Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dreaming of Spring in a Box

Yes that's right I am dreaming of spring here on the east coast, a long winter with not much snow. We are ready for spring for warmer days and not so cold nights, for little birds singing and grass trying to peak out under the frozen ground. Last weekend I found myself dreaming of spring and decided I need to create a little spring box with Marion's digital pages.

So here it is Spring in a Box!

step 1-painted the paper mache box with pink paint
         -covered that with Ranger's Distress crackle paint (picket fence)

step 2-gathered some digital pages, torn the paper to fit the box
         -inked edges of paper and the box with Ranger's Distress ink  (brushed corduroy)

love how you can see the pink paint peaking through the crackle
 step 3-created a tiny mini round album to fit inside the box
          -cut circle rounds out of chipboard
          -adhered digital pages to the chipboard's
          -added pink paint and crackle paint around the edges
          -punched a hole in all chipboard's added twine and torn fabrics
          -added some little pretties to the album cover
 here is a look at one of the inside pages

don't you just love the rose image....beautiful!
step 4-glued crepe paper to the top of the box cover
         -birds nest added pink paint and crackle to give a worn look
         -glued reindeer moss inside the nest adorned with little  birdie, roses, tiny eggs, buttons, pearls and glitter
         -fussy cut out images of butterflies and tiny rose bud and leaves from Marion's digital pages to tuck in here and there.
         -glue tiny wooden spools to bottom (also painted and crackled) just to cute.

If you haven't tried Marion's digital download pages I encourage you to, you will be amazed and excited to create with them. You could create a monthly journal, thinking of you card, scrapbook layout and etc. (skies the limit)!!! Go for it hop on over to Marion's website and see all the beautiful images.
Don't forget to post your creations on our Artsy Addicts facebook page, we would love to see them. Create away....

Peggy Lee

Supplies: Marion Smith's February pages, Plaid folkart paint, Ranger's Distress crackle paint picket fence and Distress ink brushed corduroy, paper mache box, birds nest, moss, roses, pearls, buttons, wooden spools.


  1. How gorgeous. Makes me want to decorate for Spring/Easter.

  2. Awesome Ms Peggy I just love everything about it.

  3. Awesome Ms Peggy I just love everything about it.


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