I love making little boxes which are full of bits and pieces. I wasn't too sure how I would use the stamps within the box as some of them are quite large, but I gathered lace, flowers and other bits and pieces as my starting point. I wanted to keep the colours quite neutral. Lynne's stamps are incredibly detailed and I didn't want to spoil the vintage look by adding colour. So neutrals were my go to for this project.
Finding this little glass bottle was the one element which made me think of an apothecary box and I was delighted to find another whilst I was making the project!
I wanted some smaller elements to layer in the box and also for the front. I like to stamp on cardstock which has been primed with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic - it allows the ink to sit on the paper rather than being absorbed. Once I start with a colour of paint I stick with it for the rest of the project.
And then the fun of pulling it all together! I made a small shelf in the right hand box in order to use more of the smaller elements.
This allowed me to tuck in the stamped elements amongst some muslin and add some flowers and pearls. I tucked some very fine nylon lace into the glass bottles...they look so cute !
And I just managed to fit her in! The pearls are from an old necklace I found in a charity shop which needed restringing and I am lucky that my husband makes these tiny spools from left over wood in his workshop.
I added some elements to the pin cushion, trying not to cover up any of the stamping. I was surprised how many bits and pieces of lace I managed to find - the backing lace for the pin cushion was from a wedding outfit I made many years ago. It is always lovely to have some memories in these little boxes too.