Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Photo Box - Magnolia-licious Birthday Challenge/Roses on Paper Challenge #38

Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group is celebrating their second birthday! For this auspicious occasion, a special Birthday Blog has been set up to celebrate with fun and games. For week one, the design team celebrated with a blog hop and a challenge. The theme is "Explosion Boxes." When I saw these adorable boxes, I thought what a great Christmas gift. We have lots of grandparents that love pictures of the kiddos, so I thought this would be terrific for them. I am so glad to get an early start on Christmas. I am making a card to go with it. Check back on the 25th to see the complete set.

As it would happen, Roses on Paper challenged us to make a gift, so my Christmas Box will work perfectly for that challenge. 

So, here is my explosion box...



Stamps: Unwrapped Tilda and Tilda With Vintage Roses (Magnolia)
Paper: All paper is from Stampin' Up! and is retired.
Ink: Staz-On, Distress Ink, Copics
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch (SU!), Cranberry Stitched Ribbon (SU! retired), MS Rose Leaf Punch, MS Branch Punch, Flowers from Wild Orchid, Copics Airbrush System, sewing machine.



I watercolored my imageswith distress inks and cut around the image to leave a small border so it would stand up against the dark background.




I included the images on all four sides of the box, two Unwrapped Tildas and two Tildas With Vintage Roses. I added some small roses to each side of the box to add a little flair.



I used my Copics Airbrush System to color my large flowers similar to the color of the paper. The flowers were brown to start, but with a little mixing of reds, I got the look I was going for.


This is my box open. As we go through the year, I will add pictures of our adventures throughout 2010 for the grandparents.

A special thanks for the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group Mods, the wonderful design team, and to Diana for giving so much to the group. We truly appreciate you! Happy Birthday!

Thanks for stopping by today.

27 comments:

Rosie said...

OMG, this is fabulous!! I love everything about it!! You did an amazing job with this challenge!! Rosemary

Patti Jo said...

Julie this is absolutely gorgeous! Love your coloring and paper combination! Fantastic box!!!

Silvie Z said...

wow Julie, your box is stunning! Beautifully colored and the DPs inside the box are awesome! Love it!
Hugs,
Silvie from France

Nancy said...

Julie your box is beautiful and what a perfect gift for Grandparents!
Hugs,
Nancy

Cheryl said...

Oh, Julie, this is wonderful! I love the flowers on the top, but your Tildas and the coloring-a real wow! And what a nice surprise when photos are put inside!

Myrna said...

Julie your box is beautiful! Love your paper colors and great job coloring your images.

Dena said...

What beautiful coloring!!! Your box is very elegant. Gorgeous work!
Hugs, Dena

Shelley said...

This is just gorgeous.Those colours and papers are wonderful.So many lovely images. Hugs Shelley

Jean said...

Love all the papers and colors on your box.. the placement of the flowers are gorgeous and love the little knob on top to open it and the flowers, great job.
Hugs, Jean

Corinne's Place said...

Very beautiful Julie. Love the colors. So many Tilda's on my Magnolia wish list. The distressed inks add the perfect vintage touch your Explosion Box. Beautifully colored....I am going to have to try using distressed inks I really like the look they give. What a perfect gift for the grandparents...
Hugs~
Corinne

bevb said...

WOW WOW & WOW I absolutely love your explosion box. That paper is to die for. Great job on getting the flowers to match perfectly. Great idea for the gift.

Julie said...

What a beautiful project!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Julie your little box is just so pretty what a great idea to fill it full of little memories for the grandparents....I would love something like that.
Hugs

stampinglyn said...

Absolutely beautiful...you've inspired me to create one myself!
Hugs,
Linda

Pam said...

I love the images you used and they are beautifully colored. Your box is just lovely!
Hugs to you,
Pam

Angie said...

Julie, this really is beautiful. You're images are gorgeous and the dp's are so festive. Thanks so much for joining the challenge.

Angie

Barb Hardeman said...

This is just exquisite! I love the papers you've used and the punched border is a perfect fit and gives your paper such an elegant look. This is beautiful!

LINDA said...

Great box your DP's are beautiful
and your coloring is great
Linda W.

Irma said...

WOW, Julie, what a gorgeous box!! Wonderful choice of paper, coloring and all the embellies! Even the lid is beautiful all on its own! What a great gift this will be... great job!! Hugz, Irma

Peggie said...

Your box is beautiful. Love the colors and with pictures I am sure it will be treasured by the grandparents.

Marlene said...

Wow! I am officially impressed!

Suzanne J Dean said...

A truly gorgeous Xmas gift--elegant papers and colors and lots of lil' Tilda beauties. thanks for joining in on the challenge with us!

hugz,
Suzanne

cabio's craft corner said...

Lovely box and beautiful coloring. Such a elegancy and classy box!
hugs,
Cabio

Cordine said...

Gorgeous Box!
Hugs
Cordine

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous! I love the pretty papers you used.
Hugs, Christine

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

this is JUST beautiful. Wonderful job!!

scrappinpeg said...

Wonderful explosion box. I love love your pp that you chose. Very elegant looking!TFS