Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback on part 1 of the wedding favours that Jenny (Buttons) and I did and also for the amazing feedback on my mini box, I don't think I have ever had so many comments!
Welcome to my latest followers, both on Google and also Bloglovin, it is lovely to have you along!
This post is going to be picture heavy so I will keep the words to a minimum. You will know from part 1 that Jenny had an idea to make wedding favours from Eileen Hull's fabulous Artist Trading Block die by Sizzix. Amy Bowerman of Plucking Daisies and the Artists on the Block sent us some ATBs to work with and I have to say that they have been an amazing surface to work on (matboard, similar to mountboard) and the boxes go together like a dream. Jenny and I thoroughly enjoyed making these wedding favour boxes. They would be so perfect for weddings, any other parties, for gifts or for Easter.
The next couple of sets are Jenny's design, I just finished them off, following her great ideas. Click on any of the photos for a closer look.
Embossing ink was used through Tim Holtz's Dot Fade stencil, covered with white embossing powder, heated and then covered with a mix of Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks. The flowers are cut from a Sizzix die that came free with my Big Shot.
This is just to show how one of the boxes can be used, it is small enough for the best man to fit into his pocket to keep the rings safe.
These boxes were created using Tim's doily stencil and white embossing powder and then the boxes were rubbed over with Tattered Rose Distress Ink. The butterflies are cut from a Sizzix die and the butterfly bodies were covered in white pearls.
And now on to my other designs....
These boxes were painted with Picket Fence Distress Paint and then crackle glaze was applied over the top. Guipure lace was added to finish off the edges and the hearts are die cut with Tim Movers and Shapers heart die. The hearts were embossed and attached to some strong wire so that they would remain standing up (standing the hearts up was an idea by my lovely DH).
The last two styles of box - on one side of the large one is a tuxedo and there are two embossed gold rings on the top. The small box was covered with Wendy Vecchi's translucent embossing paste and once dry Broken China Distress ink was applied. There is a beautiful pair of rings (charm) on the top.
This is the reverse side of the tuxedo box, showing a wedding dress made from lace and pearls. The box itself was simply stenciled using Antique Linen Distress ink.
Jenny and I are both convinced that ATBs will be popular in lots of different forms in the coming months, we both have a few more to play with and I think you will be seeing more of them on each of our blogs.
Thanks for looking and hopefully leaving a comment. Take care. Hugs, Anne xx