Thursday, October 15, 2015

AWH Blog Hop: Colour Combo

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I really love this combo - it's a great mix of bold and soft colours.  I decided to pull out my very neglected Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and have a play with the set.


Wait a minute, I hear you say, that's not a bag, it's a box! It sure is! To make the box using the Thinlits I cut two of the front/side pieces, trimmed off the top to make it level and then scored about 1/4 inch in along the side piece to create a flap.  I then cut a piece for the base, making it a little longer than the box is wide so I could score to create flaps to adhere it to the sides of the box. Hopefully that makes sense!


While the box pieces were still flat I used the heart thinlit to create a window in the front of the box. This box will hold a wedding gift, but if you wanted a more generic theme you could use the banner or star shapes, or even a circle.  I used my Flower Patch stamps and the coordinating Flower Fair Framelits to decorate the front.


I needed a little card to fit into the box, so I decided to go with the same basic design.  I used the cut out heart on the card so I switched to a Whisper White base.


Here are the two together. I don't know about you, but I love finding uses for dies other than their intended use - it makes them so much more appealing!

The next stop in the Blog Hop is Ros Davidson, who is bound to amaze you with her creativity!



If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
 
  1. Tina Gillespie
  2. Ros Davidson
  3. Genna Gifford
  4. Kathryn Ruddick
  5. Judy May
  6. Jenny van Dijk
  7. Kate Morgan
Bye for now,

Tina

7 comments:

  1. Love the bold designs to go with the bold colours. Works really well!

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  2. Love the box. It's amazing how the four same colours can look completely different on everyone's projects.

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  3. What a great combo you've made Tina. Love how you used the cut out for the card, and the colours look very effective.

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  4. Wow, what a great idea! Love the flowers too!

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  5. Beautiful projects Tina

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  6. Wow, you make those colours look like they really belong together.

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  7. Love how you have created this gift set, Tina. The Blackberry Bliss makes a great background for the flowers and the cut out is very effective.

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