to dry. My thanks to Neil for the tutorial on his blog.
Close up of the back showing the print. I have no idea what it says or it it is glued the right way up!
Close up showing the humming bird (done in black water colour pencil) and the flowers. I'm really please how they have turned out.
I'm going to enter this into the following challenges.
Tuly Scrumptious: Things with Wings.
Ruby's Rainbow: Flowers.
Craft Your Passion: Seeing Red. (use red on your project).
Paper Play Challenges: Anything but a card.
Hooked on Craft: Show us your Flowers.
Tuesday Taggers: alter it week. All boxed up.
and last but not least
Frosted Petunias: Artful Bag challenge.