Thursday, 1 December 2016

Mixed Media Monthly # 31 Merry and Bright

Hello everyone and Happy, Happy December to you all!! Yep, there is no way round it, the great event is now less than 4 weeks away... keep smiling and stay relaxed!!
It's a time to give gifts and what better way than in a hand made little gift box...

But let's get to the challenge first. Here is our badge for this month, if you are going to play, then please make sure to include it in your post!
Our sponsor this month is no other than the wonderful Eileen Hull!! And our winner will win one of her dies, - worth playing right?
Anyway, on to my project. I used Eileen's large box die, cut from mat board (or mount board as we call it in the UK). These dies make it super easy to create boxes, all you need to do is decorate them.
It's best to do that before putting your box together. I added texture paste to each of the sides, through a stencil and while the paste was still wet added some Vintage Platinum Distress Glitterdust, for some sparkle. When the paste had dried I added colour with the help of a couple of Sprays, blending it out with some kitchen roll.
I then glued my box together and decorated the top with some die cuts from my box of bits and pieces.
I edged the sides with some Distress crayons for my favourite vintage look and my project was done....
 Now before I sign off, as a special December treat, there are some bonus give aways on our social media sites, so make sure to keep a look out for them!!!

Well, that's it from me for today, hope you will decide to play along with our challenge, and to get lots of inspiration, all you need to do is hop over to the Mixed Media Monthly blog. Hope to see you there!
Happy December and thanks for your visit

20 comments:

  1. The beautiful box is a gift in itself. Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Such a beautifully designed box Astrid. I love the shape of the fold over at the front.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. A beautiful gift box, so delicate and feminine in appearance. Thank you for Sharing Astrid xx have a great weekend
    Annie xx

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  4. Wow Astrid, your box is stunning, it looks so elegant in these colours and I really love your floral embellishment! Beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. elegant is an understatement. just grand. thanks as always for sharing.

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  6. A lovely box, love the flowers and the beautiful nature color you sprayed on it.
    Have a great December, Astrid.
    Hugs, Dorthe

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  7. Its a gorgeous box Astrid, love the festive decorations and the wonderful textures,
    Yvonne xx

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  8. I love gift boxes and this one is super cute!!

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  9. Such a gorgeous little box Astrid!! Love the muted colour, the festive glitter and that pop of colour on the top sets it all off so beautifully!! Simply stunning!! hugs xx

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  10. Amazing project...I loved the brown color and the bright and the flowers.
    Hugs and a happy december!
    Marlei

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  11. What an amazing gift box; great colours , and structure with the glitter and great beautiful flowers as embellishments!!

    Have fun!!
    Maria

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  12. Such a gorgeous and lovely box here again Astrid. I love how you made it look. Sooo simple and yet sooo gorgeous and elegant. Very very beautiful work here as always hun.
    Have a great week-end ahead here now.

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  13. I love your beautiful vintage gift box! xx

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  14. Such a beautiful gift box! I love the sparkle and shimmer you added to this-so very merry & bright! ") xx

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  15. I love the sparkly texture on this sweet little gift box - lovely as always.
    Alison x

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  16. This is a truly beautiful gift box! Love those frosty flowers on the top! Hugs, Chrisx

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  17. Very nice vintage looking gift box! Merry and Bright is such a fun challenge theme. I joined with a red set of ATCs.

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  18. Love the box, looks likes an iced cookie!

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  19. What a pretty gift box! Love how you made it!

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