Mothers day/Spring inspired specimen tray. for Calico Crafts
Helen from Calico Crafts,
kindly sent me one of the little sliding door specimen trays a little
while ago and I decided to have a go at altering it. Keeping in mind my
limited supplies right now, I went with another cut and glue approach
but less rustic than my last diorama project. I was inspired by the sun
shining and the sign of flowers making their way into the world in my
garden. a lot of the plants i have were given to me from my mum.
cuttings from her garden. she was a keen gardener and its great that,
although she is dead now (alive in my heart), there is life in my little
garden that shows up every spring that exists only because of my
mothers green fingers:) . So although I cant give her a mothers day gift
any more, I still decided to do something in her memory.
I didn't have my papers to use as they are packed away. I had wanted to use the Vintage decor Roses
pack as it was perfect for the look i had in mind... however I did have
a bit wrapping paper from a gift i was given recently that was very
similar so I used that. i glued it on as usual and after it had dried I
sanded all the edges. I smudged some chalk ink along the edges too.
it was simply a case of sticking on some pink, spring garden, themed
stuff.... the birds were cut from pieces of the K&Co flora and fauna
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