Friday, October 18, 2013

A Birthday Explosion Box....

Today is my sister's birthday (The Enabler) and I have made an Explosion Box for her.  Now these have been around for awhile and I've always loved them but this is a first for me.  I am inspired by Selma Stevenson and Olga Jewell.  Each of these ladies made and blogged about an explosion box and I just really fell in love with them.  I sort of copied Selma's outside of the box and Olga really inspired the inside of my box.  Let me just say that by the time I figured out what size I wanted my box to be and found the right dimensions I was well into my first day.  Then there was using the Liquitex and letting it dry...choosing papers and matching flower colors that I wanted and of course there were so many flowers and it took quite awhile to make those.  Suddenly I'm eating into the second day and realizing my bad back is going to make this quite difficult.  Then I cut out the butterfly and had to figure out how to suspend him and found out I was not born with enough fingers!  Once my box was finished, I confess I had to play with it a lot.  I put it together and let it go over and over again.  I'm quite impressed with the design, however, I'm thinking this may be one of a kind and my one and only!  




In person, this was quite beautiful, if I do say so myself!  Thank you Selma and Olga for inspiring me.  This was one of the things I had been wanting to do and I knew I might have to have it on my desk for awhile so I decided while I was vacationing  (resting) was the time to do it.

I hope you love this as much as I do...and Happy Birthday to my sister!

OK that does it for me this morning.  Have a good day and enjoy the upcoming weekend!  And I have been thinking I may just try this again now that I have an idea about what I am doing.

Supplies:  Watercolor paper,
Heartfelt Creations Daphne Paper Collection
Spellbinders Foliage and Rose Creations, Wonderful Wings
Ranger Distress Ink
The Sentiment is also from Heartfelt Creations  HCPC 3388 Spring Cardinals PreCut Set (I think it may be retired)
Green Cardstock, Cream Cardstock
Scor-Tape
Glue
Glitter
pearls

18 comments:

Nikki Payne said...

Glenda this is just beautiful x Those roses are just stunning! Your sister will love it:) x hugs Nikki x

Olga said...

well I must say, it's jaw dropping, eye popping, breathtaking gorgeous on the blog too, this is one of the most beautiful ones I have seen, those roses are incredible, she will love and cherish it always!!!!

Sylvia said...

Your box is beautiful, Glenda, love those pretty pink roses, I am sure your sister loves it as well! Happy birthday to her and job well done! Have a beautiful birthday Friday!

Selma said...

Great job my friend. This is gorgeous and I am sure your sister will treasure it.

Payne Holler Cards said...

This is gorgeous! Gorgeous! gorgeous !
Your sister will love it.....truly so very beautiful

Oksana said...

Stunning Glenda and a beautiful gift for your sister! Hope she has a wonderful day!x

Marisa Job said...

What a beautiful box!! Love all the flowers!!

Karina Bunkenborg said...

OMG it is so beautiful!!!

Regina Hamilton said...

Your sister is going to love this. You have really outdone yourself on those roses. Happy Birthday to you Sis.

Starla said...

Gorgeous!! I admit this is one of those projects I have in my "to do" file!! Your lovely box has inspired me to consider trying my hand at this sooner than later!

knitwit said...

Oh my gosh, this is the most beautiful thing ever! I'm going to have to try one. I don't think mine will look like yours but if it's half as gorgeous, I'll be putting it on display somewhere!
Have a great weekend!

Rita said...

Absolutely Fantastic. I love those beautiful roses Glenda. Hugs Rita xxx

scrappymo! said...

Glenda...this is one gorgeous exploding box!

What a delight to open.

I just the embossing folders you used on the ortside of the box too!

Your flowers are works of art...off to look for that Spellbinders flower die...blogging is going to keep me broke...lol

Nan G said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The flowers are to die for on the top then WOW inside is even more stupendous! Love the suspended butterfly. You did a fantastic job for this being your first time!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Just BEAUTIFUL and yes, both of these ladies are very talented! The flowers are FABULOUS and I'm sure your sister will be thrilled!!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, Glenda..this is just so beautiful. Those roses! I can almost smell them...and that gorgeous little butterfly! How on earth did you do that? What a beautiful gift...and such a labor of love. I am just head over heels over this. I've never made one of these boxes....might have to give it a go if I ever have time to play again. xoxo

Patricia said...

Absolute brilliant, right up my street. I love making above and Roses.
Love the colours and all the lovey embellishments.
Have a great week

Patricia x

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! It's a true beauty! How lovely to open the box and find more of those gorgeous flowers inside on every panel. This is a stunning WOW of a creation, Glenda! Those flowers are truly amazing and awe inspiring!

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