Sunday, 7 March 2010

Field of spring flowers

Good afternoon peeps, hope everyone is having a good weekend. For the month of March I am hosting the challenges at Rosie D's and it probably won't surprise too many of those who know me that I have come up with the theme:

Think Spring

Spring is probably my favourite time of year.........I know I have told you all this before, but it really is with all the wonderful colours of fresh growth and blossoms and nature replenishing itself as if by magic. You can interpret the theme any way you wish, whatever this beautiful time of year means to you.

This month we have a new sponsor - Sir Stampalot who are offering one lucky winner two Stampendous stamps, ideal for all your Spring and Summer crafting.

Another box with an easel card on top, I'm on a bit of a roll with these at the moment and I like the idea of the card being an integral part. I created the box with a little opening drawer by folding and scoring - I find this the simplest way to make a box as you can adjust the size to suit whatever you want to do with it. I covered it with one of the new Cosmo Cricket DP's which is double sided so ideal for this purpose to get the colour contrasts.

The topper is my version of a fallow field full of spring flowers very like the one adjacent to our house with the obligatory fairies in attendance and the original rickety fence........no, my shrink plastic did not break, I did it intentionally when it was still hot. I started with a piece of watercolour card and created a hazy sun with chalk inks (tutorial here) then gently shaded the edges with Tim Holtz mustard seed. I have used a whole collection of stamps and inks so won't bore you with the list.

The fence and toadstools are made from stamping cream shrink plastic, the bunny border is Martha Stewart, the branches across the top a Sizzix die run through the Big Shot and flowers made with punches.

52 comments:

Sarah xx said...

Fantastic!! You have such inspiring ideas and carry them off beautifully. I have to stick to the simple for my cards otherwise it all goes horribly wrong!! xxx Love that little fence! xx

Crafty Dawn said...

love the card my very fave is the fence & toadstools reall beautifully all put together glad I follow you I wouldn't want to miss this piece of wonderful magic

Love Dawn xx

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I can see your favourite Agapanthus stamp in there too! Very very lovely! I am sure you will be blowing our socks off with something like this on 26th!

Claire said...

Wow, that is just gorgeous. Love the fairies flying past the moon
Claire xx

Kari said...

This is beautiful,Brenda!!Gorgeous colours!
I really look forward to springtime!We have so much snow here right now,but it`s going down day by day,and that`s so good :o)

Have a great evening :)

Hugs,Kari :)

Vicky said...

So creative Brenda....I love it.
Brill work with the S Plastic, and the broken fence look's ace...

Gorgeous!!!!!
x
Vicky

Clare said...

Wow, another stunning project Brenda. I love everything about it - such wonderful detail.
Clare x

Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful box Brenda - I love the scene , particularly the fence. Aren't i lucky to be working on a team with you
Lisa ;)

Juls said...

so so gorgeous!! Love the picket fence the little mushrooms and the fab glittery fairy!! stunning creation! Hugs Juls

craftimamma said...

Oooh Brenda, this is brilliant! I just love those toadstools and the fab fence. The box and the stamped scene you have created are just stunning. Love it, love it!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

sandra said...

I adore all those boxes-cards you are making!
They look amazing!
Keep them coming girl!!!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Kathy said...

I love these boxes with a card on top, a perfect preszent and card in one.

Jo said...

I just love your card/box combos ... they're awesome, and this is no exception! Your details are perfect. I'm ready for a walk in the woods.

Jo xx

Marion said...

Oh Wow! This is absolutely fabulous.
Marion

freckleface said...

wow..this is gorgeous...love everything about it...and also looking forward to "working" with you over at BTC&G....Debs x

Rainmac said...

Wow, that is stunning, absolutely beautiful, I love the colours and all the little details. I too love spring xxx

Lynda said...

WOW Brenda you never fail to amaze me - this is fabulous!

Love Lynda xxx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi B

Wow hun this is stunning!!
I love the idea of a box with the easel card topper looks so profesional hun,
i've had a little nosey round your blog hun and there are some fabby projects since I was last here lots of eye candy!!

I hope you are having a great weekend

Emma xxx

Sheng said...

I love the fence. It's so cute.

Saskia said...

Wow! Gorgeous work Brenda!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Craftnut said...

This is very clever Brenda

Tracy aka craftnut

Fliss said...

Wow Brenda! A real stunner! Love all the little details and just everything about it.
xxx

Nettie said...

Another stunning box Brenda. Your friends and family must love you.x

Lynne K said...

Utterly gorgeous, Brenda. Lovely spring colours, and so much detail. Yet another stunning artwork. x

Rosie said...

Wow this is a stunning creation. Love all the details you have combined together. Rosie x

Penni said...

I love this. I'm definitely going to have to try out one of these for myself. It would make a lovely gift.

Hugs
Penni
X

Dragonlady said...

What can I say Brenda this is simply stunning. The lovely fairy image and the other details are fantastic.

Hugs Ali x

Shirley N said...

Beautiful, beautiful easel box!!!

Kim x said...

Wow Brenda, just wonderful and I need to be bored with all the stamps they are just my kind of thing.
See you soon
Love Kimx

craftingmanda said...

oh wow this is gorgeous I love the designs you do i couldnt even come up with anything close to that its stunning i love the fairies

Mummylade said...

oh hun, absolutely stunning

pinky said...

You are a genious!! This is just gorgeous, the way you have made the fence with shrink plastic and broken one of the panels....I stumped for words. Brilliant Brenda. There you've been rechristen BB from now on lol.
Pinky

kaos said...

What a lovely box/card! Looks so much like spring - exactly what I need - as all I see when looking out of the window, is white...

Tracy said...

Another work of art, totally spectacular, I love it!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Claude said...

I would love to make sometihng like that, it's gorgeous!

Ruthie said...

\\\\\\\\wow - am loving these! Such a great idea and a real way to extend the life of a card!

Rx

Debbi said...

Absolutely AMAZING! All of the little touches, wow, just too many super things to mention! I just love the fence, and the mushrooms...and the flowers, oh and the sun--see what I mean! It's just stunning!
*smiles*
debbi

Suzi said...

Another beautiful creation Brenda. It's all that wonderful attention to the tiny little details that makes it exquisite. There is so much going on. Like a secret painting. I know what I mean hehehe not sure if anyone else will. Hugs Suzi x

Cheryl said...

OMG hun totally adore this wow how creative are you that box is just stunning would love to be able to create something half as fab as that love that box hun,any chance of letting us know how its made as would love to make some of those hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

CraftyC said...

Wow Brenda, this is stunning. Not just the box but the gorgeous card you have made to!
Clairexx

PattiM said...

Beautiful card!! Love the easel and box combo. Thats a card and gift all in one.

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

paperpapier said...

every creation is so uniquely beautiful..i love them ALL...!!!

Nikbee said...

Wow this is amazing. I love the detail you have added to your topper.

Nikki x

MrsK said...

Hi Brenda

This is absolutely amazing it's so detailed and gorgeous!

Take care

Sal xx

Craftyanny said...

Brenda this is adorable:) love the little toadstools, fab!!!
Anne x

Sunny said...

This is so cute. Love the fence and toadstool.

Senju Ninja said...

What an amazing card. Love the flowers, and toadstool.

issy said...

WOW this is fabulous, and such a clever idea, I love it.

x
issy

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is amazing.
luv
Debby

Lesley said...

This is stunning Brenda. Really beautiful!
Lesley x

Rleen said...

WOW! Brenda, this is stunning! I love all the details. Awesome job as always. TFS!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Arlene

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Brenda, this is truly beautiful!

xxx

 
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