Thursday, September 3, 2009

Little Cow Box and Surprise!

It's Softpencil Thursday and I'm SO excited to show you my project for this week! After I saw the image we were given this week and reading that the Design Element is to make a 3D project, I was seriously stumped! Then an idea came to me and I'm so happy it turned out just as I envisioned it! First off, here's a matchbox (2.5" x 3") with our adorable image called Little Cow:


I colored the image with Copics, stamped the sentiment with a small alpha set and then made the little box out of some yummy double-sided Cosmo Cricket paper. But that's not the best part! There's a little giftie waiting inside:


Yes! It's a Little Cow made out of felt! The best thing about digi images is that you can print them almost any size you want! I just printed the image a little larger a few times on regular printer paper and then used the various pieces as patterns for the black and white felt. The black spots were stitched on and then I did a little chalking on the nose, ears and horns. After sewing on the buttons, I stitched it up, leaving a little opening on the bottom so that it can be a pencil topper:


Here's the back view where you can see the extra spots I added and the little custom tail I made by braiding 3 pieces of crochet thread and then tying on a bunch of tiny strands for the end:


Lastly - I glued on 2 black half pearls for the eyes and poked a tiny bit of stuffing in the head for some shape. I hope you like my box and pencil topper and maybe you'll be inspired to make your own felt creation using a digi image as a pattern!

Other challenges: P.S. I also wanted to mention that it was my hubby who suggested having a fence inside the box so I added the Sizzix diecut and it was perfect! Thanks Honey!

17 comments:

  1. Wow this is so lovely. You have done a great job with this project and decorative element. hugs Shelley

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  2. ♥♥shut up♥♥ You are a genius! How stinkin' cute...your box and the surprise inside! Absolutely udderly cute...haha..I crack me up!

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  3. OMGosh, this is totally awesome!!!! The felt little cow inside the matchbox inside is genius!!! Go girl!

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  4. This is super cute!! Love what you did with our sweet little cow!! so cute! Hugs, Cathy

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  5. Sooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!

    Saskia :)

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  6. I find your project mooo...ving.

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  7. OUTSTANDING Maureen!!! your work is amazing as usual! ;)

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  8. What a fabulous idea! I love it :)

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  9. Oh my goodness! This is just the cutest thing ever! I love everything about it! Thanks for playing along with out AiFactory challenge!

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  10. This is too stinkin cute! Thanks for playing in the AiFactory challenge this week!

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  11. WHOA!! What an AWESOME surprise!! Very creative ; )

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  12. This is so cute! Gosh you are so talented Arlinex

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  13. This is really cute! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge this week xx

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  14. That is one amazing project. Love the cow too. Using digi images to create templates is a brill idea too.
    TFS
    Paul

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  15. Congratulations you won the challenge on this one!!

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