June 27, 2010

Outside The Box Art Challenge...

Today, I'm joining our hostess,
Lisa from Tarnished and Tattered
for her Outside The Box Art Challenge.
All of the participants were challenged to purchase one of these
soap boxes and decorate it for this event. I hope you like how
I decided to transform my soap box.
This is what I did. Silk fabric and ribbons, pearls, roses, and an acorn.
I started with fabric which I embroidered with silk roses; (Yes, this is one of the images I teased you with last week.) I've been playing with silk ribbons and making roses A LOT lately. Are you surprised that I stitched a few up for the box? I glued a pearl bead to the outside edge of the opening before I mounted the rose needlework piece. I then mounted the rose, along with padding to a fome core base to create a pincushion that would fit into the oval opening on the front of the box, and also glued that in place. (Are you surprised that I created a pincushion?)
A wrapped the box in duppioni silk remnants (which were also glued in), mounted the rose pincushion to the box opening and then added padded fillers to the inside. Now the inside can serve as a needle keep, too!
Of course, I added my signature Brynwood acorn. (This is another image I teased you with last week, when I was playing around with the macro feature on my camera. Not bad, eh?)
I completed box by making a raw edge, silk ruffle which I glued to the outside of the lid. I added a twisted silk cord on the lid, and a pearl bead edge on the base and voila! I was finished.I hope you enjoyed my project and how I met the challenge. Please click on Lisa's Art Challenge button to see how other participants transformed their soap boxes. I can't wait to visit each and every one!

34 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, I absolutely Love this! You did a beautiful job and turned something ordinary into a beautiful work of art! Great idea! Have a wonderful day! Twyla

DeeDee said...

wow!....Wow!...WOW!! what a great idea for one....and so very useful too...Donna I love it...and I love the little teases too...

great job on your beautiful creation....nice hand work on those beautiful roses too.

DeeDee said...

Hey Donna...how come you didn't link up to Mr. Linky for this...I was looking for you..

DeeDee
http://deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com/2010/06/soap-box-challenge.html

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Beautiful Job, Donna

Your Creations Never cease to Amaze Me.... Gotta Love the little Acorn & the Silk Ruffly Fringe is Fabulous....
Cheryl

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Donna,
I just knew your box would be haute couture! In my mind I thought up how each person might adorn them, Dawn a nest, Dorthe a doll, etc. When I thought of you for some reason ring bearer pillow came up! How perfect to make into a pin cushion, the ribbon roses are amazing OF Course! Thank you so much for playing along. Lisa
Hope to talk soon!

downsize said...

I was wondering when this box would show again. A pin cushion, who would have thought?! It turned out really nice.

Diana said...

Donna,

such a fabulous idea. Your work is beautiful!
-Diana

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Look at you Girl...I love your little soap box! um...I mean your BEAUTIFUL pin cushion!!!!
I love your ribbon work...just amazing! It's only fitting that you make a pin cushion...I'm sure you can't ever have enough of them. Especially beautiful ones like this one to surround your beautiful fabric creations :)))
Love it~

Kris Pare said...

Donna, this is beautiful! I love the pin cushion -so sweet.

Beth Leintz said...

So pretty- what delicate and fine work. Your ribbon rose is just beautiful. I've never been to your blog before- I love your blog header, and I'm going to mosey around your blog a little more.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

This take on the soap box is so lush and delicate!

The Tin Rabbit said...

How beautiful!...love your ribbon work on it! What a great idea to create a pin cushion!

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear sweet Donna, I knew your creation would be wonderful!!!! My goodness girl, I don't even recognize it as the soap box!! I love the silk, the trim...the fact that it's a pincushion ~ I have a soft spot in my heart for pincushions...gorgeous!!!!
hugs and love, Dawn

Karen said...

Donna - this is wonderful. I love it all! I love all the silk and foo-foo. It is so pretty! Who would've thought?
:) Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

nancy huggins said...

Awesome as usual Donna..I would like to go inside your head and steal some of your crafting ideas :)

Debby said...

Hi Donna, oh how I love what you have turned the soap box into. Absolutely gorgeous, your work is awesome.
Debby

Sandy Michelle said...

I love that you used fabric on your box Donna. It's so lovely!

Sandy xox

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Donna, What a gorgeous creation you designed from a simple item. You are very talented. So nice to meet you and I enjoyed my visit here to your lovely blog.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

Rebecca said...

Hi Donna
Oh my it is absolutely wonderful! A pincushion how creative and useful! It is beautiful just as you are.
Many Blessings
Rebecca

Libbie said...

Oh Donna that is fabulous...right down to my favorite part...the lil' acorn :) It is so tiny! So cute!

The Homesteading Apartment said...

This is absolutely beautiful! It's so amazing to see the individual takes on the same starter item...my, how a soap box can be so many different things (:

I just became a follower and look forward to return for future posts. So glad I found your blog (:

Michele
XOXO

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh sweetie I don't like it. hahahaha
I love it! Sorry I could not help myself you are just to darn creative I just had to tease you for one second.
My mouth always opens when I see what else you have created. One of these days I am going to catch a bug reading your post.
I came over the day of the Wedding blogs for Stephanie and fell in love with your post. Tried to leave a note or comment but it kept giving me a note like go away or something similar to that.
You and handsome picture is awesome. Seeing you with long hair wass strange but you are beautiful and handsome was even better looking than my guy.
Love you
Maggie

Miss Sandy said...

Absolutely dreamy! I love your box!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Donna, This is beautiful and very elegant! What a fantastic idea to turn the box into a pincushion. I love it!
Hugs,
Julia

Dorthe said...

It is absolutely fantastic, you do the most beautifull arthandwork.
xo Dorthe

madrekarin said...

A pinkeep! It's just beautiful. The ribbon roses are amazing. Lovely. lovely work.

Fabric Art said...

Donna love your box it is so romantic and sweet, great ribbon embrodery.
Anni

Michelle May said...

Yet again, I'm in awe! It's fantastic and oh so lovely! You are just so talented Donna!

Sharon said...

Donna, Your creation is beautiful. I love the addition of the little pearls. Gorgeous rose.

BellaRosa said...

Donna amor, your soap box...goodness I feel bad even calling it that :) Came out just divine!, everything about it is exquisite, but then when I saw you were participating, I just knew you were going to create something stunning & gorgeous...amor, your beautiful creations never disappoint, they inspire :) Hope you have a beautiful week, I have missed visiting your wonderful blog and seeing what beautiful new creations you have made :) Besos, Rose

Linda M. said...

Hello,

Your box is beautiful and I love the flowers. I also love the fact that you made it useful, it's a gorgeous pin cushion.

Linda

Linda K. said...

I've done a little blog hopping to see what some have done with their soap boxes. Yours is beautiful and I'm not surprised. Awwwww. It's adorable! Amazing what one can do with a little cardboard and some fabric. It's gorgeous, Donna.

Blessings,
Linda

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Well how cute is this?! Love it! So pretty. Thanks for sharing.

marie said...

Prettiest pin cushion I've ever seen!

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