Thursday, 22 January 2015

Balsa Box

Saw this Balsa box over on a a teamie's blog from Crafty Ribbons.... Cebelica   there's also a tutorial HERE from SA Crafters.
 Loved the idea so had a go myself and it fitted perfectly with this fortnights challenge of ANYTHING BUT A CARD at Crafty Ribbons challenge blog  so  this was the outcome...even saw a you tube on the butterflies made out of prima flowers while i was there so had a go at them also..tehe, didnt get anything done the day i made these apart from hang washing out!!



 Back of box 
I used papers which already look a bit destessed , but mattered onto card and added distress ink to edges. Box was made out of old packaging from Christmas (yeah still had some around)  it does need to be a thicker kind as tried with thinner card from another box and could not get it to stick very good! 
added a double sided die cut stencil then covered in glitter
Flowers from stash, black butterflies are the prima flowers, add glossy accents to these to add the shine.
Used cosmic shimmer for the pink pearls effect
the pink ribbon round the bottom is wire edge ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
added four round feet on the very bottom which were just old buttons.

another button for the front to fasten with and a a tassle for decoration...
see thats why it took me all day...lol
well i hope you like it or maybe i have  even inspired you too...
Have a lovely day and thanks for your visit today 
adding card too
CRAFT...recycling
Creative knockout...lots of embellishments
x Carol x





4 comments:

Joanne said...

WOW!! This is an awesome project! I love the rounded shape of the top of the box, it looks so cool! FAB embellies - I need to check out the tutorial on how to do the butterflies, love them! You did an awesome job - perfect for our Lots Of Embellies challenge at Creative Knockouts. Thanx so much for sharing your beautiful box! Hugs, Joanne

sweet art designs said...

Great box design. I can appreciate all the work that went in these project. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
Monica - DT

~ginny said...

Thanks for sharing your project & creativity with us at Aud Sentiments Carol! What a great project and it looks like you really had fun doing it!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#123 - ATG ]
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