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Monday, 28 November 2011

Box with Make My Monday

This is the last week of Suzi B's challenges at Make My Monday. The entries for last week's Winter Foliage challenge were out of this world and it took some time deciding on the top 3 (if its settled even now lol :).  This week the DT were asked to:

DECORATE / MAKE a BOX

My box is a papier mache rectangle box, which hopefully will be winging it's way down south to my friend in time for Christmas.  

I have used silver mirri card which has been embossed through the Cuttlebug using a snowflake folder.  I have then covered with Black Stazon ink to give an aged metal look.  I have repeated this a number of times, buffing with kitchen towel until I was happy.  Very messy but enjoyable!
The edges of the box were finished off with a mixture of silver acrylic paint and black ink pad.  The tag was stamped with an Elusive Image snowman (thanks Suzi B for the loan), the background of which was painted with silver acrylic paint.  A further snowman was stamped for the top of the box.  A mixture of Sakura pens and normal gel pens were used to colour in.
The Pointsetta Creatable from Marianne Design has been cut several times in silver mirri card which has been embossed with deep blue embossing powder and layered up.  Seasonal ribbon added to tag.  Quite simple I think but effective I hope!
The other boxes from my DT buddies are divine - check out our challenge blog HERE!  I take this opportunity of welcoming Mynette and Val to the DT - you'll have a bal1.

I would also like to enter my box into the following challenges:-


17 comments:

Curlybear said...

Oh my word what an adorable Snowman image and so beautifully coloured, fabulous design and layout,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Snowmen Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Irene said...

Hi Suzanne, love the embossed metal look you have given you box, brilliant project.
Irene xx

Jacqueline said...

Love your box Suzanne as always so much gogeous detail. Love the new background too - Jacqueline xx

Suzi B said...

Your friend will love it Suze... I do!
Suzi B xx

Nigel said...

Hmmm.... A decorated box. Are you getting some practice in for the next workshop?

If this is anything to go by it will be one not to miss.

x

Aquarius said...

This is a brilliant box and I just love that snowman stamp. Clever to turn a plain brown box into something so sumptuous

-x-Nat-x- said...

This box is gorgeous!! I love the technique of using the ink pad over the embossed image on mirror board it looks absolutely stunning!!

carol said...

fabulous creation, thanks for joining us at crafty catz this week, X Carol

Mynnette said...

Suz--this is absolutely AMAZING! LOVE the dry embossing with the ink over it--it turned out absolutely beautiful! :) Newest follower! :)

Maria said...

Wow, gorgeous box Suzanne, your friend is going to be thrilled to recieve this xx

Fliss said...

This is just stunning Suz and I love the aged metal look of the box panels. The flower looks beautiful with all the embossing and the snowman is so cute.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Suz, I love the pains you created on you box! Your friend is sure to love it? Thank you for joining us at FSC! Best, Yvonne

Shar said...

Fabulous box, Suzanne! Love that cute snowman!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

The Miri card works so well, looks just like metal. Great idea. Your friend will cherish it. Tracy x

Vicky Hayes said...

This is incredible Suzanne - I really thought it was a metal box! Vx

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card thanks for joining Crafty Catz this week with our Snowman theme.

Juls said...

just fabulous! Love all the metal work! Hugs Juls

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