Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hi Y'all. Welcome to day four of the Quietfire DesignChristmas Blog Hop.
 
Monday, October 15 ~ Yogi, Wanda
Tuesday October 16 ~ Robyn, Holly
Wednesday, October 17 ~ Sherry
Thursday, October 18 ~ Monica...you are here
Friday, October 19 ~ Suzanne
 
Remember to leave comments as you go, to be eligible for the draw where you can win a grab bag of great Quietfire Design rubber stamps! Each Designer will randomly choose a winner from the comments on their own Blog Hop post, so make sure you’ve commented by midnight Friday, October 19th. Here's a peek at the latest release from Quietfire Design:

 
My project is a decorated storage box.  I used a plant light box that was the right size to store my Quietfire Design winter/holiday stamps, dies, embossing folders, etc for this project.  Use cardboard and cracker box pieces to reinforce the bottom of the box.  Spray paint black.  Make a wash of white glue and water.  Crumple tissue paper, unfold and tear into pieces.  Use glue wash and tissue to cover box exterior, being sure to add texture and ridges.  Dry overnight.  Use ink blending tool to apply Distress Inks (Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac, Broken China, Worn Lipstick).  Add velcro tape for lid closure.
 
The rest is simply creating elements to be applied to the box with more glue wash.  Here's an Enabler's List to tempt you astray :
  
Lid Panel:  FlourishedNoel Set,  Here and There the Dark Pointed Firs, Spellbinders ResplendentRectangles, Brilliance Pearlescent Jade inkpad, Distress Stickles Rock Candy, gold gel pen
 
 

Front Panel:   WarmWinter Wishes, ChristmasCuddlers Word Set, Spellbinders ResplendentRectangles,  Spellbinders Small Deckled Mega Rectangles, Worn Lipstick Distress Ink


 
Right End Panel: Snowflakes are the Fairydust, Spellbinders ResplendentRectanglesMemory Box Frostyville Snowflake Border, Perfect Pearls Mist, Broken China Distress Ink

 
Left End Panel: Deck the Halls Set, Memory Box Frostyville Snowflake Border, Perfect Pearls Mists, red and green gel pens

 
Once assembled and dry, lightly rub Dusty Concord inkpad lightly over ridges to highlight texture.  Allow to dry a few days and go over surface again with glue wash for a good sealer coat. 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.   Don't forget to leave comments on all the Design Team blogs for chances to win prizes. 

Good Luck! 
 
Hugs, 
 

58 comments:

Daphne said...

OoOOoOOo. Monica, I love this, what a great Christmas box idea, lovely designs. Is this winnable too? hehe.

Marlene Letendre said...

Love the tissue technique over the black. Beautiful project.

Lynne said...

That tissue over the black is stunning. Love that you made each side a different design. Thanks for sharing.

Alicia NDC said...

Wow! You did a huge project! Thanks for all the great ideas! And, do you really have 18 cats?

christi said...

cute idea. i love the texture and coloring that you used. i need to think more "out of the box" what fun.

Linda Carson said...

What a great idea and a beautiful way to store seasonal items! Fabulous textures, colors and design!

Nelda said...

Great creation, Monica! Thanks for sharing. Nelda

Candy Meyers said...

Very creative ideas. And so many of them. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Candy Meyers

Anne said...

Loving the crumpled tissue effect! What a brilliant idea! I steer away from covering boxes because I can never get the paper smooth...now you have given me the answer! messy and inky too...great fun! Beautiful box, really super! TFS

Anonymous said...

Hm-m-m. This time thinking "outside the box" meant actually ON the box. Great idea for organizing Christmas related "toys". I think we'd all probably need to make several. I love the Resplendent Rectangles die set, but even more I like how you built up the background on which to put the beautiful calligraphy.Thanks for the ideas.

Yogi said...

wonderful project. Love the glue wash/tissue paper background. You used a lot of stamps - BIG GRIN
Have a great day

Quietfire said...

Wonderful Monica! Love the background! What a great treasure box!

Carmen Galloway said...

