Friday, 12 December 2014
Paisley Elephant Pencil Box for Chocolate Baroque Challenge
I have been wanting to join in the Chocolate Baroque challenge for some time, using their Paisley Elephant stamp set. Their challenges are in the form of a colour swatch and I wanted a colourscheme that would be suitable for elephants, which my lovely new niece, Mia, adores. She has a bedroom full of elephant decor items. She had artist pens and pencils on her Christmas wish list so I asked advice from my more artistic friends which would be the best ones to choose for her. So I thought that an elephant pencil case would go perfectly with my gift, as the current challenge colours are Jade, Mauve, Pink, and pale Oyster Pink. I thought Jade elephants would work well!
I painted the pencil case first with Moonlight Fresco Finish Paint from Paper Artsy as it seemed very close to the oyster pink in the colour swatch. I then built up layers of stamping using Eggplant, Lilac, and Pansy with the paisley and script stamps in the set, and used the smaller elephant with green ink. I used Orchid paint with the square stamp in the corners and round the edges as it was very close to the pink in the swatch.
I then used the larger elephant stamp in the set to make shrink plastic elephants using pro markers in Green and Mauve shades, and adhered them to the lid of the pencil box.
I am entering this into the Chocolate Baroque colour challenge.
Posted by Lucy Edmondson at 13:39
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a BEAUTIFUL pencil case for your Niece Lucy, can see why you wanted to use jade for the elephants, it looks fantastic.ReplyDelete
Am sure this will be a huge hit and bring a smile to a very lucky girl :-) xxx
Any little girl (or not so little) would adore a decorated pencil case such as this and then to open it and make the discovery of art supplies .... life doesn't get much better!ReplyDelete
Oh I love your little box! How cute are those elephants and what a lovely design. Happy Weekend!ReplyDelete
Mia will love this beautifully decorated pencil box and its contents Lucy! xxReplyDelete
Gorgeous box Lucy. A fabulous present for Mia. So much thought has gone into this. She will love it. The jade elephants are perfect. With my other hat on, thank you for playing along with the Chocolate Baroque Challenge.ReplyDelete
Hugs to you both,
Beautiful box which would be wonderful to store pencils. Great use of the challenge colours, the green elephants are fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Chocolage Baroque's challenge, ShirleyxxReplyDelete
Oh, they're so sweet! The perfect gift for a little elephant fan - so much care and thought has gone into this - and it's delightful.ReplyDelete
A fabulous project Lucy, the jade elephants are super, especially set against the paler pencil box, the perfect gift for your arty niece. She will love it, especially filled with pencils, I know I would! Thanks for entering the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xxReplyDelete
Love this Lucy !ReplyDelete
Such a lovely design.Thanks for sharing with us at Chocolate Baroque.xxxReplyDelete
Lovely stuff Lucy and have a Merry & Peaceful Christmas too !ReplyDelete