donderdag 5 mei 2011

Friends forever box

Hi everybody!!!

So sorry to have been gone from my blog for so long. I have just not been in much of a mood to craft and when I was nothing worked. The paper I used to color with my Copics just didn't seem to do what I wanted anymore and I was completely out of inspiration. But I got myself some new paper... Paper Tempress Cryogen White (I read it was Suzanne J. Dean's favorite paper at the moment so had to give it a try) and that's made a world of difference. LOVE this paper!! Furthermore I had bought this absolutely adorable Friends Forever stamp from Whiff of Joy when I was at the Art Specially stamp show and did a very short sort of a demo for them and have been wanting to use it ever since. I decided to make a box for my best friend Diana who came with me to the Art Specially and who I'm trying to get excited for stamping. I bought her a small gift (hope she doesn't read my blog) and thought the sentiment used was perfect. It's by Nicole Verkooijen and it reads Everything is better when shared with a friend... which is absolutely the case for me and my stamping.... I love the Diana is showing interest in stamping as well because I love to craft with her. Anyway.... here is my first creation in ages :) : I used a square doilly I bought on Ebay and some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and some rhinestones from stash. The backing to the image is a die by Spellbinder and the paper used is by MME from a Stella and Rose Gertie paperpad. Here is a close up of the cute image by Whiff of Joy:

Colored with my Copics and 3D paperpieced... hope you can see that better on this picture:


I used some twine as rope for the swing. Here is the complete box again:

It's a sigare box actually which I have first sanded (geschuurd, hope sanded is the correct name) and then painted with different colors of paint, there some light and darker blue, some pink and some silver paint in there. Finally I gave the box a layer of varnish. Here you can see what the paint now looks like:

Well hope you like!! I am already busy on my next project so hope to have something to show you soon. Take care everybody!!!


xxx

Mariska

24 opmerkingen:

  1. Oh Mariska, this is utterly gorgoues! Love, love, love the image but your colouring and using the 3D technique just makes it pop!
    Fabolous!
    Hugs

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  2. Ohw, Mariska hij is prachtig. Daar zal je vriendin erg blij mee zijn.

    Marie-Anne

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  3. Hi Sweetie

    I am so sorry but I could not resist to read your blog and I am trilled to know I am getting a gift from you !! You know I am one of your bigest fans and so it is always a big honor to get a gift from your big example !!

    Please take my big hug and a big kis !

    Hugs Nicole x x x

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  4. JUST KIDDING !

    I would love to get a box like this :-) hint hint hint !!! LOL

    Hugs Nicole x x x

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  5. Prachtig zeg! De stempel is hartstikke snoezig en zoooo mooi ingekleurd! Jouw 3-d vind ik prachtig. De hele opmaak van het doosje is te gek, ook de geverfde zijkanten. Toppie. Leuk om weer eens wat van je te zien en ik ben blij dat je inspiratie weer terug is. Heel frustrerend als je wel wil maar er komt niets uit.
    groetjes, Jose

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  6. Jee Mariska, wat is dat mooi zeg en dat stempeltje. Echt geweldig. Mooi ingekleurd, mooi papier, gewoon een prachtige creatie.
    Groetjes, Yvon

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  7. Oh WOW so gorgeous xxxxxyour colouring is perfection xxxx
    love Debbiexxx

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  8. het ziet er prachtig uit
    groetjes miranda

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  9. I love your colour combo,very nice your way to color this cute image. I always have fun discovering your new creations.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs

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  10. wow, this turned out really wonderfull.
    It's beautifull.
    I hope your crafting mojo is back and here to stay.

    lots of love

    Marianne Louise

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  11. WOW!! Really gorgeous. The sweetest creation I've seen for a long time. Your colouring is just out of this world! Just love this cute image:)
    Hugs,
    Hanne

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  12. Wow - so super you are back with your wonderful cards! This creation is again breathtaking!:))

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  13. This is just so stunning! Wow!! So gorgeous!

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  14. This is gorgeous. Your friend is lucky to have someone like you to show her the ropes. Hugs, Carissa

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  15. Really wonderful!!!
    This box and the coloring of the image are very beautiful!!!
    Hugs
    Francy

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  16. Oh this is so gorgeous, love the sweet couple and the beautiful details.
    luv
    debby

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  17. This is just stunning!! Your coloring is always amazing. Beautiful box...your friend will surely treasure it.

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  18. Dit ziet er echt geweldig uit Mariska! Wat een schitterende kaarten maak je!!
    Groeten Kristel

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  19. WHOUAHHHHHH Mariska it's very very fabulous card !!!! I love it !!! your 3D it's very gorgeous realy whaouhhhh fab technique !!!
    big hugs my friend
    hugs coco

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  20. Oh my word sweet Mariska! THis is AMAZING!!!!!

    Hugs

    Vicki

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  21. Hoi Mariska,

    Wat kan jij mooie kaarten maken, en wat kleur jij mooi in, ik krijg dat zo niet voor elkaar, wat voor papier gebruik jij?

    Groetjes,
    Thea

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