Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Roses on Paper Challenge

Today I followed the sketch on Roses on Paper Challenge Blog. They are actually having a DT call and this is one of the ways of entering the contest for the Belles 'n Whistles Guest Design Team member call. Go check it out! The sketch turned out to be the beginning of a whole project. I made my son's girlfriend a fan for her wall found on This Post. I couldn't find any way to package it soooo....

I made this box to hold her fan. This is my part of recycling...I use the cardboard backs off of two watercolor paper pads to make the top and bottom of this 91/4 in by 11 inch wonderful box. I should have taken pictures but I cut the top slightly bigger than the bottom and then covered with 1 12x12 sheet plus 1.5 inches was added on one side. This allowed for a 1.5 inch depth to the cover. The bottom section is 1/4 inch smaller and has 2 inch deep sides. I just attached the CS to the hard covers and wrapped the corners and taped.
This photo shows how the two fit together. The blue ribbon covers the flap ( I put one on the outside by mistake so ribbon camouflage came into play). I always say there are no mistakes in crafty just new ways of doing something!

I colored the Whiff of Joy image with markers and Twinks on the dress. I attached her to the oval with dimensionals. I also added the bowl of apples from the Summer Stamp set. The diploma is a CB die that I added to the red oval (SU punch). I layered this on the largest scalloped oval in red. All papers are from My Mind's Eye (I think).

Isn't that flower and bow fantastic! I used my new and wonderful bow easy to make the bows and that is just what they are...super easy. All crafters need one of these. I purchased mine from Sharon at Stamp Simply and I just love it. I think Joan's Garden also carries them.
Today we finally got all the pool side tables and chairs is finally decided that Summer is on the way.....besides that the Graduation Pool Party is here this weekend so we thought it might be an idea to get is done. Now I am exhausted and need to later.


Riet said...

What a gorgeous creations Heather,l love the images and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Moni said...

Waw so gorgeous box, love the image and the colours are gorgeous! Hugs, moni

Camilla said...

Wow you have made a wonderful box Heather!! It ives me the summerfeeling:)
Thanks for telling about my Candy!
Hugs, Camilla.

Trena in Naperville said...

Heather! You do lovely work! I can not believe your father asked you not to come back to art class! I read your comment on Marianne's blog. That just tickled me and I had to visit your blog. I bet over the years when he saw the lovely work you do, he invited you back.

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Shirley said...

Very pretty card and box.