Sunday, June 27

Soapbox Reveal!

About a month ago I found this wonderful soap from Pure & Natural & fell in love with the beautiful packaging.  I thought it could be transformed into a great piece of artwork & wanted to see what you would do with it~

Last year Anthroplogie did a whole bee thing. I don't usually buy a lot there unless it's on clearance, but I go in often for inspiration! When I picked this box up the first time I immediately thought back to those amazing displays.

Another inspiration for my box was an article in the March/April issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors by Patrica Baldwin Seggebruch called 'Burned Glue & Paper'. She developed a technique of burning wood glue onto paper & results were really amazing. I love to try new things, especially if it involves burning.

Thanks to everyone who took me up on my challenge, add your blog address to the Mr Linky below so we can see what you did!


60 comments:

Debbi said...

WOW! I wanted to do it, but I was completely uninspired . . . you, on the other hand, were not! That's beautiful! Just love it!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Thank you for Thinking Outside The Box on this Fabulous Challenge, it really has been so much fun.....

Your Bee Box is Amazing ~ I can't wait to see all the other Works of Art in this Challenge!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What a fun one! Hey, please send me your address, I have a gift for you. Thanks for hosting. I needed this.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

A-ha, you found a camera!

LOVING it, especially the wasp nest element. This is the realization of, literally, thinking outside the box.

Needless to say, I miss ya already. Glad to be home, but I miss my girls, you most especially. :-)

Your LURD,
Anne

DeeDee said...

Wowsers..I am so excited to see them all..and Lisa, Oh Lisa yours is awesome!and so very creative...my mind just couldn't imagine all the fun that would come from these.. Thanks so much I had tons of fun with my little box...

DeeDee
http://deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com/2010/06/soap-box-challenge.html

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

This was my first time to ever participate in a challenge and it was fun. I spent the first week just smelling the soap from my square box...ahhh...love it! Your box is way cool! Burning glue...adding it to the list of must try one day. I esp. like what I think is a real piece of nest? Thanks again for all the inspiration! Xo, Sue

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Lisa, Thank your for coming up with this great idea! I had so much fun playing.
Your box is awesome! This burning technique sounds very interesting and turned out amazing. Some years ago we had a vintage book about bees and sold it. Now I wish I had scanned in some images but back then I had no idea about my future hobby.
Hopefully you had a great time at the Paper Cowgirls event. Get some rest and sleep well, girl!
Hugs,
Julia

Amy said...

how did I miss out on this, it is so up my alley! I am going to have to go find one just to do it now.
They all look so good, but bees are so in right now, good choice.
can't wait to see more from all of those who took the challenge!
Amy

Fabric Art said...

Lisa your bee soap box is gorgeous,thanks for a great callenge, it was really fun.
Anni

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

This looked such a fun challenge.

Yours is beautiful Lisa.

I've just been to Karlas and hers is lovely too.

Kris Pare said...

Lisa, that was fun! thank you so much for hosting. The box you made is gorgeous!

TinyBear said...

OMG Lisa - that box is sooooo beautiful. Wish I could have played along.
Are you going to sell some of those.....? :D
xo Tina

natalea said...

this is goegeous! love the colors, details...just fabulous!
xo natalea

Linda M. said...

Lisa,

Your Bee Box is beautiful! Thanks so much for this inspiring challenge.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Lisa ~ That is wayyyy awesome !! Of course that totally does not surprise me with your talent girlfriend !
xoxo
Lori

Diane said...

Oh.....Lisa =) I likey that wasp nest!
Your box is just gorgeous =))))

Kathy said...

Love that bee box! I'm glad I'm not the only one to haunt Anthro for their ideas. My daughter used to tell me that it was embarrassing the amount of time I'd spend in there to not buy anything!! - Kathy

Netty said...

This is totally gorgeous, love it. Annette x

Jane said...

So creative and simply gorgeous!
I was not able to participate in this challenge because of travel but I hope you do something like this again. I love the idea of thinking outside the box to create.
Jane

madrekarin said...

Lisa- That is just really gorgeous! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to think outside the box and make something beautiful out of something so humble. I had a blast!

Crazy4Art4U said...

Hi Lisa, Thanks for giving us the impetus for inspiration! I had an idea for my little box but it didn't work so I was left with a total loss for ideas...until yesterday afternoon a light bulb went off in my head...hope you like what I came up with. Now off to see what everyone else did - I love, love, love your bee box - I'm crazy about anything bees :D Can't wait for your next challenge!

Beth Leintz said...

