9.9.14

A Strawberry Garden Drawer Box

Drawer Box
Dear friends Thank you so much for the morale boosting comments on the handmade rose photoframe..... I was so unsure about the colors in that project! Sharing yet another project made with corrugated paper - a dresser box with  a strawberry garden!
Drawer Box
          This is my Guest DT post for Tuesday Throwdown using a super sweet digital image from  "A day for daisies" I colored the sweet fairy and strawberry fruit cake with Staedtler watercolor pencils and used an "Artline" Metallic silver pen to highlight the cake outline and strawberry spots. I gave a shimmer to the fairy's pink dress by applying pink glitter glue over watercolors.
Fairy
I used puffy paint over the frills of the little fairy's dress and on the yellow fruity gems on the cake.If you have never used puffy paint ,you must - I guarantee that seeing the paint puff up on heating is sure to delight the child in each of us!! [If you don't have a heat gun, here is another way to use puffy paint : Mermaid diorama]
Clay Strawberries
Propped up the image on a grassy platform made by layering nesting ovals on foam tape and adding bits of grass all around.Made some felt flowers with chunky glitter centers to add to the magic of the fairy's strawberry garden!
Felt Sunflower
The challenge at Tuesday Throwdown requires using 1 image, 2 papers [I interpreted as 2 types of papers- corrugated and pattern paper ] and 3 flowers. My 3 handmade felt flowers are on the 3 sides of my drawer box.
Felt sunflowers
The green corrugated paper tube behind the image serves a dual purpose- it helps prop up the image securely and also serves as a pen holder!
Clay Strawberries
What is fairyland without a little elf joining the fairy for tea! The cute elf is a bit of recycling [ salvaged from my daughter's broken hair-clip!] and the bronze kettle is a charm from Crafters Corner.
Clay strawberries
My little girl helped me make the clay strawberries from Amos clay - these dry super-light and non-sticky and hence are ideal for paper-crafts! [You can also see clay strawberries in this Punchart Photoframe].Made the trellis for the strawberries by using 3 die-cut layers and adding lots of stamped leaves.
Clay strawberries
The collage below shows how I made the shaped dresser box.The outer framework of this drawer box is a cardboard box which I recycled by lining with corrugated paper. I used thick Ivory card to make a  draw to fit inside it  by doing a lot of measuring and designing using my scorpal!

Box making
I didnt have a cute knob to use on my draw so secured a foam bow with a brad to the draw to help pull the draw out easily.
Shaped Box
My regular readers will know I am a big fan of foam.In this project , I used foam as the dresser knob as unlike paper it can handle quite a bit of squishing and rough handling . This dresser is going to be used by  my little girl !
Drawer Box
I hope you liked my little fairyland on a dresser box!This is a fusion of paperfoam, felt and clay!!

Supplies :Dies : Lifestyle Crafts Circle, Lifestyle crafts Bow,Couture Creations Oval, Cheery Lynn grass, Cheery Lynn Sunflower,Poppy stamps trellis, Heartfelt creations Leaf;Stamps : Heartfelt creations Leaf , A day for daisies digital stamp;Clay : Amos cay; Papers: Prima Introspection [ from Crafters Corner] ;Misc: Kettle Charm [ from Crafters Corner],Heart pearl beads, Chunky glitter.

Edited : This project came top 5 in Not Just cards
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And was also chosen as Top 3 in Scorpal Fun storage ideas Challenge

74 comments:

  1. Your box is absolutely brilliant my friend!!! I love your creative idea and there's so much dimension on this design!! Love how you've used this image too!! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

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    1. Thank you so much Vicki ...I colored the image 3 times before I got an image I could use!! Am very new to watercoloring but loving it!!

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  2. What a beautiful box. Love the lattice fence and all the embellishments. AMAZING!
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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    1. Thank you so much Nana..I have a special liking for lattice designs!

