Thursday, May 20, 2010

Certifiably Nuts

Certifiably nuts is what I called myself when I finished this project of an explosion box. I don't know what I am going to do with it now but it is certainly adorable. I did it for a challenge from Magnolicous Birthday bash here. The boxes that I have seen are so wonderful. You Ladies did a super job.
Here is my top using Longing Tilda:
I stamped Dream twice using two different shades of purples. The little flowers are punches from other parts of the project. The dp is Euphoria from basic grey. Tilda is colored with Copics.

Here is the front using Wilma. You can see the punch I used around the lid of the top. That 's where the punch-outs come from on the sides.
Now a picture of the side:
Of course what has Tilda been dreaming of? Well that comes next on the inside.
What little girl doesn't dream of becoming a ballerina. You can see that Wilma was throwing flowers at Tilda's feet. Here is a close-up of Tilda.
I originally left the corners in but decided it was too fussy that way so I cut them out. Tilda has a rhinestone in her tiara, stickles on her dress and diamond glaze on her shoes. Here is a close up of the floor.
What a wonderful project but I still need to figure out what to do with it.
Hope you enjoyed. And as always I enjoy your comments.


Julie said...

Very pretty. I love how it opens up to the ballerina.

Barb Hardeman said...

This is so delightfully thought out Peggie! You must know some little girl who would be so excited about getting such a treasure! Your little ballerina is wonderfully colored and I love what you did with the ribbon and flowers around her feet! Very very cute!!!

kraftykylie said...

Gorgeous!!! I think you deserve flowers thrown at your
You did a wonderful job!! Tilda is coloured wonderfully and your papers are so pretty and feminine.
Big Smiles to you
Kylie :D

Leonie said...

Just gorgeous and well worth all your effort. Love how she is dreaming of being a ballerina. What litle girl does. All your details are so pretty
Hugs Leonie

A Passion for Stamping said...

Beautiful Peggy! I make these explosion boxes all the time and can't wait until I can do one with the "maggies." You did a great job!



Jean said...

Oh Peggie, I love yours... I especially love puppy on the front and Dream on the other... very nice and on the inside I love the ballerina.. you have done such a beautiful job with your coloring and your box will stand up against anyone else's... It is outstanding so don't you have any fear.. of course we are all critical of our own. but yours is beautiful!!! Well done!!
Hugs, Jean

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful Peggie! They are a ton of work but so worth it and you did a fabulous job--love the ballet dancer in the midst of flowers inside! Thanks for joining in on the challenge with us!


marsha said...

Peggie, this is just so adorable! I love the ballerina Tilda, and of course the others too! Great project and great coloring!
Hugs, Marsha

Anonymous said...

I love this idea, kind of like a jewelry box! Tilda looks so pretty, your coloring is awesome.

Anonymous said...

You're explosion box is adorable. I love the DP you have used for the nesties and inside flaps...the colors are gorgeous. Such a wonderful job on the coloring as well.

cabio's craft corner said...

Tilda is so very sweet inside this box and the doggie on the box front is so cute!

Diana Crick said...

Absolutely adorable, perfect sentiment for Longing Tilda who is destined for the Royal Ballet of maybe Sweden .
hugs, Diana

paola said...

Stunning Peggie! love how you have her dancing in the centre of her flowers, and the ribbon is the perfect touch
P.S beautifully colored as usual

Nancy said...

Oh Peggie your box is beautiful and i love the pretty design paper that you have used! Ballarina Tilda is adorable and you have colored her beautifully! Awesome job!

Cheryl said...

Great job with the box! The ballerina setting inside is perfect! This would be a little girl's dream come true!

Only By His Grace Papercrafting said...

Beautiful explosion box Peggy.
Gorgeous coloring.
Hugs marion

Dena said...

Oh this little ballerina is gorgeous! Love how you did you beautiful box!!!
Hugs, Dena

Barb F said...

It is beautiful and certainly worht the time you spent on it!!! I love your box! Hugs,

Julie said...

So pretty with a wonderful surprise inside!

stampinlover said...

Beautiful Card, Peggy. I love both Tildas and the cute little puppy dog. your embellishments are perfect. Great card.
Anna Marie

Angelwood said...

So adorable, Peggie! Beautiful work! hugs, Angela

Maureen said...

Aw Peggie, what a cute box! Your ballerina is beautiful, and what a lot of work! I hope you find someone who is deserving of such a work of art.

Pam said...

What a beautiful box you have made! I love the Tilda on the outside, but who could tell from that what delight there would be on the inside!
I love your coloring!
I hope you will find the perfect person to appreciate your hard work!
Hugs to you,

Myrna said...

Beautiful job on your box. I just love this Tilda.

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous, Peggie, I love the beautiful images and gorgeous papers.
Hugs, Christine

megline said...

Very beautiful
Hugs, Line

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

This is fantastic peggie!! great job!! I know what you mean about feeling crazy.....LOL I have OFTEN felt that way about the card and paper projects. But, it's so worth it in the end isn't it?

Deb said...

Holey Moley Peggie!! What a beautiful job you have done!! Love the theme & colours you have chosen. I thought about doing this one, but it just looked like SOOOOO much work. Maybe I'll try next winter when I have more time - now, the garden beckons.
Deb xoxo

ChrisaBella said...

You did an awesome job.

peggysue said...

Oh Peggie this is beautiful! you chose all the right Tildas for the decoration of your box . . .but I know what you mean, I made an explosion box too and now I have no idea what to do with it!