A Day At The Beach (Willow And Sage)

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.
The shell, which has been stamped onto directly, is a scoop for bath crystals.
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.
Each side of both baskets stamped with Red Lead stamps.
The muslin bags, again stamped with Red Lead sentiments, stamped onto fabric scraps.
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.
It certainly isn’t weather for days at the beach here in Scotland, unless wrapped up in the coziest of clothes!

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!


  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


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

    Love the baskets and the entire concept. So pretty!


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

    Love the baskets and the entire concept. So pretty!


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

    I just love this! So rustic and elegant.


  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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