Monday, March 30, 2015

Tea Time Boxes

Hi everyone,

It's time for a new Simon Says Monday Challenge! This time it's about using pastel colors. With Easter just around the corner let yourself be inspired by the soft color palette of this holiday, but PanPastels are also an option if you want to use some brighter colors.

I think Cracked Pistachio is a slightly darker looking pastel green. In hindsight Shabby Shutters was pastel green color to go with... But I don't have it (yet) and Cracked Pistachio is a new favorite of mine! At work I always drink tea, and not so much at home, only when I have s sore troat. And it's also a decorative touch to have a homemade tea box on the table. I made these tea boxes of foam board. The large version is for home and the small one is for on my desk at work.

It's not difficult to make something out of foamboard. It's just a matter of measuring what the size of the content should be, and then take into account the thickness of the material. In this case, 5mm. First I draw everything and cut it out. Then I paint the front and back of the panels in the color I want and that's Cracked Pistachio. I gave it two coats to cover it completely. After everything was dry it was time to assemble it together. I use Tacky Glue to do that and for the reinforcement I use short pins. In my stash I found some hinges and a lock.

The doily on the cover is made with the Ring Doily stencil and Cracked Pistachio colored Embossing Paste on a piece of water coloring paper. I love this technique. With washi tape I made the transition from the water coloring paper to the cover. I added some fine splatters with the Black Soot marker and the Distress Spritzer. The bow I glued it with Tacky Glue.

The small tea box is made the same way. I actually made this a little later on, when I found myself messing with paper cups for my tea supplies. I knew the perfect way to store them.

To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Andrea Ockey Parr said...

WOW! Who knew foamboard could look so fantastic? Amazing transformation here! I especially love what you did with the doily stencil and how you made the inside of the lid classy, too. What a great box idea and I'm so impressed that you made it from scratch!

Annie said...

Beautiful tea boxes Sandra and will look great on your table and desk. Love the colours and decoration.
TFS and sending my best wishes
Annie x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! I love the idea of two tea caddies. It almost makes me want to take up drinking tea. :) Inspiring ideas!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Oh my! I'm loving this color too and I really like how you used it to make such a cool tea storage box!

Simon Says Stamp!

Anita Houston said...

LOVE the stenciling! Cool idea too!

Terry said...

Love your little boxes, Sandra! The colors are so perfect for spring and I love the stenciling! Hugs!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love these beautiful tea boxes, Sandra. The color and texture are awesome! :)

barbarayaya62 said...

Sandra, me too I am in love with the color Cracked Pistachio, in this moment I use it everywhere! Your box is beautiful, I love it and especially I love the stencils! Happy Easter BArbarayaya

Emma Williams said...

Like you and so many others, I'm in love with Cracked Pistachio too and you have done such an amazing job with these little boxes ~ they are fabulous and I absolutely love them, Sandra! Happy Easter... Hugs :)

Anna-Karin said...

I love Cracked Pistachio too and these pieces are so wonderful. I love the happy look of them, the doily, splatters and everything else. What a great idea too!