First, I must say that you are all in for an absolute treat -
Donna's record box CJ is fabulous and I was so excited to
examine every inch and delight in it!
The song Donna chose for me was one I'd never heard of
and I hadn't heard of the artists either -
'Melancholy' by Louise and the Pins.
It is a beautiful song and one I think I'll be listening to again -
even when not in a melancholy mood.
The artist describes her music as folk / rockability
so I decorated the holder like this - sounds really naff
now, but I thought it appropriate at the time!
I added a wooden tag with some images of Louise.
I went a little overboard with spray inks really, just
kept adding layers and a little bit of rubber stamping.
The words I printed out onto copy paper and machine stitched on.
This is the inside.
I used some lyrics from the song.
Similarly for the back cover.
Finally, I added a charm to the outside of Donna's box
as when I opened it a little metal pig fell out, he must
have become detached from somewhere so I added him to the
bottom of some miscellanous beads making a longer charm and
adding to Donna's already lovely jangly collection!
I hope you like it Donna - I did enjoy doing it
(I can stop shaking with nerves now!)
[the box is now on it's way to Pam]