Friday, 24 April 2009

Exploding Box - Fairies

My News:
Create & Craft TV Thursday 30th April at 5pm UK time.
One of my boxes will be shown - it's a chance to see them 'in action'.

Here's the link to the programme info: CreateandCraft TVThe reason I haven't been blogging as much as I would have liked - the wonderful Phyllis from Diamond Card Craft asked if I could design a set of stamps to work with her EAZI SCORE Board. I'm a BIG fan of her boards and was very honoured to be asked. These have now been produced and will be featured on the show.
Am I sounding calm and composed about it all? Because I'm not - I'm so excited I could burst!!! I realy hope you can tune in - the show also goes out live on the net.

Fairies and dragonflies - I've been wanting to make this box for some time now.
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The outside panels each carry a message. You can see the details in the image below.

Here's a closer detail of one of the fairies on the inside panels.

I made the flowers in the same way as I did in the flower tutorial 'Young Love' but I cut a small 'V' in the tip of each petal. The flower centre is made from a piece of acetate cut in the shape of Neptune's fork then glittered.

FLowers:The petals were tinted with Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender and edged with VersaColor Imperial Blue (more purple than blue).
The stamen were made by cutting a small piece of acetate into the shape of Neptune's fork.
I applied a mix of yellow & crystal glitter to the 'fork' then tipped the ends with turquoise glitter.
The flowers were assembled as in the 'Young Love' flower tutorial.
Fairy Panels:I stamped the fairies & ivy, onto cream card, using VersaColor Smoke Blue.
I then ran the ink pad round the edges and chalked with turquoise and lilac.
The ivy veins were highlighted with crystal glitter and I finished by dotting turquoise glitter to give the impression of berries.
I designed the fairy stamps myself .

Thank you for taking the time to visit.

25 comments:

  1. Oh what a beautyful box...the colours..the butterflys...all the little details...awesome!!
    greetings Francien.

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  2. I can just spend all day looking at your exploding boxes. I try to take in all the details but always see something new. I want to make one so bad.

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  3. Think I'll fly to you or you to me to teach me these. I love your work but you know that already.

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  4. I love this one, there are so many details to look at,thanks for sharing this with us.

    Hugs Yvon.

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  5. Oi. Parabéns por seu excelente blog. Gostaria de lhe convidar para visitar meu blog e conhecer alguma coisa sobre o Brasil. Abração

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  6. Elaine, my friend, this is gorgeous!!!! I love the shades of blue you've used for this box. Your work is always so PERFECT!!!!!! It is a true joy to just stare at it forever. Hugs from sunny Arizona, Sabrina

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  7. OMG! I've been looking at several of your boxes in your blog now, and I'm truly amazed!
    I love the colours you're using, all the technics, the embellishments - and everything else! Your boxes are magical! Thank you for your inspiration - I do think I have to try to make one of these some day ;o)

    Whishing you a great weekend! Hugs xxx

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  8. Hi Elaine.

    This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colours. The flower centres are stunning, I want to try that myself. This creation is so pretty and really magical. LOVE IT

    Hugs Debbie xx

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  9. What a fantastic work! All the detals....fabulus!
    Have a great day!
    Elisabeth

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  10. Oh Beautiful... I too love the colors you chose for this... and fairies and flowers, now who doesn't just love that... I might give this a try for my mother for mother's day she would just love it! Thanks, your boxes are always soo inspiring!

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  11. Hi Elaine,

    thank you for your kind words :-) ! And as long as you don't write in Arabic, it's all right with me ;-)

    Your fairie-box is absolutely stunning!!

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  12. Wow it is gorgeous Elaine, i love it.
    Take a look in my blog i have tried to make a box like you but not so beautiful.
    Hugs from Inger Marie

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  13. Wow, such a stunning piece of work!!!
    Truly amazing.
    Yvonne.

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  14. STUNNING absolutely stunning!!!!

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  15. Your box designs are fantastic, you have finished them off to a really high standard, no wonder you have been asked to design some stamps, well done!

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  16. Thank you Elaine for the wunderful comment on my blog...I am a little bit taller now....lol...and I would be honour if you would link my blog on yours...
    greetings Francien.

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  17. Hi Elaine

    Your creations are just fabulous!!
    All the details....i`m amazed!:-) Love it!
    I would love to make such exploding box one day:-) Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Astrid

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  18. Your work is fantastic, Elaine!
    Hugs Gisela

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  19. okay, now this one is my favorite...hehehee. Congrats on your tv spot!! SHaron

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  20. Beautiful Absolutely Beautiful...

    Love your boxes..

    // Anna

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  21. Very very mystically beautiful! I love fairies!

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  22. so beautiful!
    But is the fairie stamp for sale? Cause I couldn't find it anywhere!

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  24. Hi Tania

    Thank you for leaving me a comment.

    Yes, the fairy stamps are now available. I designed them myself and Mum and I have now produced them. You can find them at our new shop: www.ejcraftdesigns.co.uk

    A big thank you to everyone who has left me a comment

    Elaine x

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  25. wow beautiful... I say BURST!

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Elaine X