Friday, June 26, 2020

All About the Summer Colors!

Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is Celebrate Summer; use these colors turquoise, yellow, hot pink coral, bright green.  Come share your interpretation of this theme and don't forget the die cut!
Our challenge is sponsored by Cutting Cafe and I chose to work with the Gable Box.  There are several different options on this box with windows and different handles.  You can see it HERE.  

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Material List: 
Gable Box Cut from Cutting Cafe
Image:  Flowers on the Beach from Conie Fong
Copic Markers
Solid papers from CTMH
CTMH Ink Glacier for background
Sparkly polkadot paper from very old Martha Stewart pad!  
Embossing Folder Flowers from Spellbinders
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Access 
Cricut Maker

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize from our amazing sponsors. 

This box is off to the following challenges: 

Cutie Pie:  Layer it Up
Crafting Happiness:  AG optional Under the Sea
Use Your Stuff:  It's a Girl Thing
Creative Moments:  For the Girls
Classic Design Challenge:  AG
Colour Crazy:  AG hand colored
Daring Cardmakers:  Let's Go 3D
As You Like It:  Digi or Rubber Stamped?  Wow, that's a tough question!  I have purposes for both!  I like to stamp when I'm putting in backgrounds, working in journals, bible journaling, creating my own papers, etc.  However, I like digis when I'm working with main focal point images for cards, tags, and inserts to journals.  I guess I like the digis since I can more easily manipulate them to meet my needs.  I also like the fact they are easy to store and the selection/price is great!

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  1. What an adorable little mermaid and you colored her beautifully!

  2. Hi Katrina! You did an amazing coloring job on this little beauty! I love you you matched the soft pastel tones with the polka dot patter paper and I like the image spotlight being bigger than the side of the box - the frame really provides a nice focal point!
    Rachelle : )

  3. This is gorgeous. The coloring is absolutely perfect. I have decided to make some of these boxes for my grandsons to keep on hand for special surprises. They definitely won't have lovely feminine images on them. Probably more in the way of monsters.

    1. Diane, that made me chuckle... Great idea! I love boxes and such and monsters in lieu of mermaids would be a perfect plan! hahaha ;) So far, I only have grand-girls; so, mermaids and princesses are very popular here.

  4. Love love love love love this box and image. You are one of my top picks from last week's challenge. Thank you so much for playing along at my Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
    Hugs! Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

  5. Katrina, this is such a sweet little box. I love the papers you have used, they work so beautifully with that darling little mermaid. Thanks so much for sharing with us over at As You Like It Challenge!

  6. You did a fantastic job, the box is just gorgeous. Your coloring is so amazing.


  7. Beautiful project. Beautiful coloring and color choices. So glad you shared over at Colour crazy challenge.

  8. That's a really cute box! I like the bright summer colours and the mermaid image. Thanks for sharing your gift box with the Daring Cardmakers this week.

  9. Such a beautiful box. I love the shape and the image is stunning. Thanks for joining in at the Daring Cardmakers. xxx

  10. Thank you so much for sharing this pretty box with us at The Cutie Pies. Sarah DT

  11. What a BEAUTIFUL gift box!! Your coloring is awesome!!! LOVE this box!!!
    Have a great day,

  12. Beautiful, thanks for sharing with us @ Cutie Pies. Sue x