Monday, July 11, 2011

Snowman Parts Gift Box

Snowman Parts


Technique:  Papercrafting

Materials:
patterned paper
Snowman Parts digi
Distress Inks:
* Victorian Velvet
* Vintage Photo
* Walnut Stain
* Milled Lavender
* Faded Denim
water colour paper
adhesives
ribbon, bling etc

Tools:
aqua brush
printer

The Winter Wonderland challenge for this week is red and green must not be seen.  It's actually tougher than I expected, especially as I had decided I wasn't going to use blues either.

I started with another Domino box, these are my favourite things to work on at the moment!  Here's what it looked like before I started doing anything to it.


Dominoes Box


The edges have been inked with walnut stain before gluing on the patterned paper.  The gorgeous paper was the inspiration for the whole box, the warm chocolate colours with dusky pink and plum.  Usually I choose a paper to compliment the stamp, I loved this paper so much I did it the other way around!  Ink the edges again with walnut stain after they have been glued into place.

You can download the paper for free from here.


Snowman Parts


The digi is coloured with distress inks, I love the soft, warm look they give The patterned paper really is the star here so I choose to keep it simple with just a ribbon, and a flower made from snowflakes.  This box will be perfect filled with marshmallows and pretzels (snowman parts!)


Snowman Parts


Before I go I wanted to share my little adventure this afternoon. As I was working on this box hubby came bouncing into the house yelling "There's a koala! There's a koala!". He had gone out to the car and he saw a koala running along the road, when it got startled it ran up the tree in our neighbour's front yard. To give you an idea of just how rare and special this is, I have lived in suburbia almost all of my life, and this is the first time in my 40 years that I have ever seen a koala just wandering around!


Koala

3 comments:

  1. gorgeous creation and love the colour choice, thank you for joining us this week at the Winter Wonderland. I have candy if your interested.
    Hugs Kate xx

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  2. Wow! what a fantastic gift box you have altered. Lovet he papers, ribbon and image. Fab job. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  3. what a great box you have made morgen just beautiful.

    greetings karin

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