Saturday, 17 April 2010

A box of Spring flowers and butterflies

This week at Allsorts it is the turn of our new teamie Fleur to host her first theme which is "In Stitches". The DT have all been given images from this weeks sponsor Fred she Said, there were some lovely images and as I could not make up my mind used all four of the spring flower, one on each side of the box I made from bazzil cardstock.
I repeat stamped inside and out of the box with one of the floral images from Penny Black 30-048 using Memento lettuce. I printed off two of each of the images, coloured with Copics and decoupaged, adding glitter to the snowdrops. I was a bit stumped where the stitching would fit at first, but decided to chain stitch down some of the flower stems which adds definition.

Each image has been matted onto a coordinating piece of Bazzil cut with a Nestie through the Big Shot. I stamped three butterflies from the same Penny Black set, coloured them with Marvy pens, and spritzed with Glimmer Mist pearl and stuck them to some acetate strips so they bob when the lid is removed. Finally, added some punched flowers over the base.

24 comments:

Anesha said...

Wonderful box, love the inside as well. Anesha

Shirley N said...

Beautiful creation!!!

Rose Petal said...

Oh Brenda. This is just stunning. You have a wonderful talent in bringing everything to life. What a fabulous creation. Happy crafting.
Love sandra xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun once again you have come up with the goods,this is one gorjus box and the detail wow hun its brilliant,hugs cheryl xxx

Gez said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda. :) It's beautiful. I love the butterflies inside your box.
Wishing you a lovely weekend. Gez.xx

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Brenda - your exploding box is fabulous! I love the colours and the stitching of the stems.
The butterflies inside are delightful - their wings are like gossamer.
Its a really pretty gift.
Thanks for your kind comments about my insurance disaster - the more people i speak to the more i realise its a complete waste of time. I wont be buying anymore lol
Have a great day
Lisa ;)

Sally H said...

It's stunning Brenda! I love it! beautiful spring colours and images

Mummylade said...

that is such lovely work!!

pinky said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, haven't made one of these in years and was tempted recently but time got the better of me. Those floral images are just stunning, love how the little butterflies are flittering about inside. Have a nice day.
Pinky

Dawn said...

I have never made one of these but every time I see one (of this standard) I think maybe I should lol loving the flying butterflys.

I didn't realise it was you who did all the Stampalot blog way to go. I am very impressed! and it's all going very swimmingly so pat yr self on the back for that one


Love Dawn xx

Zoechaos said...

Love exploding boxes can see why you could not chose between the images they are all so you :)
Fluttering butterflies inside the box are wonderful.

Annmaree said...

Thats such a fabulous Idea!!! Gorgeous work!

Sarah xx said...

Brenda this is stunning and so you! i love that you have the time to make these works or art and share them with us. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, wow fabulous exploding box, love the decoupage of the flowers and the butterflys are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyx

eiyiyi said...

Your work is always so creative and beautiful. This box is just stunning and the waving butterflies just knock me out! hugs, eileen

Julie said...

Stunningly beautiful box, Brenda! Love the bobbing butterflies--so very clever! Every detail is a delight!

Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Sarah A said...

This is TOTALLY amzing! I am still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor - well my knee stopped it falling to the floor!

Sarah x

Jacee said...

Absolutely beautiful Brenda!

Sue C said...

Brenda this is fabulous ! The detail and the colours are all gorgeous. Sue C x

Rainmac said...

Oh wow, this is stunning, as beautiful inside as it is outside xxx

craftingmanda said...

what a gorgeous box, i love the inside with the butterflies floating around absoloutly stunning

Lesley said...

Hi Brenda,
I still haven't had a go at one of these - this one is REALLY lovely.
Lesley x

Juls said...

wow Brenda this is amazing!!! so many gorgeous details!! and I love the floating butterflies! Hugs Juls

lisa said...

What a beautiful box, Brenda. I love all the flowers on the outside. I tried making something similar for Mother's Day and really enjoyed them. They are lovely and simple to make but create a real Wow factor don't they.
This sunshine is wonderful, just feeling the warmth on your face is a tonic in itself.
Enjoy.

Lisax