Saturday, January 9, 2010

OCC 3-D Challenge

From The Funkie Junkie

Well, I knew it had to happen sometime - the dreaded 3-D project! This week, Jocelyn Turner, our host over at Our Creative Corner has challenged us to make a 3-D project. Really, truly, I have been putting off doing anything like this. I've seen many 3-D creations that I have admired, even thought I'd like to do one some day, but was terrified to take a stab at one. I especially loved the box that Kirsten created and generously shared a tutorial. But was still afraid to try it.

Then my friend Dianne took the plunge and made one of Kirsten's boxes, but she took it a step further and topped it off with an easel card. I fell in love with Dianne's beautiful creation and decided that I would go for it on this challenge. My 20 year old daughter was home from college during Christmas break and was lamenting that she didn't have one of my cards to show off to her college friends so I decided to make the box/easel card for her. She helped me select the papers and image. She had to leave to go back to school before I finished this so she didn't get to see it. I'll be shipping it to her next week. I hope she will like the way it turned out. I was pleased with the project.

It was actually much easier to make than I feared. The box went together very quickly and easily. And so did the easel card. I had the most trouble with photographing and editing the photos to post on my blog. Would you believe I took over 50 shots with all different lighting and settings, but just could not get these photos to do the piece justice.

Here's the recipe:
Paper: DP is Crazy Beautiful by Designer Digitals, SU's Certainly Celery, Neenah Solar White for coloring with Copics
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Copics
Stamps: Whiff of Joy, Verve Celebration of Thanks & Thankful Hearts
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Labels 4, Ceramic "Love" is by Meadow Grove, Prima flowers, Making Memories brad, silver heart by Jewelry Essentials Findings, Stickles, Cuttlebug Hearts & Stamps die, Tim Holtz Antique Linen crackle paint, 3/8" wooden button plug for drawer pulls which I painted with the distress crackle paint.

I hope you will take the time to pop over to the Our Creative Corner blog and see the gorgeous 3-D creations the rest of the design team has come up with. What a fun challenge this has been!


Chris said...

Wonderful project Linda!

Sue C said...

Ooh Linda, this is just fabulous ! I'm sure your daughter will love it. As always your attention to detail is amazing. Sue C x

Jenny Gropp said...

OH Linda, I do feel your pain when it comes to 3-D projects.... not my cup of tea, either.... BUT YOU DID GREAT! Pats on the back for us stepping outside our normal creative BOX.
Outstanding job!

Rosanne said...

This is beautiful!

Loretta said...

Oh, Linda! This is a darling project! I hadn't seen the box tutorial, so I'm going to have to check it out and give it a go!

Yvonne Hagane said...

I`m amazed!! My gosh, what a fantastic project!! It`s absolutely gorgeous! Your work is always so full of spectacular details. Well done!!

Joycelyn Turner said...

This is such a beautiful project...and thank you for the link!! I'd love to give this a try!!!
I am aloways in awe of your gorgeous work!!!

Edith said...

What a beautiful project Linda! I love all details. I still not dare to make a 3D project. Thanks for share the link of Kirsten's tutorial!

Wendy J. said...

You did a great job on this challenge! Your daughter will love it and showing it off!

True :) said...

Another masterpiece!
This is a real jaw dropper my friend!
True :D

Juls said...

wow!! This is gorgeous! Hugs Juls

Cheryl said...

wow stunning or what this is fantstic hun so muuch super detail hugs cheryl xx

Jennifer Meyer said...

WOW WOW WOW! Hi Linda :) Your project is amazing, your daughter is going to LOVE it!

LOVE the easel card, your stitching and colors are gorgeous!

Have a fun weekend ~ Jennifer :)

Lori said...

Linda, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the box and will definitely be checking out this tutorial! It's just beautiful and so is the card you made to go with it. I'm sure your daughter will be thrilled with how it turned out!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great box! Love the cute image, the great colors, the pape... TFS!

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