Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Gift for You

I needed a gift box, so what did I do...I made one. I used a couple of book pages glued to a piece of cardstock and cut out the shape using the pillow box die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix. I then put a light coat of gesso over the top. I wanted the strength, but still wanted to see some of the writing. If you look really close, you might still see some of the words.  I used the distress paint marbling technique to color the box and then stamped it with a Stamp Zia stamp. I used the lattice die (TH) over the top. Then I made the faux tea roses from Tim Holtz's book Compendium of Curiosities p. 65 with leaves from Garden green die.
I am entering this gift box into these challenges: Compendium of Curiosities III -- Faux tea roses p. 65Dies R Us -- May Flowers; Ink on My Fingers Sunday Challenge -- change something (book pages to gift box); Take a Word -- books; Marks Finest Papers Friends of Speedy -- use flowers; Fashionable Stamping -- 3D object.
A special thanks to Inspiration Emporium for sponsoring the CCC3 challenge.

16 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a great idea and looks FABULOUS! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘MAY FLOWERS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Team Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Sherri said...

This is a beautiful box and I adore the gorgeous flowers you created! What a perfect accent to the box! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dies R Us for the May Flower challenge!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Your roses are gorgeous and a perfect pairing with the Lattice Die. Thanks for playing CC3C with us!!

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby make Barbara... loving the lattice and tea roses, so pretty! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... *quick hat change and...* Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge x

Candy C said...

Hi Barbara...your little pillow gift box is so cute! love your lattice die cut and your sweet little trio of faux tea roses. Beautiful job! Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

indybev said...

Lovely, lovely work!

Annie said...

Your gift box is beautiful Barbara. A rich colour palette and your tea roses are beautiful

TFS
Annie x

Janine said...

Such a lovely gift box - really great

Susan said...

What beautiful roses you created! Anyone would be thrilled to receive a gift in that gorgeous box!

JanBianchi said...

Love your gift box.

Alicia Borowski said...

Fab! Love those roses, so rich in colou! Thanks for joining us for our May Flowers challenge.

Alicia (Dies R Us DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Anita Houston said...

Great gift box! I love the lattice and roses...what a special treat someone will receive! Thank you so much for joining in our rosy challenge at CC3C!!!

Julia Aston said...

Your roses make a gorgeous gift box! Don't even need a gift inside to appreciate this!

Rein said...

What a beautiful box!

Claire said...

Beautiful project, love those roses they look gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time
Claire xx

Shelann said...

Pretty roses, love the color.