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:

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

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  2. 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

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

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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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.

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

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

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

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  10. 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)

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

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

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  13. 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

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

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

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  16. 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

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  17. 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. :)

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  18. Great adaptation Brenda. Happy Saturday Tracy x

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

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  20. 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

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  21. 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

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  22. Fantabulous creation!!! Love it!!!! Hugs Juls

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

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  24. 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

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

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  26. 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

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

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

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

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

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  31. That gorgeous Brenda!! lovely!

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

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  33. 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

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  34. 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

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  35. 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

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

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  37. Beautifully done. What a great idea for the box.

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

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

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

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  41. 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

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

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

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

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

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  46. 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

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  47. 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

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

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

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

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  51. 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)

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

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

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

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  55. 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!

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  56. 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

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

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  58. a lovely scene , beautiful way to recycle. janex

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  59. 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

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

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  61. Fabulously well design stamping and those flowers are gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog



    Happy crafting from Bridie

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

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

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  64. 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

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  65. This is amazing! The colours are wonderful.

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  66. Great card Brenda, stamp is lovely.

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