A life without love...

is like a year without summer...
this is an altered plastic box I saved from the recycling bin at my lab. The size of the box is 3.5 in x 4 in. For the lid, I cut a piece of light blue paper (from Summer Driggs) and glued it from the inside. And cut 4 strips of green paper (also from Summer Driggs) and glued them on the sides of the box.
I used Big wet kisses from Michelle Perkett (her Etsy store here) that I colored with colored pencils and cut out before attaching it to the front of the box lid. On top of the image I placed a plastic bag filled with transparent hair gel that I framed it with some scraps of yellow (base) and blue cardstock. I wrote the sentiment with black pen and added some homemade dew drops (I´ll reveal the secret if you want to know hihihi)
On the sides I cut a piece of matching blue ribbon and tied a button with a piece of white cord. Green button for the large sides

and purple buttons for the short ones. I need to improve how the plastic bag looks. I didn´t have those tiny zip bags at home so I made my own with a plastic bag, but I couldn´t get rid of the wrinkles. You only notice them when you look at the box from the side but next time I´ll be sure to use a bag without wrinkles!
I´m submitting this to participate at Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge blog: Summer theme.

11 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, Ileana, this is so incredibly amazing and creative!! I just LOVE this box!! What a great idea!! Just love the kissing fish and the sentiment on top and how you've embellished it with all the special touches!! Beautiful!! Thank you for another incredible entry, Ileana!!:)

Pattie G said...

Ileana, this is so creative and beautiful...I love it!!!

Hugs
Pattie

Rhonda Miller said...

Ileana, this is fantastic. Oh my goodness. Thanks for playing along this week.

Lynne Armstrong said...

This is fantastic Ileana...LOVE it! Very clever...and beautiful...recycling project. The hair gel "water" is brilliant!!
Hugs :)

H2 :) said...

Hi Ileana! Your creation is gorgeous! Love all your special touches & the kissing fish look perfect with their watery backdrop. :)

Catherine said...

Oh Ileana what a gorgeous box and a wonderful of recycling ! I love the colours and the image. It's a great creation ! Smiles from Catherine

Sandi said...

I would have never thought of using hair gel in a bag! I read your entire description because I just had to know how you created the water effect. This is a really nice creation, and you're helping the planet by recycling. Well done! :) ~ Sandi

Shelley said...

This is great! I love it!

Jean said...

This is absolulty ingenous....It is the cutest little tin and the perfect stamp to use .Love it
Hugs Jean

Tammy said...

OMGosh...this is the cutest thing I have ever seen!! I really love what you have done with that image and WOW...the whole box is just FABULOUS girl!!!! I want you to teach me how you do all of these altered projects. I am so altered challenged!!!

Kristine said...

Oh my GOODNESS!! what a neat li'l box! Love the way you altered it to pretty it up =) Those kissy fish are so fun!