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Tuesday, 27 March 2012


Well here is my design team offering for this week's Try it on Tuesday challenge. The theme is 'Easter' or 'New Life' and I chose to make an exploding box.

For the outside I re-visited the 'watercolour' technique once again and used nestabilities petite ovals to cut the apertures and toppers on the outside. I thought I would use the free bunny (or should that be 'hares?') stamp I got with Craft Stamper magazine on my project. Most of the other stamps were from Crafty Individuals (CI-226 and CI-207) plus a couple of old faithful florals. Used my distress inks to do a fair bit of blending and for once there is no bling!!

For the inside I made a little spring scene or diorama by stamping onto each of the surfaces and then cutting around the images - not sure if that makes sense but I just thought it was a bit different to leaving each section square.

Butterflies and 'Happy Easter' (not very clear in the photo I just realised) are stuck onto fine strips of acetate so they 'float'.

The box is intended as an Easter gift and the  centrepice was initially made to house a creme egg but it looked rather daft so I substituted the little eggs. I shall have to tell the recipient to open very carefully lol!!

Hope you like my take on the theme and that it inspires you to enter in to the fun at Try it on Tuesday. You can create any type of project as long as it follows the theme. This week we are sponsored by The Craft Barn so you could even get yourself a prize as well as a guest showcase spot on the blog.

Looking forward to seeing what you create!!


Clarky J said...

This is stunning Cindy adn love how you have combined this with the craft stamper stamp - I do hope you add it to Craft Stampers gallery too xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Cindy this is FAB!!!! Love it.

Sherry Edwards said...

It's beautiful Cindy and would make a great Easter gift. I like how you've shaped the inside flaps and the centre grass is fab too.

Ildiko said...

OMGOODNESS girl this is stunning, I keep looking my free stamp and thinking what to do with it as I love it to bits. Been donkeys yrs since I made exploding box, I think it's next thing to do on my list

Deborah said...

Wowser, Cindy! Love how you've used the freebie stamp. Like the look of those eggs too :-)

Meggymay said...

A fantastic project, love how you did the inside. Its a great gift.
Yvonne x

georgina said...

You rock Cindy, lol its ages since i've seen an exploding box made,love it, luv Georginax

Astrid Maclean said...

Wowsers, stunning project Cindy, both the in and the outside look amazing and such great use of that freebie stamp!! LOVE it!!!

Angy B said...

Ab fab Cindy. Love it. You have so many inspiring ideas. Only wish I'd seen this sooner as need a craft project to make for tomorrow evenings craft session at church.
Angy xx

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