Wednesday, December 3, 2014

'Anything but a card' challenge...

Hi there, and Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a new Designer's Choice Challenge at The House That Stamps Built.
Today's challenge hostess is Deonna Bemish, and she has challenged
us all to create 'Anything but a card'.

Well, you all know that this is right up my alley - I love creating gifting type items,
so here is what I made:

Repeat Impressions 406-H Peace, Love...  Repeat Impressions 2008-K Shepherd Boy 
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I began by stamping the image onto a piece of white cardstock.  I stamped the image again onto a post it note, fussy cut it, and placed it over the image, creating a mask.  Then I began sponging the sky.  Working from the top down, I used three shades of distress ink.  I tore a couple of post it notes to make the 'hills', and sponged them with two shades of green distress inks.  I then removed the masks, and colored the Shepherd Boy with Copic markers.  The star was dotted with glitter.  The sentiment was stamped first with black ink, and then again (moving the stamp slightly) with Alabaster chalk ink.  Matted the image with black cardstock using my Perfect Layers Mini Rulers (check out the sidebar for details on saving TEN percent!

Here's the box all opened up, and filled with chocolate deliciousness!

This darling little gift box was featured at My Chic n Scratch last week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Now, it's time to see what my fellow Rock Stars have created with this fun challenge!

Cheri     Deonna     Geri     Joy     Melissa     Karen

Be sure to check out Repeat Impressions for the beautiful stamps that we used today!

Let me know if you make this box - would love to see it!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

20 comments:

Beth Norman said...

Your project is so cute. Yes, you are indeed the queen of projects. I love your sponging. So professional looking.

Donna said...

This is fabulous, great image, coloring and design!

Lynette said...

So beautiful, Patti! Love that stamp of Wendy's - I have it, too.:)

*Vicki* said...

WOW! I am really loving your project here Patti!! Gorgeous scene for this sweet image and a fun surprise inside as well!! :)

Becky said...

What an awesome treat box Patti! So simple yet so pretty.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooo gorgeous! I love love love that precious image!!!!!

Lori Kobular said...

Patti ~ This gift box is stunning! I love the image you used and the way you colored it!

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Patti!! I love the beautiful image and the colors!! What a fabulous gift this is!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pat (mspfd) said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the background you created for the wonderful image. What a fabulous gift idea.

Dawn LL said...

Oh my goodness your inking is wonderful and such a beautiful design!I also love gifts like these...so much fun and I am sure appreciated.

Cheri said...

This is a fabulous creation for the challenge, Patti! AND, you've filled it with my all time favorite kisses...peppermint! I am so addicted!

Lena's Creations said...

This is so very pretty. Beautiful image, beautiful colouring, fun box and yummy contents. Who could ask for a better project? :-)
Hugs,
Lena
Lena’s Creations

Glittered Paws said...

You are the "queen" of treat boxes, gifties - what a great idea. Love the scene you created with your post-it-notes. Love this stamp.

Amy Johnson said...

What a gorgeous project and fabulous image and scene.

Pam Sparks said...

So darling Patti! LOVE your coloring and this sweet image! Gorgeous scene!

Cheryl W said...

Such a sweet and beautifully colored image. I love how you did your sentiment. I honestly thought it was dry-embossed when I first looked at it. This is a lovely card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a precious project Patti. Love that image and the coloring. The sponged scene looks wonderful in the background.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a fab gift box Patti! LOVE how you coloured your hills :)

Angelica Schmidt said...

What a fabulous gift box! Love the gorgeous stamp that you used and great job on the background! Have a Blessed day!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Patti, this is just darling! The image is just wonderful and you have sponged a gorgeous scene! And to top it off, it is an adorable treat box! I just love this!
Farmington is not that far away; we should get together some time when you are in St Louis. I would love to meet another stamp'y' friend!