Friday, 15 June 2012

From a Friend - Tilda's box

Hello everyone, here is something I did purely for fun and because I need a little Tilda love every so often; it was also a chance to play with my favourite colours of the moment: greens, blue-greens, pale turquoise, and pastel blues. I made a box with a lid, covered the sides in some hand-stitched pearlescent embossed paper in pale turquoise and made a little handle for the front using some script-covered paper and 2 pearl brads.

 The top is made from a couple of large die-cuts in turquoise and green, and an oval made from some polka-dot paper and a floral oval die. A stripey tag is hiding behind the oval, and to this I attached some green gauzy fabric which I frayed. All papers, layers, the handle and the box edges were inked up using fluid chalk ink pads. Other embellishments are roses from my stash, liquid pearls all round the edge of one of the layers, and a gold bow to match the bows in Tilda's hair and the bow on her present.

All the sides are covered in pearlescent embossed papers which I handstitched and then inked around the edges

The sentiment "From Your Friend" was made by me using Word and Paint, and printed onto Saf-Mat then adhered to the polka-dot oval.
A tag with some frayed gauze fabric

I'd like to enter this in a few challenges:

Simply Magnolia - Fancy Folds & Friendship (my box has a total of 16 folds!)
TOMIC The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge - Anything Goes
Sir Stampalot - Bingo (Ribbon/lace - Polka Dots - Green) (golden brown ribbon, polka dots on oval diecut, green gauze and pale green shaped mat)
Crafts & Me - Pearls & Roses
Crafty Cardmakers - No cards, tags or ATCs

This was so much fun to make, despite several mishaps and technological issues along the way! And if you like the colouring of the hair, then check back soon because I'll have a step-by-step picture tutorial for how I achieved the curly-haired effect.

Thank you very much for dropping by today, have a lovely day.


Papercraft By Carole said...

What a gorgeous box. The colours are lovely and all the embellishment and details add so much to the finished piece!! And of course, Tilda is coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxx

chrissy xx said...

Good Morning Carole....
I'm looking at this before I've even had my breakfast lol....That's how special it is....
Just Fabulous! Fabulous colours.
The cutest of little boxes...I LOve the little handle...I LOve your pearls around the top..I LOve how you have pin pricked round the sentiment too. I can just see the little tag sticking out...Yes I've been looking at everything lol...
Most of all I LOve Tilda..her colouring is Stunning..... LOve everything....

Rose said...

Carole, your beautifully colored Tilda looks wonderful on this sweetly decorated box. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's Pearls and Roses challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

baileyrosy said...

Hiya, I think you did tilda proud here. Such a lovely project beautifully crafted and coloured. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.

P.s the photos are fine !


pinky said...

Wow this is one gorgeous project, love your colours. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

Stamps and Paper said...

Carole what a gorgeous box... you have coloured her beautifully and what a lovely present this would make..


Doreen said...

A beautiful box Carole,love your Tilda .xxx

Hazel said...

Hi Carole

OMG - AMAZING - just an incredible creation and I love it!

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Hazel xx

Jackie said...

Good morning Carole, although I am not much of a Tilda fan, I do appreciate what other people create with her. I have just been browsing here and what a lot of stunning projects, and your colouring is always a delight to see. Blogger is still misbehaving so I am visiting while I can! :o)
Jackie xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Carole.
Sue x

Liza said...

Lovely work, you have used such pretty colours. Thanks for joining us this week at TOMIC.

Liza x

sassy said...

what a sueperb card..having a op around blog land went into jeanettes and your name jumped out..did you ever go on Docrafts?..anyway as were near neighbours i live near coventry thought id become a follower if thats have a lovely little blog so far ...hugs sassyxx

angelwhispers said...

This is just superb Carole I love the colours and detail and wow what a perfect Tilda I just love her hair is just gorgeous! Chanelle xxx

Martinas Welt said...

Such a beautiful Box Carole! Gorgeous work!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Carole this is a WOW creation the image of Tilda, the colouring and design all look amazing and so very beautiful, I love this so much.
Lorraine x

Joan Ervin said...

WOWZER!!!! What a fabulous and STUNNING project, Carole!!!!! I sooo love all the soft blues and your little Tilda is adorable!!!! Your coloring is beautiful, as always, and I love all the perfect details like the hand stitching, pearls, and flowers!!!!! I scrolled through all your other cards, too....what a spectacular collection, girlfriend!!!! You need to have an art gallery set up so people can see your gorgeous creations in real life!!!!!

The Grands are here and we stayed up till midnight playing UNO...this old grandma is pooped already and I have a couple of weeks to go...LOL!!!!

Teresa said...

Wow Carole this is superb! xx

Francesca said...

Very beautiful creation
Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lozzy said...

gorgeous!!what you have done and your colouring is amazing-all your cards are amazing x