Friday, 28 September 2012

Design Team Project #2 featuring Carta Bella All Hallow's Eve and Stampers Anonymous Halloween Blueprints (posted by Lesley)

Happy Friday Everyone!

Well general life has been conspiring against me a bit this week (as it does ;D) and at one point I didn't think I was going to get to blog a 2nd project but I've managed it by the skin of my teeth, lol!  Today I have a  simple origami box to show you using one sheet of the Carta Bella papers for the top and one of Bazzil cardstock for the base.

I've still given mine a slightly Halloween theme but I think it shows that these papers could quite easily be used for all occasions and I think they would make really classy cards for men.  The design I chose for the box top is called Poisoned and when folded it has given me a box just under 4.5" square.  If you search for origami boxes online it brings up quite a few simple tutorials.


I die cut a motif from the Zig Zag Bats design and inked the edges with a little Black Soot and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.  I also used the Seedless Preserves to stamp the spider web from the Stampers Anonymous Halloween Blueprints but I lightly stamped off onto scrap before stamping the motif so that it wasn't too dark.  I attached the skull charm from Snazzy's before attaching the motif to my box with 3D foam pads.


I die cut the branches from a co-ordinating cardstock and positioned them on the box and then die cut the flowers from the Eerie Notes paper design alternating the two sides of the paper.  Again I inked the tips of the petals with Seedless Preserves and curled them before layering them with brads and attaching to the box.


Finally I added a black ribbon and trimmed one of the little spider stickers before attaching it near the bow.


Well unfortunately, that's it from me this month but I'm sure our Minxy has something up her sleeve for you next week.  Don't forget if you want to be in this month's Snazzy random draw for some Halloween style goodies leave a comment HERE and as always Snazzys has fabulous products in store so visit them online or telephone for your favourites.

Oooer, I just realised my next turn to post is the last week in October and ............. there will only be EIGHT
weeks left to Christmas!  Now that is scary, lol!


12 comments:

Netty said...

Terrific box with fab decorations, x

Aquarius said...

What al lovely box - brilliant. Scary thought that Christmas is looming!! (unless I can cancel it this year LOL!!) - doesn't work, I've tried.

Astrid Maclean said...

Lovely box Lesley, this is one of my favourite papers in the collection. Believe it or not, I am actually looking forward to Christmas, it's my favourite time of year:o) I promised myself some years ago not to get stressed about it and just do what I can, - no use trying to be perfect....

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful Spooky Box! Love the flourishes behind the lovely framed circle.

Gillian .... said...

Beautifully executed Lesley, the Seedless Preserve looks great on this particular paper, so glad you were able to share this project. xx

Minxy said...

Super sleek and stylish box x perfect to house a trick or treat!

Paula (PEP) said...

Love your use of Seedless Preserves with this paper & the curled flowers look super edged in the same. The spiders web is a delight.
Christmas - oh dear....... that word again.
Paula (PEP)

Gay Peplow said...

Oooooh this is super, I love it all!! Great papers and theme, so topical! The tiny skull and spider are wonderful as is the black ribbon around the whole box, did I say? 'I love it' LOL Gay x

snazzyoriginal said...

Very stylish box Lesley. Sorry I missed it on Friday, and missed seeing you even more on Saturday, not long to Kettering tho' xx

Craftychris said...

ooh a fabulous box! Love it xx

Elaine said...

Fab box, my lovely friend. Gorgeous ink shading, it looks stunning. Elaine xxx

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wonderful! Just love this!