Friday, 5 March 2010

Pink Polkadoodles

This is my very first time to host the challenge since I was invited to become a Polkadoodler and I have come up with the them of Wings with some stamping......I know I am so transparent, but don't we all love wings and especially those of the flutterby version.

Myself and fellow DT members were so lucky to get to play with the brand new Paper Boutique CD before it was launched by Nikky on Create and Craft last week. There are some absolutely beautiful elements on it and if you have not ordered yours yet, then what are you waiting for because it's a must have.

As soon as I saw it I had to get to work with the Secret Garden section and based my creation around one of the templates which I cut out an decoupaged to make an easel card. I then made a small box with a drawer, covered it with papers from the CD and mounted the card on the top. The little trees and flowers are stamped onto shrink plastic using the BTN stamp set and coloured in with Brilliance ink. The fence is a Martha Stewart punch.

I have made a few of these easel card boxes lately as I feel they a bit different and make a lovely gift. I have been asked how to make them several times, so will do my best to get a tutorial together.

61 comments:

Marion said...

This is a stunning easel card/gift. Great idea to use shrink plastic for the trees and flowers. Love it.
Marion

Claire said...

Wow, thats gorgeous, love the papers and those little trees are so cute
Claire xx

debby4000 said...

WOW what stunning work Brenda, gorgeous easel card box.
luv
Debby

JAN said...

wow that is totally brilliant Brenda..that cd sure looks fun..i will have to keep my eye out for that..Brenda your a real talent

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

wow this is gorgeous Brenda, you are so crafty, just excellent. I want one! janex

Fleur said...

Brenda - this is lovely. I love the ivy leaves.
Hugs Fleur xXx

Anesha said...

Stunning card, love the shape. ANesha :)

Rose Petal said...

Hiya Brenda. You amaze me all the time. Such beautiful and creative work. Fantastic.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Shirley N said...

You are so creative. Beautiful project!

sandra said...

This is so beautiful!!!
Amazing!!!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Linapyssel said...

Crazy beautiful Brenda!!!! You stunn me all the time!!!!!
Hugs Lina

Rainmac said...

Wow that is absolutely stunning, you are so creative, I love it x

chris said...

Wow Brenda picking my jaw up off the floor again,incredible, love it.
hugs chris xx

Juls said...

Hi Brenda

this is just so so gorgeous!! Love the leaves going round the arch and the fab 3 dimesional butterfly!! and gorgeous colours to...

I would def love a tutorial!!

The new cd looks great I really want it, but been a bit naughty with my craft spending recently so I am having to sit on my hands!! but it is definatly on my wish list!!

Thanks for all your inspiration
Hugs Juls

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Oh Brenda! This is absolutely beautiful.

xxx

SannaS said...

Beautiful creations! Love the colors! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Lynne K said...

Oh, wow, Brenda, this is absolutely wonderful! Can't wait for the tutorial! x

Merry said...

Stunning...beautiful colours. I so love the idea of the Easel Card and box all in one.

Tracy said...

Wow Brenda, this has gotta be the best thing I've seen, it really is so gorgeous and the decoupage is amazing, you could fill that drawer with lovely handmade butterflies, that's what I would keep in it. I could go on forever admiring it. Spectacular.
Would love to see the tutorial and give it a go.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Nettie said...

Brenda this is beautiful, you are very good with boxes. I love the fencing.x

Silli said...

OMG Brenda, your project is very pretty. Love the papers. Hugs Silke

Clare said...

This is stunning Brenda. I would love to see a tutorial (if you have the time!).
Clare x

Jacey's Mom said...

OMG!!! How beautiful is that. Love it.

Babs said...

So stunning, you are so talented Brenda, love the shrink Plastic what a great idea.
Babs x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, wow thats stunning, I love the details youve put into it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Guylaine said...

this is gorgous! I love it

Bobbi said...

That is beautiful! Love how you put the easel on the box and can't wait for your tutorial.

