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Monday, November 28, 2011

MMM Challenge 26 - Christmas Box



Challenge # 26 at Make My Monday is to make a Christmas Box! I have long admired stamped, decorated boxes but have NEVER tried one before. My heart sunk a bit at the challenge, but then I realized here was my chance to move past NEVER, NEVER LAND!



I began by picking a box. I have a small stash of boxes that I cannot seem to part with and found this beautiful turquoise Tiffany square box. I love red, turquoise and black together and so I chose that for my color scheme. My stamps are from the Sleigh Ride plate by Artistic Outpost. Embellishments include some turquoise glitter gems, recycled tartan plaid ribbon, lace, red tulle and some red and white Bakers' Twine. I watercolored the image with Red Barn Distress Ink. Really love that technique. I kept the coloring simple to go along with the vintage feel of the image. Looking forward to seeing everyone elses boxes! Check out MMM's blog for lots of ideas from the Design Team and congratulations to both Mynnette and Val on being selected as the two newest DT members! Have a great week everyone! Yvonne

13 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous box Yvonne, love the colours together and that gorgeous sleigh stamp.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Meggymay said...

A lovely box, super vintage image as well.
Yvonne x

Mynnette said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous!!! LOVE the color choices--and all that ribbon and twine! :) Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Suzi B said...

Sorry your heart sank Yvonne :( but so glad you had a go and fabulously decorated this box the colours and images are gorgeous!You did a great job.
I'm like you I admire other peoples stamped and painted boxes but even though I save old bits and bobs I never have a go... so this was quite a challenge for me too! ... even thogh it was my choice.. lol
Thank you for passing your NEVER NEVER land at MMM
Suzi B xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your Christmas box looks wonderful, lovely image on it.

Vicky Hayes said...

No-one would know this was your first go at a box Yvonne! I love the colours you've chosen and your beautifully water-coloured vintage panel. Vx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Yvonne....WOW! NEVER NEVER can this be your first box. Its fabulous! Particularly like the mixture of twine and ribbon...Thank you for your continued support of the Make My Monday challenges...I always love seeing what you come up with!

Fliss said...

A stunner of a box Yvonne and sorry if you found it difficult. You'd never know from this fabulous creation though. The image is gorgeous and the colours beautiful.
So glad you decided to join in with our MMM challenge this week.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Jacqueline said...

A gorgeous box Yvonne - beautifully decorated and perfect for our challenge - thank you so much for joining us at MMM this week - Jacqueline xx

Aquarius said...

So glad you stepped away from never never land - great box

Maribel said...

Very, very beautiful, I love

Cath said...

What a great box, love the colour combo would never of thought of them.
Thanks for joining in again with us at Make My Monday.

Cathx

Cazro said...

Congratulaions Yvonne on your FIRST box. Amazing. I hope you enjoyed the challenge. A wonderful box,thanks for giving it a try for the MMM challenge. Well done. Caz