Monday, May 30, 2011

Purple (garden) Haze

Hope you are ready because this is a picture heavy posting.  My friend Darrell (from work) saw one of my garden boxes and asked me to make one for his wife in purple and with ladybugs.  It's is for her birthday in June.  I have a new MS punch that I think looks like a lattice and I wanted to try it out anyway goes.
The flowers are handmade, the leaves are a punch, the ladybug was a button and the ribbon from Michaels.

The paper is DCWV and velum is used for the second set of wings on the butterflies (also a MS punch).
And, for the garden inside................ta da!

Magnolia doo-hickey dies for the butterflies, sizzix for the leaves, MS butterfly punch, flower soft for the grass and handmade flowers.  Half pearls in the top corners of the two unadorned sides. 
Here is a close up of the lattice.
And another shot of the inside.

I hope that you like this as much as I enjoyed making it.

This box may be entered in the following challenges:
Truly Scrumptious:  Anything goes
Divas by Design:  For the girls
ABC Challenge:  V is for Violet
My Time to Craft:  Use a die cut (all over this project)
Fresh Brewed Designs:  Anything but a card
PaperCrafting Journey:  Anything goes and use your favorite something (right now, Magnolia Doo-hickey dies)
Paper Play Challenges:  Blossoms and Blooms
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge:  Things of Beauty
Creative Friday:  Summertime
Pattie's Creations Design:  No, No, No cards
Fairy tale challengeblog:  Anything but a Card


Rebekah said...

What a fab design thanks for sharing at Divas hugs rebekah xx

Splashbunny said...

wow! Lovely garden you've got there!
It's a fab creation and so unique! I bet your colleague is well chuffed because wifey is going to be pleased!
Thank you for playing with us at Papercrafting Journey

Heather said...

Oh my goodness this is GORGEOUS!!! I know he (and she) will love it. The lattice inside really adds that extra WOW factor when it is opened.
Great project Gale!

Thanks for playing along this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges anything but a card challenge!!

Heather D.
Fresh Brewed Designs

Deirdre said...

Amazing details and wonderful creation. Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

Marlene said...

Ok. I'll admit it. I'm impressed. Dang it. WOW. (Trying not to use exclamation marks, but it's hard cuz this is so gorgeous!) Oops....

Anita said...

What a lovely design. Thanks for joiningin the Divas by Design challenge.

Cleota said...

Great project! Love the purple! Thanks for joining Pattie's Creations Design Challenges!

DT Member

Anonymous said...

Hi this is a wonderful box.
Beautiful colors and a stunning design.
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Callenge.

Nela said...

Georgeous Box with many beautiful details!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
Hugs Nela

Pat (mspfd) said...

How gorgeous! Awesome creation. Your co-worker's wife is going to fall in love with it!!

PokSa said...

Your box is gorgeous! Fantastic design.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

xx Sandra