Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Altered box......

When I was at CHA, I found a company called Heartfelt Creations, who make this fabulous product - spellbinders flower dies (made specially for them) and matching stamps to add detail to your cut flowers. The sample cards on their stand were just gorgeous, (take a look at their website for heaps of inspiration) and I was really excited when they gave me this set called Posy Patch, to play with....

I decided to use the very smallest tiniest die for my first project, and wanted to make something that looked like a hydrangea. I cut the flowers out of white card, and coloured the stamped images with promarkers, I used various shades of blue, pink and aqua to make it look realistic, and coloured the centres with a few strokes of a buttercup marker. I painted the inside and out of a tiny MDF box from Hobbycraft in white, and die cut two scallop circles just bigger than the base and lid from DCWV blue spotty paper.
The base of the flower was a wooden ball with a flat base - also from Hobbycraft, I think you would be able to get something similar from most big craft stores. I coloured the ball quickly with the wedge end of a green promarker before sticking on all the tiny blossoms with a glue gun....
the leaves were handcut....



a little circle of paper finishes off the inside, and a Martha Stewart punched border pretties up the painted box




I really like this finished project, and will be stamping and cutting a LOT more of these flowers, so watch this space..
It's a glorious day here today, cloudless blue sky and sunshine, I hope Spring has sprung





46 comments:

Fliss said...

OMG En, this is absolutely stunning and I'm green with envy that you have those! I saw them on one of my favourite suppliers blog when they got back from CHA and can't wait for them to come in.
xx

Maureen R said...

Wow Enfys that is gorgeous. I can see where that product would have a lot of uses.

Marion said...

Hi Enfys, Wow! This is absolutely marvellous. You are so creative to think of this. I was thinking you could use a styrofoam ball and cut off the base to give a flat bottom.
hugs
Marion

1CardCreator said...

I love this Enfys, I love the idea of a stamp to match the dies too, this is fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Colette said...

Absolutley beautiful, you are so lucky to have them to play with, the box is a work of art.
Colette xx

Nu2scrap said...

Enfys, I agree with Fliss... this is absolutely stunningly GORGEOUS!! What a beautiful gift box this would make, but I have a feeling you will want to keep this one! Thanks for sharing...your creativity is amazing!

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judith@poppy cottage said...

This is so pretty Enfys, I saw these previewed around the time that CHA was on, and they caught my eye. The Hydrangea effect is lovely, Judith xx

Sandy from Ukiah said...

WOW this is an awesome project... can't wait to see what else you do with these flowers.. love love it. hugs

cebelica said...

This is gorgeous!

Debbie said...

This project is fantastic Enfys.Simply beautiful.You are talented.These dies are fab.Take care.Debbie x

pinky said...

Wow that is gorgeous Enfys and I love the matching stamp and dies, very cool. Back to rain and cold here after a week of sunshine.

Josie0602 said...

Gorgeous flowers!! I am going to hop over and check out their website!!

Tabitha said...

Beautiful project. Love the colors you used and that hydrangea is gorgeous. TFS

Divinity said...

wow!! this is amazing!!!

Penni said...

OMG This is beautiful.

Hugs
Penni
X

A splash here and there said...

So adorable! Thanks for the link too - gonna check it out!

Sue Painter said...

WOW! Your flowers and the box are fabulous, Enfys. I can only imagine the time it took to cut and hand paint each and every one of those tiny flowers - they look COMPLETELY realistic, too!

Brigitte said...

OMG, this is just gorgeous!!! TFS
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Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful project! Love the dies, I'm thinking there are a lot of things you could do with those! Be sure to show us what else you come up with.

Mandy said...

This is so pretty Enfys. It looks gorgeous. I have had those in my mind ever since we saw them at CHA.

velta said...

Oh my word Enfys...this is glorious! You have outdone yourself with this beauty! Love your idea about the ball...would never have thought about that, but it looks like real hydrangeas! TFS!

Heather said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Carol said...

Wow Enfys, once again you have shown just what can be done, when we are having a lul we need some inspiration! Thank's for sharing your 'Altered Box' it is adorable.

Arlene said...

This is just beautiful. Would be hard to give a way. That was a lot of work just coloring the flowers.

Jackie said...

OMG, Enfys, that flower is awesome. I have the Aztec Sunflowers stamp set and Spellbinders set but have just made cards with it. Nothing as fantastic as your flower. Kudos to you for your creativity!
Jackie in Florida

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys they certainly are fabulous dies, and will keep an eye open to obtaining them, they do seem to have run out at the moment.
Love your box, its gorgeous. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

dj1952 said...

Beautiful project! I actually saw this die at Hobby Lobby yesterday in a town about an hour away from us. I kept kicking myself because I had forgotten to take a HL coupon with me, since they don't accept other store's coupons. But I'll go back. Your box is so gorgeous and uses one of my favorite color combinations. Hugs, Debra

Maryellen W said...

This box you decorated is beautiful! I love the realistic
looking flowers you made.
Hugs,
Maryellen W.

Miranda said...

Beautiful! This is amazing! TFS

Marjorie said...

Oh WOW! Enfys the flower is beautiful! I love it. I think that I can cut the flowers out on my Cricut and I am going to make the flower as a center piece. I also just got 148 Promarkers two weeks ago and I love them. Thank you for explaining how you painted the flowers.

Whimsey said...

WOW, WOW, WOW - totally speechless. This is BEYOND gorgeous; LOVE the colors and all those flowers are divine! Love it Enfys!!!

Susan said...

I honestly don't know how you do it! You continue to amaze. You look at something and see sooooo many different ways to use it! This is absolutely gorgeous! I am searching for places to get this wonderful items.
You are such an inspiration! Stunning.
Sue Brailey

Riet said...

Ohhhhhh wowwwww Enfys,This is so wonderful.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jessica said...

Hey Enfys, I hope all is well with y'all. How big the kids are getting! I love your little box, I'll have to go check the company out. TFS

Sandy Bayles said...

Enfys,
What a beautiful box. Mom still in hospital staying busy. I love the flower it is one of my favorite flowers...... When are you coming back to the states? Great job as always........

Debbie said...

What an amazing idea, Enfys! I love how your box turned out. I'm definitely going to check out this company as well. You my dear, are just full of the most creative ideas. thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

This is beautiful and it does look like a Hydrangea flower!

Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

craftaholic said...

Hey Enfys! That is absolutely gourgous!!! And you color choice is my favorite color!!! Thanks for sharing and as always, Great Job!!

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Rexann

JANLYNN said...

Hydrangeas are one of my favorite plants and I have several different species growing in my yard so I absolutely love this project.

mahuntington said...

I have a blue hydranga in my front yard and your flower box sure did copy my bush. Stunning Enfys.
Mary Ann

cardchick's world said...

gorgeous!!! luv that set.....

Claire Phillips said...

I love this to bits Enfys - going to pop over to their site now! Thats a perfect hydranger! Cheers Claire x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely brilliant. These are my next must have. Love JoanXX

Sol said...

Oh my gosh... Theese Flowers you have made....ARE ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!! So So Beautiful!!! Love it!!! Love the shape.. colour.. and... that it is so many of them.... WOW!! Great Creation... and So Beautiful!!! I absoloutely LOVE IT... :o)

Kim. said...

Wow Enfys this is amazing and really does look like a hydrangea (not sure I spelt that right). Love hte fact that the stamp matches the die.
Kim xXx

katscrapper said...

WOW!!! The altered box is beautiful. I love all your projects! The flower really looks like a hydrangea. Can't wait to see what else you do with this set.
Thanks,
Kathy