Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Holiday 3-D Project

Good morning, friends.  Welcome back for my Saturday post for Our Creative Corner.  I'm the host again this week and I am challenging everyone to make a three dimensional holiday project - just a bit of a shove to push you all out of you comfort zone.  I'll be the first to admit that I used to HATE doing anything other than a card.  But I've had to do a number of different projects for design team requirements in the past few months and I am happy to say that not only have I lost my fear of doing them, I actually enjoy them.  This one was a lot of fun - or actually, it would have been if I hadn't been so pressed for time. Thursday night when I checked to see what I needed to do for this week's challenge, I about freaked out to see that it was a PROJECT!  So I stayed up late Thursday night to make the box and very late Friday night (because I didn't get home from work until 9:00 p.m.) to do the image,  handmade flowers and handmade bow.   

I'm really pleased with how this came out.  I don't know who I am going to give it to yet, but I think several of my friends would enjoy having it.  I got the idea for the box from this tutorial.  I didn't follow it exactly and am sorry because I made a couple of mistakes that I'll have to remember to do differently next time.  

Here's the dets:  That sweet, sweet fairy is a new image from the Prairie Fairy, colored with Copics with Rock Candy Stickles on the wings and Crystal Effects on the candy cane.  The snowflake is a Spellbinders die cut with Vintage Photo sponging and glitter.  The flowers were hand made using the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die and the Sizzix Flowers and Vines #3 die.  I hand dyed the shabby seam binding to try to match the fairy's dress using numerous colors of Stampin' Up! and Tim Holtz distress inks.  IRL it looks like a closer match that the photo shows.  The hinges were cut from Grunge Paper with a Spellbinders label die, then sponged with Vintage Photo ink and clear embossed.  They came out pretty cool, with almost a leather type of look.  Oh, almost forgot, that is a Layers of Color stamp across the top part of the heart, which by the way was cut with an old Creative Memories heart cutting template.  

I'm very dissatisfied with my photos and editing lately.  I have spent hours taking pictures and more time editing, but can't seem to get the lighting right and the details don't seem crisp and visable.  I'm including a couple of close-ups so you can see the details better.

I think that's enough details.  Of course, if you have any questions, just leave them in the comments and check back later.  I'll update the post with the information you requested.  Not it's time to hop on over to Our Creative Corner and be inspired by the rest of the design teams' projects!

Blessings & hugs,

Challenges entered:
Paper Sundaes - Your Favorite Toppings (flowers and shabby seam binding are some of my very favs!)
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Marker Madness
Digital Tuesday - Anything With Wings
ABC Challenge - H is for Holiday
The Creative Cottage Challenge - Make something for someone special at Christmas
Fresh Brewed Challenges - Show off your style
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything But a Card
Paper Romance - Make a card/project with some of  your favorite things
Stampin' B's - Use Snowflakes
Frosted Designs - Distressing
Winter Wonderland - Make a Christmas Decoration
Lots to Do - Share Your Favorite Technique (mine is Vintage)
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Handmade Christmas Gifts


Unknown said...

Well the results are amazing Linda! I mean wow! You pulled this off in two days! You must have collapsed on the floor! hahahahhahahah!



Cor* said...

OMG Linda when I saw this at the Challenge blog I had to come here and tell you how absolutely wonderful this is! Everything is placed just perfectly with your tender vintage feel in tact! Great coloring, flowers and that creations is beauts!!

Lori Rider said...

Gorgeous, Linda! It's just lovely and I never would have believed you were pressed for time making it! Those flowers are TDF - I love all of it, really! Thanks for getting us to do something 3-D this weekend!

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwwwww Lind this is stupendous, OMG I love every little tiny detail, this has the vintage/shabby chic look to it which is what I so love to see. The flowers I love, I have just bought the TH Tattered Florals so am looking for lots of inspiration with them and I have found that here. The ribbon and image are a delight.
Lorraine x

Wendy J. said...

Linda, this is kind of magical looking. It's just lovely! I love the little cutie on the candy cane and the glittery snowflake behind it. The flowers are lovely. Very nice!

Sian said...

Beautiful box, love the colours, well everything about it, the details are stunning.

Scrumplescrunch said...

It is stunning. I could not have done this in two days. You are amazing.
Smiles :)

Shelly Koskinen said...

This is beautiful!

Robin said...

This is fabulous! Love all the detail and the image is sweet! Who ever you pick to get this as a pressie will be chuffed! Thanks for going marker mad with us at My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Gloria Stengel said...

This is so pretty. I love the embossing on the box. Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week!

Edith said...

Wonderful project, Linda! I just love this little box! Great details that mix perfect together:)
Hugs, Edith

Pattie said...

This is gorgeous Linda! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Saskia said...

Gorgeous box, so sweet and beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Your style is great!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Tamie said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! This is stunning! I love the color, the flowers and well just everything about it! You put tons of work into this project and I want to thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Neet said...

What a fabulous box - love everything about it. Off for another look (and drool).

Benzi said...

Wow! What a fabulous project. I can imagine the time it took to do this one. Love the scrunchy ribbon and all your luscious details. So glad you joined the Stampin B's this week so we could share in your creation!

mommabear said...

What a stunning box beautifyl flowers and colours it all comes together beautifuly xx Thanks for shareing with us at lotstodo challenge hugs Alison

Crystal said...

STUNNING! BEAUTIFUL! I love this box, the image and all the distressing! Great job and thank you for playing at Frosted Designs!

Jaqi said...

Oh my word, this is stunning , what a delight , someone is going to be so lucky to recieve this . The colours are are delicious too , the candy cane looks perfect, I adore the whole thing , thanks for sharing

Jaqi said...

Oh my word, this is stunning , what a delight , someone is going to be so lucky to recieve this . The colours are are delicious too , the candy cane looks perfect, I adore the whole thing , thanks for sharing

Zoechaos said...

Charming box it deserves to be a family treasure. Beautifully made a fine example of vintage style. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do. xx Zoe

downrightcrafty said...

wow this is truely stunning such gorgeous details so pretty, thank you for sharing this with us at the SCSC and Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx

Jen said...

Beautiful box!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

This is beyond precious!!! I LOVE all the texture and eye catching lovelies on your box. Beautiful
Thanks for sharing your STYLE at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

Annika said...

ooohhh, that pin alone would do it for me!! But the box looks so complicated to make - I'd be crapping my pants!
You have created a true luxury item!!I have to try sponging glitter snowflakes too, it really adds a beautiful feel of days gone by..

Lori Turner said...

Wow, Linda! This box is ADORABLE!! I love, love, love it! Thanks for playing with us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Anonymous said...

This is totally gorgeous Linda ! You never cease to take my breath away. Sue C x

Helen said...

This is beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Mel X said...

WOW, this is soo beautiful. You've a lot of talent Linda.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck.

Mel X

Judy Rozema said...

How talented you are! I love this vintage feel and it is so well done! Beautiful coloring and flowers! Thank you for joining our challenge at Paper Romance!

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Wow, I LOVE this!! And I have kept running around the loal shops here in Tromsø, searching for that kind of ribbon one can make look old and shabby - like you've done here. Could you tip me on wheer to find some?? I'm interested in that ribbon type in colours cream, white and red, in particular.
Could you mail me:


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