Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tilda Dreams of the Nutcracker Sweet

Happy Wednesday,

I hope everyone is having a good week. It has got very cold here. They are talking about snow tomorrow. So not looking forward to that....

Today for GDT project  for 7 Kids College Fund Challenge "Bling" I created an altered cigar box. I just love this paper it is so festive and beautiful. I covered the box with Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet paper and inked the edges of the blue paper with broken china and the cream paper with antique linen distress ink to give it a vintage feel. The border was created by twisting pearls with the navy blue translucent ribbon and a rich burgundy rose trim as the outside border. I used the large flourish die from Cherry Lynne, frosty border & crystal snowflake from Memory Box and snowflake die from Marianne.

The ballerina on the front was cut from the Graphic 45 paper (lots of fussy cutting). One of my favorite parts of the box is the tag I created with Ballerina Tilda I thought the cutouts from the paper were perfect for the tag and this sweet Tilda. She was colored with Copic Markers Skin E000, E00, R20, Dress & Shoes B91, B93, B95, B97, Hair E31, E27, E50. I added glitter and bling to her crown.

I also added bling to all the snowflakes and there is a hint of glitter on the ballerina, nutcracker and ballet shoes more fussy work.

Here is a close up of Tilda the inside cover of the box:

A peek inside the box:

Here are the links to the items I used at 7 Kids College Fund:
Antique Linen Distress Ink
Broken China Distress Ink
Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet
Magnolia Stamp Ballerina Tilda
Copic Markers
Cryogen Paper
Glossy Accents
Scor Tape

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Tilda's Town -Challenge #25 Winter Weather
Magnolia Mania- #59 Motiv 3D
Oozak - Challenge #8 Winter Vibes
Midweek Magnolia's- Week #36 Walking in a Winter Wonderland


  1. What wonderful projects, I love the Graphic 45 paper and your Tilda tag, beautifully done Karen
    hugs julie P

  2. Lovely!!! The paper is beautiful and the coloring is perfect! Tilda looks like she is wearing satin!!
    Awesome Christmas project!!! Hve a gr8 day!

  3. Beautiful Karen!!! I'm taking my girls to see the Nutcracker this year and we're so excited! Love the polka dots on her dress! Thank you so much for joining us at Tilda's Town this week! Good luck and I hope to see you back Friday!
    Rene ;D

  4. really gorgeous
    thanks for playing with us at tilda's town this week

  5. Gorgeous project....WOW!!!! I totally agree....the paper is very rich and festive, perfect for your lovely project! Superb coloring of Tilda!
    Outstanding job!

  6. What a fantastic box Karen..
    Great colouring and awesome details..
    Thanks for playing with us at Tilda's Town this week..
    Good luck in the draw..
    Hugs, Tina

  7. Tilda looks awesome, Karen. Love her blue dress, fabulous. That box is gorgeous, my dear. Thank you for sharing it with us at Midweek Magnolias.
    Cathy Lee

  8. Wow! I think this is beautiful. Really love the bright blue you've used and such awesome details you've added. Great job!

  9. What a great box. Love how you did Tilda's dress.

  10. So beautiful! Her dress is gorgeous! : )

  11. A wonderful Tag and gift box, love your colouring of this sweet Tilda. Thank you for joining us at Midweek Magnolias. Good luck!
    Suzi x

  12. Hi Karen, the Nutcracker Box and tag are just gorgeous! Your coloring of Tilda is just beautiful. I love the rich blue that you used to match the box!

  13. Gorgeous Projects.

    Thanks for joining us at Midweek Magnolia's.


  14. Beautiful altered project and your colored Tilda looks gorgeous :o)

  15. A gorgeous creation you´ve made :0)))

    Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-Mania ;0)

    Hugs Nicole

  16. Beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Magnolia Mania!
    Hugs, Andrea


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