Monday, 25 January 2010

One week to go ...

... until February all you calendar keepers. I was feeling rather pink and girlie (not like me) after  my memento box project (see below) so my February pages have ended up a bit girlie too. I also wanted a bit of soft colour. These are very simple squares leaving me plenty of scope for doodling throughout the month.

It definitely looks a bit wishy-washy in this picture. I'll post January's completed pages next week.

Here is an empty chocolate box I've decorated for a friend's birthday...

Can you tell I photographed it upside down (not deliberately) and so I have rotated photo?
Unfortunately I did not get to eat the chocolates, but managed to rescue the box when I was in school last week. I work there one afternoon a week updating the school's web pages and occasionally doing a bit of display, or helping out in the office.  I get to see all my colleagues and keep up with the goings on, although all the children I taught have left now. We always joked that if anything edible was left in the staffroom then it would be eaten by the end of the day, so by the time I got there - only this rather great box was left.  It is the first time I have tried to apply my journal collage methods to a 3D object, but I am quite pleased with the results. I have popped a lavender bag inside to disguise the lingering smell of beautiful Thornton's chocolates which haunted me every time I took the lid off.