Goldilocks story in a box

I wanted to recreate Goldilocks and the three little bears children story in a treasure box and I was inspired in this beautiful book
I decorated a dollar store wooden box with several little pieces and I´m more than pleased with the result, hope you like it too! Click on the images to enlarge if you want to.
Here is how I made it:
I started painting the outside of the box with acrylic paints, I sponged it all with pink, purple, flesh and white. On the inside I papier-machéed it with tissue paper before painting it with purple acrylic paint. I let dry the box and gave it a layer of transparent varnish.
On the outside I recreate the three little bears´s house with three digital images: Goldilocks from Michelle Perkett, New home from Pollycraft and the background is part of Chic Spring digital album from Catherine designs. I colored Goldilocks and the house with colored pencils and I added a bee I doodled myself.
On the  inside of the box lid I tried to recreate the dinning room I saw on the book. The table is made out of three strips of foam-core white board that I painted with brown acrylic paints, once dry I glued them on the inside and starting filling it up: the Triple treat cupcakes are from Meljen, the cake is part of a digital set Birthday doodle from Angelica E. as is the tablecloth (cut it in a triangular shape and I decorated its border with a scrap of paper). I colored the cupcakes with colored pencils (one for mama bear, one for papa bear and one for baby bear!) and added a ladybug I doodled myself also. The cupcakes are attached to the box with foam tape for dimension.
And on the inside of the box I put baby bear standing on a gift box. The bear is Flower bear from Karen´s Doodles, colored with colored pencils, and the gift box is also part of the digital set Birthday doodle from Angelica E. The bear and the gift box are attached with foam tape for dimension too.
And I finished the box with a purple ribbon from my stash.
My daughter is the owner of this very nice book, full of wonderful stories and rhymes, and will be the owner of this treasure box (as part of her birthday presents), I hope she likes it as much as she likes these stories!


Rhonda Miller said...

Oh Ileana, this is so precious. I think your daughter will treasure it for a very long time.

Lynne Armstrong said...

WOW, WOW, WOW Ileana!! I love what you've done with this box :) It is a beautiful 'story' box for sure! What a lucky daughter Maria is to have a mum like you. She is going to have some wonderful treasures to keep as she gets older.
Big hugs :)

H2 :) said...

Ileana the treasure box you have created is absolutely gorgeous! A beautiful & precious gift for your daughter. :)

Stef H said...

well, i KNEW you were talented!!!! but holy moly!!! THIS talented??????? how gorgeous is this?? i'm very impressed! wow!

Michelle said...

OMG, Ileana, your daughter will absolutely love her treasure box! Made from love!!:) Its amazing!! I love how you told the story of Goldilocks from the outside to the inside with your beautiful imagination!! I love the images and the colors!! Just wonderful!!:) What a lovely childrens book I can see how it inspired you!!:)I love your little bee! Beautiful Ileana!! You are amazing!!:)

Kerry said...

Oh Ileana, how darling!!! It's absolutely fabulous!!!

Pattie G said...

Oh Ileana, I just love this creation!!! I really like doing projects with boxes. Goldilocks is a great story and you did a wonderful job recreating it.


Kathy Czygan said...

This is a beautiful treasure for your daughter Illeana! What a lovely imagination you have! Love your little doodle bugs! Adorable!

Sandra DeFalco said...

Simply Spectacular! Everytime I stop in to visit your creations, I'm in awe of what I see. Ileana, you are so talented!
I wanted to share some info with you about how to add the symbol © in your watermark. Hold down the ALT key and press the numbers 0169, now release the ALT key and the © will appear. Just thought I'd share that with you.
:) Sandi

Elizabeth P said...

I loooove your cute treasure box Ileana! you did a great work!!!

Donna Espiritu said...

Wow this is totally gorgeous!
and so are the rest of your stuff here! i had fun browsing, and will definitely come back again for inspiration :)
oh and i really love how you color ur images, what do you use blending it? thanks :)

Marilyn Webb said...

Hi Ileana
Wow, thats a beautiful box, you did an amazing job. so much detail. Thanks for leaving your nice comments on my blog. I am excited too! Have a great week-end
hugs Marilyn

Tracey said...

This is so beautiful Ileana, I love it & I want one! LOL You did a fantastic job :)