I've been MIA from posting much of anything, anywhere... life has been busy and tiring!
The challenge at MFP's Friends of Speedy TV #116 is covered boxes. You can find the challenge, which runs for another two days at http://mfpspeedytv.ning.com/page/friends-of-speedy-tv-challenge-116-altered-box-03-17-14. It was a fun challenge since I love altering things. More importantly, I love creating from scratch. So while taking a look around my desk and in my stash, I spotted a box of tissues that I have on hand and decided that I would create tissue box cover. Here it is:
I created it out of medium weight chipboard. The patterned paper is an extra 12x12 sheet that I purchased for another project quite some time ago and have no idea who it's by (although I kind of think that it was from DCWV). I don't know why I gave it a beach theme, except that I've had these shells in my stash for a long time. I'm always saving them after my family and I have what we call a "seafood fest." You know, crabs, oysters, fish, clams, shrimp, mussels, baked potatoes, broccoli and corn on the cob. Yum! I painted the box with sage green acrylic paint first (which also helped to strengthen the structure of the box. To finish it off, I added paper flowers and doilies and sealed everything with several coats of ModPodge. I love how it turned out and I think that I'll be making a few more to scatter throughout the house. It came together really fast!
What do you think?
Until next time