Sunday, June 26, 2011

Rose Challenge for June

     It's the last Sunday of the month and that means it is time for the Rose's Challenge.  This month Kerrie Rose has challenged us to make anything but a card.  I am not the best at 3D items, but I gave it a shot. 


     I remember seeing storage cubes created with chipboard coasters, and thought this might be useful for storage on my stamp table.  I took inspiration from one of my very favorite paper collections from K&Co.  It is called Maison, and is from Brenda Walton.  It has that Shabby Chic/ French look.  I have hoarded all of the paper and elements for years. 


     I started with 5, 5 inch chipboard squares (4 sides and the bottom).  I pierced holes so that the parts could be laced into shape with twine on the bottoms.  To hold the top in shape, I used tape and then covered the inside and outside with coordinating DP.  I took strips of the inside paper and created a lacy border with an MS border punch.  All of the seams and chipboard edges were then coated with Fiber Scrap, Walnut Ink Tintz in a Tea Stain color.  The embellishments were also Maison, and they are all Grand Adhesions. 

     I thought this to be a useful project, and I can't wait to see what the rest of our lovely Rose's have created for us.  Please be sure to visit our bouquet...... Olga, Sue, Kym, Betty, Kerrie, Connie, and Patti.  They are sure to give great inspiration!  Sorry Connie and Patti, Blogger will not let me link the two of you.  Their blogs can be found on my sidebar. 

     Thanks for stopping by, and I wish you a wonderful Sunday!

17 comments:

Betty Benton said...

Mary Anne, I totally love your "junk box" and how you've tied the corners together with the twine! And thanks for reminding me to post my project which I thankfully made up earlier this month!!

Theresa said...

Great project...love the DP and all the embellishments. Always fun to see what thr Roses come up with for the end of the month. Would not call the contents junk though. Hee hee.

Patti P. said...

Wow, Mary Anne...I am blown away, this is just great!!! And you can still hoard those items and enjoy them at the same time. A win, win for you! I love those papers and your creativity with this, I never would have thought of that. Can't wait to see the other girls things. Tfs and LOVE your "junk box".
Have a wonderful day!
Patti

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a great project, I thought you bought it, so I would say you can do 3D quite well. Love everything about this and how fun to have on your desk.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Blogger needs hormones... she is so testy these days! Love your project, that paper is pure yumminess! Hope all is well with you my friend!

Selma said...

We all need one of those boxes. This is a super cute project. I'm like you, I have things I have hoarded for years but it does feel good to finally use it. Great project Mary Anne.

artfuldelight said...

I LOVE your project. :-) TFS!!!

Becky said...

You did a fabulous job decorating this box. I am not good with 3D projects, but this is one I will remember to do. :)

Peggy said...

too stinkin' cute Peg

Sue W said...

OMG I need one of these!!!!!! Love, love love your junk box Mary Anne with one of these on the craft table you'de never feel guilty about all the stuff you keep just in case!!!! Fabulous project for Kerries challenge!!!

Carol L said...

Look at this pretty box you made after you broke out this awesome DP! This could find a place on every crafters table I'm sure! Nice Job!

JD said...

You did a great job with your project...not only pretty but quite useful. I have some similar K & C paper, and I know what you mean...It works so well with many projects...I wish I had more...

CraftieConnie said...

Wohoooo! Mary Anne-Rose! You are simply fantastic, look at that holder, it is divine! Love the colors and the way you put it together with twine, what a great idea! The label Junk Box is so cute hehehehehehehe!

Patti J said...

Another fabulous project! Love your box! This 'rose' thing is just SO much fun!!! Thanks for the fun hopping this weekend! Hugs!

Payne Holler Cards said...

you and the Roses are knocking it out this month! this is very cool - lovin that dp also!!!

Peggy said...

I love containers and this is a great idea! I need to go do one for myself. Thanks for all your awesome comments on my blog!!!!

Wendy said...

Well isnt this just adorable!! Love the papers you used on this! I may have to do a case down the road! Thanks for sharing! :)