It's a Wrap

Here we come with another Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 
which theme this week is IT'S A WRAP 
which means we'd like to see your packaging projects. 

As always you can win a $50 voucher to spend it 

Yesterday was my parents' 45th wedding anniversary so I made a box
as a packaging for the gift I bought them. I made it from scratch, 
here below you can see how :-)

I started with cutting a very thick cardboard to the sizes I needed.
I covered it all with a thin layer of white gesso making a bit of texture, too.
Then I tore the collage paper and placed it with collage medium.
I also colored the flowers and leaves using Dylusions sprays.
After they were dry, I covered the painted elements with micro glaze medium
and sprayed the backgrounds with some brown and golden sprays.
I also splashed them with ground espresso to give more interest.

Finally I stamped a fern with oxide ground espresso ink 
end embossed it with clear embossing powder. 

After all the parts were done, I glued them with collage medium
and added the top fixed on a strip of canvas to can open it as a flap.

My parents loved the box so I hope you like it too :-)

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11 komentarzy:

  1. oh WOW!!! what a stunning box!! so beautifully decorated!! It is a gift in itself and I am sure your parents love it!! :-)

    hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  2. Macarena, this is wonderful! Love your beautiful nature theme to this, and so cool you made the box yourself! What a special memento for your folks - happy anniversary to them! hugs, Maura

  3. Such a fantastic box Macarena! It is gorgeous. I love how you colored images in such a vibrant way and all the details are amazing. Happy anniversary to your parents!! Hugs!

  4. Such a gorgeous box and such a thoughtful and wonderful way to celebrate your parent's anniversary ~ this is just fabulous Marzena and I know this gorgeous piece will be treasured forever! <3

  5. Wow! What fabulous gift for your parents! I adore your box and their colors, fabulous texture as always! Barbara

  6. Such a beautiful gift! I am sure they loved it!!!!

  7. what a beautifully decorated box and I know that your parents will treasure it always, hugs kath xxx

  8. This box is amazing! Love the vintage look with the combo of bright green and red that really makes it pop! The whole botanicle theme is stunning! I'm sure your parents loved it! Mine are married 46 years, so funny! Hugs, Sandra

  9. Your handmade box is absolutely gorgeous, I love that you made it from scratch too. The decoration is beautiful, adding the atamped ferns was such a great idea. Such a lovely box for your parents, no wonder they were thrilled!

    Thanks so much for joining in with us at A Vintage Journey this month! Hugs, Anne xx

  10. Such a beautifully decorated box! I am sure your parents will treasure this! Thank you for playing along at A Vintage Journey! Hugs! Sara Emily

  11. Oh, that's beautiful - such a great use of the paper with just those accents of colour, and the additional fern stamping really works well. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x