Sunday, 5 December 2010

butterfly box: Day 1 ~ Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas 2010

Finally I get to show you by contribution to Day 1 of Tim Holtz' 12 tags of Christmas. Click the link to go to Tim's instructions.

I got a little carried away with my piece, because having made the tag I wondered what I could do with it, as it was a bit too cumbersome and delicate to be dangling around as a tag, so I decided to make a box and use it as a lid topper. The whole thing took ... FOREVER ... which is now why I am so far behind with the rest of my tags.

For the box I used the Sizzix ~ Box & Lid Bigz Pro Die and I cut the box with chipboard and painted all of the edges with white paint, before adding the paper layers.

The main paper is S.E.I. ~ Jolie Chocolat: Framboise. Luckily I had three sheets of this and only had a few scraps left by the time I'd finished!

I don't have the rickety house die used by Tim, so I used my Sizzix ~ Haunted House Bigz Die so ended up with a pretty large house! The distress ink that I used on it was Spun Sugar and Black Soot. I thought this was a fab method and a great use of the Notebook embossing folder. I want to see more use of these folders!

For the sparkly stuff I used Cosmic Shimmer ~ Glitter Jewels. I didn't really see the point of painting these areas with crackle paint first, only then to be covered up, I think there are cheaper and quicker ways of adding texture beneath the sparkle. 

For the tag I used Spun Sugar mixed with glimmer mist and inked some Pink Paislee ~ Butterflies with Red Lipstick Distress Ink.

The lacey flower is Prima.

For the fence I used Sizzix Tim Holtz ~ On the Fence die. I painted it first with pink paint dabber so that it would show through the cracks of the white crackle paint.

The flowers peeking over the top are from Hobbycraft.

And just to prove I really did do this properly, here is the inside of the box.

I am going to pop this in at the following challenges:

'Treat boxes & goodie bags': Creative Card Crew.
'Anything but a card': Fussy & Fancy Friday.

Thank you for looking.



Createology said...

How fun that you have taken T!m's inspiration and done your own twist and made a practical box. Yours is beautiful and brilliant. Happy creating...

Zuila said...

Very very wonderful!!!!

Juls said...

oh my goodness!!! wow wow wow!!!!!!!!!! this is just sooooooooooo stunning!!!! Love how you have made that house die just so soft and the distressed look, the gorgeous roses and touches of sparkle!! Just perfect! Hugs Juls

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Keeley, beautifully embellished and I love the colours!

Sandy Ang said...

Your tag is enchanting - castle and the crackled gates with rambling roses. Just like something out of a fairy tale story !!

Unknown said...

Hi Keeley
I havent seen Tim's tags, but I can say yours is stunning, I do love pink and silver/grey, absolutely gorgeous.
Chris x

Tammylee said...

Super cute!
I also wanted to let you know that I have some yummy blog candy on my blog!


Nancy said...

This is VERY pretty!!!

Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Lori said...

What a gorgeous creation! I can see why it took you forever, but the results are worth it! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Riet said...

Wowwww Keeley,so gorgeous,I love your papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.x

debby4000 said...

WOW this is stunning Keeley and lovely to see the gorgeous tag being used.
I often wonder whats the point in tags!

Chelsea said...

WOW....this is totally awesome and I'm a huge fan of the pink! Thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy!

michele said...

Wow! this is stunning Keeley so much work & a fabulous use of a tag :) hugs x

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

Wonderful work!! I love the cracked gate and the colors!! Awesome awesome!! I'm your new follower :)