I started by rubbing Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Latte into the sides and moulding on the chest and allowing it to dry... I used Basic Grey Edges Stamps and Sepia Versa Fine on the sides of the chest, then smudged around the edges with the same ink pad just to soften it..
For the DP i used HOTP Flea Market Fabrics Papers, these are gorgeous, they look very textured which is what i was looking for..i covered just the strip on the lid and down the front of the chest, then added some yummy lace I'd got from Hobby Craft ages ago... I Stamped the (i wouldn't say sentiment) verse which reads Life Isn't About Finding Yourself Life Is About Creating Yourself Don't you just think that is so perfect for crafters, it is a Unity Stamp, i have a huge collection of these.. you'll be seeing a lot of them from now on.... I coloured the card i stamped onto using the same Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Latte... then added it to the top of the chest and started to decorate around the out side using Hydrangeas, brads and Tibetan spacers..i added tulle that had been coloured using the same glimmer mist and frayed at the edges to give the flowers a little more depth...then i finished the top by adding charms and pins..
I then coloured two of my favourite but unused Magnolias, and added them to the front of the drawer, so that they looked like they were sitting on there.. In the summer last year i found a lovely lady called Michelle who cuts shapes from wooden board and also burns shading into the shapes, the heart shaped lock and key are her designs and i think finished the chest perfectly with a little of the same lace which has been cut and shredded and some more tulle........ I am positive this was meant to be a jewellery chest, but as i don't really wear jewellery because of swelling up, i decided it would make a great treasure chest, so this is now the new hiding place for my little treasure pieces... Yes this one is for me.... i do love creating for others and it's not often i do it for myself so to speak....but this one is definitely staying with me...hehehe
One last creation I'd like to show you today... My dear friend Claudia sent me this adorable Valentines card with some yummy stamps.... isn't it just the cutest image, i love these little puddy cats...Thank you so much my friend you are an angel...there can't be many crafters out there who don't know of Claudia's talent, but just in case you have been living on the moon, i hope that you'll pay Claudia a visit, you'll find inspiration in bucket loads..hehehe