Monday, April 26, 2010

Fred She Said April Challenge Purple Gift Box

Hi all, back with this months Fred She Said Challenge - A 3D gift for a loved one.  So here is my project to get you inspired, another of my little altered soap boxes, with a different look than the last.  This box is in beautiful shades of purple and I thought it would be perfect to show off the Fred She Said Lovely Blossoms Decoupage set. The full sheet of pre-colored flowers and leaves were printed out on vellum for an airy and vintage feel and is also similar to parchment craft.

First I outlined the flowers and leaves with my gold gel pen to give them an embossed look.  Then I layered two and three different sizes of the purple blossoms together after shaping them on a foam matt.  Next I added some light purple glitter to the petals and crystals for the centers.  The smaller white blossoms were left as a single layer and have dew drops as their centers. 

I am showing the same view of the box because my camera is skewing the colors a bit and this one is the closest to the true colors.  Again all I had to do to cover up any writing on the boxes was to just cut some card stock panels for the top, bottom and inside of the box lid.  Ribbon and die cut accents finish off this gift box that is a gift in itself.  Using the Fred She Said digi flowers made it quick and easy!

Now hop on over to the Fred She Said Challenge Blog to see what the other DT members have created for your inspiration! Now for the CHALLENGE details:

A 3D Gift for a loved one!

You must use a Fred She Said digital image somewhere on your card.

This challenge will begin today and end on May 30th, the day before a new challenge will be posted!

See the FREEBIES section if you don't have any Fred She Said images right now.

Please use the Mr. Linky widget on the Fred She Said Challenge Blog to fill out your entry.

Please give the exact link to your post or photobucket/gallery image of your entry ( not just to your blog). It makes finding it a lot easier ;)

If you don't have a blog and would like to email your entry please send your card image with your name to Tracey and she will add your entry to the Mr. Linky as well as link it to a photobucket so others can see your wonderful projects :) Please, one entry per person for this challenge.

The prize again this month is...

a $20 gift certificate for the Fred She Said store! How sweet!

So get those entries in and remember you have until Monday May 30th to get it done! We are looking forward to seeing your creations this month!!!

New challenge coming up on May 31st!

Here are the links to the Fred She Said STORE (Owner Tracey Lynn Miller) and the Fred She Said BLOG, and Fred She Said Challenge BLOG (where you need to enter your project).

Good Luck!!!

Remember comments and links here, while very welcome and appreciated, do not enter you for the Challenge, only those left at the Fred She Said Challenge blog do!


Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Sonya, this is so beautiful! I love absolutely all of your latest work. So sorry I don't have enough time to comment on every new piece :(

Carolivy said...

Very cool project Sonya! I love it! Terrific idea printing on the vellum too! I have tons of it!

Darsie Bruno said...

this is beyond GORGEOUS, Sonya! I love your coloring, the colors you chose, just everything about this box!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Unbelievably gorgeous! LOVE the way you did the flowers...the dimension...the gold pen. Sheer brilliance!

Helen said...

Wow! another stunning box!

Anonymous said...

I love your boxes...way to go recycling them. I am so inspired by your creations! Thanks for sharing


Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

This is an amazing work of art, Sonya!!! BEEEOOOTIFUL!

irgri said...

очень красиво..

Linda said...

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