Friday, 23 April 2010

Just Magnolia GDT

This week at Just Magnolia it's Anything goes.

This week our sponsor is Wild Orchid – who supply the most exquisite array of flowers and embellishments.They pride themselves on excellent prices and superb service too. And just check out the prize they have up for grabs!

I had the urge to make another box, they are so useful for keeping bit's in - you know the things I pick up off the floor when I've finished crafting, I also use two to keep images in. The finished size is 5" (13cm) so they are quite large.

The papers are some I bought at Costco a couple of years ago. The instruction for this box can be found at Splitcoast Stampers this is a box with a lid, although where I got the idea to integrate the box and lid I have no idea.

If I'm using the box to keep images, etc. in I don't decorate the inside.

This is the top of the box, Tilda is coloured with Copics, cut out and mounted with foam tape on an oval cut with Spellbinders ovals die and inked around the edges with distress inks.  The corner triangles are cut using a Friskars punch and tow metal corner pieces attached after I'd distressed them. The flowers are of course Wild Orchid Crafts as are the pink and green leaves. The pale pink leaf branches are cut with Sizzix leaf and branch die.

This is the side of the box, which for some reason looks distorted in the photograph. The whole thing didn't like being photographed and is one of those which is much prettier IRL.  I used pearl brads as 'feet' and another one with a spacer underneath to fasten the box. I braided some thread as a loop to attach to the brad.

Edited - I just remembered I intended to enter this for Simon Says challenge and the brief there this week is 'Wings'  and Tilda has them, albeit little ones.

We had sleet and hail on Wednesday, but the weather now is glorious again - let's hope it holds up for the weekend.
Now I'm off to tidy up yet another mess - I ended up crafting in my kitchen as I couldn't find 1square inch of space on my work and computer desk. I've realised the more space I have the more mess I make - sigh!!

Heather xx


Anesha said...

Beautiful box, love it. Have a great weekend. Anesha

Rach said...

oh wow Heather, that is one delish box .. your tilda is coloured beautifully.. stunning. love all the pretty details that you have used and what a brill idea to use the brads as feet... xxx

Sue said...

Hi Heather
wow hun as always a stunning creation, beautiful box a lovely keepsake,sue,x

Tara said...

Hello lovely!
This is such a pretty box and the lace and pearls are delish! I was wondering where you got the metal corners from please?
Have a great weekend ;o)
Big hugs, T xxx

Tasha said...

Wow heather this is really gorgeous
love tasha xx

Sandra1968 said...

Wow, Heather, this is beautiful!
The image is very cute and I love the papers you've used.
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs, Sandra

Faerielore said...

WOW this is absolutely amazing !!!! so much detail and the colours are gorgeous i love it xxxx

Danielle said...

A wonderfully decorated box Heather! Love the papers and Tilda is just gorgeous - she's definitely a new favourite of mine!! Hope the sun keeps shining for you!
hugs, Danielle

Stempelientje said...

That is a wonderful georgeous looking box Heather!Excellent!

Regina said...

this is a beautiful box, Rica, so elegant. I love the lace and pearls you've used and what a super present!

Kim Piggott said...

Such a stunning creation Heather!
So beautiful!
kim x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful creation, so elegant !!! I love the lace and the white pearls that give a vintage look, really gorgeous !!!
Mag :)

Moni said...

OMG I forgot to say that this box is stunning, so fab colour combo and love your colouring. Great all details. Hugs,Moni

Moni said...

HI my dear friend, how are oyu? Your box is stunning, I need one too. But my mojo lost when I and Kristian stayed in hospital and since than I am not in the mood to craft or to create. Hope my mojo is back again. I saw a lot of fab project, need to do it. For now I am glad that my baby is ok and we are not going back to hospital.
Hope you are ok. Hope the weather will be sunny here too. Have fab weekend! Hugs,moni

Rach said...

me again, just wanted to thank you for joining in my candy draw babe.. good luck.. enjoy your weekend.xx

Georgia said...

Oooh, this is absolutely gorgeous Heather, what a fantastic idea! I love the colour and beautiful flowers! Have a nice weekend! :) Love, Georgia xx

Cheryl said...

wow this is one stunning box hun wow the detail love all that added lace detail too hugs cheryl xxxx

America said...

Woman, this is incredible! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Heather. I love the papers and Tilda is beautifully coloured.

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous box Heather ! absolutely gorgeous from top to bottom !! WOW !! :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

email: said...

WOW!!! Great job on this box! It is SO beautiful! I really like how the Tilda image pops out a little bit too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


debby4000 said...

Oh stunning Tilda box Heather.

Alma said...

Oh Heather,
today I visited your blog for the first time. And your works are all so wunderful! Your box and colouration is soooo amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hugs from Germany

Ikki said...

Hi Heather, this box is absolutely stunning! Your ideas make your blog a really interesting place to visit. ikki x

PS will be in touch soon.

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