6 August 2012

Anything but a card ..............



Inspired by the challenge at the Lili of the Valley Ideas to Inspire Blog I have decorated a plain cardbord box using My Minds Eye paper, scallop edge white flat lace, 12mm red zig zag lace, 7mm scarlett berry ribbon and strips cut from 8-row faux diamante mesh.  I used 3mm double sided tape which is just the thing for adhering ribbons and lace to the edges of boxes and  lids.  I really enjoyed decorating this box, it was a bit like icing a cake!


I'd love to be able to colour a LOTV image like this one, and take my hat off to Bev Rochester as it is one of the new LOTV Mini Masterpieces which were coloured by Bev prior to printing - gorgeous!  All I had to add was a bit of Stardust Stickles.  I used the largest image on the sheet and have plenty of smaller ones left for other projects.

Image - Lili of the Valley Mini Masterpiece
Lace, Ribbon, Faux Diamante, Mini Ric Rac, Zig Zag Lace, 3mm double sided tape and Stardust Stickles are all from The Ribbon Girl online store

See you tomorrow with something fascinating ...

Mary G x




17 comments:

Bev said...

Mary this is fabulous! I love all the detail and delish colours. So pretty x

Mandy said...

Absolutely beautiful Mary!

xx

Brodders said...

Gorgeous Mary x

Becky said...

Mary, this is gorgeous and Christmassy
I hope the recent floods didn't affect you, we watched the hail stones from the comfort of our front room
Hugs, Becky x

kath said...

wow mary your box is absolutely gorgeous...what a work of art and a treasure to keep forever...hugs kat xxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beautiful box
Cheers from Bangalore, India
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Mau xx said...

This is amazing Mary, I love the colours and all the detail and gems are Beautiful.
Hugs Mau xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow! An absolutely gorgeous box! I might have to pop on over to LOTV to buy some of these pre-coloured images but I suspect what I make with mine won't be nearly as lovely as your creation! Hugs, Lesley

Tabitha Davis said...

This is so stunning! You are very talented. I am now following your blog :-)
Http://tabithaskitchen.blogspot.com/

jules said...

oh wow it's gorgeous!!!

Lisa Shepard said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks for posting. Lisa

Ann Marie Governale said...

GOrgeous! Your coloring and design are just over the top! I would LOVE to invite you to apply for our challenge team! ... we think your work is fabulous at Stamptacular Sundays... we are having a design team call and would love for you to apply. Deadline is August 31- visit us at Stamptacular Sundays to learn more... xxx Ann Marie.

Elise said...

Oh my gosh! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love how you've displayed this image in such a creative way!!!

Hugs,
Elise

Katarina said...

So very pretty, your coloring is outstanding!

Anne said...

Wow this is gorgeous Mary it must have taken you ages! Thanks for entering our 'anything but a card' competition - good luck! x

Anonymous said...

Simply lovely. Sheila.x

lovetomakecards said...

This is so neat. You've turned a box into a keeper forever.