Wanda, what an interesting thing to do with a plant box. Makes me want to play with tissue paper more often. It is not something I usually use. Carmen G.

Carmen said...

Monica, sorry about mixing up your name. Where was my mind! Carmen

Janice said...

Lovely. Will be a perfect place to keep Christmas storage.

Jane said...

Great idea! Love the crumpled effect. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Anonymous said...

Nicely done. I have done a similar technique years ago using rice paper - never thought at the time to use tissue paper. Well done. I love your fur babies in your photo. I miss my 2 guys...Toby was a ginger and Zeus was black & white...they were brothers.

Karen Wilson

June Bug said...

What a clever Idea! I love the colors and the details that you put into this storage box.

Kathy Eddy said...

Pretty holiday things. Getting me in the mood to get started on some projects.

Froggietalks said...

What a gorgeous box! I love the crumpled paper under the die cuts.

Dee in N.H. said...

How pretty! Love all the colors and the great texture!

Joy H said...

Beautiful project Monica - each side is beautiful just by itself then all that put together - i bet it is even more stunning in person as photos probably don't do it justice to get the 3-D effect.

CraftyJo said...

What a lot of lovely details on this project, thanks for sharing it with us.

June said...

Wonderful work, for sure. Love the effect you have created.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a great project! I love the snowflake panel the best.

Pat said...

Great idea for storing your stamps. Love the white snowflakes on the colored background.

Pat said...

Great idea for storing your stamps. Love the white snowflakes on the colored background.

Pam said...

Really like this idea.

Gilda said...

What a beautiful project. Thanks for sharing. (gildamc@hotmail.com)

Diane S. said...

What a beautiful project! thanks for sharing!

Nan G said...

Cool technique and an awesome box! Will have try this with the tissue paper. Thanks for sharing!

Patricia said...

Love what you did with the Memory Box Snowflake border.... and the font on these stamps are wonderful... Great cards.

SherylH said...

Great idea to decorate a storage box for our supplies!

Angelartistok said...

Wonderful box. I especially like the snowflake ends.

Charmaine Stack said...

Monica, great showcase for the new quotes. Love how you used the Frostyville border, too!

Theresa said...

Interesting way to put this box together. Always like boxes. thanks as always for sharing.

Caryn S said...

Great texture on this box, love the crumpled tissue look.

JM Craftygal said...

Another beautiful and useful upcycle project, I love it! Thanks for sharing, Jutta

Anonymous said...

love all the ideas

Ruthless said...

Such pretty boxes!! They'd be perfect for packaging prezzies.

grannypoppy said...

I really like the tissue paper texture! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Monica,
this is such a great organizing idea. my favorite element is the snowflake border die cut. beautiful!
Gail R.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful job!

Janet L. said...

Terrific, Monica!! I love it all. I just got that very Memory Box die last Monday and am eager to try it out. Now I know what to do with it!!It's a very pretty box you've made there!

sparkling stamper said...

Great samples of quick cards. We could all use those, for sure.

Lynda M said...

Wonderful storage box incorporating great Quietfire stamps.

debbie said...

great card.. and I even have soem of the dies you used..
thanks
Debbie

stamper said...

Lovely Christmas box!

Chris Arlington said...

Great texture and effect! thanks for the tips.

Beth Akins said...

Won't it be fun to store things in this beautiful box- a great idea!

Evelyn Dawson said...

Love the snowflake edges setting off the sentiment.

Beach Girl 115 said...

This project is so amazing. I love the way the background paper sets off the stamps and punched elements. I would want to be reaching for my winter stamps and dies all the time just to look at the box!

Mary Esther said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations!

Anonymous said...

OMG, Monica. just one geogeous design after another!

Wanda H said...

Your box is wonderful, Monica!!! I think I Must have that snowflake border die!!!

Karin McClain said...

Perfect for under the tree

Sandie R said...

Wonderful box. Love the tissue tech. and the idea for storing seasonal items.

Lynne said...

Love the Maryann border. Pretty card.