A very Happy Saturday to everyone and I hope you all have a magnificent weekend! Although we have had rain each evening and night, our days have been so beautiful and it's so much fun to spend hours outside. I am signed up for a 5K Color Run on July 26 so I have been trying to get in my training time...eeeek!! Did I REALLY say I would do that??? hahahha
I was asked to try my hand at a little Victoriana project so I hope I have met the mark with a 6" square 4-drawer chest topped with an easel card. I used two fabulous products from the Southern Ridge Trading Company shop. I used the beautiful flourish border BOR-345 and hearts from the HRT-080. Everything else is from my stash..so if you have questions about something I have used, just jot me a note and I will try my best to answer your questions.
You can see that, on the front, I used the two ends of the BOR-345, painting them with black acrylic paint before placing them as the anchor for the floral treatment.
On the back, I used two of the hearts from HRT-080, painting them with white acrylic paint before topping them with a bit of fancy! The other embellishments are the same as I used on the front of the card and are listed below.
I will attempt to give you as many details as I can but you can tell that I used so many things that I will surely miss part of them. I first made the little 4-drawer chest and you can Google that since there are so many different instructions and options and I can't remember which one I used...except that it ended up 6" square. For the drawer pulls, I dipped the little open roses into ModPodge several times so they would look like ceramic. I then added some black satin bows and MS punched rose leaves. I also painted some little black spools to use as legs for the chest.
I used 3 layers of double-sided DP for the top and rolled back two sheets of the opposite corners for dimension and for places to tuck in a ribbon tag and some little Victorian pretties...like crystal wheat, rosebuds, berries, glass baubles. Rather than use a paper doily I used some pre-gathered lace and black guipure lace in a semi-circle to serve as the base for the flowers/stuff! haha I used various roses and rosebuds, crystal flowers, stick pins, ceramic heart, chenille heart, organza butterflies. I also used a small lace butterfly in the lower corner topped with tiny pearls. And of course it wouldn't be Victorian without its share of border pearls!!
Here are some additional views:
I hope you will let me know what you think of my little attempt at Victoriana!
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Thank you all so much for dropping by and I hope to see you again real soon! Have a lovely weekend and until the next time, I send Big Hugs!!