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Sunday, 9 October 2011

Fashionable Stamping Challenge

The challenge this week at Fashionable Stamping Challenges is 'Anything but a Card' and this is a theme I haven't really ventured into, so it was a bit of a challenge for me as well!

I decided to make an Explosion Box - something that has been around for quite a while - but I have never done one. I have  usually seen them made with papers and embellishments, but as this is a stamping challenge - I decided on my trusty Hero Arts Script stamp and my new Inkylicious Butterfly stamp and of course Distress Inks. (Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar and Bundled Sage)

Its all very similar, but I tried to make the acetate butterflies look as if they were flying free from the box when it opened.
The sides of the box were embossed with Butterfly Swirl CB folder as is the panel on the top of the lid. I also stamped a butterfly and embossed with UTEE for the lid.  This was a difficult piece to photograph, so, sorry for the poor piccys.

The design Team have created some fabulous pieces of work for your inspiration, so please pop over to the FSC blog, I guarantee you will be amazed at their creativity.

I am also entering this in the following challenges:
  Stamping for the Weekend - Colours of Autumn
  Stamping with the Dragon - Fall Colours
  PaperPlay challenge - Autumn colours
  Pixie Dust - Anything but a Card

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and thanks for looking.

Avril xx


Fliss said...

Your box is a real stunner Avril. I love the colours there and you've used my fave script stamp too. Love the flying butterflies effect.
Hope you're having a lovely Sunday.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is just gorgeous .. i love the effect with the acetate butterflies .. and the distressing
Lisa x

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous explosion of stamping and butterflies Avril. It is a very attractive box and I love the way you have put the acetate butterflies at the bottom of it.
Hope you are having a good Sunday.

Doreen said...

Your box Avril is beautiful,love the butterflies.xxx


A really beautiful exploding box Avril - the acetate butterflies are gorgeous and I love the vintage text and embossing.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Meggymay said...

Your box is amazing, so many beautiful details. Yvonne x

Cazro said...

Stunning work, you woulm't know it was your first explosion box. I love the stamping, very effective. Fantastic meeting you today. Caz

lisa said...

Oh I love exploding boxes, Avril and yours is just amazing. The colours are so soft and really elegant and those flying butterflies are a wonderful surprise when it's opened up.
Don't worry, it's photographed beautifully.
Hugs Lisax

Terry said...

Avril, your explosion box is exquisite in every way! The images and embossing are so elegant! The butterflies are one amazing touch! Love this!

Yvonne Garner said...

I have never seen a box like thus before! It looks very complex to create. Love how you added the acetate butterfly. A beautiful project thatlooks like you have been doing them forever! Best, Yvonne

MiamiKel said...

What a stunning explosion box creation! This is a vision - thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at Pixie Dust Studio "anything but a card" challenge!

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Really great idea for anything but a card, love your explosion box, the antique colours and the pretty butterflies
Love Jenni xx

Susan Flynn said...

This is really stunning I can't believe its the first time you've ever done anything like this!

Jules said...

This is gorgeous Avril .. .. I love it!!

An exploding box is something I have never made .. .. I might have to have a try one of these days!!

Thanks for the inspiration.

Love Jules xx

Dots Dabbles said...

I've never made one either Avril...so I find it absolutely amazing to see such great imagination! Stunning
Dot x

Gio said...

I love your box, is very elegant!

Sue said...

Beautiful, love the layers for the sides. so much work, such a beautiful result.


Anne Temple said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and makes me want to try and make one. You did a fantastic job! So glad you joined us for the Fall Colors challenge at Stamping with the Dragon this week.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

I am in awe of this creation.
I would never tackle something so complicated.
The colours are gorgeous and the stamps you used are incredibly beautiful.
P.S. Thank you for visiting earlier today :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a great idea and a wonderful project, your box looks fabulous.

Shirl said...

Butterflies are so delicate and floaty and you have made your box look that way as well Avril.

Everything looks all soft and hunny looking not heavy and over embellished, I adore it.

Hugs Shirley x x

Ineke van den Akker said...

What a beauty!

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Awww, your box is an explosion of beautifulness and gorgeousness!!! Love the colours and the butterflies, it looks like the box is just about to fly away itself ;) Such a dreamy project! xx

glassgraffitix2 said...

Beautiful explosion box! I've only made 1 because it was such a challenge for me to get it lined up correctly but you have aced it!

America said...

WOW!! Such Gorgeous BOX results for a labor of LOVE!!! FAB work! :)