So I best move along a little here. :) I don't want to take up your whole day :D I have a little something I would like to show you all.
My little vintage trunk....it actually started it's life as a suitcase....a vintage suitcase to be exact. Somewhere along the way it transformed or evolved into this. I was following Kathy Orta's U-stream and making along with her recorded version. I made mine a lot shorter and smaller, it is only 6 1/2 inches
by 4 inches wide.
I tired to recreate "trunk" handles by using some of the dark brown card stock. The plate is embossed and then lightly sanded the embossed surface. The handle is a piece of dark brown leather thonging.
A view from the top.I have used K&Company papers again ;) Just can't help myself! I guess I will always be a K&Company gurl!! They are from the "Life's Journey" pad.I have added some vintage ephemera and Australian postage stamps to embellish it.
Here is the back of the trunk. I was unable to get a hold of "old" vintage looking hinges and latches, so I alcohol inked some brass ones. I was preeeettty pleased with the results ;) The "straps" are just Kraft cardstock which I have inked up with Tim Holtz Tea Dye and Walnut stain. I embossed with the Cuttlebugs "Textile" folder and then lightly ran the walnut stain ink pad over the raised surface.
The feet are little clear bumper savers that you stick to the inside of draws or cupboards. I found them in my local hardware store and thought that they would be perfect for this!
I adhered everything down with mod podge and gave it one final coat just to be sure :).
Well thanks for stopping by and I should be back soon.
Talk to you all then.