Do you want to know the start of my creative process?... Yes??... Well, an old box with cards to learn to read belonging to my children!
I kept the cards inside for another usage maybe later, and gessoed the box on the edges only as I wanted to cover it with papers. I also put a light coat of Gesso on my balloons which are from the small grab bag of balloons. Next I coloured them with several trio Brilliance inks... also added glitter!... :-) I used a mix of gold and silver glitter dusts. I don't remember if I applied them before the ink was dry, or if I used my glue pad to better fix them! You will have to experience that by yourself if you do the same!
Don't hesitate to pop on over to my blog here to know how I created my beautiful bunch of balloons in the air. I have prepared step by step instructions if you wish to do again something like that for your kids or grandchildren one day. I don't put them here because of the number of photos that come with them!!
I heat embossed with Frantage aged rose embossing enamel two mini hearts and my small banner, also by Tando. I glued on each flag a tiny reproduction of an extra-large banner of flags also created for the occasion... you can also see it on my blog. That was a perfect combination as I had exactly 7 scalloped flags in both banners! :)
By the way.... Did you notice on the top the two Cupcake albums I showed you a couple of weeks ago?... I put on their back and on the lid of the box a few bits of velcro. Thanks to that I can easily withdraw or affix them as desired!
I used the remaining Tando's Cupcakes from the grab bag to decorate the sides of the box, combined to a few stamped images. I used different colours of paints to embellish them.
My box is lying on a tray done from a board square of dimensions 30.5x30.5 cm (12-inch). I cut it in thick greyboard, and glued on each of the two sides a scrap paper from an old festive collection by Webster's Page. The tip of gluing on the reverse side another sheet of paper allows to absorb the distortions of cardboard under the effect of glue! I also edged the tray with four strips of cupcakes cut out from glittered papers using a Sizzix strip die and assembled.
Here is a top-view of my final project with all the elements... I also created small gourmet mini cakes and sweets in Polymer (Wepam & Fimo) to fulfill the tray.
At the end..... all can be stored in the box haha! :-) Even the balloons can be withdraw if needed.
I really hope you like this funny project, even if is not a Christmas one... But I think it can easily be adapted to do a beautiful Christmas table, don't you think so?...
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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Hugs Coco xx