Friday, 14 September 2012

Everything is Rosey

Hi everyone, it is Friday and the weekend is almost upon us; have you anything crafty planned for the weekend?

Today I have a gift box to share with you, I think I might give it to my Nan who will be 90 next month! I recycled an old container that had some body lotion in and this is the result.



To see how I created the rose check out my post over on the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft® blog today here. The only difference is that I used the Metallic Melon Gelato™ from the Metallic set 770155.

I decided to stamp some cream paper to cover the sides and the top of the box using Penny Black's Cling stamp 'Diamond Pattern' 40-169 and old rose ink which was then embossed with clear powder.  I then ran the Metallic Melon Gelato around the edges of the paper and blended with my finger to give softer edges that matched the flower.

To finish off the box I used some ribbon from a local gift wrapping shop and the rose was then glued on top.

I am doing a two part post this weekend over at Faber Castell Design Memory Craft® so if you have time do hop over and check out another parcel makeover!

As my giveaway is still running (full details of entry can be found here) and it is the weekend there are three chances of getting your name put in the hat, you can leave a comment at the end of this post or leave a comment on my Faber Castell posts this weekend (one Friday and one Saturday) - please mention that you came to the Faber Castell Blog via Cathy A's blog so that I know to count your entry!

Have a wonderful weekend
Hugs Cathy
x

27 comments:

Anesha said...

What a beautiful altered item. Love the flowers and the colours.

Kailash said...

Such a beautifully elegant gift box, it is exquisite! Your Nan is going to love it !!!!

Steph said...

This is a phenomenal idea!!! Thank you for the inspiration. I love it!

Kaypeanut said...

I know that your Nan will ove it. Who wouldn't? I never do altered items, but I may do now.

Annette said...

such a sweet gift box...I am sure she will love it

CinnamonSally said...

This is gorgeous Cathy your Nan will love it!

Penny Ward said...

GORGEOUS ! ! !

Paula (PEP) said...

This is such a lovely creation for your grandmother - the softness of the colours & the care taken with the details of the rose is beautiful. Thank you too for the tutorial - I found that extremely helpful for I've been looking for a large flower one.
Paula (PEP)

Tracey said...

What a beauty Cathy!! Great idea...thanks for the inspiration :)

MaxineD said...

This is beautiful Cathy - love the soft pinks and the muted edges.
Blessings
Maxine

Denise Bryant said...

Cathy, this is lovely! I'm sure your Nan will love it!
DeniseB

MaxineD said...

Wow - love this Cathy!! Beautiful.
Blessings
Maxine

Pippa said...

Very pretty!

Barb said...

this is beautiful!

Katie said...

Such a beautiful job! I love the flower on top and how you described using the gelato at the edges ect. really helped to understand how you made this. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Rachael said...

Beautiful box I likedthe simple tutorial ontheother blot toothanks for sharing

Renee said...

This is gorgeous!!! I'm sure she will adore it!

Greta said...

What a wonderful gift--I love your image & ink choices! Will check the blog as I need to learn how to use my Gelatos & I love the rose!

Pankti said...

Thats a great gift box!!!

Nikki said...

gorgeous Box :)

Stephanie said...

Absolutely stunning Cathy! x

Maureen Hayes said...

Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

Prairie Scrapbooking said...

Great recycled project. it looks beautiful.

Eemeli said...

Cute and girly. That huge flower is great! Gotta admit that these are not my favorite colors but they sure look really sweet :)
-Eemeli-

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow! This is amazing! What a wonderful idea! Thanks so much!

Mel G said...

This gift box is truly gorgeous Cathy!! What a beautiful gift for your Nan!

Ryantorg said...

What a beautiful altered item. Love the flowers and the colours.