Sunday, May 17, 2009

WOW box with Shimmery Roses





A fellow LNS blogger, Dianne Shiozaki, posted some WOW boxes on her blog HERE, and I just fell in love. I had to try to make my own, and this is my attempt. Dianne emailed the tutorials to me, and they are very easy to follow. Don't be afraid to email her for the tutorials - she's more than happy to share. :-)

When I finished the actual box part, I started thinking about what I wanted to put on the top. Patty Bennett to the rescue! She has a tutorial on watercolor roses, and they are beautiful!!!!!! I begged my mom to let me borrow her Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set (Stampin Up) so I could try the watercolor technique for myself.

You can see that every rose will come out different. It's so neat to see the colors spreading and making the roses come alive. Just try it for yourself using Patty's tutorial HERE. The roses are so pretty and shimmery!

Now I just need to find some candy or something to put inside the box, and then I can give this away. Mom and I are attending a shoebox swap in a couple weeks, and this will be my door prize for that swap. Do you think they will like this?? :-)

12 comments:

Patty Bennett said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing and I'm glad you enjoyed the watercolor technique!! :) Patty

virginia said...

Wow love the box and agreat job on the technique

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

Super job! I am so glad to see how you put both together! :)

Beverly Kissler said...

Holly what a beautiful box. I have made so many of the roses using Patty's directions. They are addicting. Thanks for sharing.

Kirsten said...

The box turned out beautiful and the flowers are just lovely!

Tina said...

Beautiful!

Joan Ervin said...

I held this beauty in my hot little hands and I gotta tell ya it took my breath away!!!! I just love the roses and you can see the shimmer from the shimmery paper through the watercoloring...just amazing, Holly!!!!

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

I loaded this tutorial on the LNS yahoo site!

KelliStamps4U said...

This is beautiful! I still need to try that technique with the roses.

Juliana said...

So lovely, Holly!!
I just love the white embossing and watercoloring like that!?!

Thanks for the heads up on the tutorials!

Sandi MacIver said...

ok, I am just going to have to make one of these, thank you so much for such a great idea.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is soooo pretty! Love the colors and this design. I am going to have to try this!!! WOW!