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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Box Filled with Love

My project today shows what I have been up to for the past, well, almost week. You'll probably take one look at it and wonder why in the world it took me so long to finish, but there are a BUNCH of layers of Mod Podge on here. and they take so very very long to dry in my old home.

Mick's girlfriend, Jocelyn, had wanted something to keep her handmade cards in for a while now. So I decided to make a special box for her for part of our Christmas gift to her. As you might remember, her favorite color is purple (which explains why you see quite a few cards with this color on my blog!). When Tammy at A Day for Daisies introduced these precious images in her December Club Kit, I knew the time was right to get started on the box.

As soon as I saw these mechanical butterfly/mermaid/fairy wings, all I could think was how fun they would be with buttons in their centers. they are edged in distress stickles and lightly sprayed with glimmer mist for a subtle glow irl.

Papers are My Mind's Eye, flowers are Prima sprayed with glimmer mist, ribbon is Martha Stewart, shimmerz paint was added to main image, and leaf die is from Joanna Sheen.

Penny's Papers - Holiday Gifts
Anything Goes - anything but a card
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays - ribbon (blinkie is down on right sidebar a bit)
Try it on Tuesday - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - things with wings
Ooh La La - anything but a card


Anita said...

Stunning box! I love purple and the buttons with the butterflies are perfect accent.

ThePurplePlace said...

What a wonderful gift! It's absolutely gorgeous and I'm sure she will cherish this!

I LOVE it and thank you for sharing it with us all!

Wishing you and all of your family and Blessed Christmas! Cherish eveyr moment and I hope you day is full of love!!


Jennifer said...

This box is fabulous! Yes, I can see how it took so long. There is are so many details and layers to look at. I know she'll just love it!!!

Sonia said...

Wow! OMG!.. your box is Super Fab. Great JOB!

paulssandy said...

Stunning! Love the adorable image and all the embellishments. Such a wonderful box to keep cards in. She will absolutely LOVE it.

PeggyR said...

Oh my I love the box! Merry Christmas!

Cheryl said...

This is so pretty! Your friend is going to love this.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous and such a wonderful gift.I'm sure the care and attention put into this will be appreciated.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is so very pretty, the image is adorable and its beautifully coloured, its just perfect for our Things With Wings Challenges this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion, I hope you will come and join the fun next week,

Have a lovely day,
Hugs Bridget CYP GDT

Karen Letchworth said...

This card is really sweet. I love the touch of sheet music you used on it. Very very nice. Thanks for joining our Holiday Gifts Challenge at Penny's. Good luck to you, and please join us again real soon.
Karen - Design Team Member

P.S. I have a give-away on my blog through Dec. 28

Suzie McFloozy said...

Jen this is gorgeous - yummy colours and image and I love the big lushcious bow too x
Hope you had a good time over Christmas hun x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Marie said...

Stunning project of yours. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
Love n hugs

PeggyR said...

Love your artwork no matter what you do! Are you knee deep in snow?