A little gift box

Good morning (at least it is morning for me). Today I am back sharing a box for the new "box or bag-challenge" at The Male Room Challenge.

I have sort of a block against altered stuff. I like it best when I am creating on flat stuff, so this challenge was a bit of a challenge, but challenges are the way we grow as creative people, I think, so I was just going to town and hoping for the best.

My box was originally a box that a cherry cheese came in and it had such a lovely lime green color and that was what inspired me to go with this color scheme. So when I glued patterned paper on the box I left a thin line at the bottom of the box uncovered to show of that lovely color.

I have almost entirely used the july Crafty Courtyard kit by Pink and Main to create this box and I started by stamping the sail boat in the bottle (wich I loooove) and colored it using copic markers in the following colors:

Waves: G28, G24, YG03, BG13 and BG11
Ship: E29, E27, E35 and C9
Sails: R46, R27, R24, W3, W1, 0
Cork:E29, E27, E25
Sky: B00, B000, B0000

I also gave the colored image a fw highlights using a white gel pen.

I covered the box in papers from the Pink and Main kit and glued a piece of brown bakers twine around the top of the lid.

I then fussy cut the stamped image and popped it up on foam tape and glued it to the lid. I used three wood embellishments also from the kit and scattered a few sequins around the image.

To finish the box I dug out a sentiment from a book of Tim Holtz idea-ology stickers and placed it below the image.

And well. I like the result even though I had to think hard. And I love the before and after:

I hope you will join us in making bags and boxes the next couple of weeks. And we also have a DT-call so maybe you will play with us in the team as well.?

I am adding this box to the following challenges:
 * Crafty sentiments designs - Anything goes
* Through the craft room door - Anything goes
* International art and soul - #73 Anything but a card 
* Colour crazy challenge - #48 Anything goes colouring challenge


  1. I really like the box. It is really amazing, sailor and nice ornaments.

  2. This is gorgeous! Love your colouring and the colour combo. Thanks for joining us over at Colour Crazy Challenge and good luck.

    - Hanna, DT

  3. I like to decorate round cheese boxes too! This is really lovely; I really how you've designed the top. Thanks for joining us at IAAS. Best, CG

  4. Love the way you upcycled this cheese box! It looks so great!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Anything Goes challenge.


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