Monday, February 3, 2014

Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party!

Good morning and happy Monday to you! 
 Today is Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party! The challenge this month is to create a Valentine's Day themed project.  
I decided to create a coffee cup box to hold candy in that I can give to one of the gals at work. 
I started with the coffee cup that was cut using my Silhouette. 
(I will have to link later, as my Webroot Antivirus found a threat on the Silhouette site?) 
I embellished it using this sweet heart image from Crafty Secrets.  It is part of the Digital Heart to Heart Collection. I added a bit of ribbon, leaves, and a flower to finish it off. 
And since I have no self control around chocolate, I had nothing to put in the box. ;)
Here's how I put my treat box together.  (Minus the treats!) LOL!
I printed my designer paper from the Vintage Valentine collection.  (The pink and blue was used for my flower for some subtle variances in color)
I gave the heart a bit of color with my Copic markers. On the second heart I colored the bird's nest and cut it out. 

I popped it up using dimensional foam circles.  I added glossy accents to the eggs.  I decided after this picture was taken to sprinkle it with glitter.  I couldn't resist the sight of glittery eggs!
To "ground" my image to the cup, I glued a doily to the front. 
Then I stacked a Spellbinder's oval shape and the heart using dimensional foam circles. 
I created my bow....
Then I decided to add a few feathers for a soft wispy look. After all it is a bird image right?  ( Yes, I can be quite literal!)
I wanted to add a flower and some leaves.  This is how I give the petals and leaves some dimension and shape.
My finished flower.
And here it is one more time all put together! :)
Be sure to drop by the other girls' blogs for more Valentine inspiration!


Darlene said...

Absolutely beautiful my friend! Love this dainty little project ... every beautiful detail! Your flower is gorgeous ... you have such a way with dimension & detail! LOVE IT! Thanks for always inspiring me and thanks too for the tips & tricks. Great job! Happy Day my friend!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Be still my heart! This is so shabbylicious, Michele! Thanks for the wonderful fun to see how you put it all together.

cherry said...

wowoowowwo! You are gonna make me go out and get some copics...I have one sole copic. I love this. I am not a big stamp colorer but I love how you subtle do it. Beautiful project! cherry

Elizabeth said...

Soft and beautiful. I love all the details on this, especially the feathers. I'm a huge fan of layers so I thought popping up the nest was a great idea.

Vicki Chrisman said...

Absolutely beautiful Michele!! LOVE this project!

Bonjourscrap said...

What a sweet gift ! It's very pretty, TFS !

Sheila Rumney said...

Love the tutorial on using the tool to add dimension. Thanks for sharing!

Birgit said...

This is too incredibly cute!! What a kind gift to give one of your co-workers. I'm sure she'll love it!!

Gail said...

How wonderful and dainty is this creation? Just beautiful - great job! Enjoy your week!

Cynthia said...

This is a lovely gift box, Michele! Fabulous floral accents.