Friday, July 06, 2018

Explosion Box.

I'm entering the following into Pixies Crafty Workshop #329 as I have used loads of snippets up.

I had a commission for a 70th Birthday card for a friends Aunt. The brief was that the Aunt was a keen gardener and loves flowers, all colours. I mulled it over for a bit and finally came up with an Explosion Box.  I had made one years ago and watched a video again just to remind myself of the measurements needed.
This is rather a picture heavy post, but I didn't take any pictures of work in progress so this is just the finished box. My friend was delighted with it and wouldn't stop hugging me when I gave it to her and couldn't wait to give it to her Aunt.
It was a nice sunny day so I took the photos outside and I will let them do all the talking.













and finally the centre piece.




27 comments:

ann @ studiohyde said...

Wow!! that is outstanding. No wonder your friend kept hugging you and I'm sure her Aunt will be so delighted with it :)

Aquarius said...

Wow, this is fabulous and a great idea for a special birthday card. I made quite a few of these back in the day and may revisit the idea now you've reminded me about them!

Jackie Trinder said...

Oh wow Mrs A this is absolutely stunning I love it. There is so much work that has gone into this. No wonder your friend was delighted and her aunt will love it. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, oh, wow!!!! Such super explosion box, full of layers and so sweet and elegant!!! It's a double explosion box, for the two lids! Amazing details on any face and love so much the shining age and the fabulous pot of flowers inside!! You have had so busy with it, there is a lot of work here!! Wonderful colours too! The Aunt of your friend will be amazed and surely will treasure it!!

Margreet said...

Wow, I'm speachless....such a marvellous creation....must have taken hours to create!
xxx Margreet

Glennis said...

Absolutely stunning

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Oh wow Valery Anne this is stunning, I'm sure that the lady who receives this will be thrilled.

Sue xx

dutchess said...

Stunning Valery....this must have taken ages and is a true work of art....how thrilled she will be when she opens it.....xxx

Mia said...

This is STUNNING, Valery!!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! Hugs, my friend.

Craftychris said...

I can see why your friend kept hugging you - this is gorgeously beautiful! What an absolute triumph - you clever girl! Hugs xxxxxxx

terrie said...

What a beautiful box and a wonderful gift....well done and tfs

cuilliesocks said...

How fabulous Valery, it's absolutely beautiful, looks complicated to do. Lovely papers and embellishments, Kate x

Doreen said...

Beautiful,just love this.xxx

Kathleen said...

Stunning, bet you are dead proud of it and especially the reaction of your friend. The centre piece is brilliant.
I award you the make of the week.
Have a good weekend.

Kath x

Karenladd said...

This is just spectacular!! As if the explosion box weren't enough, you even added that gorgeous pot of flowers to the center. A gift within a gift is sure to have thrilled the recipient and no wonder your friend couldn't stop hugging you. I haven't even had the courage to try a simple explosion box, with all that measuring and cutting, so I am so impressed.

Claire said...

Oh gosh this is a work of art and so very pretty, no wonder your friend was thrilled to bits. It's so feminine with lovely colours complete with flowers, a perfect make x

Donna said...

This is absolutely amazing, I have never seen anything like this, a true masterpiece!!!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wowzers! This looks absolutely amazing! I can just imagine her pleasure when she opens this! Beautiful work, Mrs. A! It must be so fun to get commissions!

Megan J said...

Hi Mrs. A, a fantastic and stunning birthday card to celebrate a milestone birthday. So many beautiful elements to look at, sure to please the recipient as much as your friend. It had come in nice time as I've been thinking of making one for Dad's 70th... Thank you for the inspiration... Megan

Di said...

Wowser - what a fabulous, fabulous card my friend! It's much more than a card of course though -I bet the recipient will be totally delighted! Well done you!

And I did giggle about your colour schemes in your first home with the Doc. We had all of those colours as well - only in different rooms to yours. What are we like?! Don't answer that one!!

Hugs

Di xx

Mac Mable said...

I am stunned...so much effort and so worth it. The most beautiful and creative gift I have ever seen. Amazing and thank you for the fantastic inspiration x

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous job here Mrs A... and no wonder she loved it! x

Zoe Tant Stampin' Up! UK Demo Lincolnshire said...

Awesome explosion box Valery. Must have taken quite some time to create. I'm sure it will have been very well received. Zoe x

Carol L said...

What a masterpiece creation! Every detail is amazing and what a gift to behold! Well done Mrs. A!

Diane said...

Wow Valery, your box design is just fabulous. Wonderful details and I am sure your friends Aunt loved it.

Hugs Diane

Michelle said...

Incredible Valery Anne and looks so pretty too! Michelle x

Anne said...

oooh wow this is a gift in itself
What a wonderful make, so many lovey details
Anne x