Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Pamper Yourself-A Fresh Brewed Look!!

Good morning dear friends!!!

Today marks the beginning of April's "Month Long Choose Your Challenge"!!  You have a choice of using our photo inspiration, sketch or BOTH if you're really motivated!!!  So come on and join us for a fun challenge by linking up HERE!! 

I am on the photo inspiration team...when I look at this photo I dream of relaxing in a lovely bath, candles softly shimmering, a good book in hand and a lovely steaming cup of coffee!!!   UUMMM sounds so good!!!!!
Okay dreaming aside I decided to create a gift box filled with pampering goodies that I will give to a friend that is in much need of a nice relaxing day...topped off with this LOVELY mermaid image designed by our talented Heather...
please click on the first image for a closer view and slideshow...
I made a custom sized gift box using several layers of brown cardstock...
it fits a paperback book, bubble bath, body lotion and candle...

a side view...
I decorated the outside with flowered paper and lace...

the card features Fresh Brewed Designs "Akilah the Mermaid"...
when I came across her in Heather's shop she just made me think of the photo...
a lovely bathtub, book and a steaming cup of coffee...
closer view...
I hand cut a claw footed bathtub...used gold embossing powder for the claw feet and Shabby pink Frantage for the tub...
the inside sentiment is computer generated...

And there you have my take on the photo inspiration for April's "Month Long Choose Your Challenge"  at Fresh Brewed Designs!!! 

Be sure to hop on over to check out my wonderful teamies takes on the photo, sketch or a little bit of both!!!  We are all looking forward to see what your takes on the challenge!!

Materials Used:
DP-Basic Grey "Kissing Booth"
Punches-Martha Stewart Lace Edge and  Two in One Butterfly Punch 
Flowers-Wild Orchid Crafts
Frantage and pearls-Live and Love Crafts
Gold Embossing powder-Ranger
Lace is from my stash

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!!  Your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!!


  1. Beth, another gorgeous project. Love mermaids, she is a sweetie. Fran-tage looks great on the tub. Your projects are always so detailed and all the extras you add make giving this gift to a friend a real treasure. Your coloring is spot on too. Just a lovely gift made with love.

    PS Sun and almost 60 today, YAHOO!

  2. GORGEOUS!!! What a special gift this is! You are so talented. I can never make 3D projects. I try, but they always become one hot mess! LOL!!! I love these soft colors paired with that gorgeous deep brown. You HAND CUT the tub! WOW!!! Very impressive!

    Sending you lots of smiles,

  3. WOW! Is this ever beautiful! I need to push myself to make some projects OTHER than cards! Fantastic job on the challenge!

  4. really stunning Beth, love it

  5. oooolala, I feel the warm bubbles just looking at your creation! well done, once again, beautiful embellishments and colouring! ☺️

  6. very very nice!!! great job with the colouring!!

  7. Beth...your creative mind has done it again. You come up with the most unique ideas! What an adorable idea with the mermaid sitting on the side of your handmade bathtub! You even added frontage to the tub...that is a great touch! You have done a beautiful job! A very thoughtful wonderful gift!

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  9. This is gorgeous Beth, I love visiting your blog because I never know what wonderful creation I am going to find. Your image and papers are so pretty and I love the pink and brown combination.
    So your son's birthday is on 1st April, that wasn't very good planning! Mine is on the 20th - not long to go!

  10. This is gorgeous, so soft and pretty, love the mermaid, just beautiful
    Hugs Julie P

  11. What a fabulous idea Beth. I just love visiting your Blog, I never know just quite what to expect but know it wilol put a nice smile on my face and inspire me. Judy x

  12. Wow, great colouring of your mermaid. I always love your colour choices. Great bathtub with the frontage! Very sweet, love it! Dianne