Monday, December 10, 2012

May Arts Christmas Craft Challenge: All That Glitters

Once again I was fortunate to be chosen for the May Arts Christmas Craft Challenge: All That Glitters! We were given our choice of up to four gorgeous May Arts ribbons from the below.

From the above I chose the silver, red, and green glitter ribbon and the gold mesh.  My idea was to alter a Prima Archiver's music box that I got several years ago.  It looks like a silver box that when the lid is removed there is room to include something. I chose to make a small accordian album for Christmas memories for journaling and photos. Using the gold mesh I embellished the front with a gold mesh flower with the silver glitter ribbon in the middle and to hold the accordian album closed.

The lid was outlined on the sides with the silver glitter ribbon and the top with a silver ribbon rose and curly sprouts.  The green glitter ribbon outlines the top of the lid, holds the two jingle bells, and embellishes the red Christmas bulb.  Red glitter ribbon also was used to enhance the bulb in the center of the large gold mesh flower. 
I hope you enjoy my creation!

This selection of ribbon was so easy to work it.  By accident I stumbled on how easy the silver ribbon when wrapped around a pencil curled.  The gold mesh ribbon was very versatile in its ability to poof or lay flat.
Thank you, May Arts, for selecting my project to be one of the twenty featured for the Christmas Craft Challenge:  All That Glitters.  Be sure to check out all the wonderful projects featured in this challenge.

Merry Christmas!


Sharon said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!! I really love that gold ribbon! Now off to the website to see the other projects and order some of that gold ribbon!! Joan, you are one creative lady!!

Anonymous said...

Joan, this is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

I wish I could be as creative as you!

Scrappin Abby said...

Your project is GORGEOUS Miss Sassy!! You totally deserved to be one of the winners and oh by the way I told you so : )

Heidi said...

Joan this is beautiful! I love the print, the ribbons and bling....... just so darned sweet! Congrats.

Melina said...

Gorgeous! :)

Zella said...

BEAUTIFUL! Only one problem though - what you put in the box could never compare to the beauty of the box! :)