Thursday, 3 January 2013

Black and white

Hi everyone,

Happy New Year to you all.


Thank you for popping across to my blog. Today I thought I would share with you a box that I made recently. Its called a Pinwheel Exploding Box and I think has a little more 'Wow' factor than the normal exploding box.


I followed the instructions on Helen Perreaux's site http://www.paper-castle.com/2011/08/04/pinwheel-box-tutorial/#more-684. She has both a video tutorial and the measurements for the card pieces needed are also in her blog so these can be prepared in advance. The only problem I found was the sound quality. The sound kept going off but I was still able to finish the project.


I used black and white card from my stash. I cut the card pieces to the sizes as recommended by Heather. I used my Hougie board to emboss the lines on the outer black flap to add effect and then added gems from my stash to add a bit of bling. I used the Cricut machine and Lacy Labels cartridge to cut out the frames on the sides of the box. There is a different shape round the sentiment on each of the four sides and each sentiment is different. There is also a different stamped image on each of the four flaps. The stamps I used are from Craft Creatives.

The box lid

I also used a Martha Stewart punch to edge the lips of the box lid. I can't remember what it is called but it looks like arches. I printed the sentiments on my computer. As can be seen, I also added some gems to the box lid.


I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Its as plain as black and white - http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/week-1867-its-as-plain-as-black-and.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Favourite colours - http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/challenge-13.html


Thank you for stopping by.

Wendy xx

11 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Wendy this is stunning! Love the monochrome look too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Andree said...

A fabulous box Wendy, it definitely has the WOW factor. I love the design and all the cut outs x

Wendy H said...

Thank you Linda. Xx Happy New Year to you.

Wendy H said...

Thank you Andree. Xx

Lexie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Wendy! I love black and white anyway, but you've really come up trumps with this one.
xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Lexie, thats very kind of you. Xx

craftygranny said...

This is beautiful hun i love the colours. I have never made an exploding box. Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle . hugs trisha x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! What an amazing make, I love monochrome and the design is so complex and beautiful. I hope you had a fab Christmas and that the new year brings you fantastic things
Lindsay xx

brenda said...

What a fabulous box Wendy and so eye catching.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

this is stunning thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

Jo Channon said...

Well done Wendy on being chosen at Allsorts this week - well deserved with such a gorgeous project. Thank you for sharing it with us Jo xx