So, Summer is here in full force. Allot of us are taking vacations, weekend getaways, having outings with our families, or wishing we were...hehe So, with all the activities that we are doing and still going to do this summer, i'm sure you have allot of reasons to craft. Some CCL members and my self got together to bring some of what we did or places we want to go themed crafty projects to share with you. Please check out all the blogs and keep hopping, as there is a grand prize giveaway and hidden blog candy throughout the member's blogs. I hope we inspire you! ;)
My Project:Here is what i came up with. I altered a paper mache box, that i will be sending to a friend for a swap...hehe! I knew i wanted to do shabby chic and Paris, cause I've always wanted to go. I started by painting the box light shabby blue that i mixed up myself, using grey, white, black, sage green and blue acrylic paint. On the lid i covered it with 6" lace. I made the flower arrangement with iamroses that are painted with lindy's, recollections leaves, and light blue acrylic wheat sprays. I added two sheets of prima designer paper behind the Eiffel tower (which was perfect). Added some prima pearls and a Journey sentiment to finish it off. Read below to see what i did to the box portion and sides of the lid!!!!
Side of Lid and Box:
I took some K&Co designer paper and covered the sides of the box. I then mod podge the entire box to give it a nice glossy finished look. I added a gorgeous ruffled white lace to the edge of the lid and on top of that added blue beaded dangle trim and sage green velvet scroll trim. i added old willow ruffled satin trim to the bottom and on top of that some beaded trim and light blue flat back pearls. On the bottom i added four wooden balls for feet to lift the box up so i could add the ruffled trim.
Hope you like it as much as i do!!!!
Paris Box Recipe:
K&Co designer paper
Prima designer paper
Walnut Distress Ink
Sizzix Eiffel Tower Die
Prima say it in pearls
Various Iamroses flowers
Various Lindy's Starburst Sprays
MB's Treasurista light blue flat back pearls
MB's Treasurista light blue acrylic wheat sprays
MB's Treasurista old willow ruffled satin trim
Beaded trims, white ruffles lace, velvet scroll trim and wood feet from my stash
NOW, HERE'S SOME IMPORTANT BLOG HOP INFORMATION:
$20 gift certificate to the MB's Treasurista store!!!
Check out the STORE!!!
To be eligible for the grand prize you must do the following:
*Must* "like" the MBT Facebook page- Page LINK
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*Must* follow and comment on all the designer's blogs
and another thing....as a BONUS ENTRY, we will draw an EXTRA winner for a 6x6 paper pad of your choice from the MBT Store just for sharing our hop on your Facebook page, youtube channel or blog!! Just be sure to include the link to where you shared in your comment here on the MB's Treasurista Blog for verification.
Here is the lineup if you get lost:
Wanna win more prizes....
Head on over to Creating the Crafty Life!!! There are several celebration giveaways going on and coming up, including a mega grand giveaway. Also, there is a contest at Creating the Crafty Life , which you could win 2 Graphic 45 paper pads, ends on the 4th. There will be a few more events as well coming up for the celebration. So please visit the site and become a member, its free and fun!!!
If you want to join swaps, challenges, giveaways or be apart of one of the friendliest communities around, please come check out Creating the Crafty Life!!!
Next up is the super talented and and one of my best friends Leslie! Hurry up and click on over....
****Have a wonderful day!****