Inside The Box

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Are you ready for new Simon Says Monday Challenge?

This week we are going 3D with INSIDE THE BOX theme!

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Here is my box showing I really miss the Spring.
I had an idea of making a kind of surprise box, dark and calm outside
with a crazy explosion of colors inside. And I guess I did it.
All the walls are deep brown and textured of course 
and the inside is full of flying and colorful butterflies. 
Take a look below at the steps I took to make the box.

First I made my base for the exploding box. 
I cut also 10 pieces of bases for each wall, adhered Sizzix die cuts 
and covered the walls with white gesso. 

Then I started to play with sprays and water until I was happy with the colors.
I smeared the die cut pieces with Nuvo mousse and stamped randomly TH Grunge Scroll stamp with Black Jet Archival. I covered the walls with Distress Glaze to secure the surface and to give a vibrancy to the colors. 

I adhered all the walls to my base and left it aside.
I sprayed a piece of watercolor paper with lots of vibrant sprays 
and then cut out butterflies and wildflowers. 
The butterflies were placed on strips of acetate and adhered to the base.
I added wildflowers to give more gardening look and fulfil the inside. 

Here are some close-ups of my exploding box.
I really love the effect and I hope it inspires you to join us this week!

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13 komentarzy:

  1. This is SO cool, Macarena! I love the contrast between the deep brown and muted walls, and the amazing explosion of color!! There is so much to look at here and enjoy, wonderful project!! I am also wishing for Spring, I hope it arrives soon for both of us! hugs, Maura

  2. Gorgeous exploding box Macarena! It really is an explosion of color on the inside! Very 'spring' vibrant and stunning!! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. WOW!! This box really packs a PUNCH!!! The details are phenomenal and I love the bold color choices on the flowers and butterflies!!

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  4. This is so creative! Your exploding box is awesome!!

  5. Love those bright butterflies against the old-time sepias!

  6. This is AMAZING!!! So much fun and awesome color going on here.

  7. Wow Wow Wow! Fabulous and colorful project! perfect for spring! The close ups are fantastic, I love so much to see the details! Great work! barbara

  8. I second what Barbara said....this is just WOW!!!!!!!

  9. love your exploding box Macarena and all the gorgeous details tucked inside. Happy Easter my friend, hugs kath xxx

  10. This is just stunning Marzena...full of colour and vibrancy and I love the details inside the box, it's just wonderful! <3

  11. Wow... this creation is amazing! Macarena. The colors and those butterflies are just gorgeous! Love all the fabulous details. :)

  12. Wow, wow, wow! This is one of your most incredible projects yet! I love how you've combined the dusty browns with the vibrant pops of color. The structure of the box is so clever and I love how each panel is unique and a stand-alone piece of art! Job well done!!

  13. This is super cool, Marzena! Love the combo of the browns with the vibrant colors! The butterflies really pop! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra