I saw this design at a store called Sol's in Berlin, Oh when I was on a trip to Amish Country. Berlin is probably the most popular town in this area of Holmes County. I thought it looked like something I could duplicate, so I tried it. The little girls are Magnolia Minis Tilda with Heart and Happy Spring Tilda. The box is a paper box tissue holder that I bought at a craft store. It is like chipboard. I painted it using acrylic paint (raw umber) and cream spray paint. I then flicked paint from a toothbrush onto the edges of the cream. I should have stamped and masked the images first, but I didn't. Lesson learned. I stamped the images and colored them with copics. I had to use paint on the faces because the flesh colored copics didn't show up. I printed the lettering using Word and hand cut the letters. I traced them onto the box and filled them in with a copic black marker. I added white to highlight. I covered the box with two coats of spray poly urethane for protection. The doily on top and the electric candle are attached using a hot glue gun. I added a pit berry ring and a bow. I hope you like it. I was pleased with my first attempt. Hopefully my next one will be even better.
Here are some challenges that I found that I could enter: