Friday, November 13, 2009

A Small Explosion!

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Well, that got your attention didn't it! LOL

In keeping with Angels Landing DT challenge this week, "Think Small", 3 inches or less, I made this little Explosion Box.

Nov13ExplosionBoxOpenLid I used Pierced Pansies and Pierced Violet Leaves. That's the cool thing about digital images, you can size them any way you want! This box measures 2.5 square by 2.75 high. The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Our Daily Bread designs, Friendship.

Nov13Inside  When it's closed up and everything is scrunched together!

Nov13OpenSproingThen, take the lid off and SPROINGGGGG... 
it explodes into life!

The Pansies and Violet Leaves are on acetate, the cute little dragonfly buttons are on wire (I wrapped it around a tiny dowel).

Nov13OpenSideAngleThe leaves at the base are a Cuttlebug die, airbrushed with a Copic marker. I cut and scored 2 pieces of K & Company DP the same, then cut the inside down a little so it looked layered. It isn't... I just fauxed it with Copics and a ruler!
Two Spellbinders Decorative Photo Corners on each corner...they overlapped just enough that it looks like one continuous piece!

Nov13BoxTop2All of the flowers and leaves are colored with Copics, pierced and painted partially with Angel Wings Shimmerz. Flower Soft is in the center of each one. Only the lid flowers and leaves did I faux stitch with a fine tip pen.

I cut around some of the petals and also broke down the paper fibers of the leaves and flowers by curling and bending, so they'd have more of a natural appearance.

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Stop by the Angels Landing blog to see what the other girls did.

thanks for stopping!

Dawn

16 comments :

Kim said...

Dawn--love your explosion box! These are such beautiful little works of art. And you've crammed so much detailed loveliness into such a small space--you are truly awesome!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

So sweet charming and beautifully colored LM!! Love your tiny little box of surprises!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

OMG, Dawn! This is wonderful! It's like having a real pot of pansies! Too, too cool!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, this is absolutely AMAZING!!! The colors of the flowers are incredible and I love the Shimmerz....why can't I get Shimmerz to look that way?! Guess I'll have to keep Smooch-ing it!!!

Dawn B. said...

This is amazing Dawn.. I have seen these before but never this pretty.. Really great job on this creation.

- dlm. said...

Dawn - What a gorgeous box! Love all of the details that you've put into it.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

heeheehee. I'm so in love with this that I found myself making OUuuuOuuuOuuuuuUUU noises (I sound like an orangutan LOL) This is a thing of beauty. You blow me away. The shimmer. The colours. Man oh man you are an ARTIST! And it explodes too even. GF you ROCK!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

P.s. The faux copic mat with the ruler. GENIUS! xox

Grace said...

Wow Dawn! This is soooo gorgeous!!! LOVE those pansies!!! Love the shimmer and that dragonfly on the wire... you are so gifted!!! Have a great weekend! Hugs!

ChristineCreations said...

Girl, this is AMAZING! Beautiful craftsmanship!

Judi M said...

You've managed to pack so many wonderful touches into such a tiny space. Nice job on shaping the flower petals. That trick with the Copics and a ruler really makes the inside look layered. Neat idea.

Carolyn King said...

wow! Stunning girl! Every picture is just beautiful!

Joan Ervin said...

Now, isn't this the cutest little box, evah!!!!! You are amazing, gf!!!!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh my gosh this is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS DAWN!!!!!!! WOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW~!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Velta said...

Talk about explosion...that is what happened to me when I saw the box opened...My goodness Dawn this is unbelievable...your so darn talented...Beautiful to say the least!! Miss you and hope you and yours are doing well...including your animals :)

deb mills said...

dawn, my girl, this is absolutely stunning!! so much work, and so gorgeous! hope you're having a great november!