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.

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.


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

  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.

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

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

    Hugs Yvon.

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

  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

  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

  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

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

  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!

  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!!

  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

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

  14. 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!

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

  16. 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!


  17. Your work is fantastic, Elaine!
    Hugs Gisela

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

  19. Beautiful Absolutely Beautiful...

    Love your boxes..

    // Anna

  20. Very very mystically beautiful! I love fairies!

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

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  23. 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:

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

    Elaine x

  24. wow beautiful... I say BURST!


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