Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Apple Of My Eye...

Summer is officially over when the kids go back to school and that's the theme for this week at 
Here is my contribution to educational cuteness.


I decided before I would cut my box that I'd cover the cardstock in foil tape.

Ink will not stick well to the tape so a light layer of Gesso was applied.

Then began the process of making faux patina.





Close-up of the box after patina was applied.
And here is what will be the apple.
A Styrofoam ball that I shaped with a butter knife and made sure to keep the shavings for future Styrofoam fluff projects. 


Here's a sweet little treat box for a special teacher, loved one, or friend and it's 
SO SUPER EASY to make!

 

 Here is the set all together.  
I thought it would be fun to make a faux apple so I covered the Styrofoam with hot glue and strips of vintage sheet music and then painted over the layering with watered down Mod Podge. Once dried with a heat tool, Distress Inks and spritzes of water were applied and then re-dried.  A stem of Kraft cardstock and green leafs were added to finish it up.


Hope you've enjoyed your visit and thank you so much for stopping in!
Biggest of hugs to you and happy crafting,
Lisa xx

24 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love this Lisa, it made me think of little red riding hood going to visit Grandma with her basket of goodies, I love all the detail.
Kevin xx

richardbreaks said...

You are a WILD woman! That is so crazy good, I can't even...
That will probably be that teacher's prize possession her whole teaching career.
Blown away!

Chrissy said...

AWEsome project Lisa..love the apple and fabulous box..all the details are wonderful and now I'm off to shave styrofoam balls to make snow that I desperately need!!

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sandy said...

What a wonderful set this makes! You did a fully go job carving that apple. And your patina? Fabulous!!
Sandy xx

Tammy said...

Another woozer of a card! You never fail! Gorgeous creations and so very creative!

Buttons said...

Yummy enough to munch on! I love the patina on the box and the wonderful apple. Jenny x

Marie-Louise said...

Absolutely superb as always Lisa. You are so creative.

Regina Easter said...

DITTO DATTO TO WHAT EVERYONE ELSE SAID....your talent is breathtaking

Anita Houston said...

Awesome! Love the apple...yummy!

Tina Goodwin said...

AMAZING!!! The apple is awesome! I love that you used sheet music. I've definitely learned some things from you today =)

Pia S said...

Love your take on a faux apple and the box you've made for it is beautifully decorated and has a great shape and design. It will be a much appreciated gift, I'm sure!

Tracy said...

Have I told you lately just how much I love how your mind works. This is so stinkin cute! The patina finish is awesome and then the girl goes and carves an apple. What's next? You rock chick. Hugs!

Kelly Neis said...

I am not sure what I love better the patina or the apple! This is a gorgeous set and I love the tutorial on what you did. Love the colors and the box is gorgeous with all the embellishing too. I am green with envy. lol!
Hugs Kelly

Kelly Neis said...

I am not sure what I love better the patina or the apple! This is a gorgeous set and I love the tutorial on what you did. Love the colors and the box is gorgeous with all the embellishing too. I am green with envy. lol!
Hugs Kelly

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOWZERS!!!! This project is amazing!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Absolutely stunning work as always.

I popped in today to say Happy Birthday. Now I'm hoping that I have it written down properly and it is today.

I've sent you an e-card from Punchbowl but it might end up in spam so check your folder.

Hope you are having a great day.

Big birthday hugs,
Original

Margaret said...

Oh...I'm not sure which I love more! The fabulously awesome apple and the super adorable gift box make such a wonderful pair (pear?). Your ability to make something from nothing, or next to nothing, never ceases to amaze me! And how stinkin' cute are those little curly coils with the raffia?! Another marvelous creation, sib!

Lisa S. said...

Fantastic back to school inspiration L2!!! I love your projects and the apple looks yummy. :) Sorry I have been scarce lately, life has been "full" these past few weeks. Hope you and the fam are doing well! xx

Samantha said...

Lisa you really to amaze me this is another awesome project! LOVING it! hugs me x

Tammy said...

Whoa! How did I miss this gorgeous delectable collection! Absolutely amazing Lisa, you never cease to wow me!

Karon said...

Oh my goodness this is fabulous. Love the apple and all the flowers. TFS

Annie said...

Absolutely stunning makes Lisa. Love the design and your beautiful decor and adornments. You have such a talent for design/colour

Best wishes
Annie x

Ina said...

More awesome creations from you Lisa. Love how versatile you are in your craft. Fabulous little treat box with all those embellies and that apple is so great.

Jeanne J said...

Every detail perfect as always! I love that apple!