Saturday, February 12, 2011

One Cute Critter

Continuing on with this weeks theme of  "Monsters and Critters", I thought I might create a little gift for the newest "critter" in my family - my nephew Ned. My sister (Ned's mummy) is a vintage freak and loves any thing that has that "aged" look.
I am so in love with the Scrapware memory boxes, and have made quite a few as gifts for friends and family.
The memory boxes are simple to construct and perfectly made to adorn with beautiful scraping supplies!
To see how easy they are are to put together check out the online tutorial by Ange here.

The Scrapware supplies used to create Ned's memory box are:
KT61 Mini Shadow Box
AZ08 Antique Lowercase Alphas
CH164 Sea Animals

I thought this cute little turtle was the perfect "critter" to use for this newborn project :)
I have simply painted, inked and then Mod Podged him to get this soft vingtagey or aged  look.The memory box is simply covered with pattern paper, and whipped through my sewing machine (that hasn't really been used for fabric in the sewing sense for years and years now!! LOL) misted and pieced together.
The gorgeous letter "n" completes the vintage feel and has been given a couple of coats of Tim Holts ink.
Off to Perth to visit my sister and my new lil' nephew tomorrow so I will let you know how she likes the gift!!

Thanks for letting me share!
Luv Renee Iveson


  1. Love the effect of the mod podge and ink on the critter - great gift idea:)

  2. Oh this is precious Renee :)

  3. this is just so sweet Renee, gorgeous