Monday, 3 May 2010

LEAF PENDANT AND MATCHING GIFT BOX BBTB2


































Good evening
Hope you are all enjoying your Bank Holiday Monday I've been working so just like any other day to me!
Over at BBTB2 Heather has decided that the first Monday of each month will be readers choice for a cut so if you have anything you would like to work with just let us know either by leaving a message on BBTB2  blog or emailing Heather.
The readers choice for May is from Life Is A Beach and the cut is Leaf 1.
I decided to try something different well for me anyway! I've been hoarding some Shrink plastic/shrinkies which I bought a while back and have not used (sound familiar lol!) So I cut the leaf using my cricut and a sheet of black shrink on multicut 4 at 4 1/2"and it cut through beautifully, I did this through design studio as I wanted to use the hide contour feature for the line through the leaf centre. I cut off the stem and punched a hole through the top before shrinking the leaf with my heat gun. I added a large silver jump ring and some lime green gems down the centre of the leaf then threaded on to some lime green ribbon. (Ribbon and shrink plastic are from Hobbycraft). I then made a little gift box to match the pendant . This little box is so easy to make just a half a piece of A4 card (8 1/2x11") cut in half lengthways then fold in half lengthways again. score from each centre edge to the centre point of the 2 top edges fold your scorelines and you end up with this cute little triangular box ! Punch 4 holes and thread through ribbon for closure. For the paper I used Pink Petticoat . I cut 3 of the leaves .2 in black and one in green at 2 1/2" and added gems to them. I added matching green ribbon and some black tuille to finish off. The gems and ribbon match perfectly IRL although the colours look different in the photo!
Pop over to BBTB2 and see the gorgeous creations the rest of the DT have made this week and we'd love you to play along with the challenge too!
thanks for looking!
Juliexx

23 comments:

Loopylou!! said...

that is just awesome julie, so pretty and clever too, i have never tried shrinkies but think i might have to now!!!!

clare said...

Gorgeous hun..love the colours!
TFS Hugs Clare xx
Thanks for your lovely comment x

Stacey said...

wow Julie you didn't really do it justice describing it today! This is just stunning! I love that you have made something you can wear!!! Stunning x x x

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Julie Julie Julie this is AMAZING. I so wish I live next door to you (and Donna and Margie) so you could teach me... Just breath taking

Kelly said...

What a fabulous project! You have really out done yourself with this set!

Creative Momma said...

My goodness....this is such a beautiful project...love the colors and all the details
Hugs
Marina

Margie said...

GENIUS!!! OMG, Julie! I just love everything you do! Beautiful take on the challenge, girl!

Leah said...

I swear I am not getting everyone's projects on my list...or maybe there are too many to keep up with each of them...LOL...
Juile, I LOVE this and think it is brilliant! I LOVE the necklace alone but w/ the matching stuff...wow!!!!

PeggyLovesVintage said...

How cute! I love the leaf pendant and the matching box is just wonderful. Such a good idea!

"Um Buggin" said...

OMG!!! You go girlfriend! Now how creative is this? I just love it Julie, see I knew you were up to the challenge and you did a fabulous job I must say. The pendent came out perfectly which reminds me I have some plastic to play with too. We always seem to hoard everything..lol, not wanting to use it up. Awesome take on the challenge my friend.

Hugz, xx
~L~

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow Julie! This is soooo creative! I'm definitely gonna try this. I've had limited success with shrink plastic but that leaf looks so cool in black. Love your box too. The decoration on it is FABULOUS! xxD

Jeri said...

What a fantastic creation and gift container. Love how it coordinates so well with your blog. This is my first opportunity to visit your blog since I've been off traveling. Glad you joined our BBTB2 team.
Hugs,Jeri

Enfys said...

This is stunning Julie, I love the tulle and the colours. Fabulous work,
hugs
En xx

Jeannie Phillips said...

What a fun way to get a gift...and i just love the bling!!!.. wonderful job...

love love your dog house too!!
hugs
Jeannie

Heather said...

This is just incredible! I LOVE the black/white green color scheme. You are so creative!!

**Treefrog** said...

This is Amazing Julie! So Striking yet Soft! And always Love creations you can wear or use! Thank you for the Nice comments and Warm Welcome to the BBTB2 blog. So sweet of you and Thanks for following too!
Theresa

shelly said...

julie this is just beauiful! wow! i havent tried shrinkies ..yet..this is so inspiring. way to go!

joeygirl86 said...

This is great..I like how you made the leaves black I never would have done that..and the bling is perfect! great job! :)

Nita's World Handmade said...

OMG Julie, I just love it!

CuttlebugCourt said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I appreciate it! I love doing the BBTB2 challenges!

70713ang_eloknuth said...

快樂,是享受工作過程的結果......................................................

paperscissors said...

what a fantastic idea, i would love to present someone special with this stunning gift! the leaf cut has lifted shrinky dink to a new level of sophistication!

Myrt said...

....absolutely beautiful, Julie, love it!

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