River Of Creativity have a new challenge beginning today, this month the theme is Gift. It could be something you have made for a gift, a bag or box to hold a gift or any other way that you interpret the word Gift.
The mandala made me think of Indian decor so I chose to use peacock type colours for the box, making the it up with kraft card.
The mandala made up the decoration on the lid but I used a few circle dies and the sides of the heart box to make the basic carcass. The bottom circle was slightly larger than the the one that the sides were stuck around, it also helped cover up the tabs on the edge making neater.
For the lid I used the same size circle but was a little looser with the sides, making sure that the lid would fit over the base.
I cut the basic full size shape of the mandala in kraft, then cut the outer edge in gold pearl paper. I cut the next layer in turquoise but kept all the little bits that fell out and glued them into the gold layer.
The centre turquoise was stuck over the gold layer then with foam tape it was stuck onto the kraft layer, making sure to leave a gap in the middle. Then this centre layer was stuck on to the kraft layer with foam tape, again leaving the middle free of tape.
I then added a brown tassel to the centre of the lid by poking a whole through both raised layers and securing it firmly before adding this section to the large turquoise layer.
I shall be making more of these for Christmas, not looking too seasonal will mean they can be left out on display all year round.
Please come and join us at River Of Creativity with your projects, they don't have to be paper based, we'd love to see your artwork or mixed media too.
I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Country View Crafts - Christmas Gifting
Love To Scrap - #151 Anything Goes
Mix It Up - #55 Anything Goes/ option 3D project
C.R.A.F.T. - #616 Gift Bag or Box
Moving Along With The Times - #136 Anything But A Card
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes 2.11