Monday, 15 November 2010

A tissue Box Cover


Bless you!!! (sorry - bit of a pun.....groan!)
Good afternoon, peeps and I hope your day is going well so far. You might want to get a cup of tea and settle down because this looks like being a long post with quite a few photographs!

I've seen a few pictures lately in blogland (if only I could remember where!) for tissue box covers and I thought it might be interesting to have a go at making one for myself, so I got the method from Split Coast Stampers - what an amazing resource for us it is! Then I had the challenge of re-doing all the measurements because I think our Kleenex boxes must be a different size from the ones in the U.S. Well, we got through that one and these two piccies above show the overall result.
Then I thought I'd be adventurous and make some of the lovely flowers that the lovely Sassy has a tutorial for on Stampartic here and she's given instructions in English as well. They were pretty fiddly to make but worth it, I thought. I created the centres using a Viva Pearl Pen but that technique needs a little practise methinks!
The outer surface of the box is white card embossed with a Cuttlebug Floral Screen folder but you could use any one that has a multi directional design. I then distressed the edges and sponged over the embossing with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.

This is the first portrait of Tilda I chose to use and she's called 'Tilda with Bow Knot'. I had to choose images that were not too tall because of the limited space below the lid that you can't really see because it's disguised by the pink gingham ribbon (from my stash) and the paper lace punched with my MS Doily Lace punch and distressed with the Spun Sugar Ink again.

This one is called 'Jam Tilda' obviously for reasons best known to Magnolia! I'm sorry if she looks a little blurry but I had three separate attempts to photograph this one and it still doesn't look quite right to me!

This is a nice Summery portrait which I think is called 'Tilda with bunch of lilacs'...

....and this one is called 'Dinner Tilda' - she looks quite sophisticated don't you think?
The leaves in the corners were punched with my McGill Pine Punch and my Leonie Em Maidenhair punch but I cut these latter ones down a bit because the punch produces quite a large leaf.
All of the colouring was done with my Copics with the addition of Prismacolor pencils and Derwent Inktense pencils. I'd tell you which Copics I used but I seemed to have most of the ones I own spread over my desk by the time I'd finished so, think of a number and I probably used it!
Phew! I think that's it. I hope you like this project and I think I might try and make a few more of these for gifts - if I get time!
Thank you for staying with me until the end of this post and I'd love to read your comments!
Bye for now!


23 comments:

  1. Hi Diane! Well, I wouldn't mind having a cold if I had a tissue box as beautiful as this to get my tissues from :), honestly, it's so gorgeous and must have taken hours to make but worth every minute. Your colouring is fabulous and I love the colours you used and the pretty embossing and ribbon. You must be the same as me with the pens etc., I couldn't make a list of colours I used if I tried :). Have a good week and it's lovely have had a catch up on your blog. Hugs, Chris x

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  2. Diane this just left me speachless!! It is absolutely gorgeous! What a great way to showcase all those Tilda beauties! Your coloring is as impeccable as ever!
    Hugs~
    Dana

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  3. This is awesome Diana !!!! Love it !
    Hugs,Jóna

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  4. Wonderful Diana. What a lot of work but oh so adorable.

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  5. I think I would forget all about a cold with this stunning tissue box...wow Dianne what amazinf work
    Mina xxx

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  6. Wowwwwwwwwwww this is really stunning Diane!!!!!
    Hugs Kristel

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  7. Diane this is gorgeous! Beautiful coloring and designing... Diane Zechmann did a tissue box for All That Scraps and /or Stampavie and maybe it was a tutorial on splitcoast stampers then too! lol You could check and link up yours... It is so awesome! Lovely colors together and the embossing...love it!
    Pam Going Postal

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  8. Do not know what to say about this - it is so beautiful. You are one very very talented lady and I am so pleased I have the honour of knowing you.

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  9. This is absolutly stunning!! Your coloring is gorgeous! I found you through the Fussy and Fancy Dt call and I wish you the best of luck!

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  10. WOW, WOW, WOW!!! This is gorgeously stunning! What a beautiful job you've done in every detail everywhere! Everything is so beautifully tied together. Amazing job...

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  11. Wow! Fantastic job of your kleenex box!
    Love the soft colours, as I am a pastel gal.
    Beautifully coloured and designed!!
    Hugs, Candy

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  12. these are just to cute ! What a great little gift idea ! Your coloring is great

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  13. Oh my gosh this is gorgeous! Absolutely divine!
    Bless you too!
    Sandy

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  14. Just gorgeous Diane. Love the colors you used. Your coloring is wonderful.
    Hugs~
    Corinne

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  15. How gorgeous is this? Thinking of getting a Kaisercraft wooden tissue box holder and making one, it's amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Wow Diane! this is a super tissue box. Your coloring is out of this world. Love the handmade flowers too. I am a fan of handmade flowers.
    Hugs Maz

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  17. Very pretty. I'm glad you tried it..Dee

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  18. Beautifully done!

    Hugs from Georgetown~
    Leslie Avila

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  19. Oh Wow! - this is just delightful and so beautifully detailed
    TFS

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  20. This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Diane!!!! You did a FABulous job on it! It was truly a joy to explore each side of this darling box.

    btw......Bless you! (LOL)

    Huggies ~ Sharron♥

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  21. This tissue box looks beautiful!!! I can't wait to try one out. Thanks for sharing :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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