Hello everyone! Long time, no post for me but I am really excited to share this little project with all of you! A while back I was asked to be the December guest designer for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge. I must say I was surprised, honored, humbled, excited, and nervous all at the same time! Many of you know that I am not usually at a loss for words, but on that day I was! I will be posting my projects here on my Splitcoast gallery every Tuesday until Christmas (no post on Christmas Day) for this wonderful Flourishes challenge.
I am so honored to be able to play along with these very talented ladies and the fun part is that ALL of you can play along too! I hope you will check out the weekly Timeless Tuesday challenge ( http://flourishes.org/category/chall...eless-tuesday/ ), get the details, and join us for a fun filled Christmas inspired crafty time!
The challenge this week is to make an Altered Christmas Project. Create anything BUT a card with a Christmas theme. This could be a treat item, decoration, banner, gift…whatever your little heart desires! Once you create your masterpiece, be sure to link up from your Splitcoast gallery or your own blog to the Timeless Tuesday challenge for an opportunity to win a prize! I look forward to seeing all of the beautiful projects that this challenge will inspire!
I chose to decorate a simple Wilton treat box (it already had a little window to make it really easy!). I used the adorable Fresh Baked stamp set from Flourishes. This is definitely one of my favorite stamp sets! I stamped my images on Flourishes Classic White cardstock, colored them with Copics and cut them out with my X-acto knife. Next, I made a little sleeve from some hoarded October Afternoon paper I had been saving for a special occasion, punched out a green scallop trim, and stitched them together. Next, I used some Spellbinders dies to make a little frame to showcase the goodies inside the box and sprayed the frame with some shimmer spray. I stamped my sentiment on a little banner, used some antiquing ink on everything, assembled the frame, attached my images and sentiment with foam dots. Then, I slid my little sleeve over my box of goodies and used a little grosgrain ribbon and pearls to finish it off. I can’t wait to see what everyone else has created! Thank you so very much to Flourishes for this wonderful honor!
Date: Monday, December 3, 2012 GMT Views: 2309
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Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Posts: 38823
Mon, Dec 03, 2012 @ 6:21 PM
GAH! Super Delish!!! Oh Katie, I see you have returned, and brought some goodies too! How completely delightful my friend! Flourishes, ok.....they so know what they are doing! Congrats on the Guest DT. The images are just home-spun, farm-fresh goodness! And your coloring and embellishments are a dream. Wonderful job on this sweet lil project! You will be turning some heads! Hugs and congrats again!
p.s. I do believe you now "qualify" as an "Enabler". Yes, you do!!! Lol! Thanks for sharing.
------------------------------ Pat Smethers
"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden." Isaiah 58:11
Registered: April 23, 2008 Location: Southern, CA Posts: 1826
Mon, Dec 03, 2012 @ 8:06 PM
I Love, Love your Amazing decorated box of cookies! I love your little touches and your coloring skills, they are amazing! The stitching, papers and fussy cutting are all my favorite details :)
Great job, Katie!
Registered: August 18, 2008 Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK Posts: 32051
Tue, Dec 04, 2012 @ 3:40 AM
Just gorgeous, Katie, I absolutely LOVE your treat box, it's perfection with your beautiful coloring, color scheme and bow - and congrats on your gig as Flourishes GD, I'll be keeping an eye out for more lovely creations!
Registered: November 1, 2005 Location: Posts: 75679
Sat, Dec 08, 2012 @ 8:39 AM
ACK!!! Oh Katie this is FANTASTIC! What a delightful and yummy gift! Your goodies are adorable, love love the little box you created for it. What a great gift for anyone... you do have my addy.. hint hint... HA! Totally Kidding! love this girlie, and whohoo! So excited you are the guest for us! whoowhoo....
Wow this is so pretty! I love this Flourishes set and how you have used it. Your Nestie is just perfect for it along with the pretty lil pearls. I never would have thought of doing this and it's such a neat idea. I may have to case your idea. Super project and kudos on the guest designer. Flourishes knows talent when they see it!