Thursday, January 16, 2014

On the first day of Christmas.....

Yup, I said Christmas! 

Over at My Artistic Adventures that is your next challenge.....
"On The First Day of Christmas"
So grab your pretty digi's from My Artistic Adventures Etsy and have some Christmas fun!
Use the coupon code "MYARTISTICADVENTURES" and you'll receive 15% off of a $5 or more purchase!

The challenge runs from today, Jan 16th, to Feb 14th at 12am EST

Here is the project I made.....

In an attempt to use all the pieces I already had printed and cut
(I have lots to chose from)
 I decided to make this cute little box!

I don't have a picture of it but I started by making a basic open topped box from cardstock, 
then grabbed 3 tags from the Vintage Music Large Tags 
and 1 from the Shabby Vintage Victorian Christmas Tag (that I trimmed) and 
glued them onto the basic box.

On the front piece I simply added some glitter glues to the little angels gown and wings then added some lace, a twine bow and button.

Around the bottom of the other three sides I added a small crochet trim.

I also added some clear glitter glue to all the edges of the tags. 

This heart is from the Shabby Vintage Ivory Christmas Mitten collage set. 
I used a white gel embossing pen and retraced the swirls.
I also added a edging of Wild Rose glitter (#215) from Art Glitter.
I pop dotted the heart and added a couple pieces of red trim to the top.

On this side,
 I used the Shabby Vintage Victorian Pugs & Pooches collage set for the heart/bingo piece and 
the Romantic Roses Birds Victorian Vintage collage set that I pop dotted on top.
I tucked a little piece of a feather underneath.
Some of my glitters on this side were from Art Glitter
 (# 215-wild rose on the heart,  #142-coral reef on the rose and #286-lettuce on the leaves)
and on the bird I added some blue Stickles.

Next I went with the Vintage Shabby Chic Christmas Holly Gift collage set on this side.
I love the way Heather designed all the pieces to fit together on this set!

I added some Lettuce Art Glitter to the edges of the holly leaves,
traced the Noel letters with a red metallic gel pen (love the sparkle) and topped that with some glossy accents.
I used red micro beads for the holly berries.
The red trim was a scrap on my desk.
A little piece of bling to finish off this side.

Below is a close up, 
to show off the metallic sparkle from the gel pen, 
before I added the holly berry beads & bling.

The next couple of pictures are a couple of angled views. 

I added a bow on top for the closure.
The holly pieces that I used to reimburse the holes are from the 
I cut the holly off of one of the sentiment tags.

I hope you like my little box but now I have a question.....

Do you think if I give this box to my husband that he'll get the hint and put something small and shiny in there for me for Christmas this year? 
Maybe something pretty for my little fingers or something to hang around my neck?
I think one... 
or maybe both would fit nicely in there! 



Ok, more about the challenge.....

"On The First Day of Christmas"

Use one or more digi products from My Artistic Adventures Etsy store,
make any project using the title theme, 
then link your project up to enter for your chance to win.
(Don't forget to use the coupon code above for your 15% off at the Etsy store)

Challenge rules at My Artistic Adventures are HERE

This challenge will run from Jan 16th to Feb 14th, 12am EST, 
 I want to let you know that our first challenge, "Love or Valentines", is still going! 
Since we are just starting up Heather has decided to give our first challenges an extra bit of time.

For more info on that first challenge my post is HERE and 
My Artistic Adventure's post is HERE.

I have linked up with 
ABC Christmas Challenge - "A is for Anything Christmas"

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