Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Inspirational Challenges

Gail at Mind Wide Open hosts a monthly challenge. She provides an inspirational image that must be used in some creative way in your design. 
Here is the image she provided for the March challenge. 

I was inspired by the image to decorate a square chipboard box.  

I digitally added a quote to the original image. 
The butterfly lady is from one of Gail's digital sheets that she sells in her Shabby Cottage Studio Store. I printed the image, cut away the background, and added color with pencil crayons. 
Some of the butterflies are stickers. 
The entire box is coated with Diamond glaze. 
Stickles glitter outlines the edges. 
A border of white and copper metallic rick-rack edges the box bottom and lid.

The pink upper wings on the large butterfly under the woman are actually wings from a broken faux butterfly. 

 I didn't photograph the bottom of the box but if you're wondering... yep, there are butterflies on the bottom too.

With all the pink in the image it's perfect for a Pink Saturday Blog Party. Hop on over to visit Beverly, our P. S. hostess at How Sweet The Sound

If you would like to see  all the entries in the Mind Wide Open challenge and if you would like to take part in voting, click here. The winner receives a gift certificate for Gail's Shabby Cottage Studio Store.


  1. Oh so pretty but then you always create such pretty pieces of art. I enjoy your blog.

  2. :D I absolutely love this. My youngest daughter would love to have something like this in her room. I think you met the challenge well, my dear!

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog! We do share some interests, and I'm now following you both here and on Pinterest. Your artwork is lovely, so it was a pleasure voting for you!

  4. Oooo...the box is so pretty! Perfect for spring, too.

    Enjoy a fun day,
    Marianne xo

  5. How fun! I just went over and voted for you! What a beautiful piece of artwork!


  6. Hi Linda, Your creation is beautiful. You are one talented lady and I am going right over to vote for you.

    Thank you for stopping by the dress form ball.
    Have a creative week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  7. Hi, Linda, thank you for your sweet comment. I think your spring fairy box is grand, and it would make a lovely gift box and/or storage place for pretty scarves, trinkets, special notes, etc.

    Enjoy a fairy nice day...tee, hee..
    Marianne xo

  8. Linda, your butterfly lady box is absolutely lovely. I've never heard of diamond glaze. Sounds perfect for this project. I'm off to vote and to visit Mind Wide Open.
    Oh yes, and happy pinks!

  9. This is a gorgeous interpretation of your challenge prompt.

  10. Gorgeous box, this looks splendid! You are so creative Linda! ~Diane

  11. Oh such a beautiful box Linda! and huge congrats on your win for this challenge!! Yay! I didn't manage to get over to vote for this one, but I'm so very glad you made it to winner! So fabulous!! huge hugs. ♥

  12. Congratulations Linda you certainly deserve 'winning position' for your beautiful box.
    Hope you are having a great day and enjoying the feeling of being the 'winner'.
    Warmest best wishes,


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