Thursday, 28 January 2010

There's Magic in the Air - Could it be love????

Hi all,
I hope you are well relaxed on this Thursday evening.  I have one project for you tonight and it is a little different for me.  I am a cardmaker at heart but since taking up blogging have been tempted to try many other different little projects.  Tonight is no exception.  Nina at There's Magic In The Air has asked us to make a box/bag/container and incorporate her Freebie image on it.  The image is this adorable little giraffe thinking about love!!

I don't usually make bags etc but I thought I'd give it a go.  So I used a template from Mirkwood Designs to make a heart shaped basket.  I cut out the template using lemon coloured card and glued it together.  Then I threaded an orange ribbon through each side.  I used an eyelet setter with a heart shape to stop the hole from "spreading".  I decided to stay away from traditional Valentine colours and instead went for colours based around the image.  So here is the basket (looks more like a bag to me) that I made:

I cut out the image and then coloured it in with ordinary pencils.  I used promarkers for the grass and around the "thought heart".  I added a little felt orange heart into the middle of the thought cloud and used gems for the thought bubbles.  I added yellow ribbon down each outer edge of the heart shape and put an orange rose head at the point of the heart.  To soften the top edges of the heart I used yellow/gold heart shaped gems which I adhered using silicone glue.  I used silicone to add the image to the heart to give it some depth and then added complimentary flowers at each side of the image.  Here is a close up view:

I did the same on both sides of the heart shaped basket so that it would hang correctly (otherwise it is front heavy and won't hang right).  I put a few chocolates inside the basket and they were........................... well obviously...................they were ROSES!!!
The other challenges I will enter this for are:
Crafty Cardmakers - Hearts and Romance
Crafter's Companion - Orange and Yellow
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Freestyle
Die Cuts R Us - Ribbon
Artful Inkables - Think Spring (well these are spring colours)
Rainbow Lady's Challenges - Fur and or feathers
Crafty Catz - Love
Corrosive Challenge - Fancy Folds (well this is a fancy fold isn't it?)
Fab n Funky - Use any digi image
Lily Boo Too - Valentine
Magical Crafts fortnightly - Valentine
I love Digi Challenge - DT Call