I think this image is really sweet, it's "Girl's Best Friend" and is on sale here. I coloured with my usual mix of Copics and Prismacolor pencils... no shine/glitter/pearl or anything else on this one :-)) Oh, unless you count the gold mirror card I used as the outer mat for the image.
Cutting down an existing box and making a "flap" lid seemed like a good idea at the time, in truth it would have been quicker to make something up from scratch, ah well live and learn.
I have just about come to the end of my Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue pad... all the combos of purple and green in it made paper choice easy for Halloween projects :-)
The purple pattern on the main paper covering the box has a gloss finish, the lilac coloured 'flap' at the top is in fact one of the border elements included in the pad.
I've used the same pattern paper in the inside of the box, it is a scaled down version and doesn't have the gloss, but it keeps it all nice and matching without being too "matchy" - if you know what I mean. Making the little troughs for the pens took the longest time, like I said I'd do it different next time. The sticky notes came with the little silver butterfly on, I added some purple ink to the edge of the first couple of sheets just to tie it in.
I lined the inside of the lid with more paper from the same pad and taped some polka dot gros grain ribbon around the outside of the box to finish it off, a sliver of velcro keeps the lid shut.
That's it really ;-) Pop over to the Di's Digis Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the team's inspiration - it's a lot more "in theme" than mine, for sure. Hope you get a chance to enter the challenge too, great prize on offer as always and don't forget there's extra opportunities if you use one of Di's cute images :-)
I'd like to enter my note pad holder thingy in the following challenges:
Without Words Purple and Green but not Halloween
Hiding in my Craft Room Super Scraps Saturday
Whimsy Inspirations Challenge Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Art by Miran Anything Goes
Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends Anything GoesI'll be back in a few days with something out of my drafts... I am DETERMINED to clear it all out before the end of the year, lol! Until then, happy crafting, Donna