Monday, 16 July 2018

Birds, blossoms & butterflies ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope you had a lovely weekend and have lovely plans for the week. I’ve not been around recently because of my weakened immune system. In the midst of a summer heatwave in the UK I picked up a stinking summer cold lol!! It knocked the stuffing out of me but I am finally on the mend and I got to create a project I have been thinking about for a while now and here it is …

A 148mm square shadow box
Lots of lovely texture and depth
All the details
The inside of the box
The top and bottom of the box
One of the sides
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #476/77 Flowers All Over
Butterfly Challenge #103 Spin the Wheel with the letter W:
I chose the colour Wisteria & the option of a Window

Creative Embellishments Challenge July Challenge twist colour blocking
I was inspired to use mainly two colours, purple and yellow and to attempt to colour block those colours in a modern way. I have used a little green here and there too as it needed it for the foliage but the flowers were all kept in shades of purple, the background is all lemon and a little green or bluish greenish was added here and there

Frilly & Funkie Challenge Bees &/ Birds &/ Butterflies 
Love to Create Challenge #10 Mixed Media Anything Creative Goes
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Add a little sparkle:
Both the acrylic and watercolour pains have a little sparkle

I think this wee box is going to end up in our neice’s bedroom as I think it’s perfect for a young girl. I used a lot of old stash items along with some newer goodies to create this and it’s not going to be the last 3D box I decorate, it was much fun to paint and decorate and I’m looking forward to my next home décor project very much!

I have used a lot of different supplies and tools and have tried to list them as best as possible. However if there is anything you have any questions about please feel free to comment and I’ll get back to you asap. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Sheena Douglass A6 A Little Bit Sketchy: Wisteria stamp set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; Martha Stewart silicone moulds

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Craft Buddy 150mm square frame box
White air dry clay
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
DecoArt Americana acrylic paint: Lamp; Cadmium Yellow
Pebeo Dyna Inteference iridescent acrylic paint: Blue Green; Green Blue; Green Yellow; Violet Blue
Pink, Purple & Red Luminarte H2O watercolours
Green Brusho watercolour crystals
Toffee Versafine ink pad
Creative Embellishments: hummingbirds
Tando Creative Chipboard: butterfly
Wild Orchid Crafts: Cherry Blossom flowers; Stamens white
Snip Art flowers
Prima leaves
Wooden butterflies
Collall all purpose glue
Collall 3D glue gel


Marci Bensing said...

Sorry about your cold--they are the worst in the summer! Terrific project! thanks for joining the JULY Challenge @ CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

brenda said...

A pretty Summery floral creation for our 'Flowers all Over' theme at Allsorts, many thanks for joining in.

B x

brenda said...

Hi again, I missed Stamping Sensations on your list so just popped back to thank you for joning us this month.

B x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A lovely floral creation Karen. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Kathleen said...

A lovely creation, a super design and lots of lovely elements. Thank you for joining our 'Flowers all over' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Beatutifully created Karen. I do like the humming birds inside the box. Sorry to hear that youv'e been under the weather. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

Jenny Marples said...

What a gorgeous shadowbox Karen! LOVE the pops of colour and feeling that you are entering an enchanted garden. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

Maggi said...

Thanks for joining in the Frillie and Funkie challange with your lovely floral piece. I love your hummingbirds amidst the pretty wisteria. Great job on coloring the birds too!

Dana Tatar said...

This box is embellished beautifully. I love the shimmer on the hummingbirds. Thanks for joining the Creative Embellishments July Challenge!

Mervi said...

Beautiful creation Karen.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Craftyfield said...

Lovely make! Thanks for sharing with us at Country View Challenges.

Barbara Schiassi said...

Wonderful work love so much the textures and colors! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

Sandi Clarkson said...

Your shadow box is divine! Hope you feel better soon!Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments!

Monika Gulyas said...

Fabulous floral creation!!! Just perfect for our July challenge at the Country View Challenges!!! Thank you for joining us this month!!!

Gemma Hynes said...

Great project, thank you for joining the challenge on the We Love to Create blog.

Heather Thompson said...

i hope you feel better soon, I heard about the heat wave going on over there. fabulous project, and stay creative, it helps the soul!Thank you for joining us at Creative Embellishments

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Love your beautifully floral project! Thank you for sharing it with us at That’s Crafty! X