ROSA said...

wow è uno spettacolo... ma come fai a realizzare tante cose in così poco tempo kiss rosa

eiyiyi said...

Ah, fabulous Brenda. I just got Back to Nature and have ordered the Paper Boutique! I've been MIA from the challenges lately ... many other things to be done but I'll be back soon.

Julie said...

What a gorgeous card, Brenda! You can hardly call it a card--it's a gift! Beautiful work!!! Looking forward to your tutorial! Hope you have a lovely day!

Dora said...

OMG this is awesome, a work of art, I love it. So beautiful xxxx

Linda W said...

This is lovely Brenda and the detail - WOW - just love the trailing ivy! Linda x

Sarah said...

Stunning work Brenda love the colours and your fabulous detail throughout
Hugs
Sarah xx

Kari said...

This is gorgeous,Brenda!I love the butterfly and your colours!Stunning details!
Wonderful work!
Have a great evening :o)

Hugs,Kari:)

Wendy K. said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!!

Sally H said...

Wow! Stunning! A tutorial would be great please!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Brenda

This is so gorgeous and looks so involved I too love Nikki's creations and stuff.

Hugs Ali x

Cherry said...

This looks lovely and spring Brenda. Just lovin' all the details on this gorgeous gift - the colours really make it zing. Hugs Cherry XXX

☼ Cheryl* said...

Hi Brenda :)

Wow this is so beautiful!! I love the colours and I really love where you have the butterfly . The whole decoration is so pretty x

craftymum said...

Wow Brenda. This is gorgeous!!! I want it!!!
Love sarah XXX

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

This is super creative and cute...Krista

Crafty Dawn said...

Very Lush Brenda! Congratulations & you did a great job. I look fwd to the box tutorial! (if you ever get the time lol)

Love Dawn xx

Lynda said...

I adore your gift box/cards Brenda and I love the arched effect on this one too! stunning!

Love Lynda xxx

dolcreations said...

This is just one darn gorgeous creation! Beautiful Beautiful!

Sadilla said...

hi Brenda,
that's so gorgeous!!!! So full of details that I could spend one hour just looking at your card!!!
hugs
sadia

louise said...

Stunning Brenda, love it.
louise xx

Loz (Aus) said...

Oh I love the secret garden (also one of my fav movies as a child).. those decopaged leaves are fab!! Love it all!!

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous card and I love the shrink plastic trees and flowers.

Nikki x

Myzdamena's World said...

That garden really is stunning! How do you do it? Jealous? - me? ...lol... very! :)

xxx

Hope Jacare said...

This is a truly wonderful project Brenda - a work of art! x

Debbie x said...

this is gorgeous!

Sarah A said...

Wow, wow wow!!! I agree it is a work of art! Looks stunningly beautiful!

Sarah x

KarenB said...

You make lovely easel cards, and I love how you've adapted the concept to make the gift box.

lisa said...

Congrats on your first week hosting, Brenda. I would have guessed this was your theme even if I didn't know!!
Your box is gorgeous. I love all the ivy and flowers, very springlike.

Lisax

Diane said...

WOWZERS!! I would dream to be creative like you Brenda! Absolutely gorgeous work!

Mel said...

hi Brenda, this is stunning - what a beautiful creation. I can't stop oggling it ! hope to see you Thursday Mel xxx

Fliss said...

Totally stunning Brenda and bring on a tutorial.
All the textures and layers are beautiful.
I've just downloaded a template to try my first easel card as I need to try some more interesting card shapes.
xx

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely beautiful once again.
Hugs
Desire

Debbi said...

Gorgeous!! I really love these easel boxes you are creating...so beautiful! The colors on this one are so pretty. I just love the fence and the way you did the flowers. Beautiful!
*smiles*
debbi

paperpapier said...

this is really really BEAUTIFUL!!! your creation is stunning..i wish i receive this as a gift...

katesacraftybugger said...

Brenda , your easel boxes are amazing . I am very eagerly awaiting your tutorial
Kate x