Saturday, February 15, 2014

Lets Spring into Something Fresh

This is the 2nd post of the day.  If you're looking for the FB challenge, see the previous post for today.  But since you're here, join in the Hop fun.

Well it's finally here.  The February Release/Hop at Sassy Studio Designs.

It's been a while since we've had a Release/Hop.  This time the theme is "Spring / Fresh".  And the challenge is "Anything But a Card". The Design Team has come up with some great projects.  Some of the images showcased are "re-releases (and updates)" of past images.  And there are some new images Lindsay has created.  All of them are amazing.
I am honored to be the first site in this Hop.  So if you didn't come here from the SSD site, you only have to go back 1 site to be at the beginning.
Now that you are here, let me show you what I created. Since it's "Anything But a Card", and what is "Fresher" than the smell of Lavender, I constructed a box to hold 3 Lavender Sachets.

foam core pieces

box assembled (hadn't cut hole in lid yet)

The image I was given to work with is the "Clover" image.  As you can see, it doesn't have to be just for St Patrick's Day.

partially open

sachets inside

felt lining

another view

side view

bottom view (showing lid in place)

Stuff I Used:
Image-Clover digital image by Sassy Studio Designs
Colored with Copics
Skin-E00, E11
Lips-R30, R32
Eyes-G02, G05
Hair-E31, E34, E25
Hat/outfit/shoes-YG03, YG06, V12, V15, Y23, Y26, W1, YG61, YG63
DP-Wild Asparagus by My Minds Eye
Cardstock-Butterfly Wings pack by Recollections
Foam Core-3/16 white by Elmer's
Felt-Classic felt in lavender
Ribbon-Offray Spool 'O' Ribbon 1/4" green
Acetate-for window opening
Diecut-Glitter diecuts by K&Company gold
Lavender sachets-3 pack from Michaels 

The box is 5" wide x 7 1/4" high x 1 3/4" deep.  I popped up the "Clover" image on homemade lavender foam squares.  The ribbon was added to make it easier to get the sachets out of the box.
This was a fun project.  I like making boxes to store things in out of Foam core. I've made boxes for my Dew Drop and studio g ink pads, my Adirondack ink and Stickles bottles and my Copics, just to name a few.
After you comment, it's off to Jackie's Blog to see what she's created.
Here is the entire Hop list.

Don't forget to comment on each of the DT's blogs for a chance to win some terrific prizes.

Thanx for looking and please comment.

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Lori aka lorib117 said...

Greg, what a cool idea! Love the green and purple color combo and that added sparkle.

-Lori SSD DT

Suze said...

I love your lavender box. After reading your post, I want to try to make a foam core box myself. It sounds such an enjoyable project to work on.

Intruderlady said...

Love this project.
Your coloring is stunning!!

Hugs from your Sassy Sister Kitty

Dawn Haddad said...

What can I say...? LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this project! Thank you for the inspiration to be creative.

MommyScraps said...

Wow Greg, you ROCKED this one out... I mean, above and beyond!! LOVE your work!!

Hugs, Adina

Sheena Mckee said...

Great idea love the image and the colouring in thank you for sharing it with us

Kim Kelley said...

Love it Greg! Frist what a fantastic box, second great colors and third beautiful coloring! All around a home run! HUGS

karalschuknecht said...

Greg, what a great project, I love it. And your coloring is awesome as usual.

Michelle-a-bella said...

Awesome project! Love your coloring as always!

Linsey said...

Wow, what a beautiful project Greg! Just look at the wonderful detail you've put into it--it's really great how you've displayed the versatility of this lovely image! Fabulous and fresh in every way! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for starting this Spring blog hop off right!!! :D

Michelle said...

Fab project Greg! Love the colour combo on this :)

Kate said...

That is AMAZING. love your creation.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wowzer Greg this is a fab project! I love lavender have loads in my garden. Your colouring is brilliant as always. Hugs from one of your Sassy Sisters, Susan x

Heather D. said...

Beautiful Greg! I always love seeing your creations, and this one is no exception! Love the green and purple together! I would've never put those two colors together but you made it look so perfect! Awesome job! TFS!

CraftyGirl said...

Such a lovely idea and I adore the felt lining.



Ruza Rebel said...

WOW! What a cool box you made for that beauty and the Lavender sachets!

Carrie Taylor said...

Greg what a fab idea its looks fantastic your so talented I love it.

Carrie DT Sassy Sister

Holly Hughes said...

WOW! This is awesome! Love it!!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Beautiful project. Love how you colored Clover. The swirl really adds that extra pop of wow.

Yolanda Rodriguez said...

Fabulous project! So awesome that you created the box yourself!