It was my dd’s birthday yesterday and I didn’t make her a card but I did make this for her –
The Piano Trinket Box and “Singer” stamp are from Lalaland. The piano is surprisingly easy to assemble even without instructions. I painted it black but it was a bit was a bit dull and I wanted it a little shinier so (now don’t laugh) I used black shoe polish and buffed it up a bit, still not shiny enough but I wasn’t going to buff it again – I even hate polishing shoes 👿
I paper pieced the singers dress with a glittery bronze coloured paper and coloured the rest of her with Copics.
On lid of the piano I used a stencil and bronze paint to create flourishes. I also used the bronze paint on the flourish (which comes with the piano) on the front. To be honest I smudged one section of the top flourish 😡 so I had to think of something to cover it. I found some sheet music for Happy Birthday on the web and reduced it to fit the top. I’m quite okay with how it turned out.
I stood the singer up on a small dais with 2 small buttons to represent her shoes. I had some lovely animal print material with sticky back so I used that for a floor rug. The last step was to add a simple sentiment.
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Bye for now,