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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Maddies Dresser

I saw the October Afternoon kit, and thot it was so cute, but it wouldn't really work for what I was thinking of. My daughter takes so many awesome pictures but as you can see, her "colors" did not match the papers at all....  I thot to myself? Why am I sticking to those colors?? So, the black and white Bo Bunny board book was born!

Thankyou October Afternoon for the Board and Idea and I will use the papers elsewhere!

Onto the how's.... FUSSY CUTTING, but really not that bad! At ALL! I was surprised.

Page 1 : The first page had the only real opening and I left it that way. I glued the board to the area I liked on the paper with Zig 2 way, I like this glue for these kinds of projects. Next fussy cut around the board and sand the edges. I had to "dress" up the Dresser as Maddie would so it started with a Cameo. She loves them! And of course a picture frame of ... herself :-) A bit of bling around the dresser and drawer and voila, the opening page. They aren't really pages after all, because I thot it wold be fun to make it an accordian book, and leave it open always.
 Page 2 & 3: These 2 pages I just cut out and used the sander on the edges to get rid of rough edges, then with the ditress ink colored all the edges. ( on all 4 pages ) The drawers had to match Maddie's real ones, which are stuffed to the max and overflowing! So with ribbon bits and a tuft of fluff I glued pieces behind the drawer and then with 2 layers of popdots raised it for an open drawer effect. 

The little bottles are cut out from the back of the Wizard paper, rounded over a pencil and shined up with Glossy accents, left to dry and then  glued in place with fabri-tac. There is always jewelry hanging off Maddie's dresser so I made 2 necklaces, one with crystals and one with the ballchain and attached a rhinestone.The Birdcage has a birdy cut out of the Green glitter paper and popdotted in the  cage.
Page 4: The flower vase is again the bottles from the wizard page but I cut the top off so it wasn't so "bottlelike" the flowers are 3 of the smallest tattered floral from Tim Holtz's Die, folded up and filled with glitter.

Brads and Gems are the drawer handles, and the stickles were used to mimic the curve of the dresser. Maddie was cut out of her pictures and mounted on the foil paper to look like a mirror. 

The book is held together with book rings, and it freestands.
I hope you enjoyed my project and look at the board book kit with new eyes, it's up to your imagination! :-) Have a happy scrappy day!
Jump over to the Scrapbooker's Paradise blog and see what other projects those talented ladies are up to!

Products Used

BOARD BOOK - October Afternoon - Farmhouse Bureau Mini Album
INKS -  Tim Holtz Distress ink -  Worn Lipstick 
CARDSTOCK - Worldwin - Aster Petallics, Bazzill - Silver Foil
12x12 PAPER- Reminisce - Wizard, Best Creations - Glitter Pear
BLING- BoBunny Brads - Double Dot Licorice,
 BoBunny Jewels - Enchanted,
 Prima - Say it in Crystals, shades of grey mix
Tim Holtz - Birdcage, Tim Holtz - Ball Chain
Jesse James - Nostalgic Treasures Dress It Up
DIES- Tim Holtz - Tattered Florals
STICKLES GLITTER  - Black DiamondGrape Ice
MISC. - Random ribbon from American Crafts
ADHESIVES - Fabri-tacZig 2 way glueGlossy accents.

1 comment:

fairyrocks said...

Congratulations Selena on your debut dresser project. WOW I love all the details you show in your work. Well done indeed!!
Keep smiling and creating