I started with a cardboard box from my face lotion which I had taken out the clear cellophane window. I gathered three greeting cards and cut, painted and cropped until I got the right length for each image. I glued these onto the box along with bits of vintage lace. I then added a clear glaze which crazed wonderfully (but I don’t think that it was supposed to!). The box is 6-1/2″ tall x 3-1/2″ wide x 1-3/8″ deep.
I added a vine of fabric leaves along the edges; a vintage celluloid pin of pink roses; vintage paper roses which are peaking out of the inside of the box and the top of the box; vintage painted glass leaves; mother of pearl butterfly charms; gold dragonfly charms; plastic fairy charms; a glass lady bug; and handmade flowers made from vintage ruffled ribbon.
Through the Fairie’s Window
Peering through the garden’s window
Amongst the roses and the garden vine,
I see you are already waiting there for me
Fairy fare dear friend of mine.
Who is looking through your window and asking you to play? Enjoy your day! Christen
Ah, this is breathlessly beautiful, so scrumptious, so elegant, so stunning. I love everything about it. An amazing work of art.
Exquisite detail on this piece! What a lovely adornment for a dresser top! Thanks for bringing your talent to our challenge!
Extraordinary! Sublimely creative and beautiful- I’m always in awe Christen! I missed the Tuesday Tea today as I had to work!
So much work went into this delightful little piece – it’s absolutely stunning!!
wow!!! fabulous!! love the windowframe!!
Absolutely gorgeous, Christen, must have taken you quite a while to create!
Oh wow I am in awe of your creative crafting skills as this is simply beautiful. Wonderful.
oh my goodness, this is stunning. a face lotion box no less. those flowers are so elegant!
Wow, how beautiful and sweet!! lovely creation with so many sweet details!! Well done!!!
Gorgeous!! Love every detail. Did you make the calligraphy yourself? I have calligraphy lessons. Trying to learn the Copperplate now.
Beautiful and great idea!