Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #20


Its time for another challenge over at Midweek Magnolias.  This week our theme is "Elegance".
Here's what I've made.

I've altered / recycled an empty chocolate box - It was a beautiful sturdy glossy black box, far too nice to just throw out, so it found it's way to my craft area to await transformation!!!

I used Havanna Tilda and, using the masking technique, sat her on the New Year's Glass - I think she looks pretty elegant sat there, don't you?  

I'm going to enter this altered box into the following challenges: 

Love to Create Challenge - Use 3 of something (I've used 3 flowers)
Total Papercraft Challenge - Lots of Layers
Delightful Challenge - Bling and Bows (I used Pearls and a Bow)
Alphabet Challenge - L is for Lace
Papertake Weekly - All Things Girlie
Creative Inspirations - Altered Art / Anything but a Card


Empty Box
Stamps: Magnoilia Havanna Tilda and New Year's Glass
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers 
Papers & Card: From my stash
Tools: Heart Die, Magnolia Doo Hickey Tag
Embellishments: Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, Lace and Pearls from my stash.  Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you can stop by The Midweek Magnolias' Blog and see how the rest of our team have interpreted this week's theme.  I'm sure you'll find plenty of inspiration for our challenge. 



angelwhispers said...

Penni she sure is elegant and love the colours!! Just a fabulous take on this weeks theme and how funny that two of you used the same images "Spooky"!!! lol Love Chanelle xxx

Becky said...

This is stunningly elegant, she sits so well on the glass and the colours are lovely
Hugs, Becky x

Suzi said...

Wow!!! Penni, this is gorgeous, what a fabulous gift box you've created and I love this sweet image (another one for the wish list) lol.
Suzi x

Cathy Lee said...

This is definitely elegant, Penni. I love your sweet Tilda and lovely color combo. Gorgeous black lace trim and flower makes the red colors really pop.
Cathy Lee

Paula said...

Wow! Yep this is very elegant! I just love this Tilda! And she looks perfect sitting on that fabulous box!! (i know what you mean about things that are far too nice to throw out, I have a stash too!). Gorgeous project.

Jenée said...

Penni, this is a beautiful box, and yes, Miss Tilda does look elegant. Red, black and white is a colour combo that I think always look good together -- and very elegant when combined. Beautiful work.

Laine said...

Hi Penni, Yes Tilda is the personification of all thing elegant. Love it all, wonderful image and colours. Fabulous detail and layers.
Thank you for joining us this week at Totally Paper Crafts

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, really elegant. Great colour combo & layout!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Leslie Turner said...

This is awesome! Love it!

Chris said...

Penni, your gift box is fantastic! Tilda looks so saucy, LOL, and you colored her perfectly. I love the color scheme you've used. Well done!

Chris Christensen

Jane H said...

Love your box and your maggie is adorable in all her red prettiness!

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Very nice and so sweet and pretty.
Blessings Doreen

Anonymous said...

What a clever idea to recycle the box, it definitely fits the elegance theme, just beautiful
Hugs julie P

paperfun said...

Fabulous box. The image is so cute and I love the lace that you used.

Thank you for joining in our lace challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


Brodders said...

Love this card and box. Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly and good luck - Jane x

Jenny said...

Oh Penni, this is so lovely. I love your colours :-) Jenny x

Sharon said...

Wow, this is absolutely fabulous!

Paper Tails said...

You box is so, so elegant! I love the design and the color palette you chose. Absolutely stunning!!


Kelly Neis said...

She is so demur sitting on the glass, perfect for a gift box, even cigar box. Your design is beautiful.

Francy said...

Oh I love the works of alteration that you made on this chocolate box. I think is very elegant.

cabio's craft corner said...

Clever way of alternating this box Penni. Love the cool black and red combo and your Tilda is so cool :o)

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous box, Penni! Love the design and your elegant Tilda! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

cathylynn said...

You did a fabulous job altering this box. Great design!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

NGCARDS said...

A fabulous creation hun! Thanks for playing along at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

Andrea said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at lovely Hanglar and Sweet Magnolia Challenge blog.

Lozzapops said...

Gorgeous! Lucky person whoever gets a pressie in this! Love the black/red scheme! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create! Laura x

Crafty and Green said...

Stunning!! Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Create Challenge!! Come back and Play with us again really soon!!

Many Blessings,

Lesley said...

Beautiful box! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet's 'Lace' challenge xx