It is the day after Thanksgiving and that means Christmas is really coming - -------- that was me screaming! I am no where near ready for it this year. I don't know where or why I got so far behind. I haven't even started my Christmas shopping... and I usually make quite a few of my gifts and ahhh nope haven't done that either.
Well the Whiff of Joy Challenge this week helped me out some. A great little gift box, I thought it might be nice to fill with candies. Their challenge this week was going to be to make a bookmark, but then they opened it up to anything but a card. That was great cuz this helps me with one more gift....
I decided to use Lizzie one because she was just calling out to be inked, two she was the perfect size for the window of the tin, and three she is just adorable!
Ok, so first I started with my tin... recycling here, this is one of my many Prima Flower tins, love flowers, so I have lots of different containers that they came in, I use to keep them in their containers, but that gets a bit overwhelming and takes a lot of space, so I moved all the flowers into my embellishment tackle box. But I couldn't throw away all the containers so they are all in a box in the closet. I will be pulling out some of these tins and making more of these.
I first started to try and wrap the tin with pretty Christmas paper, but these lids fit so well that wouldn't work. I then dug through my ribbon and found this perfect wide ribbon, perfect width and color! Then found a gorgeous dark red satin ribbon to use around the lid, and made a fake bow for the front.
Lizzie is stamped out and colored with my Copics, and then cut with a Nestibilities petite oval. I have been really messing with this coloring the backgrounds, takes time and ink but I love how it makes the image pop. I gel pen doodled around the edge once the background ink dried. Then I simply added two Prima leaves and two Prima Poinsettia flower stacked and held together with a jewelry spacer and red mini brad.
hmmmm... wonder what candy would look best in this tin?
OH and you have to visit Ila at Artfully Ila she is celebrating 100,000 hits!!!! NO surprize as she is the master at coloring, her stuff is always just jaw dropping gorgeous! Go check her out and see!
Better get the day going - Pavo and Darlene are doing great, and as expected she shared him with us this morning and let us love all over him. He is such a cutie. Pop back in tomorrow as it is Donkey Saturday and I will have photos of him, Freddie and others to share!