February 22, 2011

Back in Action

I've been away from the blog for quite a while now but I'm hoping to get back into it some. I can't say how often my posts will be but I'd like to start doing some more of the challenges that I used to do. I always found them to be a great way of inspiring me to do things that I wouldn't have ever thought of doing. So I'd like to start with a challenge that I found over at Flutter by Wednesday's. This also goes perfectly with the current challenge over at If The Shoe fits...Scrap It!

Their challenge this past week was to use a rainbow or a rainbow of colors along with a butterfly, fairy or angel. This was a bit challenging for me because I don't have a lot of girly images to work with since I have a 4 year old boy at home but this is what I came up with:

I hope you all enjoy it, I had a lot of fun putting this one together. It was a good re-starter for me. I found the image through a Google search here. I then colored in the image with a basic set of colored pencils and Gamsol. I cut it out using my exacto knife before adding stickles to give it some pop. I used an online box template that I found here and printed it on the back of CS that I liked. After assembling the box I started to play around with the position of the images and sentiment (which I colored with pastel chalks). When it came to putting on my fairy I used foam mounting tape to give her a little pop off the box and a ribbon handle to finish it off. I plan on using this as a birthday gift bag for a 3 year old girl next month. I hope she likes it! Thanks for taking a look!


Michelle VP said...

Super sweet! I love how you created a birthday box with your fairy image. Using pastels is a great way to work in a lot of colors without being too bright - love the softness of your project too. :) Thanks for playing along with us at Flutterby Wednesday! Hope to see you there again!

lesleyworth said...

fabulous! your colors are gorgeous! very eye catching! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!