Thursday 5 March 2015

Mmmmmm Chocolate!

The challenge this month over at Our Creative Corner is all about JUNK!
You can create whatever you want to but it must contain something that you consider Junk that you have reclaimed or recycled.

So I started with a chocolate box.
and changed it into a memory
Of our trip to see The Nutcracker ballet in Queensland.
Below are some pictures showing how I changed the box.
After giving the box a coat of gesso I used Washi tape to cover all the edges.
Using Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet paper I covered the top and sides of the box.
I used Washi tape to cover the edge of the box to give a neat finish.
Inside the box I used Bazzill to cove the base and sides.
I used Bazzill on the bottom of the box too.
 Graphic 45 papers really lend themselves to this kind of project.
I added ready made ribbon with stunning roses.
I gave a figure from Retro Cafe Art a coat of gesso.
Using a scrap of fabric I made the skirt.
I dyed it using Dylusions ink spray.
Measured up the lace, I was thinking tutu here.
I used Washi tape to cover the top of the body and added embellishments from That Craft Place
 I used DecoArt crackle paste and then covered it with Treasure Gold.
 I used Treasure Gold on the crown too.
I painted the arms and face and fixed the figure together adding a mask and additional embellishments to the skirt.
I used some ballet themed paper and laced ribbon across it, my inspiration for this coming from ballet shoes.
 It is the finishing touches that really finish things off.
 This is the inside lid.
 I had to add my tickets!
And this is the end result, hope you like it.


  1. Wow Helen, I love your box! What a fantastic memories you will have every time you see the box. G45 are perfect for this project. I really liked all the detail on the figure, the wings are beautiful. Thank you for joining in Our Creative Corner Junk in the Trunk. Lovely work, Jan x

  2. Wow, this is so brilliantly awesome. I absolutely loved everything you did. So glad that you decided to enter it into the Junk in Your Trunk Challenge at Our Creative Corner. What a project! - Candice - (aka Tincan Crafter)

  3. Hi there - I could have sworn I posted a comment here yesterday - but I guess something must have gone awry - just wanted to say that your project is awfully cute and precious. Thanks so much for entering it into the Junk in Your Trunk challenge at Our Creative Corner. -Candice- (aka Tincan Crafter)