Friday, 8 February 2013

Show some Love ..............


Well I just can't get away from the fact that this is February and most of the challenge sites are including hearts or love in the theme.  I've been making (very quickly!) a simple exploding box with a fascinating inner as I'm running a workshop in March for a larger scrapbook version and needed to catch up on my box skills! 

I decided the box would fit very nicely with the current Anything But a Card Challenge and also Challenge 40 at Fashionable Stamping (my first entry) - as both have chosen the theme show us some love ..... 

I used a sheet of Pion Design Papers and some scraps from the exploding box of scraps which sits (now) under my desk.
 

Some simple embossed stamping around the outside.


A collection of bits and pieces for the box top.



Again I decorated the inside with bits and pieces of scraps and a couple of die cut hearts covered in Distress Crackle Paint and some butterflies stamped and coloured with DIs and Perfect Pearls.


The butterflies are attached to some packaging plastic (I should have cut them a bit thinner!) and attached to the base.  They "bob" quite nicely when the box is opened and did raise a "ooooh" from my friend the other day.

Do pop over to the challenge sites

Anything But a Card and
Fashionable Stamping Challenges

as there are some fabulous DT entries including a fabulous "flowery skull" by Julia on ABAC - absolutely stunning and so different from the usual Valentines pieces.

Thank you for looking and have a lovely weekend.



14 comments:

Debbie said...

Oh WOW! This is amazing. I have made a few Explodiing Boxes in my time (made 56 once for a Wedding!!) But never one as gorgeous as this one, just stunning all of it.
Lovely Jennie.
Debbiex

Bonnie said...

Love the exploding box, so pretty!

Brenda Brown said...

I just love your choice of colours and embellishments, this is a beautiful box. Thanks for sharing some love at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Hugs Brenda xox

Julia S-W said...

Simply stunning Jennie. The soft muted shades are so elegant - you are a master of this!! - and I just love how those butterflies pop out - must try that at some point!
The lid is beautiful and has so many elements that I love: the flower, lace, the pins and the heart complete with some crackle (two step or distress??). I finally got some Pion papers (just a few with images) and I can't wait to use them!
THANK YOU for the mention too - how kind!! I think the skull caused some consternation here and there though. . . . I just fancied doing something different and it really was fun.
Have a great weekend and hope you're not snowed in up there!
Big hugs,
Juliaxxx
So glad you entered this at Anything But A Card too x

Jenny said...

This is absolutely stunning Jennie... beautiful... both inside and out... love all the gorgeous embellies... flowers and butterflies...

Jenny ♥

Astrid Maclean said...

GORGEOUS make! So clever and I love all the bits and pieces you have used! Pion Designs will always belong to my favourite paper collections. Particularly love the little crackled heart, but the whole box is lovely!

Sue said...

What a beautiful box. I never tire of these.

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Jennie - I've just discovered you having seen your entry on FSC. I have to echo all above - a totally stunning box.

I've been having a browse thru your blog and I really like your creations and style! The tag with the string flowers is very beautiful - thank-you for tutorial.

Nicola x

Margaret said...

This is so lovely! The butterflies flitting about when the box is open was a brilliant design and so fun too! I really like the crackled hearts too! Thanks so much for joining us once again at Anything But a Card!

Lynn Holland said...

Beautifully made and lovely colours

butterfly said...

Utterly lovely - the subtle colour palette is so pretty and elegant - LOVE the roses!
Alison x

diane hasthorpe said...

Hi Jennie, this is a stunningly beautiful box. Love the concept, and the femininity of the whole design. Beautiful colour combinations and embellishments. have a great weekend, cheers, Di

Christy said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!! Love all the butterflies!! :) :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card :) :) :)

Deena said...

Thanks for playing in the Anything but A Card share the love challenge! This exploding box with the floating butterflies is awesome!