Saturday, April 11, 2015

Petaloo Trinket Box with Marion Smith Papers

When I first saw the Marion Smith TIMEKEEPER papers in my design team box my immediate reaction was to create a masculine steampunk something-or-other... 

Trinket Box for Petaloo - Nichola Battilana

 ... but the pretty ANTIQUE EMPORIUM tugged at my imagination and said "No! Make a frilly something for a steampunk lady to hide her treasures!" I know better than to argue with the voice of my inspiration.
Trinket Box for Petaloo - Nichola Battilana

And so I present this funky lady's box. The base is aTrinket Box from Gina's Designs. I've fussy cut ANTIQUE EMPORIUM so that those floral elements remain in all four corners. Believe it or not, that handle is a broken chess piece. I applied a small element from the TIMELESS collection and applied a glossy accent layer to make it shine and give it a finished look.
Trinket Box for Petaloo - Nichola Battilana
The interior and sides of the box are embellished with papers from Marion's Junque Gypsy 6x6 paper pack. They Gypsy papers pair well with the Timeless collection and add a little more femininity to the piece.
Trinket Box for Petaloo - Nichola Battilana
Now to add a slew of pretty sugared Botanica Mocha Blooms and leaves and some Chantilly Velvet Hydrangeas. The edges have been covered with an amazingly thin 3mm thin striped washi tape.
Trinket Box for Petaloo - Nichola Battilana

Although you can't see them, there are four tiny feet under the box, giving it a bit of 'lift'. The piece is finished off with a bit of Petaloo's natural burlap trim and a few ornate keys affixed to the handle of the lid.
Now I just need to hunt for some treasures to fill my lady's trinket box!
Marion Smith Papers>
Timeless Collection > Antique Emporium

Junque Gypsy 6x6 paper pack
Gina's Designs Trinket Box

Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys
3mm Thin Gold Stripes Paper Tape
12mm Wooden Box Feet
Acrylic Paint
Hop over to Petaloo's blog to peek at all of other fab projects using Marion Smith papers.