Burning wood glue onto paper? Cool! You're not afraid to try anything are you? You're like a chemist/artist! I love the way it turned out.

Thespa McLaughlin said...

I love how you used the box! Love the burnt glue, I read that article and have wanted to try it but haven't gotten around to it yet. I think after seeing your piece I may have to get a move one and try the technique cause it's awesome! Thanks for the challenge girl, I linked mine up. Have a great day!

FILIGREE MOON said...

Fabulous creation Lisa! Pure and natural...love the bee and nest along with your beautiful creativity! What a weekend at Paper Cowgirl, huh?!?! Fun stuff. ~ Angela

Fran. said...

It is so amazing just what you can do with throwaways!! So glad you thought of this challenge! It is so awesome to see what everyone has done with the box!! Something so simple becomes a beauty of art!! Who would have thought it!! I guess you did!! LOL Take care, Fran.

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Good Morning Lisa Marie!

FABULOUS Bee Box girl!!!!
You come up with the most fascinating tips and techniques...you are amazing and I love how you SHARE it with all of us :)

You are such a PRO with the heat gun!!!!

This challenge was so much fun and I hope you host many more! I'll be first in line to enter! (well, actually...maybe #17 or so) haha

diana said...

I love it. Thanks for the challenge!
Diana

virginiasvignettes said...