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  3. Absolutely adorable!
    Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much Nagela for always dropping in with such kind encouraging words

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  4. Wow..I loved so many thing on this dresser starting from the unique shape..the cute image,puffy paint,clay strawberries..and the felt knob !!

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    1. Thank you so much Pooja...making the shaped box was the toughest part in this one Pooja

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  5. how beautiful love it. hugs

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    1. Thank you so much Rhonda

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  6. This is so adorable. Love the image and all the embellishments! TFS

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  7. What a wonderful dresser box! I love the beautiful strawberries your daughter helped you make an the trellis is perfect for them. Pretty sunflower,too. The bow is soooo pretty.

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  8. So adorable! You must have had so much fun making this! Your little girl will treasure this (and the memory of making it) I'm sure. And it's perfect for my Fairyland challenge at LunagirlMoonbeams.com -- thanks for sharing it! ~ Karen

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  9. Wow! Absolutely amazing and so cute! You have some incredible talent! I'm am so happy to be a follower of your blog and look forward to what you create next. Thanks for being such an inspiration and sharing your creativitiy! And thank you for following my little blog :)

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  10. I love your sweet fairy dresser box Sonia..fabulous clever design and I love the garden scene with the little fairy..so cute...your daughter will just love it too.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  11. This is so so so lovely! Thank you for sharing with us at MOO MANIA & MORE!
    Great to have you with us! Really hope to have you with us with the next theme starting tomorrow!
    xxx
    Susi

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  12. Ohh Sonia this is just amazing! I wanna pick this little kettle.. haha..i wish..And the felt sunflower is pretty, I haven't work with felt yet..but would love to cut some flowers!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Khadija
    www.creativekhadija.com

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  13. So wonderful! A really inspired creation with just so many gorgeous elements to it. I especially love the little strawberries, they're so cute. As usual a brilliant tutorial for your followers. Debra x

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  14. Amazing box Dr Sonia.. love the cute clay strawberries and the foam bow .. love the details ..

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  15. Elf and metal tea pot charm are adorable..

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  16. Beautiful creation.Love the image ,and the strawberries looks yummy.

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  17. amazing stuff!! the strawberry is so cute!! you are always an inspiration to all of us :)
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  18. What a Gorgeous box and all the embellishments Sonia..Loz

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  19. This is so girly cute. love the box and all the cuteness with the added details on it....

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  20. I love this Sonia, its so gorgeous I like all the fabulous detail
    Kevin xx

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  21. Wow, this is amazing!! I love the beautiful design!! The strawberries are fabulous - they look good enough to eat!! I just love everything about this!! Wow!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Ha Ha the strawberries are my favourite too Lisa

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  22. What a stunning box. I simply adore the poly clay strawberries and there is nothing more delightful than fairies and sunflowers. Of course, I found puffy paint as a young person back in the 80s. I'm SO glad it's back in vogue. I think that's why I bought my first heat tool. Thanks for sharing this beauty.

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    1. Ha Ha I got the puffy paint for my kiddo some years back but used only once as heating over the stove was cumbersome -- dug it out last week since I got a heat gun!!

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  23. Great project.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's

    Helen x

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  24. This is so cute Sonia. Loved the garden theme, the strawberries look yummy and the fact that this is multi functional , is the icing! Superb.

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    1. Rupa these clay strawberries are a favorite of mine- so easy to make and makes any project dimensional!

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  25. Oh My Goodness! What a complex design you have created with this fantastic project, and I can just imagine you & your daughter enjoying collaborating on this pretty piece. There's so much detail and so many different techniques. How lovely that you were able to salvage a hair decoration of your daughter's to use on this for her, and I love that squishy bow drawer pull. The die trellis was such an imaginative use of the die, and worked beautifully. This is sure to be a treasure for your little one, and how much love shows in the work of art you've created. It's just lovely. (quite intimidating too, reading all the how-to-s). TFS

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    1. Ha Ha Mary little girl's hair accessories have the sweetest stuff we can use for crafting!! In fact I am even guilty of buying her stuff just because one day I can use them on crafts!! LOL!

