Tuesday 23 October 2012

Crafty Individuals - The Apothecary

Sorry folks I am behind this week, I will explain at the end of this post.

I have just noticed that Jean, at Crafty Individuals, has posted some Halloween projects including this box of mine.

This is like an apothecary window made for Crafty Individuals using CI-360.

I made the box using a Sizzix die and cut a window using the cabinet card die. Once made up I blended shabby shutters, peeled paint and seedless preserves over the top, heat set it and painted it with clear distress crackle paint. I also inked up some A4 card with the same colours and stamped it with TH cobwebs and CI text plate CI-161, which was cut into strips and used to cover the outside base of the box.

For the inside I used CI background paper pad Book 4 - Trees and added some of the labels from the poison bottle stamp plate and other bits to make it look like a shelf in the shop.

I finished by cutting out the bottles, inking them and covering them with utee. By putting them in the freezer for a while I was able to crack them and ink them with walnut stain to make them look really old. Some dies, a clock face, spider and a metal black cat covered with black paint finished the look.

I hope you like my spooky fun box and please do go over and take a look at the other two fabulous projects made by the lovely Lynne and creative Daniele.

I am sorry if I am missing your posts at the moment.
Some of you have been keeping a close eye on the progress of my grandaughter. Last Friday, following what seemed to be a promising week for her, she had another set back and started being sick again. The doctors monitored her over the weekend and she had to have her stomach aspirated daily. Unfortunately she was in surgery again on Monday which resulted in another 6 hours under anaesthetic and she is now on a high dependency ward. The poor child has had more of her bowel taken away because they could see more Crohns developing and has had an incision that stretches right across her stomach. I can imagine she will be in hospital for several more weeks and of course we pray that the doctors have been able to eliminate all they need to and that the whole of her digestive tract will mend properly so that she will be able to get back to being a 15 year old teenager who can concentrate on her school work and enjoy life again. 
One of my dear blogging friends, Margreet, who lives in the Netherlands has offered to make her a card and I know it will be wending its way to me very soon. Thank you so much Margreet. 
If any of you who 'know' me would be able to do this I would love to hear from you (my email address is on my sidebar), I think it would cheer her up immensely to receive cards from different parts of the country and maybe from around the world. Thank you in anticipation.

I hope I will be able to catch up with you all very soon, but in the meantime take care of yourselves and give all your family a big hug.

With a hug from me to you.

{brenda} xoxox