Sparkles Galore

Good morning 🙂  It’s my turn again to inspire you for our Recycle challenge at the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group 🙂  Since I never throw anything out (just in case, you never know if it can be made into something pretty!), I have lots of choices when it’s a challenge of this theme 🙂  I started this project with an empty notecard box.  I loved the shape and the construction of it!

I started by painting the whole thing with gesso, then got the lovely piggy pink paint out.  Not a pink person, but I had a special little girl in mind when I started this project 🙂  I was having huge issues with anything drying because of the humidity….but I persevered and got ‘er done 🙂  I colored the image, Rainbow After the Rain, with my Copics, and cut it out with a Wonky stitched rectangle die.  I glued it to the top of the box, then attached (not very) adhesive rhinestones around the edge.  I had to add some Glossy Accents to the rhinestones, as they just didn’t want to stick.  A few pink daisies, centered with more rhinestones, and the top was done 🙂

I had some pretty lace that I wrapped around the sides of the box, then added a pretty rhinestone clasp.  For the inside, I found a mirror in my stash, which I edged with the same not sticky rhinestones that I used on the outside.  I added a few of the daisies for a pretty touch.  For the bottom, I took a piece of pink fabric and a piece of sparkly tulle and wrapped them around some quilt batting to make a pillow for a necklace for a sweet girl who loves anything sparkly!!

We would love to see your project, using a beautiful image from Ching-Chou’s Etsy store!! You can recycle anything….cardboard from a cereal box, string, ribbon from a top (the ones that are on the inside to help keep it on the hanger), or anything else that someone else may have thrown in the bin 🙂

I would like to enter the following challenges with this:

World Wide Open DT Challenge – #08 August ATG

A Perfect Time to Craft – #08 ATG for August

Morgan’s ArtWorld – August ATG #08

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG for the week of 8-14-18

Time Out Challenges – #116 Bright


  1. Such a beautiful box, beautiful finishing on it with a beautiful image. Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith TTCRD DT
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    Through The Craft Room Door

  2. Beautiful project! So many details… This must have taken ages! Love the girly, frilly, feminine look and all the pink! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

  3. Wow, your colouring skills are incredible, you really brought that beautiful image to life with your copics!! This is such a sweet project and I bet the little girl fell in love with it. All of the ‘diamonds’ add so much sparkle and the lace around the sides is very feminine. I’m so glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!

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