Monday, June 28, 2010

Soap Box Challenge



I had so much fun creating for the soap box challenge. I didn't go silly and turn this cute little soap box into anything very creative, just simply collaged it. I painted the box, antiqued it and added some sparklies. Then I covered it with clear gloss glaze, made a collage for the lid, a bit of glitter glue and added a clasp. I like the way it turned out. Had to take my photos at night so they aren't perfect, funny how the light changes things at night.

These are the true colors of the box.

Different angle.

Taken at the same time in a different spot, weird how the colors are so different.

And yet another shade.


A big huge thanks to Lisa for coming up with this brilliant idea and sending me the soap box as it wasn't available in Canada. I am looking forward to seeing all the beautiful boxes everyone has created. Be sure to visit Lisa's blog http://tarnishedandtattered.blogspot.com/  to see all the fun and creative boxes  and all of Lisa's awesome art, this girl is so creative and fun!!!

Thanks for taking a peek!

I think I am finally caught up on all the challenges, just have to get around to visiting the rest of the blogs for Where Bloggers Create and the Sorority Sisters... It has been great seeing all the creative spaces and meeting all the sorority sisters so far, have a long ways to go though. I haven't even been checking my dashboard for posts, scared if I go there I will never get to everyone.

45 comments:

Jan said...

SOOO pretty!!

Terri said...

I love your soap box art! What a fun challenge. Lighting is my challenge right now and I am hoping to learn more about it. Often my art photos come out a different color too.
I know what you mean about going to the dashboard! I am afraid too, I wish I had the time to go see everyone!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Pretty, pretty!!

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Debbi,

I think you did a great job on your soap box. I did not enter the challenge but I have spotted a few on the blogs that I follow. It's nice to see what people do given the same item and everyone's personal creativity involved.

Keep smiling,

Susan

Beth Leintz said...

Such a pretty collage, but what I really like is that sweet little clasp- it really transforms the box into something special.

Linda M. said...

Hello Debby,

Thanks for the comments about my soap box. I love the image and the colors you used on your box and I like the side closure.

Linda

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Debby:
I LOVE the image you used, and how beautifully you transformed the box. It's wonderful!
xoxo
Donna

Sandy Michelle said...

I just love the image you used for it Debby :) It's such a pretty box!

Sandy xox

Rebecca said...

Hi Debby
Oh how beautiful your box turned out, love the image you chose.
This was so much fun
Many Blessings
Rebecca

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Debby ~ I Love your take on the Outside the Box Challenge ~ She is Amazing.... hasn't this Art Challenge Been Fun! I just took another look at your Wonderful Studio, I am In Love with that piece of Fabric (Maybe Old Velvet in a wonderful Natural Blush Color) in one of the 1st photos, How did I miss it the 1st time around ~ Keep Up the Creating!
Cheryl

Kari said...

Well I love it! I think simple is sometimes the best. When a portrait is really framed it just sings! I wish I had thought to use a clear glaze these boxes were so DRY. Thank you for following, I plan on doing the same! Here is to new friends!!:)

The Homesteading Apartment said...

So lovely...these challenges are great and really help to get the inspirational juices flowing (:

I just became a follower and look forward to coming back for future posts (:

Michele
XOXO

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Oh cool, you played too! It looks very pretty, Debby!
Have a lovely Tuesday!
Hugs,
Julia

Lynn Stevens said...

This is incredible! Love it!

DeeDee said...

Debby


I love your sopa box and your rush .....so nice to meet you my sorority sister...

and thanks for stopping in to visit me too...

DeeDee
http://deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com

Dorthe said...

Hi dear,
what a wonderfull box you created, so love the image,and the background you put together, it is beautifull Debby.
Hugs,Dorthe

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hey My Sweet Debby!
Girl...your little girl on the box is STRIKING! I love her!!!! There's just something about her...I feel that her eyes have so much confidence and strength...there's just something.
And I love the colors you chose.
Love it!!!!

There is just WAY too much partying going on for my style. I can't keep up with all of this...what happened to the good old days of just VISITING? hahaha
It's fun though but stressful sometimes! haha

I'm back and hope to post about PC weekend soon...IT WAS FABULOUS!!!!

I hope you didn't have any fun without me! tee hee!!!

Love you Debby!!!!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Debby,
I love you little collaged box! I really appreciate you playing along when I know how busy things are. I had fun with this too, I knew each one would be totally unique & amazing & they were! Lisa

madrekarin said...

That is a very sweet soap box. It is strange how light affects photographs. But, you do get some really neat effects, thank goodness. :)

Fabric Art said...

Hi Debby, your soap box is so lovely I really like that you've made it a little simple, love what you have made with the image from Bloggerette Sorority.
Anni

Linda Robinson said...

Your soap box turned out beautiful...Love that fancy ribbon.. ~Linda

Diana said...

Debbie,

Your creation is beautiful! Wasn't this so much fun?
-Diana

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Debby, I think its darling! Great job. Riki

Miss Sandy said...

Adorable!

Oxana said...

So beautiful box!!!

clustres said...

Love it!

Lisa said...

This is beautiful! The little girl's face is sweet and haunting at the same time. Very, very pretty.

Jillayne said...

Your soap box is charming! I like how you kept it simple, very in keeping with the expression on the girl's face. I've heard of these soap box challenges but didn't really understand what they were using - it all makes sense now; it's the usual "Not available in Canada"! Isn't great how Bloggers share and help though?

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Cute box, you did a great job on the challenge, I love the sweet image you chose. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Littmann said...

Debby! Love the music! Beautiful inspiration abounds. Love the soap box collage'. Great photos! Thank you for your wonderful words to me and then for sharing yourself. Have a wonderful Summer! Love from the farm, Farmgirl Kelly Farmstead Lifestyle

Rella said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

xox Rella

marie said...

Your box is beautiful! It's amazing what a little change in light will do to the color.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I love your soap box, it's gorgeous!!! It is funny how the light changes from one picture to the next, that happens to me all the time!
Daphne

Faerie Moon Creations said...

This is so lovely! You did a wonderful job, Debby. It has such a pretty vintage feel to it. Have a great weekend! Theresa :)

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Debby,

I just love the soapbox. What a pretty image. It looks vintage. Wow... So glad you shared it with all of us. And thanks so much for visiting me. Your blog is fun,
xoxo
Janet
Janets Creative Pillows

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Yes you sure did a beautiful job Debby and I have to say a thank you as I had no idea until just now what a soap box was!!! I knew the phrase, but had never seen one!
And like you, I too am just trying to get around to visit all of my favorite blogs - life flies by as has this summer!

Marilyn Rock said...

This is gorgeous! Love the vintage look of it!

Sares said...

Love the image of the girl! Have a wonderful 4th of July Debby!

Marlynn said...

Lovely piece of art work, Debby, your muse is working over time! I love it. Hugs girlfriend.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is just gorgeous Debby! I love how you shared it being photographed in different lighting. Hope you are enjoying summer...it is AWFUL hot today!

The Muse said...

Hope your time creating has proven to be as delightfully fruitful as the current work! Lovely.

Julia Smith said...

Amazing shots from the different lighting sources. I actually prefer the first two with the black background. What a lovely collaged box - I love the girl gazing out at us.

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Oooh! How clever. I will have to visit Lisa's blog and check out the fun! :)

Melinda Cornish said...

it's perfect.....

Lydia said...

I love what you did to this box! She is adorable.

And thank you for following my blog:) Nice to meet you.