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February 7, 2012

Lily Pad Challenge & More

Hi Everyone:

Just wanted to share this project that I made for Valentines' Day with you. Hope you like the idea and can use it in your gift creations.

This box was made using a box from the Dollar Store, ribbons, and of course, my Hero Arts stamps. The box looked to bright with all the white showing, so I used my distress inks to tone the colour down a little. Once this was completed, I hot glued some ribbons and lace around the box to add a little touch of romance.

I then added my handmade Fimo heart shape pin to the bow.

This flower was coloured using longer strokes to give it a more of a sketchy feel.

I then stamped the Hand Drawn flower on watercolor paper and then coloured it using, STAEDTLER Triplus Fineliner pastel markers. All shading was completed with STAEDTLER Marsgraphic water colour makers. These are wonderful for shading and the tip is so big that you can use them on larger background stamps that require a big brush tip.

After flower was coloured and leaves hand cut, it was hot glued to the side of the box with a doilie behind it. The little hearts and xoxoxox were stamped from the new just release stamp set from Hero Arts - CL586 XO. I just love all the different stamps in this set, so many options. The flower just needed some black pearls added to it's center and the project was complete.

This project was made for the following challenges:
Febuary Colour Challenge! Check It Out!

Check Out All The Fun!
Don't forget my Fimo Give-away. There will be 3 winners chosen. So why not check it out for your chance to win! There are so many creative things to make using Fimo and handmade embellishments are my favorite.

Thanks for dropping bye and look forward to you visting again.
Hugs & Blessings


Barb said...

i love this! your coloring is perfect and the handmade heart (and adorable bear) are adorable. great v-day gift :) hugs!

Anonymous said...

Great project and those flowers are just so beautiful!!

Dorcas said...

How cute, Dana! I love your little fimo friend too. :)
Thanks for your kind words on my blog today. I've been a little down this week (no one would know since my blog is pre-programmed almost a month in advance) cos my 10 year old orange tom got hit by a car on Friday and killed. I looked for him all day and finally found him in the ditch across the street. I was inconsolable for hours and numb for days. Trying my best to distract myself but its the longest Ive had a pet...
Sorry to hear you're still having a rough time of it. I'm always glad to see your projects cos then I know you had a few minutes/hours respite.
Thinking of you :)

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

This is so soft and beautiful! Great use of the challenge colors! Thanks for playing with us at Lily Pad! Hugs, Karin

Auntie Em said...

Your Valentine box is so pretty Dana! The flower is so sweet. Great technique! Your little 4U heart is such a cute embellishment. What a fun way to decorate your projects.
Thanks for sharing! :)

onecraftymama said...

What a fun little box! Such a nice way to pack up a gift :) (And, love that you got it at the dollar store...score!)

Barb said...

Oh my gosh, Dana - this is fabulous! What a special box! Love every single detail! So glad you entered it into the challenge at Lily Pad Cards - thanks for playing with us! :)

Brenda said...

You are really creative Dana! THis is so beautifully made!

Linda w said...

A wonderful project. Love your little cutie, and your heart stick pin too. Hugs lin

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