Monday, November 29, 2010

Embellish Color Challenge

I absolutely love the color combo from Embellish Holiday Color Challenge (see here). It reminds me of the colors in a land of holliday candy, for some reason! I didn't know what sort of "project" that I will make. Just a few days after I saw the challenge, I had to throw away the empty cracker box to the recycle bin, BINGO! There's my project! I used the bottom half of the box and recycled it!
I took out my Two Houses stamps and stamped the houses in Espresso, pink and green for the trees. I also colored part of the tree dots in red. I colored the houses with minimum Prisma color pencils. I think leaving some white space is a good idea!
I stamped last year's Christmas tree set (also from Hero Arts) for the background. A little masking and coloring, gluing, taping...
For the handle, I trimmed a long piece of card stock and used the Fiskar paper punch for the borders and added the green ribbons on top. Then I added the brads for the swivel handle.  
Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm gearing up for the week 3 cookie and card series on Wednesday! It's going to be a yummy post :)

29 comments:

Simone said...

Wow this is so cool! Such a great holiday gift idea! Love how you recycled the cracker box :) This is so so fun. I can't wait for your next cookie and card series too!! :)

Sanne said...

Yummy colors in this weeks challenge Virginia! Great project you came up with :)

Dawn said...

such pretty colours and you have nailed them completely. what a great project. I'm off to rescue the old cracker box out of the trash right now!!!!!!!

Isha said...

Wow!!! this is such a lovely gift box...wouldnt mind 1 for myself....Thanks for showing on how to create one.

Alice Wertz said...

love love this beautiful treat holder, V!! so so fun and beautiful. and you even used recycled box! just love it! looking forward to drooling over this week's cookie! =)

Barb said...

Well, now that I know what you used for the base of your box, I love this even MORE! I know I say this all the time, but I LOVE your creativity, Virginia! This turned out just perfect! Love all the stamping, soft colors and fabulous handle! So cute!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

so cute and clever!! LOVE this project!!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Wow, Virginia, this is soooo awesome!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow, fabulous use of the old craker box Virginia. Love this cute basket!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This is sooooooo super cute! I love how you recycled! CLEVER! Totally going to try this out:) First I have to eat the crackers though:) LOVE IT!

Jennifer said...

Wonderful treat box Virginia! Do I see stroopwaffles :) yum! Love all your details on these boxes!
Jenifer Ann

Sarah said...

Fabulous idea, Virginia! Love how it turned out!

jaemom said...

What a darling box, V! Perfect for your pizzelles!

Ayana Posadas said...

Oh, I just love this, Virginia!
Your box is too cute! :)

Jane said...

Adorable! LOVE it!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Brilliant! Love your little gift box! Your houses are too cute and I really like the handle you made!

donna mikasa said...

Cute little cookie box--love the stamped houses! Gives your box such a warm, homespun feeling. And those cookies look mighty yummy, too!

Karen B. said...

Adorable!

Kathy Martin said...

Great project! Turned out so cute! :)

Karen from MI said...

HI Virginia! I'm with you on this color combination! I LOVE IT!! Guess what else I LOVE? Your SWEET PROJECT, using the great colors with your IMAGINATIVE MIND! WOW! You had a very good idea when you put this one together! It's SUPER!! I like how you came up with the idea, too. Time to give that brain of yours a little BREAK! :) Love, Karen :) xoxooxo

Brenda said...

Beautiful project Virginia! Love the colours and also what's inside the gift box!

BabyBokChoy said...

Well now, I must insist that you try out our color room!!! You are a natural with these challenges!! GREAT GREAT project!!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh my Virginia!!
You have rocked this challenge Girl!!
Awesome project!

Fika said...

Hello..hello.. hello V :) so happy to visit your blog again and see how's your creative mind working..i LOVE LOVE your awesome project.. Good luck for the challenge!! miss u so much, xoxo Fika

~Patty~ said...

This is so cute. I love color challenges. Wanted to stop by and say a quick hello. Its been a little while !!!

Charlene Austin said...

OH MY WORD! This is absolutely brilliant and awesome. Waty to be green and recycle the box. It turned out so pretty! Thank you so much for playing along with Embellish!!!!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the use of the colors and the bag!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Virginia, this is such a wonderful project!!!! I just love that you recycled a box to create your fabulous project!!!! Thanks for playing along with us!

My First Card said...

Great job coloring :) I really like it.