Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ticket to Magic

This week at Creative Inspirations Paint our inspiration is 'Fancy Folds'.  Have you ever made an explosion box?  These are so fun to make!  They take a bit of time but they are so worth it.

 This box has a disney theme and since disney is all about glamour and sparkle, what better medium to work with than CI Paint, with all its shimmer and shine!
For the top, I made some flowers and painted them with CI Paints 'Sunshine', 'Blush', 'AquaMarine', and 'Amethyst'.  The butterflies were stamped and painted with the same paints.  I wanted pastel colors so I mixed my main color with 'Blue Ice' and glazing medium.

I made some glimmer mist with CI Paint 'Gold' and 'Blue Ice',rubbing alcohol and water and then spritzed the entire box.  I think this box is going to glow in the dark, LOL!  
And then you take off the lid and TA-DA!

Did I mention how fun these are?  Sometimes I think I'm still a kid!

There are pockets that hold tags for photos and journaling.  They have buttons sewn on for pull tabs.  The center has a castle and butterflies that are attached to acrylic strips which lets them flutter when the box is opened.  More handmade flowers and glimmer mist.  Each panel has a tri-fold card which closes by being tucked under the ladies skirts.
This box was made for a fundraiser.  Sure hope someone likes it enough to buy it.
papers:  EK Success_Disney
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Challenges I would like to enter
Papercraft Star:  S.T.A.R.  S_sewing (buttons)  T_ticket  A_Amethyst paint   R_ribbon
Stampavie and More:  butterflies
One Stitch At A Time:  tag it
Stamp With Fun:  pearls and flowers
Paper Sundeas:  girly girl
Simon Says Stamp:  BINGO  first row down    buttons, pearls, shape (ticket)
Craft Your Passion:  it's magical
Make it Monday:  anything goes


  1. Oh WOW! Stunning make :o) thank you for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week.
    Nikki DT

  2. Wow, This is stunning! Great project you have made! Thx for playing Stampavie and More challenges. Hugs, Linda.

  3. WOW!! This is fantastic and so, so beautiful!! Love the colours, details and all the flowers.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Stampavie and More :)
    Hugs, Nina.

  4. wow ! what a fun & gorgeous explosion box project !!!

  5. Gorgeous creation.So many fabulous details,so much work has gone into this amazing project.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Awesome job! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  7. wow fabulous exploding box -full of wonderful embellies
    Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
    Lisa x

  8. This is a great project-love all the details-thanks for taking part in the “it’s magical” challenge at craft your passion blog

  9. So beautiful!! I love the flowers... and the box is amazing! Great work... :o)

  10. WOW this work. Absolutely wonderful:) Thank you for the accession of the SAM Challenge:)
    Hugs New DT Marika