Saturday 3 March 2012

Show Us Your Flowers - LIIU DT Creation

Hi, if you saw my last post, you will know that I've recently been invited to join the Design Team over at Let's Ink It Up, which I'm really thrilled about - a big thank you to everyone who left lovely comments, I really appreciate you taking the time to drop by.  The theme for this month is "Show Us Your Flowers", and is sponsored by the lovely Suzanne herself:

 Your flowers can be handmade or shop bought, it's entirely up to you, but we'd love to see what you create. I don't tend to use flowers a lot, so a challenge for me as well!

Here is my creation - a little box to pop some Thorntons chocolates in for my mum on Mothers' Day:
A little wooden box has had 3 coats of chalk emulsion in Sung Blue (although it is actually a green colour), with a sanding between each coat and I've then sealed it with wood balsam.  I've added a TH bookplate with a "Love" ticket underneath and added some little flowers around the top.   The large yellow flower has been made with 6 tattered florals, die cut from yellow cotton, folded twice then attached in a circle with a brad through the middle.  I've stamped a SU design 3 times onto some Melissa Frances dp then cut out with an oval punch, distressed the edges slightly, and attached to the front and sides.
For the inside, I've lined the box with the same Melissa Frances dp and stamped a PaperArtsy sentiment (which I've split into two sections) directly onto the dp, then mounted onto some sanded Core'dinations paper.  I've attached a few lemon & cream roses to the top and bottom of the inside of the box, to tie in with the sentiment, to finish.  All I need now are the chocolates to go inside!

If you need some inspiration, please pop over and see the fabulous creations by the rest of the Design Team, and take a look at this month's prize:

Such stunning flowers.  I hope you can join in with the challenge, and I look forward to seeing your creations.  Good luck!

There are a few challenges that I'd like to enter my little gift box into:

Tando Creative Challenge - Spring Is In The Air
Cupcake Craftroom - Spring Bouquet
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Spring/Easter
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Celebrate Your Mum (the box is for Mother's Day)
Anything Goes Challenge - Altered Projects

Have a great weekend!

Maria x


marion said...

This is really a stunning creation !! love it ! hugs, Marion

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful box Maz the colours are very pretty and your flowers gorgeous. Love this to bits great start for you at LIIU. Thank you for sharing with us at Tando Creative. XOXO Zoe

Jean said...

I love this Maria, it is so pretty. I love the flowers and the colour, just beautiful.Jean x

Susan Hogan said...

Such a pretty box Maria.

Lisa Minckler said...

This made me smile! Such a beautiful creation you've made here. :)

Unknown said...

Wow Maria I love your DT project and I bet your mum will too. Thanks for a fab post for LIIU. Hugz Suzanne

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Maria Fabbie box love the colour and those flowers

hazel said...

A fabulous box Maria, your mum will love it. A great first piece for Let's Ink It Up.
xxx Hazel.

Srapvaldulac said...

This is a pretty and lovely little box ! I love it ! bises, Val

Gio said...

Very lovley, delicate and elegant piece, Maria!

Vicky Hayes said...

Who wouldn't want to receive this gorgeous box - with or without the chocolates? I love the delicate flowers with that ornate bookplate, it's absolutely gorgeous! Vicky x

Kaz said...

This is such a gorgeous box, I'm sure it was very well received. Thanks for linking it to our challenge at Tando.

Sandra said...

What a fabulous gift!! Thanks so much for joining us on this months Challange on the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog.
Sandra x