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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Here's a treasure box I decorated for my friend Dream!

This picture doesn't show everything I sent to Cheryl but does show most of the good stuff. She finally got it today the 9th of February. I am so glad she got it on time for Valentines Day. I am also glad she was so thrilled! Dream is such a sweet and deserving gal! Love you Cheryl!

Here she is Dream! Your special own treasure box to fill with your special secrets hopes and dreams!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so busy whenever I have time I art, as you can see my studio is a shameful mess!

I had to use two different cameras as I haven't gotten the hang of my new Figi yet.

Here you can see the sequin waste and it appears a butterfly is caught inside!

I love my fairy but I always see issues and missing perfection whever I look at my own work!

Well Dream here's the bottom of your box baby. It's about time right! Gonna add the goodies to the blog later!

Top of box couldn't resist the saying:" Dream a little Dream of Me!"

Inside of the box all pink with a mirror. Imperfect but remember it's recycled! I loved the pink velvet lining so I left it just as is though! Hope Cheryl loves it too!

Here's the side with the cute lady bug and the red and pink and silver sun!

Closer lady!

For this little saying I painted on the box first to make it look more like the metal piece belonged. Put some slight gold edges around the flare like paint knobs. It was fun blending the collage with the paint and trinkets.

OK this is the artists reflection in the tiny mirror.

Here's the back of the treasure box. I love it just plain!

Here you can see my sweet flower bringing fairy, and on the side some of that sequin waste all painted to blend in the background. Notice the butterfly's and adorable ArtChix faces. I really hope this box is not too little girl like and that Dream enjoys the Wimsey of it all! Now to go wrap her gifties!

It was a neat leather type looking hard box I bought at Crabtree and Evelyn some time ago. It smelled really badly though so for the longest time I tried all these techniques to destinkify the thing. It was too beautiful to throw away. I tried news papers and baking soda and all kinds of other herbs and jazz. Finally got all that stank out with some lavender and open air afterwards. Smells perfectly normal now. I did.'t mess with the inside but the outside is all decorated. First with tissue paper I collaged then with paint and leaves and little tidbits of faces and fairies. Even a little lady bug! I sealed it first with golden gel matte medium and then with Dorlands wax. I found with the last box I decorated the Dorlands kept the shut box from sticking and ruining the paint job. I will fill it with goodies and my friend will received this on or before Valentines day. Sure hope you like it Dream! Hope it was worht the wait. Love you, Sanna

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