Monday, 19 October 2009

Sarahs Sample - Exploding Box

Todays creation is a exploding box, Ive printed several of the topper sheets from Sarahs Cd "Playful Imps" and cut all the different sizes out to use on the sides of the leaves of this exploding box.

This was created with 3 @ 12"x 12" sheets of card, the first size of leaves is 4"x 4" and the second is 3.50"x 3.50" and the third is 3"x 3", these were created in a x shape and then folded up to create the leaves. The lid is a slightly larger 4.25"x 4.25"with 1" sides on it, the toppers were stuck to all the leaves front and back and then stacked up in the centre panel. (I can only say if you use for example the first layer a 12"x 12" piece of card and divide it into 9 equal 4"x 4"squares then remove the four corners and this will give you the right shape for the bottom layer, the other layers are created in the same way but just made in a smaller size.)

I then popped a medallion on the centre panel inside the box, and on the top of the lid Ive stuck another one thats been layered up and then before fixing the last one on Ive put a cut out of one of the bugs on a piece of Acetate and then stuck it under this layer so it bounces from the top. Ive also found some ladybugs on pegs that I took of and stuck one to the lid and one to the centre just to give it an extra flourish.


Saskia said...

Wow! Wow! GREAT project!!!! Lovely, lovely work!!

Saskia :)

montygonza said...

Absolutely stunning! Your attention to detail is amazing.

I would like to thank you for following my blog it means alot to me.


Poppy said...

love it Shirley, they look lovely images.

sparklybitsblog said...

wow wow wow beautiful shirley love it x mandy

coldwaters2 said...

Shirley this is mind is a woweee, fantastic......can you tell I love your creation.

Lorraine x


Wowzer Shirley - this is stunning!! Love the colour scheme you've chosen, and those images are fabulous.Love all the details you've added too.
Hope you are feeling much better today, and thank you for sharing the photos of your lovely family.
Loadsa hugs, Sylvia xxx
PS: Thank you so much for becoming a Follower - I really appreciate your support. xxxxx

Angela said...

This looks so gorgeous!! You have put alot of work into this box, those images are so cute!! Hope you are feliing better today,
hugs Angela x

Swaantje said...

I'm speechless!

What a lovely work...what a lovely box, Shirley...*wow*

I dream for your fantastic box tonight ;o)

Good night,Shirley
Many hugs

Bev said...

Wow! This is just fantastic Shirley, bet that took some doing - a real labour of love ! x

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous and so creative!!

mi sello personal said...

Oh wow wow wow, i dont have a words this is fantastic...a big hug...Laura

cats whiskers said...

Wow wow wow Hun She must be so pleased with the samples you are making I love this box and the card above what fabulous images, how nice for you to be working with such great images
Hugs Jacqui x

Paula said...

Oh wow Shirley this is such a fabulous exploding box wow all the detail is amazing.
Paula xxxx

Lisa aka Allissa said...

Oh Shirley! this is too beautiful! look at all this work. You are amazing my friend. I love it all to bits.
You Talented lady you.

Luv n Big Hugs

sorry I not been over or intouch. Will have a natter again

Avril Ann said...

WOW, Shirley this is just AWESOME, love it, I will need to pick your brains, I have been wanting to do an exploding box for such a long time, watched Stephanie from C&C, a couple of years ago at the SECC, and it looked easy when she was doing it, I got home and forgot everything that she did.....Love yours. Hugs Avril xxxx

craftycrafter said...

love this box the papers you have used make it look stunning Dorothy

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