Sunday, 13 February 2011

a whole lotta love...out of the box!!

all encapsulated in a box! It's the boss here again, and this time I have created a box for Valentine's Day. I made this for a workshop yesterday, and now we have the workshop done and dusted ( photos are on my blog), I can show you some of the bits and pieces that went to make it up. I collected lots of hearts ( I always do this for all my mixed media workshops), and we used them in a variety of ways.

 I loved the idea that the idea-ology Configuration boxes can be made up anyway you like, and this one is completely out of the box! I used Ten Seconds studio metal run through Tim's Alteration Heart die, and then embossed with one of his folders, and then puffed up and filled with filler at the back ( just so it doesn't collapse!). Add grungepaper wings, letters from the Lost and Found paper stack, and lots of lace!


The heart here is a papier mache or polystyrene heart covered with toilet paper ( in hearts of course) and then waxed with Ranger Beeswax.

The utee heart was covered in Duo glue, and then gold Leaf from Crafty Notions applied to it (on the website next week!) I added it on top of a keyhole from Idea-ology, and hung the key below on the lace.

There are lots of elements, and I forgot to say the whole box was sprayed with Ranger Color Wash, and then stencilled using their Perfect Pearls mists giving a very light and subtle finish.
If you haven't made a Valentine's gift yet, then this may give you a few ideas!
Happy Valentine's Day
Jennie

16 comments:

sweet craf-tea chick said...

oo i {heart} your fabulous creation! so many wonderful details! looove it. thanks for sharing! have a wonderful Sunday! *hugs* steph :)

Ann said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jennie....so much to see,so many pretty things xxx

Daniele said...

ohhhh this is lovely,love the cherub holding the heart and the utee heart....lots to look at
hugs

Helen said...

Lovely to see this in more detail here. Really pretty.

Caroline Hallett said...

Fab class and I learnt masses - thanks

Joanne said...

I love all the techniques. What a brilliant way of using them. Lovely creation.
xx

Tracy Evans said...

Great use for the configuration boxes, very creative. Love all the hearts and embellishments and great techniques. Tracy Evans x

gayle said...

Beautiful project Jennie :) fab way of using this! xx

wearestampers said...

The melting pot is on my wish list! Love your configurations box!
Pam

Pickleberry Papercrafts said...

Beautiful, so much cuteness! x

Anesha said...

Amazing creation!!!

Linda Cain said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!

~Linda

Von said...

beautiful !!!

Sid said...

Wow, this is fantastic Jennie, loving the whole thing !!

craftytrog said...

It's fantastic! So much to look at! x

Minxy said...

Oops dont know how i missed this one boss, looks amazing x