To use up some things that accumulated in my stash, I recycled this cardboard box that once contained bullet-proof glass film for my phone. As the box itself looked quite stable, I didn't want to throw it away, thinking I might as well use it in one of my future projects, and this is what I came up with:
The patterned paper might be familiar to you as I've used it before to cover up my pen storage, and the fairy is in fact what remained from the sheet of paper after the pen box was done.
Luckily, the magical creature - alongside with the butterfly by her side - has just the right size to fit on the box lid (except for her toes), and as such doesn't need much of additional embellishments.
In fact, I thought I'd leave it as it is, but then I was already digging through my treasures for a little something to add. My first thought was using some lace o ribbon, but in the very end I remembered this huge gemstone swirl that I received from scrapping4fun ages ago. It was too big to use it on my cards, and as I didn't want to cut it into pieces, it tremained inn my stash.
Now, however, it turned out to be perfect to add a little fairy magic, and, to be perfectly honest, I was also happy to cover up the fairy a little bit as the image itself looks a *little* bit too sexy to me. I understand it would be perfect for some guy project, but as I didn't want to restrict the circle of recipients in the first place, I thought I'd make it a little bit more family friendly :)
As shimmering as the box lookds on the outside, I decided to keep the inside plain and simple. On the inner front lid, I placed another layer of the fairy paper...
... while the first thing to do on the other side was covering up the glass film instructions that were printed on cardboard. Once I placed rice paper over the whole area, I added two pieces of shimmering paper to create pockets. I punched their borders with a decorative punch and placed some tiny pearls on the ornament.
After that, I cut out one of the fairy messages from the paper block, enhanced it with another layer of background paper, and decorated it with a tiny bow. For a personalized message, I placed a bigger piece of white paper on shimmering background paper, and cut a little ornament in one border here as well.
To spare me from cutting the tiny oval shape to cover the entire cardboard surface, and still make sure the entire inside area is covered, I added three pearls from my stash.
As both pieces of paper can be removed from their pockets, and since I decided to keep the foamy boundary, there's enough place to hide an additional "something" inside the box - money, a letter, a piece of jewelry...For the back side, I decided to go with the patterned paper again, adding one last remaining swirl from my stash. And even though I thought about painting the brown cardboard with (silver?) acrylic paint, I decided to leave it like this in the end.
I'm not yet sure who is going to receive the magical message, so I just put it aside for a while. However, upon doing so, I couldn't help noticing that the big silver swirl might not be fairy magic at all. In fact, considering the way I placed it over the image, it might as well be a giant, shimmering fairy fart. Ooops!
A little contribution to the December collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.
- 613 avenue create: ATG
- a bit more time to craft: ATG
- butterfly challenge: fairy
- C.R.A.F.T.: ATG
- crafting with an attitude: ATG
- creative moments: ATG
- cutie pie challengeblog: add sparkle
- friendship challenge: ATG
- love to craft: ATG
- morgans artworld: ATG
- pennys papertake: ATG
- through the craftroom door: ATG
- wortartwednesday: ATG