Oh! what a great challege/tutorial that is at Joan's Garden. Her garden blooms with flowers. The challenge was to take a regular piece of typing paper and following the directions create a hammered metal look. Instead of a cigar box which was highlighted in the http://glendabrooks.blogspot.com/2011/06/very-first-guest-designer-for-joans.html%20l tutorial (which I didn't have) I repurposed an empty Schwan's box. Instead of white typing paper, I had a piece of black and used silver, frosty blue, and a touch of pink Luna Lights paint (didn't have any reinkers!) I love the resulting look! Next was to create a paper flower - the tutorial used Spellbinders, ah ha! so I did too. After spraying color on the dozens of petal layers, I pierced them with a pearl brad. The rest was box top decoration. I wanted a simple/classic elegance which I tried to create using pearls, white roses, and a lace headband. Lace headband? Yep, that is what I am going to store in my new box!
Thank you Joan's Garden :)