Pinspired/Crafter's Companion Joint Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Pinspired - Crafter's Companion Joint Blog Hop!

Just in case you are new to either Pinspired or Crafter's Companion, let me tell you a little bit about them both:

Crafter's Companion
Crafter’s Companion is a U.K.-based company with offices in Anaheim, CA and Northern England. Well known for our innovative paper crafting tools and accessories, our products are distributed and sold worldwide. Our most popular products include Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, the Ultimate Crafter’s Companion Tool, the Ultimate Pen Storage, embossing folders, and EZMagnetic Storage panels for metal embossing and cutting dies. Our staff prides itself on top-notch service with a 100% customer satisfaction philosophy. If we have exceeded your expectations, then we’ve done our job!

Pinspired Challenge Blog

Pinspired Challenges was created by a group of girls that LOVE Pinterest and crafting.... We came up with the idea of the challenge in the latter part of 2012 and the challenges launched in January of 2013. Our DT, or as we like to call them, "Pin Heads" have scoured Pinterest to bring you some amazing inspirational pins. We will post a brand new challenge on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. You will have until Thursday of the following week to link your entry onto the challenge post. That's 9 whole days to play along!!!! Inspirational photos are for you to interpret anyway you want. You can take from the colors, the style or the technique - whatever floats your boat! You can also feel free to make any kind of craft you want as well, whether its a card, layout or altered item.

From May 3 - 5, we are showcasing Crafter's Companion stamps from Sheena's A Little Bit Floral collection. You have TWO chances to win! You can hop around and comment on all of the blogs for one chance to win a gift certificate from Crafter's Companion (May 3 - 5, 2013).

For a second chance to win, you can play along!

Using the image above to create a project and post it using InLinkz on the Pinspired Blog. You have until May 9, 2013 to participate for a chance to win a gift certificate from Crafter's Companion. If you create and comment on the Blog Hop, that is two chances to win!

And onto my project for you...
I wanted to do something special for my mom for Mother's Day. My mom's been in the hospital since March 2, so she's been in for a long time and has undergone a LOT. It really makes you stop and realize a lot of things in your life.  So, I have my mom's gift on order, which is a beautiful necklace/locket from Origami Owl. I'm waiting anxiously for it to arrive.

This is the box I had made for this special gift as well as custom stamped tissue and a matching tag!

I had a plain kraft box I picked up at my local craft store. I love to have these on hand in various sizes for any gift giving occasion because as you will see, it's easily transformed!! Which reminds me, this was my very last box, so I need to restock.

I had take the box and stamped all over it with various lily images from the Sheena's A Little Bit Floral-Lily set. I then colored in all the images using my Spectrum Noirs. I can't get too detailed with shading because of the nature of the box material with bleeding, but I was able to add some highlight of yellow in the center of the flowers as well as the shaded leaves. 

I decided that this called for some custom tissue paper! I took a sheet of plain white tissue and stamped all over it with a gray ink. I used the Lily wording from the set as well so it really looked like "fancy" tissue I used. This was super quick and I think a wonderful look to add another level of detail to this ensemble.

After I completed that, I used the Crafter's Companion Spray & Sparkle Glitter Varnish all over the exterior of the box to give it a touch of elegance! I LOVE this stuff. Just be warned, it's S-T-R-O-N-G and should be done outdoors/well ventilated area. You'll love it. I finished it off with small rhinestones in the center of the one smaller lily.

I then made a coordinating tag for it using the large Lily stamp from Sheena's Lily set and colored it in with my Spectrum Noir markers. The sentiment, which was PERFECT, came from the Crisalis Classics-Gentle Moments set. It just applied various inks with a sponge until it achieved the worn look I was going for. I used a tag that I had in my stash, and added several rhinestones around it. I used some twine I had as well to tie that tag around the box. 

Close-up of the Spray & Sparkle Glitter Varnish.

I hope you're inspired to join along with this amazing blog hop. Please be sure to visit all the amazing design team member's blogs for their take on the Pinspired image :) 

Here is the full Hop List:

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Deepti Stephens said…
Pretty creations.. :)
aaga said…
I hope your mom gets better soon and I'm sure she'll love your gift. :)
Doris said…
Very pretty! I'm sure your mom will love it.
Khristen said…
Such a gorgeous box and tag, I love that you used kraft with yellow blooms! So perfect!

Mary Ann said…
Beautiful box and tag!Love the lily stamp,and the spray you used for the shine!Great!!!
sanketi said…
What a wonderful project,love the colors chosen!
Natasha G.P. said…
I love the glittery background. And your coloring is just amazing!
Wonderful idea.... Your box and tag are gorgeous. I love it!!!
sharon g said…
I don't know what to say but WOW. Well, also---gorgeous!
just WOW! ...why can't I make the font should be WWWWWWOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW! :)
maria f. said…
Goodness - what a love-filled project. She will know it was made with love and she will love looking at that beautiful yellow lily.
Emily H said…
What a precious gift! Love it!
Maria said…
beautiful work
shari said…
What a beautiful creation. That is a gift in itself, with the extra on inside.
Such beautiful creations!
Awesome coloring. TFS
Sue D said…
Lovely gift wrapping for your special gift.
My good thoughts and prayers go out to your mom and your family! I have bad health so I know that it doesn't just affect the sick person but also every family member and friend. I hope she feels better and is able to come home soon.
Your box and tag are gorgeous! I bet your Mom is going to be tickled pink when she sees them! The gift inside will be the icing on the cake! TFS and good luck with everything!
Tincan Crafter said…
This was super inspired and so original. Such a great idea and so thoughtful a gift. I bet your mom is going to love it. I loved your colouring too! This was my favourite on the log hop so far!
its that lily stamp again,l just need it, lovely creation xx
My your so very creative I love that box and the tissue paper. The Lilly of course is just beautiful. Great idea. TFS
Linda K.
Christiana said…
So creative and clever! Nicely done!
Tan's Hobbies said…
Great project, it's totally different with the other hoppers. love the set of gift tag and the box. Your mother will surely love it and I hope she will be getting well soon.

PS: Big hug from your new follower, Tan

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