Friday, March 25, 2011

CS Designs Contest!!!

I'm participating in the CS Designs Big Extravaganza Contest! Woo hoo!!! Chris Sterns is a fantastic artist and creates the most amazing digital art.  I was provided with Lulu and 4 sentiments for free, just for playing along.  I created two different pieces.  I'll share my first piece in this post - my second one will follow in a separate post.

First up:

I really wanted to re-purpose a mini candy box I've been holding on to.  It's the perfect size for a gift card - I was just watiting for the right project to come along.  Once I saw Lulu, I knew exactly what to do!!!

I first covered the candy box in some fun paper I've been waiting to use.  Then, I printed Lulu out, used some Spellbinders to die cut her out and colored her in with Prismacolor colored pencils.  I added some rhinestones to the background, inked it up and paper pieced her wings.  I also added Glossy Accents to them.  I really wanted to use glitter, but I decided to go with the glossy accents instead.  I also printed out the "Thinking of You" sentiment, punched it, and made the the center for the red flower in the upper corner.  I used a Making Memories tag frame and another flower for some fun accents.

Above is the box, opened, waiting for a gift card!!!  I really tried to push myself on this one with colors.  I love the combo of pink, red, teal and brown together, but I don't use it too often, so I forced myself to use it this time.

Thanks for looking and I'll have another project for you shortly!!!


  1. Wow what a great candy box - I love what you have done with Lulu! Thanks for joining in at the CS Designs Extravaganza!

  2. Chrissie, Oh wow!!! I love the candy box. It is great how you 3d Lulu's little wings and I also think it is nice that you were able to incorporate the Thank You sentiment. I was so intent on the great job you did with Lulu that I almost missed the sentiment in the center of the flower, great idea. Thank you so much for joining the Extravaganza contest and sharing your wonderful work with us. Good luck in the contest.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  3. this is so much fun! congrats on your big win! :)


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