Hey Folks! It's time for another Magnolia-licious Blog Hop and we've got an extra special challenge for you this time!!! The challenge is 'Anything but a card' and we had to use both 'Mini Wrapped Tilda' and 'Mini Unwrapped Tilda'. Diana is offering special pricing on this set of 2 mini stamps and you can save $4.99 if you order yours right away. That way you can play along with us too! You can get all of the challenge and prize details at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog. Make sure to check it out cause there are some special things going on this time around :-)
Additionally, I've hidden some snowflakes, like the one below, in my photos. In fact, we all have! It's your task to go through the blog hop and find all of the hidden snowflakes. Be careful, THEY MAY NOT BE THE SAME SIZE AS THE ONE PICTURED BELOW!!! Tally them up and email the total number of snowflakes from the entire blog hop to Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org . A random winner will be selected from the entries and a special prize will be awarded.
So, if you've arrived here from Sharon's blog, then you're on the right track. If not, then be sure to catch the beginning at Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog so you can see all of the gorgeous DT projects and find every last one of those snowflakes!
Here's my project...
Christmas Jewelry Box
I must admit, having to create something other than a card always gives me a bit of trouble. Also, because of my trip to Puerto Rico and some misaligned rib heads along my spine, I only had a couple of days to work on this project. I started on Friday by picking my papers from Magnolia's 'Sweet Christmas Dreams Paper Pack', which just happened to arrive while I was in PR. This paper is soooooooooooo pretty and I was able to divide the patterns into several different combos. Next, I rummaged through some drawers where I keep items that I may alter one day, and I found this adorable little wooden box. The top is hinged in the back and has a magnetic closer in the front.
I used 4 different mini Magnolia stamps to make up this cute little Christmas scene: 'Mini Wrapped Tilda' and 'Mini Unwrapped Tilda', Mini Candy Cane, and Mini Christmas Tree. The scene was cut using SB Nesties. The blue backing was cut using a SB Shapeability Snowflake die. I put a heart doily behind them both to set them apart from the poinsettia dp.
The poinsettia's, I believe, are from Prima. I put them together with some berries in the middle from WOC. The white flowery bunches are from Magnolia. The beautiful red check ribbon is from my stash. The little candy canes are from Michaels. I was diggin' through one of my embellie drawers and found a part of a bracelet of pearls and clear beads that I had taken apart for another project. I added another pearl bunch to the top of it and secured it to the box top with some very strong magnets (believe it or not!)
I think the metal piece surrounding the sentiment is from Tim Holtz. The sentiment is from my collection but is no longer marked with the manufacturer's name. The ribbons and lace are from my stash as well.
I'm sorry about all of the photos, but I really like this project and wanted to capture it from all angles.
Here is a closeup of the scene. All images are colored with Copics. I was in a hurry so I don't have a list of colors. The background is colored in beige, but it doesn't show up in the photos. I had originally intended on painting this scene with DI's, but I didn't have any wax paper left after PR. I guess I need to go to the store tomorrow!
That's it for me today! Next up is the uber talented Janiel!!! I'm certain she has something spectacular to show you :-)
Don't forget to count all of the snowflakes that I've hidden!!!
Hugs to you all,