Thursday, December 31, 2009

A gift for my brother

I decided to make a nice box for my brothers 18th Birthday present. I would have liked to have given him a better present but this month is extremely tight on money obviously with it having just been Christmas but not only that, on Sunday the clutch went on my car so I have now got it in the garage and it is going to cost us £230 to fix. I am going to make him a card to match which entitles him to a free drink or few :) once we have money again hahahahahahaha.

I made this box using my most favouritist present that Santa bought me :) my score pal, I have wanted one of these for so long now and I finally have one.

I made the box using patterned cardstock from K&Company. The image is one from DewDrop Craftz Digital image selection. I love this image it is perfect for male cards and gifts. The ribbon is from the pound shop - it is amazing the things you can find in those shops for crafting. The button is from a 99p shop too and was perfect for the colours on this box.

I used a tutorial on this blog - Kitty Franken - her tutorials are brilliant and if you want to watch her actually make the box you can she does them in English too how great is that.

I made computer generated sentiments for the outside for the box.

This is the top view of the box. I coloured the image with my new Copic Markers that Santa brought me :) I used my 3 new greys colours which are W3- W5 - W7, I used E35, E37 and E29 for the hair, the scarf and other Green areas were coloured with G5, G7 and G17, the shirt was E31 and E35, I used E21 and E00 for the skin and W5 and W7 for the headphones.
I also used my white Souffle pen to add in some highlights on the hair and clothing.

Here is a picture of the box and the items I put in it - this is what my brothers and sisters would call a 'good sipper' it means that the lip is curved so the drink flows more smoothly - honestly it makes a whole lot of difference :) Ha ha

I have amended some of the pictures on my sidebar to show some of my Christmas with my family. Hope you all had a great Christmas with yours. Wishing you a happy new year xx

I almost forgot, I am entering this box in to the following challenges;

Simon Says Stamp - Party 


sam21ski said...

Hiya Amanda

Fab box, love the colours. I hope your brother likes it along with his mug and coaster

Thanks for finding us out and playing along with Lotstodo this week - look out for our new weekly challenges starting 09 January

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Amanda,
What a great box. The image is so Teenage cool. Lovely colours. You have made a fab job of this.
Fiona x

Daniele said...

this is just fantastic I hope your brother loved it happy new year from MTTC hugs x

Lesley said...

Great box Amanda, fab idea for your brother's birthday. Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

crafty creations said...

brilliant box Amanda - love that image and the way you've coloured it is fab

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge - hope to see you on the 9th when a new challenge will be posted xx Hilda

Chrissie said...

What a terrific project! I'm sure he'll be thrilled!
Many thanks for joining in our challenge at My Time to Craft this week!
Happy New Year!

Maroussia said...

It will be great to watch Lion King, i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.