Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sheena Douglass Highlands Box

Do you ever find yourself needing a little "manly" box? Well, I've made one for this week's project, and I think you might like it.


For this project, I chose a medium brown color card stock. I made a 4" square box with the The Boxer. This is such a handy way to make your boxes. Please be sure to check this out. It makes the proper allowance for your box lid to fit the box bottom.. There is a DVD too - showing techniques and ideas for great projects. You might want to try the Envelobox Creator too. It's great for making deep envelopes for those 3-D cards you make.

Back on track now ...

On a 4" square piece of Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock, I used several of the images from the Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic - Silhouette Highlands set. Please refer to the picture for placement. Don't you think it's fun to create scenes with her stamps? I love it!! Something different every time.

I used a 1" circle paper punch on a Post-It Note for masking purposes. (When you do this, make sure to get as much of the adhesive on your punched piece as possible.) I placed it where I wanted the sun to be in my scene.I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color a sunset. I wasn't sure what colors to use, so I did a search on the Internet ... "sunset over mountains". I my search returned many pictures from that search. That's where my inspiration for the colors came from. Note: Be careful when coloring close to the Post-It Note. If you color over it, the marker will soak right through the paper and onto the space you wanted to be masked. Please don't ask me how I know it, (LOL!), let's just say I do.

Then, still using the markers, I colored in the sun. I also pulled some of the yellow strokes out from the middle of the sun to make sun rays. I colored in the ground with several neutral colors.

I used the Extra Strong Permanent Tape to attach the colored image to the top of the box lid.

I sponged some Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges of the box lid. I also sponged this onto the edges of the picture on top of the lid. I ran the corners of the lid and the bottom edges of the lid across the ink pad to add a little depth.

Hope you like the box. I think it might have a gift card in it for my husband's birthday. I think he'd like that.

Until next time, I am ever searching for inspiration.

Lisa

8 comments:

Denise said...

I think the scene you create is so beautiful Lisa!

Cheryl said...

Wow! This is beautiful!!

Tonya said...

This is beautiful!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great box! Love the details! Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Darkskye said...

Wow. Beautiful!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

What a beautiful design

Trena in Naperville said...

Love this Lisa!! Beautiful colors and scene!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Kathy said...

Awesome project!! Your sunset is beautiful...