Sunday, 9 May 2010

Butterflies and Blossoms 2

I've been wanting to make an exploding box for ages. I got as far as making the box and decorating the outside a while ago, but never finished the inside. Anyway, finding myself with some time when for once I had nothing I needed to do and nowhere I needed to go, I set to work and completed it. And since I had always intended it to be on my favourite theme of butterflies and flowers, and since the Sir Stampalot Challenge this month is just that, and since the challenge allows two entries as long as they are different types, I'm entering it along with the card I made earlier!

Here's the closed box. The papers and butterflies are from the Artylicious Butterfly Bliss CD, with Prima flowers.

Inside there are three layers. The square printed pictures are from Crafty Individuals, stamps also by Crafty Individuals along with Cherry Pie and Art Impressions. Other decorations include stickers, more Prima flowers and text printed from my computer.

Looking down on the inner layer:

Middle layer:

And finally the outer layer:

I've really enjoyed this challenge, and all the other entries I've looked at so far are gorgeous. Of course, I know we wouldn't want the butterfly theme every month, but...... maybe every few months?? ;-)


judith@poppy cottage said...

This is lovely Lynne, you've used lots of my favourite products, Artylicious, CI, etc, and the colours are gorgeous. The central flower is really pretty too. Good luck in the challenge. Judith xx

Jules said...

Hi Lynne

A beautiful make - it must have taken ages!!

So many gorgeous elements and lovely colour choices.

Thank you for your lovely comments and good wishes on my blog.

Love Jules xx

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it! So much detail! Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot and good luck!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Lynne this is a wowzer a wonderful creation all those beautifully designed inner flaps what a lot of work but so worth it I am loving this lots thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot.
Lorraine x

craftimamma said...

Lynne this is so pretty and such a lot of work but well worth it I think.

Congratulations on finishing it and good luck with the challenge.

Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

It's me again. I forgot to say how lovely it is to have you back blogging again.

Lesley Xx

lisa said...

Hi Lynne

It's really lovely to have you back with us again, I hope you're doing OK.
Your butterfly creations are beautiful. This box is amazing, so many layers and all so different. I have been playing with a similar thing myself and have really enjoyed doing something different.
Hope you have a good week.


Debbie Dolphin said...

wow soooo beautiful and stunning.never tried one of these xxxx gorgeous
love debbie xxx

pinky said...

Absolutely gorgeous, a real piece of work! Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.

brenda said...

Hi Lynne

This is a truly beautiful piece of work. I really did play into your hands with this theme didn't I.

I won't begin to wonder how long it took you, but whatever it was it is so very worthwhile.

And you can explain to me on 5th how I go about making one with that many layers.

Thank you for sharing with is at Stampalot Challenge and good luck.

B x

Lisa Jane said...

wow Lynn what a fabulous,beautiful box. I love the butterflies. A real work of art
Lisa ;)

chris said...

HI there Lynne you have put so much into this it really is a work of art.
hope you are well looking forward to seeing you on the 5th
hugs chrisxxxx cant wait.

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is a stunning creation. I love it!
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Netty said...

Terrific, Annette x