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:

  1. 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

    ReplyDelete
  2. 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

    ReplyDelete
  3. 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!

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

    ReplyDelete
  5. 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 :)

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

    Gorgeous!!!!!
    x
    Vicky

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

    ReplyDelete
  8. 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 ;)

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

    ReplyDelete
  10. 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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  13. 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

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh Wow! This is absolutely fabulous.
    Marion

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

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

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

    Love Lynda xxx

    ReplyDelete
  18. 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

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love the fence. It's so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wow! Gorgeous work Brenda!!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is very clever Brenda

    Tracy aka craftnut

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  26. 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

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

    Hugs Ali x

    ReplyDelete
  28. Beautiful, beautiful easel box!!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. 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

    ReplyDelete
  30. 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

    ReplyDelete
  31. 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

    ReplyDelete
  32. 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...

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

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

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

    Rx

    ReplyDelete
  36. 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

    ReplyDelete
  37. 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

    ReplyDelete
  38. 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

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

    ReplyDelete
  40. 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!

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

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

    Nikki x

    ReplyDelete
  43. Hi Brenda

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

    Take care

    Sal xx

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

    ReplyDelete
  45. This is so cute. Love the fence and toadstool.

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

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

    x
    issy

    ReplyDelete
  48. Oh WOW this is amazing.
    luv
    Debby

    ReplyDelete
  49. This is stunning Brenda. Really beautiful!
    Lesley x

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

    ReplyDelete
  51. Brenda, this is truly beautiful!

    xxx

    ReplyDelete

 
09 10