Saturday, January 29, 2011

MTME Release w/JUGS {Wild Card} Challenge #69

Hi all!  I'm back with JUGS for a fantastic Wild Card Challenge that Maria is hosting!  She elected to challenge the team with creating the Tim Holtz grunge flowers.  If you know me and my style, I struggle with grunge, but I definitely feel like my flowers ROCK!  They look like the primas we pay a fortune for at the store, they're just not shabby...or vintage-y :]  YOU are challenged simply with making a dimensional flower!  If you use Tim Holtz's tutorial, that would be fab, but if not, that's fine too.  We just want to see your dimensional blooms. 
I used the 6-petal flower from the MTME Fanciful Flowers cut file.  I cut three at 2.5" and three at 2" from white Georgia Pacific cs.  I sponged the cs from the center outward with Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, and Cherry Cobbler consecutively.  I then stamped one of the new MTME Bold Botanicals flowers in cherry Cobbler to give a little texture.  Luckily I have two different sized wire curling tools that work beautifully on paper!  That's what I used to curl all of my petals.  I also chose to hot glue my blooms vs using Crystal Effects.  I like that hot glue dries very quickly and it's usually a reliable hold.  Plus I didn't feel like unclogging my Crystal Effects :]  LOL
I printed some of my newest paper being released on 1 Feb at MTME, Serenity.  The blooms and the stripes are both from the same pack.  This pack features the colors, black, sand, rose, and cherry...but I honed in on the black and rose. I used the pretty papers to put one of Lauren's newest templates together, Creative Card Candy.  The name might have you wondering, "Is it for cards or candy?!".  How about BOTH?!  I created some decorative 3x3" cards and matching envelopes and liners that fit in this template side by side perfectly, but I chose to show the template storing some delicious chocolate! 
I took a serious, thoughtful sentiment that comes with Bold Botanicals, "Faith - Hope - Courage - Strength" and made it light-hearted (yet classy) by using the "C" from the new, Monograms Defined set.  I added the "hocolate" from the "chocolate" stamp found in Well Preserved.  Doesn't chocolate do us a world of wonder when we're enduring a situation that requires faith, hope, courage, or strength?  Maybe not the more seriuos situations that evoke those attributes, but something like divorce, or stress...I was thinking more along those lines.  My label is Trendy Tags 1 resized to about 3" high.  Everything is on dimensional tape except my blooms which are adhered with 3-D glue dots.  The lace ribbon is from May Arts and the twill is from Michaels. 
Inside is an entire bag of Ghiradelli Dark & Raspberry Squares.  The box might look small, but it holds a LOT!  Lauren is also offering an identical style box that's half the size of this one.  It fits the 3x3" cards perfectly!  Make sure you swing by the MTME gals' blogs who are sharing projects with you today:


Don't forget our JUGS gals!  They have some beautiful blooms to inspire you with:
I hope you can play along with us this weekend...and keep checking back for more MTME release projects!  This is a great release!  You're going to love EVERYTHING, I'm sure :]

Okay, that's all I have for you today.  Have a fabulous weekend!!

23 comments:

Catherine Doucette said...

Chocolate improves almost any situation :0) Beautiful project!

Silke Ledlow said...

Kristin, this idea is gorgeously delicious...yummy!!! Hugs ~S~

Lisa Kind said...

OMGosh this is gorgeous! That paper is devine, Kristin! It looks so rich in the black and hot pink! The flowers are fab too!

Stampin' Pam said...

Absolutely divine - Kristin this is one of my faves! THe paper is stunning (as usual) and the way you pulled it all together then added your gorgeous flowers - well you rock girly!!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous project, Kristin! I love the colors and your beautiful new papers! Those roses are stunning!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful gift box girl! Love your flowers too! Fabulous idea! LOL @ unclogging your CE....I'm with you on that one! haha!

Judy McMullen said...

Awesome project! Love your "grungy" rose...It's gorgeous. Thanks for all the great ideas!!

Tangii said...

Bwahahahahahaha! Ok, this is just gorgeous girl! I started to read the sentiment on there and then read "chocolate"... a girl after my own heart, lol! Love the colors you used and your flowers are just stunning!!!! FAbulous job!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh my! You ROCKED out the flowers! Just stunning~ the best part - on a box as a gift - mailing flowered cards...not so much :)

Monique said...

Love this Kristin.. We used the same paper..Love the tag and your flowers are gorgeous!! Well done :)!!!

Toucan Scraps said...

beautiful

Bunty Wabbit said...

Gorgeous set Kristin. Youre right it lends itself to chocolate gifts perfectly doesn't it?
My thoughts at first as I read it were ".need...STRENGTH...to-not-go-near-the-CHOCOLATE!" LOL. that's impossible for me so this would be the perfect gift set. he he. x

Lauren (mytime) said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! THis is absolutely stunning. I LOVE how you stamped the roses with the stamps because they LOOK real now. I LOVE how you enlarged the label, and lined the inside. LOVE the sentiment you created :D LOVE! What's not to love?!

Katie Cotton said...

soooo funny and sooooooo true!!!! Love love love it!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So Beautiful! I like the template you added to the top of the box. And your flowers are Very Pretty!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful! Your blooms are fabulous as is that template! Wonderful job!

Debbie said...

Oh my, Kristin ... this is absolutely stunning! I {heart} how you stamped on the petals after inking and before assembly - so clever!

Kathryn B said...

That Serenity digi paper is just stunning! Your box is just beautiful Kristin! I just love how you added the striped paper behind your sentiment it just looks and feels sooo rich/victorian to me! Your roses are the perfect topping! The paper and the template are must haves for sure!!!

Joanne Leddy said...

Beautiful flower! I just love creating my own flowers and it's so much money saved. Thanks for the challenge this week. Your project is wonderful!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

This has got to be the most gorgeous box ever! I LOVE your flowers! Thank you for taking the time to tell us the size and colors you used. I just may have to try this.

Tracey Cuccia said...

mmmmmm.....now I want chocolate...this is beautiful Kristin!! Love the papers! WOWZA! Love the FLOWERS!! This is just absolutely beautiful, girl...amazing job :)

Tammy Hershberger said...

VERY pretty and VERY yummy! LOOOOVE those gorgeous flowers with that awesome paper!

Andrea M said...

Yummy and GORGEOUS!!! Holy moly this is so elegant! Those flowers are BEAUTIFUL and so perfect!!! So WONDERFUL Kristin!!! Have fun tomorrow ;)

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