Wednesday, 23 August 2017

"And I will always Love you...." - Explosion Box (Vintage/ Shabby chic/ Mixed Media)

Hello my lovelies....
Has it ever happened to you.....a jingle or a song is stuck in your hear and you keep singing it again and again...even though you promise yourself you will stop.....it happened to me and the song that was stuck in my head was Whitney Houston's "And I will always love you....". No matter what I did It just wouldn't go away until I decided to do a project and finally write down the lyrics of this song on it.....It helped.
 I am putting this project up at the following challenges:-

  1. Addicted to stamps and more Challenge#256 - Anything Goes
  2. Butterfly Challenge#84 - Butterflies + Y is you choose and /or Wedgewood Blue
  3. Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge #29- Anything Mixed Media Goes
  4. More Than Words - August 2017 Main Challenge - Harmony and song Lyrics- The song that inspired me to make this is "And I will always love you " by Whitney Houston and I added it to my project. My project is all about a vintage love story and If you are married for so long than it signifies peace and harmony is your bond. It reminded me of my parents and their strong relationship even after 40 years of their marriage......Touch Wood. Also, I wanted to make this kind of project for ever and now that its done...I can live in peace and harmony....lol.
  5. Scrapping4Fun Challenge#97 - Anything Goes
  6. Scrapy Land Challenge#72 - Anything goes used Die from Scrapy Land - I have used Elizabeth Craft Designs die curvy leaves which added the leaves to my project. Though a simple die....It add the finishing touches to my project.
  7. Word Art Wednesday Week#296-297 - Anything Goes


I have a explosion box for you all today which was something I wanted to do for quite some time now. Its Vintage and Shabby chic......But I have used Mixed Media to make this one. Something different and I am sure we do not see much of this style....atleast I couldn't find anything related to this on the internet. this song made me think of vintage love story and so this entire layout and design and colors I used is based on this theme...."A Vintage Love Story...." if I may.
I have a video walkthrough of this project which I encourage you to watch to know the box looks from every angle. I have few pics here but I felt the pictures do not do justice to this project even though I tried my best to click from every angle.
This box is 6"cube has 5 layers in all. There are a few picture mats and tags as well held in pockets and belly bands. So it can take around 52 pictures max and 6 journaling tags which can be also used for pictures. Few mats can be written on as well and I feel its pretty functional.
I have metal legs attached to this box which are place 1/2"from the ground and these are pretty sturdy legs. These solve 2 purposes - It safeguards my flowers from getting squished and it added to the vintage feel.....Isn't ti awesome.
I have used kraft cardstock (270gsm)to build this box which makes the box very sturdy. The last layer is 6"square and the following layers to the inside are 1/2" smaller from the predecessor. The innermost layer is 4"in size. I have used Eno greetings paper pack - Romantic for the box. The handmade flowers and layers and done using scraps from Eno Greetings Retro Series paper pack. I think it has scraps from 3 paper packs from Retro Series.

In the center is a very beautiful ornate chipboard frame which is adorned with flowers and butterflies along with the lyrics of this timeless song. The orante from is basically built by me. I sandwiched the same chipboard background design I used on the top between 2 chipboard frames from ItsyBitsy. This frame actually is a pack of chipboard shapes I bought long time ago.....its an Oldie as well. I added gesso and embossed it with Gold an white embossing powders from Wow. I am pretty happy with the way it looks and those butterflies are divine.

All the flowers are handmade and I used my basic sizzix dies for this. The leaves are diecuts from elizabeth craft designs - Curvy leaves. I did stencilling on everypage and added doilies and cheesecloth. All the stencils are from ItsyBitsy and so are the doilies. All the pages are distressed using Tim Holtz distressing tool.
Ont he top, I have a ornate chipboard frame and a Chipboard background embellishment from Itsybitsy. They are also heat embossed with gold and white to achieve this shabby feel....
I hope you liked my Explosion box. I have never done this style and I am very excited to share something new with you all. I hope all liked it as well.


44 comments:

  1. Beautiful project with lovely flowers loved it

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    1. Ty so much for topping by Pooja...so glad you like my new style.....
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  2. This is amazing! Wow, the layers are spectacular! What fun! Hugs, Autumn

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    1. Thank you dear for visiting me. So happy to know you liked my explosion box...
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    2. Should have said Thanks so much for sharing with us at Scrapy Land. Hugs, Autumn :)

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    3. Awwww......Ty dear for stopping by....I am glad you liked my work. I always look forward to playing at Scrapy Land.
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  3. Absolutely gorgeous. It's full of so much love and how you put your heart into making this. Fabulously amazing.

