Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Pink Rose Shabby Chic Jewelry/Trinket Box

I've been bitten by the bug to paint some jewelry boxes as of late and for my first one I wanted to paint a soft, pink rose.

I started with a wooden box that measures 7 1/4" square and 2 1/2" in depth. I painted the box a very light green, with some touches of white and lavender added here and there for good measure.

I distressed the box very lightly and once it was all cleaned up and ready to go, I planned the layout of my large, pink rose.

When I finished adding shadow leaves and some vague flower shapes and colors in the background, all around the box, I was ready to paint the rose iteself , along with the surrounding leaves and vines.


I didn't want to ignore the inside so I painted a little surprise when you open the lid. Chris then sprayed it with a protective coating so the design will last and stay beautiful. I really enjoyed this one and I actually just finished another.....a butterfly and hydrangea jewelry box. I think I feel a collection of painted boxes coming on. This piece is available at my ETSY shop: www.artfulcreations.etsy.com .

18 comments:

Catherine said...

Hello Ruth!
Your new blog design is beautiful!!
As is the trinket/jewlery box~gorgeous!! I love the distressed look of it, & the surprise detail on the inside of the lid is the icing on the cake! It's beautiful Ruth!
I have been away too long, lots to catch up on! :)
Cat

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Ruth, your jewelry box is beautiful! I love the little surprise of the rosebud painted inside!
Hugs,
Penny

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Ruth
This is so beautiful, I love the way you've painted in a faint romantic background, it is LOVELY!

NeereAnDear said...

Ruth gorgeoous!! I like the soft colors and like everyone else the surprise on the inside... fantabulous!!

JO

A wildlife gardener said...

Beautiful design, dear Ruth. you are very good at roses :)

I have a new painting to show you...this time on silk..here...

http://barleycornwatercolours.blogspot.com/2008/04/chinese-dragon-silk-painting.html

Or if you fancy a quiet reflection...

http://ourlittlecornerofparadise.blogspot.com/2008/05/23rd-psalm-for-busy-people.html

Suzanne said...

I've mentioned it before, but it's worth mentioning again...you paint beautiful roses Ruth! This one is so soft and delicate looking. And I love the light distressing of the box... What a lovely keepsake!

Kari & Kijsa said...

This is truly beautiful...love the inside lid!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Ruth, this is so stunning! And the treasure you painted on the inside is a darling touch! I look forward to seeing more of your lovely treasure boxes! =)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

That is the sweetest little rosebud! So lovely!

Happy May Day, Ruth!!

xoxo

the feathered nest said...

Hi Ruth, your jewelry box is just beautiful! I LOVE the rose you painted on the inside! How neat to open it and find such a pretty surprise.

Manuela

Donna said...

Hi Ruth,
Your rose jewelry box is beautiful! I love the little surprise rosebud inside the box. You do wonderful work!
Hugs,
Donna

celestina marie said...

Hi Ruth, Love your design for the jewelry box. Simply gorgeous! What a talent you are!
Celestina,
La Rea Rose

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Lovely! And how nice to find this little treasure inside the box.

Mosaic*Queen said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Hugs!

Michelle

Rhondi said...

Hi Ruth
Every time you paint something with a rose on it, I think it is more beautiful than the last one! This jewlery box is gorgeous! The rose is so soft and delicate loooking.
Hugs Rhondi

Abby Creek Art said...

Beautiful boxes, Ruth...and I think it's a great idea to do more. What a lovely place to keep one's treasures.

Gardengirl said...

Ruth, this jewelry box is beautiful. The real jewel is the box not what is going into it. Pretty, Pretty, Pretty.

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks so much everyone, I'm really glad that you liked the jewelry box.