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Sunday, 3 April 2011

OSAAT Challenge #56

Over at OSAAT we have a new challenge for you which is to make Something 3D


We have 2 Sponsors this week which means we will have 2 random prize winners.

One Random Winner will receive 5 Promarkers from our Wonderful Sponsor


One Random Winner will receive a Gift Voucher

In the Newsletter this week we have Barbara Jensen in the spotlight. She has some wonderful sassy images in the store and they have 25% off the normal prices. If you don't already subscribe I would suggest that you sign up as there are some fabulous images given away as freebies and you will always be kept up to date with the latest image news.

While you are there don't forget that for the Month of April we have a store collab with the theme of Mother's Day & Babies which is free with a $10 purchase.

For my project this week I was able to use a brand new design from Stitchy called Little Friends. I wanted to make something a bit different and decided it would be a great design to use to make a box to hold a small gift or trinkets.


I drew around my largest Nestabilities frame and cut around this leaving a border to make the box slightly bigger. I had printed out 2 copies of the digi so I could decoupage the heads on the Wolf, Rabbit and Mouse to add more dimension. I coloured them in with Promarkers and took great care to add shading. I did toy with the idea of adding some embellishments but felt it would have detracted from the image so left it alone (unusual for me!)

Using the top section I layered this onto a strong card for the lid and made a base the same size. I then used my scoring board to make a box which was 1" thick and stuck the top and bottom onto the Nestie die cuts. I added a piece of a dark gold textured ribbon to this section to add some decoration and provide a bit of relief from all the white!

On the inside I used a free Word art sentiment from Elegant Wordart by Bethany. I felt it was particularly appropriate for our little bunch of animals that have made their own family. I intend to give this box with a gift to a very good friend of ours who is also not a relative, but family that I have chosen for myself.

I really enjoyed visiting the blogs last week and seeing the most gorgeous of creations. I hope you will join in with our challenge this week and look forward to passing on some love.

In the meantime, it is Mother's Day today in the UK and I wish all the Mother's out there a fabulous day. My Mother in Law loved her Rub A Dub Dub card which was my DT sample from last week :)

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

13 comments:

jackid said...

Hi Mandy love this very clever idea and the image is adorable I am really enjoying being on the team at ccm and yeah it's a hell of a lot different behind the scenes lol.No I won't be going to the papercraft show unfortunately my ears won't allow me but hopefully I will be going to the NEC in Nov with my MiL we went last year and she wants to make it an annual event for us lol
Jacli xx

Josephine said...

What a clever sentiment, and the image is perfect for it. Fabulous card!

Marjo said...

Hi Mandy,

This is way beyond cute! Love it and what a clever idea. You rocked it!

Bunched of hugs, Marjo

Donna Mosley said...

Wow! Mandy this is fab. What a gorgeous image and a very lovely gift.

Donna x

Wishcraft said...

This is fab Mandy, such a lovely gift :o) Lisa x

Julye said...

Love this and what a fab idea putting sentiment in the bottom, thanks for your warm welcome and look forward to working with you too.

Dora said...

O wow Mandy, this is adorable, and I loooove that sentiment, so true and goes so well with the stamp :) Hugs xx

sparklingblackrose said...

This is lovely! :-) Elaine-xxx-

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

Awesome gift box - so clever to put the sentiment inside, love that idea.
Thanks for playing the Paper Garden Projects hybrid challenge!

angelwhispers said...

A fabulous gift box the image looks perfect and love the sentiment!!

Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

sgc said...

I love it! The sentiment on the inside is perfect!!!!! Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

Lin said...

Oh Mandy this is gorgeous. Those lovely little animals are coloured to perfection, and the sentiment is so apt!

Lin xx

Stephanie said...

Love this, so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!