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  26. This is just the sweetest project!! Love those strawberries! Carri~Abusybee
    Skittles!

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    1. Ha Ha Thank you so much Carri for the super sweet comment

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  27. This is fabulous! Your layouts and designs is amazing!

    Kim - TTDT

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  28. This is amazing!!! Love all the embellishments ....very unique, love it :)

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    1. Thank you so much Zub...yes I have used different stuff in this one come to think of it- metal, resin, felt, foam ,clay and paper!!

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  29. Hello sonia....another awesome project :) really ur recycled little elf adds to the project.....nice idea of the unconventional drawer shape and the bow pull out...

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    1. Ha Ha yes Kalpana..usually my little girl is very possessive about her stuff even broken toy bits but since this one was for her she allowed me to use it!!

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  30. What a beautiful gift box Dr sonia ..I love the way you have embellished it and that watercolored fairy looks so pretty :) ..thank you so much for sharing the tutorial for this ..I really love it !

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    1. Hussena...I am just getting the hang of watercolor pencils and suddenly coloring images doesnt seem so bad!!

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  31. Awesome box Sonia, love the bow as the handle. Using puffy paint on the dress frill is brilliant. I can't wait to try out puffy paint now

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    1. Juhi...when you use puffy paint make sure your daughter is around...get your little girl to paint a few lines or squiggles with it an then take over the heating part--- I assure you , your little girl will be thrilled to see the paint puff up!!

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  32. Wow..beautiful box...Sonia...Love the shape of the box, trellis with cute strawberry ...

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    1. Thank you so much Sindhu...yes I wanted to make an unusual shape so did a lot of hard work on that one.LOL!

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  33. wow and what an awesome make hun love it - great to have u on board as GDT too thanks for visiting my blog hugs Judith x

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    1. I loved visiting you Judith

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  34. Lovely drawer box with the clay strawberries, fairy digi,and felt sunflowers and other details.
    Best wishes, Wies

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    1. Glad you liked so many things about my drawer box Wies..so good to have you visit!

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  35. That is a really cute project Dr. Sonia. I was wondering if there were strawberries in the drawer? lol! NancyD

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  36. Wow, what an awesome box! I LOVE the pretty strawberries!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Pam...glad you liked our clay strawberries

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  37. What an amazing project! Beautifully crafted embellishments...just fabulous! :)

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  38. Wonderful box. The stamped leaves and the strawberries are inviting.

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  39. Wow! Just another one of your fabulous creations! Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    FCB CT Coordinator

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  40. Fantastic project you have created, love all the small details! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  41. A beautiful project, it looks a wonderful strawberry garden Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.
    Yvonne

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  42. This is very beautiful and a lovely idea

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

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  43. How fabulous! I love the strawberries. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

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  44. Wow..... This is fantastic, It must have taken you many hours to create this..... It'e amazing, You are very talented......
    Perfect for our challenge.....
    Thank you for joining in our first challenge, Good luck.... Sylvia DT " Not Just Cards" x

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  45. Superb!! Thise straw berries are so adorable :) visiting ur blog is such a treat !

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  46. This is a great project with a great design and lovely details.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Mar x

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  47. How cool is this! I am not sure where you come up with ideas like this- your daughter will so love using this Strawberry drawer! Love the clay strawberries and the greenery- Wow- this is so awesome!

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  48. Beautiful box!Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

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  49. Its so beautiful. Love all the embellishments. Great use of clay.

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  50. Cute 3d project Very creative; I can see a lot of work has gone into it. Thanks for joining LLC for our wings challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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  51. Fantastic creation, very pretty. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

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  52. What a fabulous creation, with so much work involved.

    Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and good luck in the draw. We would also love you to join us again in future challenges.

    Hugs,
    Jennifer. x

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  53. Girl...this is way cool...I love love love it...I had a peek at your blog and you are very creative...I love your thought process on your creations...

    Hugs
    Nancy T.

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