Saturday 9 May 2009

Origami Box shown on Create and Craft TV

Here's the origami box I made for Phyllis for her Create & Craft TV Show.
It's being shown again on Wednesday May 13th at 1.00pm UK time 'EAZI Crafting with Phyllis'.
I also made a butterfly magic box and will be posting pics soon.

I weighted the lid with black glass beads from an old, broken necklace I had. One instance where never throwing anything away paid off!

I stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black and embossed with clear embossing powder.
The edges were tinted using the same VersaFine ink and Tim Holtz's (my Hero) blending tool & felt pads. Phyllis demonstrates this technique brilliantly on her show.
I finished off by running a chunky, permanent black marker round the edge.
I wanted a rich, Gothic feel to this box.

I added panels inside, black card stamped in VersMark Clear ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Couldn't resist adding red acrylic gems as a final touch!

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Beautiful box!:)
    Best regards from Poland:))

  2. there's only one thing I can say about this box .....WOW !!!!

    best regards,

  3. elaine - what a beautyful box... i love the colours... i think it will be next on my to-do-list... ;-)

    take care...


  4. I loved the colors and the stamping is awsome!

  5. Elaine, girl, this is one stunningly amazing box you've created here my friend!!!! I wish I lived closer to you, 'cause I really would like to see you in acting making these beauties!!!! Love the red!!!!! Big {{{{{HUGS}}}} from across the big pond, Sabrina

  6. I love this in the red and black Elaine! and the sponging is wonderful - beautiful box!

  7. You, my dear, are the queen of boxes! Wow, no one can make an origami box like you! Simply gorgeous! Best, Curt

  8. Very very beautiful and so sophistocated and lovely too!

  9. ooooooooooo! super!
    very, very, very nice!

  10. this is very striking and elegant!! love it!

  11. WOW WOW WOW!!!! i dont know what else to say your creations are just amazing!!!

  12. Dear Elaine,
    I'm writing from Bali. I really admire your boxes, your creativity and patience. The boxes are just gorgeous.


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