Hello everybody and happy saturday night to you all ;)
This posting is a combined one for two challenges. The monthly challenge for june over at Live and Love crafts is an amazing and fun one! I loved working with it! We would like to see you create a project in your birthstone color. It means you can add lots and lots of it and also you can add it in spots here and there. For instance my birthstone color is the april one, diamond, and I chose to add in in spots here and there otherwise I think it would be way hard. If my birthstone was february I would have added lots and lots, see? ;)
I think this challenge goes perfectly together with the new weekly challenge at Magnolia Down Under which is Bling it! If you're not sure about your birthstone color you can check out the little sheet beneath here that I borrowed from a place online called aurora gems.
For my project I chose to make the second part of an order I received a while ago regarding a gift set for a graduation. The order is for a girl named Nina and this is the gift-bag. If you're interested in looking at both card and gift-bag together here they are:
Now let me tell you more about the gift bag. I used the same utterly gorge papers from Pion Design so they make a lovely match. The cute lady that made the order for these, Annelie, seems to know what she wants - she was the perfect customer ;) She said it needed to be lot of white and we both agreed on no blue and yellow (as thats the colors of the swedish flag ;)) which I was delighted about ;) and wanted pink and cream as the additional colors. Seems me and Annelie is great minds thinking alike ;) rofl! To add the diamond bits I added rhinestones to the swirls representing movement around Ballerina Tilda which was also Annelie's choice for the gift-bag. I also added another one of the UTTERLY AMAZING Vintage trinkets from Prima that Sandy stocks. (You can find links to all products used at the end of this posting) On the crown in Tilda's hair I added stickles star dust which is also very diamond looking me thinks, you can also see I added some of that to the lovely little clay heart I placed on the bow. These also represents the bling of course and besides that I also see pearls as somewhat blingy so I added some here and there too.
Before I leave I have some close up picture to share with you all. Besides that I also want to remind you to please pop by both the MDUC blog and the LLC blog to take a look at the beyond gorge creations by my cute teamies. Join us, we would be so happy to see you there :)
Thank you so much for checking in with me today