Friday, April 22, 2011

Dream a little dream...

I mentioned a while back that I was doing a box for three young ladies; well this is for the oldest one.  I had purchased this image from Mo Manning some time ago, and I thought this would be a gorgeous image for a teen.  Can you guess which three colors she likes best?  The teal blue (or whatever you call it today) and hot pink were two.  The third one might be a little harder, but it's lime green.  I guess if I do enough of these boxes I'll get better at them, but they're still not exactly like I want them to be.  Here's a closeup of the image.

The sky is colored too, but I wanted it to look windy, so didn't color it smooth.  I know you can't see the wind, but the clouds, etc. look a little different.
This is the caption I typed up, it's another one that my dh helped me come up with. (Isn't he a doll?) lol

There are only a couple of items that might not be self explanatory as to where they came from.  I made the flower with a die that I found at My Favorite Things.  The papers are from my stash, as are the doilies, buttons, jewels and twine. 

The "knob" for the drawer is made from a button with a post on the back, that I put on top of a punched flower I colored with the ink that I used to distress some of the paper.  It's not very visible, but I did some faux stitching around the main part of the card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

CES Challenges - sketch
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - bingo - die cuts, glitter, flowers
House of Gilli - stripes & bling
Paper Sundaes - texture
Nettie's Digital Gems - favorite image & prismacours to color with
Craft Your Passion Challenges - dots
Woodware USA Clear Stamps - die cuts
Cupcake Craft Challenges - layers
Creative Craft Challenges - embossing
Scrap-Creations - digi
Ladybug Crafts Ink - anything
Top Tip Tuesday - anything
Papertake Weekly - spots & stripes
Tuesday Throwdown - polka dots
Cooking it up With Katie - pink, for a lady
Crafts and Me Challenges - pink and sweet
Flutterby Wednesdays - butterfly
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges - glitter
Scrapbook Sisters - buttons
Aud Sentiments Challenge - anything
AI Factory Challenges - flowers
Shelly's Images - anything
Catered Crop stripes, digi, buttons, sewing, distressing
Delicious Doodles Challenge - anything
Card Makin Mamas - spring colors
Stamping Vacation - circle, pink, sentiment
Stamp Something - flowers, buttons, sparkle

I hope that you've enjoyed looking at my card, and that you might leave a comment.



Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Gorgeous Debbie! I am not seeing anything wrong with these! The girls will love them! This is so Maggie! Down to the flip flops! Love the colored doilies and all the other embellies!

Linda w said...

Wow, this is just so fantastic. I have to get myself in gear and make one of these. I also really adore this image. I love how you've melded all those colours together and the embellis are perfect on it. Great caption, did you make the felt flower. Hugs lin

Dorcas said...

Wonderful job on this Debbie! Your coloring is beautiful too! Really lovely!

CraftyC said...

Your box is gorgeous and the colours are so pretty. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge, good luck!

maddy hill said...

oh how gorgeous ! i love your box and the colours are yummY
maddy x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card I love the image your colouring is fabulous.
Thank you for joining us girls over at CES Challenges, hope to see you again. Good luck.

HUgs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and love the sky looks alive! love the doily's too! Really lovely card so cute! Thanks for joining in with us on the Top Tip Tuesday challenge this time hugs Samantha :0)

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Elaine Stark said...

This is beautiful. The young lady will love it. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Very pretty! THanks for joining us at House of Gilli!

Linda McClain said...

Oh my . .. this is stunning. I loe Mo, and you did such a beautiful job with her image. Thanks for sharing it all with us at Catered Crop.

Delphine said...

Gorgeous box, Debra! The image and colours are beautiful and I love the design ! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Teri said...

What a lovely creation hun! Love the doilies!
Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, good luck with the draw!
Teri x

Pam Leng said...

Oh the colours are just stunning I can't believe it this is the same creation that I have done for Craft Your Passions challenge next week I got the idea from a Crafters Companion workshop,great minds think alike !!!!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week

Pam xx GDT

Amanda R said...

Wow that is a lot of work! I love all the different ideas you incorporated, beautiful work! Thanks for joining in at LCI this week!

Davi said...

I love your image and coloring. The box is Beautiful!! I love all the pretty embellies and colors! Have a Wonderful Easter. ;)

Tracy's Crafty Ways said...

A great card and a fab image. Thanks for joining us at creative craft xx

Julie said...

I love this image,a favourite of mine to colour too! Glad you shared your lovely card with us this week at Scrapbook Sisters,Julie x

alicaz said...

so pretty! Love the colorful doilies and flowers too!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Alica ;)

Mary C said...

This box is beautiful. I love the colored doilies that you used and all the special touches to finish it off. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations and Good Luck!

Yone said...

Gorgeous card ! Love your Easel Card ! Tks for joining us at House of GILLI this week ! Hope to see you next time ! Hugs,Yone

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

What a great artsy piece! There are so many details to look at! Super pretty! I´d have loved to get such a great box when I was a young girl - it would´ve been the most precious gift! :-)

Ellis said...

Wonderful box, thanks for joining us at NettieG's digital gems! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Annemaritta said...

Noticed on 2 Sisters blog

"The top three in no particular order are..... "


CONGRATS, my dear :)

Mina said...

wow Debbie what a beautiful piece of work, I love the colouring of this beautiful Mo's image too...Happy Easter to you and those you love and thanks for joining in with our Crafts and Me challenge
Mina xxx

Denimo said...

Great project!! I love that image from Mo and all your papers and embellies look just great!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Aud Sentiments. We hope to see you back for our next one!

Cheryl said...

Awww, this is gorgeous! I love how you colored the image and all the beautiful details.

Thank you for following my recipe at Catered Crop


Lauren said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next time!


Sue said...

Oh wow, Fantastic card/gift box thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge

Sue xx

Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty! great details. wonderful project!