Saturday, 22 June 2013

Out of the box and Saturday candy




At Allsorts this week Helene would like us to think 'Outside the Box' and give something a different use in life. And this week we are sponsored by DigiDarla.

For a week or two I had been thinking what I could so with a lovely corrugated box that was a gift at Christmas containing oil and vinegar..............I have a bit of a fetish for boxes, corrugated, carrier bags......get the idea I am a self confessed hoarder. Then a germ of an idea presented itself and this is what I made, I don't really know what you would call it, perhaps a sort of shadow box.

Anyhow, whatever it's called this is what I did. I cut a sheet of Centura Pearl to the size of the box and stamped (on the matt reverse side) the little row of children which is a Clarity stamp and repeated it three times, then added a couple of trees before creating some hills and sky with Pan Pastels. 

I then fixed the panel to what were the dividers between the bottles and fixed into place. Finally I added some Memory Box leaves and flowers made with Tonic Pick of the Bunch Carnation punch and stamp set and I even utilised the green raffia that was tied round the original packing, tying it round the whole box to hold the ends in place.

I can't wait to see what you all come up with this week, but I am thinking there will be a lot of recycling going on.

Nearly forgot to announce the winner of last weeks candy who is Rosie, well done please mail me brenda@ibas.co.uk with your postal addy.

This week I have a pretty set of Hero Arts stamps. As usual a winner will be selected at random from all comments left this week, if you visit more than once then more chances to win. All you need to do to be in with a chance is:

1) Be a follower 
2) Pop the Saturday Candy logo from my sidebar on your own blog

Have a lovely weekend everyone.


71 comments:

Jackie said...

Whatever it's called Brenda, it just gorgeous. The corrugated box makes a fabulous frame for your brilliant scene :o)
Jackie xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

just lovely Brenda x

Sarah said...

Wonderful project Brenda, it reminded me of nights out with the Young Farmers dancing until the sun came up.....those were the days!! Hope you have a lovely weekend xx

ALI said...

Lovely card, Brenda and a I love your recycling idea.

Helen said...

What a pretty scene you have created!! Have a good weekend.

Герцогиня said...

Great idea! Awesome box!

Wendy L said...

It looks great Brenda, well altered. I,m the same with boxes, I think they will always come in for something, sometimes they do and sometimes they dont. xxx

AnyOldCraft said...

What a beautiful scene you have created.
Could always hang it on the wall if it isn't too deep. Very pretty. Hope your weather is better than ours. It has been pouring down all morning so far.

Andreja L. said...

ooo what a great change, Brenda!
Great looking recycled box; I like it :-))
Hugs, Andreja

JennyH said...

Great recycling Brenda, what a cool shadow box, the carnations are gorgeous : )

Marianne said...

What a lovely box.... love the scenery with the joyful children dancing.
xxx Marianne

Paula (PEP) said...

The purples & the lime green against the kraft colouring of your box as well as the texture is quite sumptuous & your little scene indeed magical. Have a good weekend despite the weather.
Paula (PEP)

nnalorac said...

Just beautiful Brenda. My kids are always on about how I hoard everything, a habit not easily broken! Carolxx

Marianne said...

Whatever it's called, it' simply gorgeous, Brenda. Love it!
have a wonderful weekend!
Marianne x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Brenda. You scene is so beautiful, the colours are wonderful and the flowers are gorgeous.
I hope you have a good weekend
Sue xx

Glennis said...

What a lovely project - I am all for recycling when possible

Phi said...

your shadow boxes beautiful Brenda. And you're right, that corrugated box is too good to just throw away.

chillin with Quillin said...

very nice, love it !!!!!
Paula

Anonymous said...

This is really beautiful Brenda! I like the box better than the contents :) Thankyou also for my lovely candy! It came in the post the other day and I cant wait to use it now.
Pearl x

Crafting Queen said...

Love how you used this box. Hope you had a good week. Guess what I came second in the golf competition last Sunday and got very wet this morning. :)

Craftnut said...

Great adaptation Brenda. Happy Saturday Tracy x

Helene E said...

you made a great card out of that box, well done! =)

Donna Ellis said...

Brenda, a lovely project - so happy and sweet - reminding us that we are one with nature, and should be perfectly delighted at that privilege. Very imaginative. hugs, de

Karen Petitt said...

I'm glad I'm not the only who hoards boxes, lol, my family think it's odd but I think it's crafty lol! Love this, such a beautiful scene, wonderful colours too. I just won a starter set of PP's and I think I'm going to want to get more! Thank you for the chance to win the stamps too. Have a fab weekend Karen x

Juls said...

Fantabulous creation!!! Love it!!!! Hugs Juls

susiestacey said...

Wonderful idea Brenda, love the happy scene you have created too x Susan x

Kat said...

Great re-cycling Brenda. Love how you've created that pretty scene using something most of us would probably have thrown out! Love those carnations.

Have a lovely weekend.

Take care,

Kat xx

Larisa said...

Fantastic candy! Thanks for the chance! I love the stamps a lot!
I am a follower.
I linked it on sidebar.

catherine said...

