Monday, March 12, 2012

Round box and flourish challenges

Our challenge this week on Joan's Garden is a round box.  I covered the box with DCW French country stack papers.  I took the Anastasia border and cut three of them to finish the top of the bottom of the box. I added a little of the victorian velvet distressed ink to the edge of the border.  For the top I used a coordinating piece of paper and a strip of plain around the edge.  I taped ribbon around it and added a double line of pearls.  The top (see below) I used a prima flower over the beautiful Nautical Wheeler doily from Cheery Lynn Designs and started layering flourishes and leaves around the flower. I cut several fanciful flourishes and then cut them up to fit around the flower. I used pine branches and  olive branches to accent the flower.  I added some pearls and flowers from Michaels to finish the top.  You can get these die cuts from Joan's Garden as well as Cheery Lynn.

14 comments:

Mrs. Swandog said...

Karen, Your box is beautiful. Love all the pearls!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Those swirls are gorgeous! Lovely box!

Selma said...

Karen your box is so beautiful. I love the dp you used and your arrangement on top of the box is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Debbie said...

Beautiful!

Deborah said...

Your layering is so beautiful, a garden in itself.

Celeste Glover (The Paper Princess) said...

Wow Karen, you have put so much work into this! Well done and thanks for sharing at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Leslie Miller said...

Love! I'm in love this this ultra-feminine, gorgeous, swoon-worthy box! Beautiful work, Karen!

Joan Fricker said...

Karen, what a beautiful altered box you have created. Great job.

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly Challenge.
Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous project Karen!

Maria said...

A stunning box finished beautifully with the flower and flourishes.
Just found you on Cheery Lyn and have had a look at you fabulous designs and decided to follow you.
Maria x

Donna said...

Oh Karen, this box is absolutely exquisite, so much work,but a gorgeous creation. Thank you for sharing it with us this week at CLD challenge blog.
hugs
Donna xx

Gretchen Wilson said...

Karen, this is so pretty.

Kianel said...

Wow Karen, your box is absolutey gorgeous! Love how you worked with the flourish and all the small details!
Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn designs challenge this week,
Love from France, Kianel.

Kathy said...

Congratulations on winning at Cheery Lynn, this is stunning! I hope you make their team too, you would be a great addition! blessings! Kathy