Wednesday, April 6, 2011

~HAND PAINTED PINK ROSE GIFT CARD CASES~ Cottage Chic Makeover

 ~DAINTY PINK CASES FOR GIFT GIVING~

I dined with my sweet Momma a couple of days ago and we had the most wonderful time just chatting away.  She is an amazing woman and I'm in awe of her strength and grace.  With Mother's Day on the horizon I'm more thankful than I can say that I still have her in my life.  She's deserves more than she's ever been afforded and this year I really want to do something special for her.  This is especially important to me since my daddy can no longer celebrate or appreciate her contribution to the lives of his four children...
~SWEET and PETITE~

But what to do or buy???  From sewing to painting she's taught me most all I know about creating.  She's the most talented, gifted woman in my life and I hope to honor her presence in a beautiful way...
 ~GIFT CARD READY~

After much thought I've just about decided to treat her to a Day Spa!!!  As soon as I can I'm going to purchase a Gift Card from one of our local Salons and tuck it inside one of the hand painted Cases you see above!  I truly dislike the ones you can buy at the store (see below...perfect for a 5 year old but NOT my Mother!).  Besides...the Tin is a gift in and of itself!  I can just see it nestled into a sweet little vignette in her home.
 ~ORIGINAL CASE~

Truthfully, I wasn't even sure I could paint the metal case you see above.  It took some experimenting and patience for sure!  Too much paint and it all chipped off.  Too little and the original design bled through.  :(  So frustrating!  In the end I'm happy with the final results!  Romantic, feminine and sooo much sweeter for someone who deserves the Moon!

I'm planing on offering a few Cases on my A Gathering Place Website under the Mother's Day Category later this week.  I hope you'll check them out when you have time!  I'll only be painting a handful in case you're interested!

Blessings to you today.  I'm late with this post!  I've been busy working in my studio and enjoying time in my garden.

Love to you~

19 comments:

cottageprims said...

Such a thoughtful little extra.So wonderful to have your special time with a wonderful mom.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Tanza said...

Ooohhh ~r~,
Truly beutiful, and soo feminine and sweet .. what a PeRfEcT case for a gift card .. And, to know YoU made it beauiful will touch her heart EvEn more !! YoU talented girlie YoU !! Always dreaming and creating beautiful, PiNK and RoSeY ~
Hugs ~TeA~ xo

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Way to cute, the presentation is everything!

Carol

shawkl said...

Very, very pretty! You've got one lucky mom...and she's got one lucky daughter! Of course, you both already know that! If you ever want to pain some larger tins...I have some for sale in my Studio under general supplies. Sending hugs, and a happy early Mother's Day to your mom!
Kathy
www.shawkl.com
www.shawkldesigns.com

Sherri B. said...

What sweet words about your mom, she must be a doll. It will warm her heart to be sure, that you took so much thought and time with her gift.

Victorian1885 said...

Very pretty makeover! Your Mother will be thrilled with her Spa Day..are you joining her? Have a great evening!

Hugs,
Wanda

Vintage Gal said...

Rebecca ~ you are sooo talented and I am sure your mother with love the little case with her special gift inside. Most of all I am sure YOU are her most special mother's day gift. (((Hugs)))

Mari said...

AWWW DEAR ONE, THESE ARE JUST SOOOOOO GORGEOUS!! I JUST ADORE ALL YOU CREATE, YOU DO PUT A LOT OF LOVE AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL, TO ALL YOU CREATE, THESE ARE JUST SOOOOO SWEET :)
YOU KNOW I WILL HAVE TO HAVE ONE RIGHT???? GIGGLES :)

XOX~MARI

vicki said...

Hi Rebecca -
I am new to your beautiful blog - not sure how I got here but I am so glad that I am here. Your blog is such a comforting and welcoming place. I could wander here forever amongst your beautiful pages. I am blown away y your sense of style and your passion for your crafts.

Thank you for taking the time to share what you do and what you love - I know that blogging is a LOT of work - bless you for our devotion to this way of sharing your passions with us all.

Vicki

Rita said...

My dear Rebecca, not only is your mom very talented, but she has one gifted, talented lady as a daughter. I love the roses you painted on the case. The ones you buy in the store are not so pretty, but boy, did you ever make it pretty!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Yes, she will love a day at the SPA I am sure. I have never done it..but have had massages from time to time.
She is so fortunate to have an adorning & devoted daughter like yourself.
Pretty, pretty boxs...MUCH nice than the original.

Rose

NanaDiana said...

Rebecca- Your Mom is gonna love that! You did a wonderful job on those little cases. What talent you have! xxoo Diana

sonya said...

Dear Rebecca,
Your Mom will adore your gift. It looks so much prettier with your roses on it. She is lucky to have such a sweet caring, daughter.
This will be the first year without my Mom and Mother's day will not be the same, ever again.
Bless your heart, Rebecca.
Hugs,
Sonya

Deanna said...

lovely!!!
d

Blondie's Journal said...

Your mother sounds like an angel! I know she will be thrilled with her gift. Your cases are so pretty and such an original idea, Rebecca!

XO,
Jane

Anonymous said...

What a special treat this will be for your Mom!! A SPA DAY sounds like the most heavenly thing and the little tin case just finishes off a perfect gift......you always come up with the most delightful ideas! I am sure she will love both the little case and her day at the spa!!
Have a good up-coming weekend....
Love, Francy

Kerri said...

Oh what a really cute idea! They turned out beautiful... I love your paintings! Have a nice weekend :)

Hugs,
Kerri

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a talent you have! You are very, very gifted, Rebecca, and your mother is blessed to have you in her life as you are to have her in yours. Please give her an extra hug from me because my mother is in Heaven, and I like to pay homage to the mothers of my friends while I wait to some day be reunited with mine. And each day forward is one day closer. That's one reason I don't fear aging. We know what's beyond all of that... and it will be more glorious than any of us could ever try to imagine.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Mariette said...

Dearest Rebecca,

What a treasure for your dear Mom! You are so much like her as you inherited her 'golden hands' that's for sure. Oh, besides the traincase, I'd love to have such a tin business card case as well. They are so feminine...
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by. We're almost drowning in the work... Spring is beautiful but nothing happens just as a miracle.

Lots of love,

Mariette

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