Thank you Lisa!...This was sooo fuuunn!...I love what you did with your soapbox!....love your work...


~~~~~Thanks,virginia.....:)

Karen Valentine said...

Lisa, You amaze me! I don't know how you stay on top of everything in your life! You managed to create a beautiful challenge piece, prepare for and participate in Paper Cowgirls, and take care of your family!! I, on the other hand... did not succeed. (As you will see in my post) I love you my friend. I hope you aren't to disappointed in me!
Karen

Dorthe said...

Dearest Lisa,
your box is amazingly beautifull, I so love the Bee Theme, and the beautifull piece of "nest" you used,id gorgeus,together with that new tecnick- just so very fantastic, dear friend.

Thanks so very much for your invitation to this great party Lisa,I just got here in time, because of our dear Julia (read my blog).
Hope you had a great week-end,sweetie?
Love and hugs,Dorthe

Storybook Woods said...

Well first, you would never know thta is a soap box. It is soooooo beautiful. Just amazing and very inspiring xoxox Clarice

MosaicMagpie said...

That is one beautiful soap box!
Debbie

I have enjoyed seeing the other boxes as well.

Calsidyrose said...

I had so much fun in your class and love, love, love all the treasures I gathered from your shop. You are an amazing, generous person! Can't wait for my issue of Somerset to see your article. Thanks again for everything.

Cathi Bruhn

marie said...

This was such a wonderful challenge ~ I didn't get to particpate but I sure am gathering some wonderful inspiration!

Your box is absolutely beautiful! Or is that bee-u-tiful! I just love it!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hey sweet girl!!! I just LOVE your soap box Lisa!! You know how I love the bee theme, and using the actual nest rather than images was perfect ~ thank you always for encouraging me to get off my butt and make something!!! I'm so glad you had a great time at PC, I just wish I'd been there too :) hugs and love, Dawn

The Tin Rabbit said...

Lisa...IT'S FABULOUS!!! How in the world do you do everything you do???? Paper Cowgirls and then create something so beautiful with being so tired! After seeing everyones wonderful boxes, I need to just delete my post! It was so much fun "thinking outside the box" Thank you!!! XO, Ann

Kari said...

Dang it! My pinky hit enter! I didn't mean to do that!:( Anyway thanks for the beautiful challenge I had so much fun! Mine is SO different than everyone else but...little shy about it...BUT I still am glad I made it. You're the best and yours is AMAZING by the way!! I want to be you when I grow up!!:)
PS in case you can fix it. my URL is....
http://dharma-waits.blogspot.com/2010/06/what-can-you-do-with-soap-box-challenge.html

Sandy Michelle said...

Thanks for your sweet comment Lisa! I am flattered you love my box! I changed the link. Thanks so much for letting me know. I don't know how to erase the old one on your Linky. BTW your box is STUNNING!!

Sandy xox

June said...

You are my hero Lisa!!! First to come up with this challenge and then to create such an awesome project too!!! Yes...you are my hero!
hugs

BellaRosa said...

OOhh amor, I just LOVE this...I swear...is there nothing you can't do??? No scratch that...NEVER stop creating...I live vicariously creative through you Dawn< Ann, Rebecca and so many others! I have missed you Bella, I hope your Paper CowGirls thingy was a blast and a truly wonderful experience for you! I know everyone loved you...How could they not...and just incase there was one, that wasn't too happy...psssst...you just let me know...did I mention...I am Latin & Italian...I know people lol No seriously amor, You are such a love, I would have given ANYTHING to be there, as I know Dawn would have too! Now listen up Missy...cause I love you and I know what I am talking about since I am now recovering from an arse kicking bout with the flu this weekend...You NEED to relax and take some you & family time and no more commitments...unless you are commiting to visiting me & Dawn lol ( wow, that was awsome, no wonder your always so bossy, I could learn to love that lol) Stay well amor and take care of you for me and all that love & care for you! Besos, Rose

Cottage Panache said...

Love it Lisa, wish I could have joined in. I too have a love of bees, hives, etc. I can never pass up the chance to add another sweet behive S&P shaker or honey pot decorated like a bee hive! Perhaps that technique could be used in one of your upcoming classes?! Hmm!? Maureen

Erica said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! You did an amazing job. Now I need to find the time to visit all these talented ladies' blogs to see their creations.

I received my Somerset mag with your beautiful bottles in it on Friday! Congratulations - and I can't wait to see you to get an autograph :)

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Thanks for coming up with this fun challenge. I've added my name to Mr. Linky. Hope you'll stop and check it out!
TTYS,
Donna

Lori said...

Lisa, your creation is really stunning...i love how you used the little piece of nest...the coloring is wonderful too...

Rebecca said...

Hi Lisa
Sorry I posted late... my mind is gone! I had it in my head it was tomorrow!
Your bee theme is great and I love it! You are so creative! Love your style girl!
Thanks for having us over
Blessings
Rebecca

Diana said...

Lisa,

Just had to leave another message! I really enjoyed looking at all the other creations...so much talent out there! Thank you again for the challenge!
xox
-Diana

Katsui Jewelry said...

lisa...that is amazing!!!
Suz

WW said...

So, remember that great idea I had for my box, well it bombed. I did start on a new one, but it's not done yet.
So, I most likely won't have the link up until tomorrow. I was gonna finish it this weekend, but I had 2 very long work days, and after those, the most appealing thing is just to sit on the couch and watch TV.

Miss Sandy said...

Be still my heart! Lisa I LOVE this creation. I can't wait to visit the links and see all the awesome art.

Calsidyrose said...

Lisa!

I clicked on Mr. Linky with my info without reading the directions (I am a bad girl) and need you to help me out by deleting my link for this project.

I DID NOT do a soapbox--I wish I had, but ran out of time. I hope I don't cause too many people disappointment when they visit my blog.

Cathi Bruhn

Debby said...

Hi Lisa, WOW!!!! Your bees box is so creative and amazing. What a fun challenge this has been. I love your burn technique, really awesome. Thanks so much for this fun challenge, had a great time making mine. Hope you had a fabulous weekend.
Hugs,
Debby

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Lisa, your box is gorgeous, your are so very talented!!! I have enjoyed checking out all the others boxes also!!!
Daphne

Diane said...

This is the ultimate, Lisa! Truly fabulous!! I love anything with bees, hives, etc. This is a WOW!
Diane

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your box is amazing Lisa! Wish I had been able to play!

I save wasp nests too (brought a couple to use in your class in fact but I didn't go that route). A while back, I put a couple in a brass & glass box & a few days ago, I noticed that it was full of dead bees. My first thought was "wow, saving bees? That's weird even for you!" but then I realized that they must have "hatched" after I put the nests in & had no way to escape. LOL

Thoroughly enjoyed your class...you rock!

Sandy Navarro said...

Lisa, where do I start! I love them ALL! I didn't sign up cuz I knew I wouldn't make the deadline, but I did buy the soap so I could give it a try soon. I'll add my name when I get my act together.

And Mr. Linkey is such a cool program!

Thanks for a great challenge and to all the participants for such FabUlous work!

clustres said...

I just love it! The best use of a wasp nest I've seen in a long time! Thanks so much for hosting this event. I did not get to participate but I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the creativity out there!

WW said...

I finished it. My post is up and waiting to be viewed.

Thanks so much for creating this challenge for us, and an extra thank you for mailing me the soap.

Gaby Bee said...

What a fabulous challenge! Your box looks amazing. I just love such nature themed pieces! Can't wait to see all the other boxes in this challenge.

sweetpea said...

Lisa, I am madly in love with that box! I hope you are going to make those for your etsy shop...hint...hint...

You are such a rock star!

Hugs,

Shelley

deb did it said...

darling...each and every single one!! and oh especially that tiny button and doll hanger keeper!!