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Wednesday 1 January 2014

Anything Goes at Imagination Crafts

Hi Folks
Happy New Year to you all.  This is a scheduled post as we went to a friend's house last night for a party so was not sure how I would be feeling this morning lol.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Imagination Crafts challenge blog.  Our theme for this month is nice and easy for you all:
Anything Goes
Now you can enter with any project you like but to qualify for the prize draw you need to use at least one Imagination Crafts product on your creation.  Any project is eligible to be picked for the Top 3.  

Here is my inspiration project for you.

Imagination Crafts Products Used
Cameo cog stencil
Black Stars sparkle medium
Mica powders

I decided to make a little gift box.  I have several female birthdays coming up so thought this would be ideal for putting a gift into.  I first of all made the box using plain white card and my scoring board.  For the top of the box I used a lovely stencil Cameo Cog and used black stars sparkle medium on white glossy card.  I did not add sparkle medium to the face.  When the sparkle medium was nearly dry I went over it with some mica powders to change the colour of the medium.  For the face I coloured through the stencil with black marker pen and then added glossy accents.  I then coloured the background using some purple tone distress inks.  Some lace was added round the edge of the image before mounting onto the box lid.  For embellishments I added a flower, some feathers and a butterfly.

For the box sides I just wrapped some ribbon round, added a bow with a dazzler and some pearls.

Here is another view showing the depth and sides of the box.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations.  Just pop over to Imagination Crafts challenge blog to upload your entry.  Don't forget to check out the super creations from the rest of the design team.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Anything goes
Pan Pastel - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes/Black and favourite colour
The Squirrel and The Fox - Anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything goes
Lisa B - Anything goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything goes
Natalie and Amy - One for the girlies


Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Mags, I do love this stencil and the box is gorgeous. Happy New Year!

Linda xxx

brenda said...

Wow Mags, so very striking, love it.

Happy New Year.

B x

rachel said...

stunning work Mags - really very clever use of the stencil! Fabulous! Big Hugs Rachel xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful box Mags, I like the image the feathers and the butterfly, Happy New Year.
Kevin xx

Sandra H said...

Oh wow this is amazing l like all of the elements used and of course the image wishing you a Happy New Year xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Mags, such a beautiful colour scheme and the colours are gorgeous.
Happy New Year.
Sue xx

Vicky said...

A stunning gift box sweetie & anyone would be delighted just to receive the box hun, I dont think it matters what you put inside. Love the gorgeous colours.
Happy New Year hun, hope you are not feeling too bad ;0)

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Linda Palmer said...

Wow Mags! This is so beautiful and I love the feathers. Beautiful card.

Sharon said...

This is a fabulous box Mags. The silhouette is gorgeous and I the pearls round her neck. The flowers and feathers are lovely.
Wishing you a very Happy 2014.
Hugs Sharon. x

Kim. said...

Beautiful gift box, love the effects of the medium and the stenciling it all looks lovely. Thanks for sharing with us this month a Natalie & Amy's Challenge.
Kim xXx

Kirsten said...

Beautiful gift box. Well done on being the first entrant in this month's Lisa B Designs challenge.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous gift box mags.
Wishing you a Happy New Year.
Wendy xx

happyglitzygirl said...

Lovely box, great colours, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

Unknown said...

Stunning creation Mags xxx

Unknown said...

Happy New Year, Mags, and WOW, totally loving this box, love the colours, image and sparkle, great work hun, love and hugs xxx

Debbie said...

Beautiful gift box!! I love the silhouette and all your embellies!!
Thanks for joining us again this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Sher said...

Beautiful box! Love your creation! Thank you for joining us at our very first Anything Goes challenge of the new year! Hugs, Sharon/DT

Zoe said...

Fab card, thanks for joining in Premium Craft Brands, good luck Hun, happy 2014 xxx Zoe DT xxx

Chana Malkah said...

Beautifully crafted, Mags! Love the colors and that silhouette is an elegant component! Thanks so much for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Unknown said...

What an elegant gift box. I'd be happy to just receive that as a gift!!
Thanks so much for sharing at TTCRD. We hope to see you back very soon!
Through the Craft Room Door DT
Queen Bee Paper Crafts

Grandma Bonnie said...

Wow, Mags, another gorgeous creation! You put a lot into your projects! Wonderful! Thank you for sharing at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Norhalma said...

I love how you used the feathers. Stunning creation!Thank you for sharing your work and playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog. Happy New Year!

K8 said...

Stunning!! Really a lovely box with all the embellis!! Thank you for playing with us at Creative Moments this time, hugs Kate

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous project, thank you for joining us at Creative this fortnight. xx

Gale said...

This is a very beautiful elegant gift box. Thanks for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Creative Craft Challenges 2 and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT