Monday, April 26, 2010

Y'all Ready for Another Challenge?

Yup, it is that time of month again at Fred She Said!
This month's Challenge is to Make Something 3-D for a Loved One. Just remember though, that you MUST use a Fred She Said image Somewhere on the card for it it qualify in the Challenge! If you don't have one, not to worry! There are PLENTY of Freebies here! Come and Play with us for the chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate at the Fred She Said Store!  Enter your project on Mr. Linkey in this month's Challenge post on the Fred She Said Challenge Blog.  Don't have a Blog?  Not to worry.  You can still entere!  Follow the directions for emailing a picture of your entry to Tracey.

Now, on to my project for today!

I have chosen to use an old Crayola Box and do a bit of Alteration to it.  I have used paper from a "petite fleurs" patterned paper that Tracey designed and it can be found here as a FREEBIE.  It took me 5 sheets to fully cover the box.  I then took a 5 x 7" Photo Mat and covered it with Gold Vellum and mounted it on the box lid with foam tape.  Then came the flowers from the Lovely Blossom & Butterfly Coloured Decoupage Kit (I used the blue set to follow the Blue Theme I have going here)  I cut the main image out with the Mega Curved Rectangle Nestabilies and then layered all the pieces with foam tape and glue for a more "real" look.  Added some 1/2 pearls to the centers of the flowers and some ribbon and bling to the box lid as well as a "tie down" made from buttons, embroidery thread and cloisonĂ© beads, and the box is done.  Buttons on the bottom of the box work as feet to keep the paper from wearing.

This box, along with a pair of earrings I put inside will be going to my oldest daughter on Monday.  I don't get to see her very often as we don't live in the same town and neither of us drive.  Her favorite color is Blue...I found this out at Easter...the last time I saw her, when I gave her a pair of my Tatted  I was duely informed that I need to "keep up Mom"  lol   So, I hope this is enough Blue for


  1. Carol this is just gorgeous. What a lovely gift for your daughter. I know she is going to cherish it. Great job with the challenge my friend!!!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Chocolate Crafts and Bears, Oh My

  2. Ouuu! How fresh & ultra pretty! The blue and yellow are so lovely together and your classy details are wonderful. That tie closure is super sweet!

  3. Wonderful Carol. The blue is lovely and stands out so well on the gold vellum. Your daughter will love it.

    Mary x

  4. Oh wow Carol this is one awesome project I love the colours and design your daughter will love this so much thank you for joining us at Digital Tuesday.
    Lorraine x

  5. OMG Carol, how beautiful your box is!!!!! Love it, really! Hugs and kisses!