Monday, May 24, 2010

BBTB2-Challenge/Forever Young

Good Morning, Monday and a new BBTB2 Challenge. Heather Bares is our Hostess this week
and she has chosen the "Forever Young" cartridge for our challenge. This is a sassy and fun cartridge, so many darling icons. Please check out all the fab designs that happened this week on our Challenge Blog.

I have a new box this week, for those of you who don't know, I love boxes, don't know why, they just fascinate me. One thing I do NOT like is grocery shopping, and the reason why? Well I can't just run in and run out, Noooooooo, I roam the isles looking at the packaging, pick things up look at them, try to determine if they could be recreated. I will even catch myself and say "you do not have time to stand here and look at this box." Still do it though. This is a "Nob Hill" cookie box its overall size is 4 1/2" X 10", the cookies are good too so I brought one home last week and immediately took it apart, the sad thing is that if I want it the same size I cannot do it on my Cricut, it is too big, so I used a sheet of 18"X18" Martha Stewart card stock and used the cookie box as a template, I may try to scale it down a bit and create it in design studio. So many wonderful boxes, lol.
I cut it out, then sprayed it with Copic Marker BG72 and the airbrush, then on the front applied patterned paper I think it is from "Crate Paper" The dress from was cut three times from 110# card stock and also colored with Copic Marker, added crystals and a piece of ric-rac. The flower in the upper left hand corner is a wooden flower and I attached a tag with twine. I love all the texture on this piece. I used circular paper clips as closures. I hope everyone has a fantastic week. Hugs

15 comments:

BALLET NEWS said...

Gorgeous ! Boxes fascinate you the way a new notebook fascinates me ! Have a lovely week !

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh I love what you did with the dress form. My sister used to love boxes, I do too. Can't wait to see it.

Regina Easter said...

oh now this is fantastic...hugs

Jeannie Phillips said...

What a great gift bag...I love the colors!!... great job!
hugs
Jeannie

Jeri said...

Oh, great minds think alike. We both added rick rack at the waist of our dress forms. Love your paper and colors you chose. I'm always looking at things to recreate also. You did a wonderful job.

Kelly said...

Wow, what you did with this gift bag is awesome. Love how you air brushed it, the color is fabulous!

DoubleClick Connections said...

It's beautiful!

~JulieH~ said...

oh now this is gorgeous Sandi! I love the naturak colours you've used and the added detail of the necklace is beautiful. I collect little boxes and break them apart too but am not clever enough to recreate them in ds!
hugs
Juliexx

Martha Lever said...

I love this Sandi! You are so very creative!!! Thanks for your comment today!

Creative Momma said...

Wow Sandi you are so amazingly creative...I too roam around the store looking at packaging to create something new...LOL
Beautiful take on the challenge..this is gorgeous
Hugs
Marina

Julia Moss said...

This is great. I too love boxes and packaging. You've really done a fantastic job....I love the color combo and the detail

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous Sandi, I love your color combination and the texture is wonderful. I didn't know you loved boxes,you did a beautiful job with this one. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

DonnaMundinger said...

Too cute Sandi! What a great gift box for a special someone and the colors are beautiful. Your story is a hooot. I can just see you scouring the aisles for ideas. LOL Thanks heaven the cookies were good. xxD

**Treefrog** said...

Sandi this is so pretty, love the colors and love the story! I too have an obsession but it with containers in general! I love them and always looking for something to put a little mini book in so I can totally relate. LOL
((Hugs)) Theresa

Heather said...

Beautiful! It's so classic looking.