Monday, March 21, 2011

Cupcake Craft Challenge 134 - Monochromatic

Good morning all! Hope you enjoyed a lovely relaxing weekend, and for those of you who were lucky enough to go to Harrogate, hope you still have a few pennies left!!!

Today at Cupcake Craft Challenge the lovely Delphine has challenged us to do 'Monochromatic'! I have to admit I don't do many monochromatic cards, but I really got into this challenge and decided to make a box to keep my little treasures in! I should have really taken photos along the way, as this started off as an old Christmas Card box (which I almost threw away). I covered the box with torn bits of kraft paper using a glue/varnish, kind of like papier maché style, then added all the little details! The image is from Prairie Fairy (one of our sponsor this week), coloured with Promarkers then distressed with Ranger Crackle Accents and Distress Inks. I then added all the little flowers, pearls etc before finishing off with the lace/ribbon trim...

Inside the box I used a matching paper for the bottom and top (you can see the bottom in the photo)...

So what's the prizes this week? Well, we have two weekly sponsors... Prairie Fairy are offering 5 images of the winners choice, and Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn are giving away a £10 Gift Voucher and anyone who places an order during this week can benefit from a 10% discount by using the discount code CUPCAKEBLOG. Not forgetting our fab Icing On The Cupcake Monthly Sponsor Wild Rose Studio who are giving away two gorgeous stamps 'Mia with teddy' and 'Toby with butterfly' from their new collection.

Pop over to the Cupcake blog to see all the other DT creations, the girls have made some lovely creations this week!

I'm entering my box for the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad - Use a Digi
Creatalicious Challenges - Two tone (brown & cream)
Allsorts Challenge - Make a Gift Box
Wild Orchid Challenge - Dieing to punch it out (leaf)
Inky Impressions - Monochromatic

21 comments:

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous box - love all the embellishments

Saskia said...

Shelly,

Wow.... gorgeous box! You're so creative!!!! :)

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful gift box Shelly.
luv
Debby

Catherine said...

Oh Shelly what a fantastic creation ! The image is so so sweet and your embellies are so beautiful ! Oh you rock Lady ! Lots of hugs and love from La Chic !

Liza said...

A gorgeous box Shelly, I love the vintage feel.

Liza x

Lau W said...

Wow ! Shellyyyy ! cette boîte est une merveille ! La peinture craquelée a un rendu extraordinaire, j'adore ! Et toute cette dentelle, j'adore aussi !
Bisous ensoleillés !

Delphine said...

This is gorgeous, Shelly! I love the crackled effect on the adorable image and all the embellishments you have used! Stunning work! Gros bisous et bonne soirée:-) Delphine

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word this is so stunning!! LOVE your gorgeous details and such a fabulous box!! Thanks for playing along with us at Inky Impressions challenge!! HUGS

Donna said...

Hi Shelly, this is such a sweet project and your attention to detail is amazing...so many pretty embellies to look at I could be here sometime lol! :) Donna x

joey said...

Hiya Shelly

this is stunning, the detail is beautiful, thanks for joining us at inky impressions

Joey x

Faye said...

Wow Minxie, this box is just divine. I love the old time feel to it and the crackling looks fab. Take care. xxx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow Wow Wow ~ ADORABLE. I am so in love with this. I love the scattered jewels idea! Thank you for playing in our Use A Digi Challenge this week at The Crafty Pad. Wishing you luck in the random draw and hope to see you Sunday for a new challenge.

Kim said...

Oh my word Shelly this is absolutely STUNNING! WOW am I in awe over the beauty of your creation! So beautiful and LOVE how you have made the image vintage with the crackle paint!!! LOVE IT!!! Thanks for joining us at WOC!
Hugs~ Kim

Mummylade said...

what a gorgeous box, I love the crackled image. Thank you so much for entering this in the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

Fleur said...

Wow this is stunning, really beautiful. The image is gorgeous & coloured to perfection.
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Barbara said...

Shelly, I love your almost vintage box. What a great idea to alter it. The details on your project are amazing...great job.Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week for our "Use a Digi" challenge. Hope to see you again on Sunday for our next challenge. XX

Sharon said...

Hi Shelly,

Your vintage box looks wonderful. I love all the embellishments and the beautiful lace.

Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Two Tone Challenge.

Sharon x

Lau W said...

Coucou !
Merci pour ton accueil chez scrap affair ! Youpii ! Je suis contente de t'y rejoindre ! A bientôt là-bas !
Bisous et bon week-end !

Scrap Affair said...

Wow girl-you are buzy-buzy little crafty bee :) You amaze and impress me all the time.

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous box Shelly, love all your beautiful detail, take careX:)

Sammi said...

AWww. what a sweet box! LOVE it! Lots of gorgeous details there!!
Thanks for playing along in the Inky Impressions monochromatic challenge!
Sammi
xx