This looks brilliant Brenda and such a great idea. Love the colours and the stamping. Thanks for the candy chance again this week. Have a good weekend
x catherine

butterfly said...

What a lovely make - the corrugated frame is very cool, and the little scene is so pretty.
Alison x

ionabunny said...

This is lovely. Great up-cycling and the silhouette effect is fantastic

Mrs.B said...

Love the project you've made with this box, great recycling.
Avril xx

Paper Profusion said...

You are so superb Brenda at creating amazing scenes - this is absolutely beautiful. Nicola x

dr.jaya said...

That gorgeous Brenda!! lovely!

Sarah said...

This is just amazing B, so creative and a wonderful scene x

Gerrina said...

Saw this one on the Allsortsblog before and it is amazing how many dancing/ playing silhouettes you´ve used! Love the scene, great background (again!) Have a creative and fun weekend, Gerrina

Kathleen said...

Brilliant creation, I just love your scenic backgrounds and the way you have made this from a box and the box is still in pristine condition, I would have torn mine trying to open it. The flowers are gorgeous too.

Kath x

Michelle J M said...

What ever its called is stunning! This would make a fabulous gift. I too have a fetish for boxes, I never throw them away. The attic is full of them and then when I go shopping I'm always looking to buy more! Michelle x

Robin said...

So fabulous Brenda! I would love getting this as a gift. Hugs, Robin

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautifully done. What a great idea for the box.

May said...

Love this Brenda.. Fabulous corrugated frame to a Beautiful scene...Love the colours... Hugs May x x x

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

This is just gorgeous! I love to cook and anything for the kitchen is a perfect gift. Thanks for sharing!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is fabulous, love that sweet scene and waht a great use of that box.

Tanya said...

Fabulous creation Brenda, really love it :D The colours are fantastic, and I love the scene, it reminds me of something from a childhood book, where there were fairies having some sort of solstice parties in the woods, but when people heard them and tried to find them they wouldn't be able to and they'd get lost in the woods. Very vague memory!

Tags xx

Crafty Lark said...

Fantastic re-use Brenda, love the light effect to your scene and such a great result. xx Flora

Katelyn said...

Lovely idea! Very creative! I love the colours too!

loulou said...

Great scene - I think shadow box is a perfectly good description.

DesignerDiva said...

Very creative Mrs and I just love your dancing figures stamp!
Hugs Laurie xx

Eret said...

Fabulous re-use of the box. It was great to read I'm not only one who keeps all kind of boxes. You did exellent job with decorateing it. It is stunning.
Hugs
Eret

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning as always Brenda, I love the scene you have created, the colours in the sky are gorgeous and the silhouetted images look so pretty, would never have guessed it was just a packaging box, love it
Lindsay xx

Iri said...

Great recycling idea, Brenda! I like it! Very nice! Thanks for the candy chance !

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Brenda, what a fabulous idea to use the texture of the box as your frame. Beautiful scene ! Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

Tracy said...

This is fabulous and so creative too. Love the design and the wonderful summery scene.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sonia said...

Just wonderful creation my dear friend^_^
Beautiful image and lovely embellishments^_^
Happy Sunday and big hug,
Sonia
(Tomorrow I send you a little surprise,sorry if arrive in late for your birthday,but I have my baby daughter with virus flu)

walchowDesign said...

Love how the corrugated frame turned out on the beautiful scene, Brenda!

Fandhmum said...

This is lovely, Brenda. I, too, am a self confessed box hoarder
Rosie x

Sally H said...

A stunning creation in gorgeous colours, brenda! LOVE it! The box is a great frame

scrappymo! said...

What a fabulous use of that gorgeous corrugated box. Love that stamp of the dancing children! So very like young children to be able to dance at will!
Really like this one Brenda. Thanks for the kind comments on my sympathy card. I have been posting some realy basic cards but this time of year is always os hectic for us.
This year even more so as we are going to England for the month of August...What fun!

bad kitty said...

wonderful creation

Tedz said...

Hello Brenda, the box makes a lovely frame for the beautiful image. You have made some gorgeous cards whilst I have been absent. I hope all is well with you. Pauline xx

Uta said...

Your box is awesome. I love the image and the colours.
Hugs, Uta

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

a lovely scene , beautiful way to recycle. janex

Pat said...

What a fabulous way to recycle a box, I know what you mean about hoarding, that's me too, can't bear to throw anything away just in case I can make use of it sometime!!!!! Enjoy your day.

Pat xx

Debbie said...

Wow Brenda this is lovely.What a super box creation.Gorgeous.Hugs Debbie x

Bridie Payne said...

Fabulously well design stamping and those flowers are gorgeous!

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog



Happy crafting from Bridie

Marta said...

Dear Brenda, the box is really great I love that scene you made with dancing children. Amazing.

Eemeli said...

Beautiful creation. Love the dimension of it and those flowers are fabulous!

Hugs,
Eemeli

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh b. I love boxes, too but usually a "gunna" person... ie gunna do it!
.. they are lovely and love what you have done with this one well done!! Shaz in oz.x

Ninch said...

This is amazing! The colours are wonderful.

ellyscard creatief said...

Just beautiful.
Gr Elly

Marta said...

Great card Brenda, stamp is lovely.