A Day At The Beach (Willow And Sage)

Hello
Last year, I was given the unexpected opportunity to come up with a packaging idea for Willow and Sage magazine and since then, I have found myself enjoying, thinking up ideas to submit to them. If it hadn’t been for that opportunity I would never have thought to submit to this publication.
I stumbled across some cute baskets, easy to assemble, I could see so many possibilities for their use. Armed with two of those baskets and a bundle of Red Lead stamps, two of their wooden word charms and PaperArtsy Fresco chalk paint and a few other supplies, I set about making this gift packaging idea for bath/beauty products.
If you read Willow and Sage, I provide ideas for what I could imagine contained within the baskets.
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The shell, which has been stamped onto directly, is a scoop for bath crystals.
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Red Lead wooden word charms are so useful, for all types of projects and easy to paint.  By painting them, the engraved words are highlighted.
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Each side of both baskets stamped with Red Lead stamps.
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The muslin bags, again stamped with Red Lead sentiments, stamped onto fabric scraps.
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The baskets are sold with horrible ribbon, really quite nasty (!) but that is okay because I like being able to make handles that are more suited to the theme of the baskets.  For this one, a piece of driftwood from my lovely friend Dorthe – a piece of driftwood from Denmark.
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It certainly isn’t weather for days at the beach here in Scotland, unless wrapped up in the coziest of clothes!
Wishes
Lynne

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jo
    Oct 16, 2017 @ 04:00:30

    I do love your style … and you are such an inventive and creative soul! Darling baskets!

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  2. Annie Gilmour
    Oct 16, 2017 @ 11:21:45

    Love the way you have decorated the baskets Lynne x and the stamps from RL look great, particularly on the shell xx

    TFS and hugs
    Annie x

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  3. Diane Porazzo
    Oct 16, 2017 @ 18:42:12

    Love the baskets and the entire concept. So pretty!

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  4. Diane Porazzo
    Oct 16, 2017 @ 18:42:12

    Love the baskets and the entire concept. So pretty!

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  5. Kate's Scrap Yard
    Oct 16, 2017 @ 20:45:05

    I just love this! So rustic and elegant.

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  6. Jackie PN (@PNJackie)
    Oct 17, 2017 @ 12:59:47

    Oh Lynne! What a fabulous treat to be asked to create!
    You nailed the challenge my friend! These are so very charming! I just love your art and your soulfulness that you add to each piece!
    Jackie xo

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