Sunday, February 15, 2015
Whimsie Doodles monthly challenge 'For the ladies' and an altered candy box
It's time for another monthly challenge at Whimsie Doodles and as February's guest designer I have the pleasure of participating with the super talented Doodlecious Divas in sharing a project with you.
This month's theme is 'For the ladies'. Instead of a card, I decided to alter an empty candy box into a jewelry box. Our neighbors gave us this box, filled with Belgian chocolate truffles, at Christmas. When the truffles were gone my husband handed me the box and said, 'You want to keep this, don't you?' Does he know me or what? The box is sturdy and not too big, perfect for altering.
I used the Whimsie Doodles February Apron Abby stamp as my focal image. I colored her face and hair, but decided to paper piece her headband, dress, apron and shoes for a 3D effect. I used the same paper on her dress as I did for the box top and flowers—Sassy Designs Cottage digital paper pack—but shrank it down in size relative to the stamp. I used Honey Script font for the sentiment.
I added small Papermania Bare Basics bobbins as feet (to give it a bit more height) and had a blast embellishing. I didn't bother with the bottom part of the box as I liked the dark brown color. I didn't take a picture of the inside, but I finished that up as well. I distress inked the white insides with Vintage Photo and glued a felt square to the bottom. Here's a before photo of the box.
Paper—cardstock, Sassy Designs Cottage digital paper pack
Digital Stamp—Whimsie Doodles Apron Abby
Color—Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies—Toga's Feuille sur Tige, Cadenas et Clé and Cage à Oiseaux, Memory Box Cherry Blossom
Embellishments—pearls, ribbon, pom-pom trim, metal tag, metal key, heart charm, paper roses
I'm linking up with: All Sorts challenge blog week #298 - Any occasion than birthday, Crafty Calendar February challenge - Anything Goes, Simply Create Too #79 - Anything Goes, CCEE Stampers 1507 - Month of the Pearl, and DL.Art Thankful Thursday challenge #150 - Use the color blue.