    With smiles
    Laine Kammeraad
    www.Hugs4TheHeartDesigns.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh my gosh, this is amazing!! Wow!! The layers and details are stunning!! I love how you decorated the lid and all of the inside as well!! This is spectacular!! I absolutely love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. I am simply thrilled that you like my explosion box...Ty so much for stopping by.
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  5. WOW absolutely amazing fabulous shabby chic distressed layers and gorgeous embellishments a definite keepsake to keep on show
    Carol x

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting me my dear....glad you liked my explosion box.
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  6. A delightful exploding box. Lovely papers, fabulous textures and great techniques. Your flowers are gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining in with our August challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

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    1. Ty so much for topping by...So happy you like my project.
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  7. Wow!! This is absolutely amazing. Love the shabby chic look, thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month, Jane (DT) :) x http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ty so much for visiting me dear...I am so glad you liked my take on an Explosion box in my Mixed media style...
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  8. WOW you have really put your heart into this one and it is one gorgeous beauty!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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    1. Thank you dear Sonia for visiting me...I am so glad you liked this and yes its my one of the favs too...
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  9. So hard to believe that this box is just 6" square. It is packed to the brim with gorgeous embellishments. I have never seen such an exquisite exploding box before. You have done yourself proud. I love your beautiful flowers. Thankyou for fluttering into the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Mrs. A....Its always nice to hear from you...you have such kind words for me and it really motivates me to do better with my every challenge entry...Ty so much for visiting me...
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  10. WOW!!! This is absolutely amazing. I am lost for words it is that stunning.
    Thank you for joining us over at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Kelly (DT)

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    1. Awwwww......Thats really sweet of you...Ty so much for such kind words...I am glad you could stop by..
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  11. Beautiful greeting EB. Thank you for playing at Scrapping4fun
    Marjeta, GD

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  12. WOW! This is so impressive!! I had never seen such a box! I love it! Thank you for sharing with us at More Than Words! I am happy that you were inspired by our challenge, but remember that to be eligible for a prize, you can only create a layout, canvas, or art journal page and you can only combine our challenge with 2 more challenges. Hoping you will play along again next month!

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    1. Dear Nicole...Ty so much for reminding me about the rules...Sometimes when I get inspired and so engrossed that I fail to read all the rules....Ty for stopping by. I will surely participate next time again keeping all the rules in mind.
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  13. Oh, my goodness! I love this! What a labor of love--it's says "I will always love you!" over and over again! What a treasure! the papers are gorgeous and make up some lovely layers and flowers! Gosh, I could stare at this all day! I am SO happy you shared your creativity with us at Scrapy Land in our Anything Goes challenge! Hugs! Sara Emily PS so is this for sale????

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    1. Dear sweet Sara
      Ty so much for such kind words....I am so glad you like this project as much as I do....Its my first attempt and this project is very close to my heart. Ty so much fro visiting me...
      Yes, this box is up for sale and if you are interested you can drop me an email at vrenchanted@gmail.com
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  14. Oh wow!! So much work and detail!! Love your Art Work, Thank you for taking the time to join in the challenge at Word Art Wednesday ! Ginny M DT

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  15. stunning! and thank you so much for the video!

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  16. Wow this is stunning. Beautiful creation
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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  17. Wow! This is spectacular! What a project. I'm impressed with all the detailed work that went into this. Gorgeous finished product! Thanks for joining in the Scrapping4Fun Challenge!

    Carrie, DT
    dearzae.com

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  18. This is very elegant and beautiful !! What a creative love to your husband, but my dear please remember the rules from our challenge only canvas, layout of art journal can win the prizes !! Thanks for joining us at More Than Words !! Have a nice day. xoxo Heike

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  19. Beautiful creation !! Love your concept !! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!<3

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous exploding box!
    Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
    Susan
    Addicted to Stamps and More
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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  21. Yes! I have had a song get stuck in my head, but I never created a project about it, that is a great idea! Your exploding box looks absolutely gorgeous! So many layers and beautiful elements! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

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