Mittwoch, 16. Februar 2011
Heart Box - There is a first time for everything
EDIT: Taaadaaa, here it is, the promised sunshine picture. We were lucky though, yesterday it was dark and gloomy all day and I had to keep the lights on the whole day long.
Sorry for this horrible pictures, but it's so gloomy here. I'll edit a better non-flash one as soon as I am able to take one.
The Hanna & Friends Challenge for this week gave me the idea for this heart box. And it nearly did take me all week to make it. Today is the last day to submit it actually.
I didn't like the original heart template going with the challenge, so I chose my own. Originally I just wanted a softer, more rounded heart, nothing too fancy, mind you. But then I came across this shape and I just HAD to try it. I am such an overachiever sometimes.
This is not only my first heart shaped box ever, no more like my first box ever in general. I have loads of things I want to do an my to do list and boxes are on there more than you can count, but I never actually made one.
So, yes, of course it would make sense to chose such a template for a first try *snort*
But it came out okay. It even didn't give me too much pain on the way there. I just should have glued the ribbon and lace more thoroughly an right half of the heart, since it is gaping now, but especially with the lace it just wasn't possible without the glue showing.
Another first time for me: I am way ahead of time. While making this box I decided it would be the perfect gift for mother's day. (For anyone non German, that is what the sentiment in the upper right corner says ;o) )
Now I just have to think of something to put in there and I am all settled.
Once again there are several challenges I want to submit this little box to:
Hanna and Friends - Heartbox
The Crafty Pad - Hearts
Cupcake Craft Challenge - I ♥ You
Papertake Weekly - Put On The Glitz
Steckenpferdchen Challenge - Liebe
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything but a card
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Cottage Ivy, Distress Ink Victorian Velvet
Carstock: SU Sahara Sand and Gartengrün/Garden Green, Bazill Vintage Pink, white noname
Flower: Wild Orchid Craft
Ribbon/Lace: Crafty Ribbon Seam Binding Ribbon, lace from Wild Orchid Craft
Dies/Punches: Nellie Snellen and Magnolia
Other: Paper Doily from Little Yellow Bicycle, sentiment from Kanban, flatback pearls and rhinestones and Stickles in "pink"