Jun 26, 2013

Mixed Media Box

Hello Everyone
A couple of weeks ago I went to a class at Scotties; my local stamp shop. It has been ages since I attended any classes, and although I did not learn anything new, it was a joy to be amongst like minded people, there is nothing like it for boosting the lazy gene in you and I was certainly inspired.
I did not finish the box on the day as I wanted to make my own flowers.

I of course wanted it Shabby-Chic, there are endless layers of papers, paint and ink, plus embossing paste, before I was satisfied with the result only then did I begin to add the elements.
 The Back.

The side.


The handmade Flowers.

I am entering this into Sugar Creek Hollow- Mixed Media. Challenge.

Have a great day


Barb said...

WOW!! This is amazing, Sue! So many awesome details! Love the colors and all that fabulous texture!

Judys Lace Creations said...

Yes I agree- gorgeous box!Glad you were inspired.

Arlene said...

Beautifully shabby chic... I love it. Great colors and your flowers are fantastic!

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Sue, this looks as though you had heaps of fun getting this box to look so wonderfully textured and coloured. The hand made flowers add that extra touch of shabby chicness. I agree there's nothing better than having time with fellow crafters.
hugs Brenda xxx

Dawn T said...

Oh my goodness... did we both attend the same class????? Your box is totally STUNNING. Love the colours you chose and your flowers and all the other added elements Sue.... what an incredible piece of art!!!!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Love this look...so much to see...and your flowers are great Sue!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Unknown said...

I just don´t know where to look because every time I keep discovering something new, which is what I love! Fab work Sue! Hugs, Ira x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous box, the textures look amazing and the flowers are beautiful additions. Thank you for joining us at SCH this time.

Sandy said...

Really wonderful - I love what you did and your handmade flowers - gorgeous!!

butterfly said...

Breathtaking, Sue - you've just got time to come and play with us at Our Creative Corner too... I'm sure this must have all the necessary recipe ingredients - fabric, metal and inks and paints, no?! Beautiful work.
Alison xx

Lisa Minckler said...

OMG!!! Do Art, Have Fun!!!! This is unbelievably outstanding. It's perfection with the shabby brick walls, the torn elements of paper and hidden mysteries, the question mark for ideas yet to come, the hinge that holds it all together, the key that opens doors, the sentiments and viola, the exceptional flowers!!!!
Onion.....I was wrong, THIS is now my favorite...LOL! Holy Beaners...I just love this so much. The embossing paste...wow...really, really gives this piece so much depth and texture and your placement of all the elements move so perfectly to make it's point known.
This is genuinely BEAUTIFUL!
hugs and smiles,
Quirks :D

Sherry Hickey said...

Wow! This is an amazing project; so many fun layers, textures and details to enjoy! Your handmade flowers are awesome. Thanks for joining us for the Sugar Creek Hollow Mixed Media Challenge!

Jenny Marples said...

Where to begin? This has everything, texture, colour, structure, interest. Has to be one of my favourite pieces of blogged art this year. You are utterly amazing Sue - so clever and inspiring. Looking forward to many more. Hugs, Jenny x

Meihsia Liu said...

What a stunning creation, Sue. Love the beautiful texture and flowers. The layers and details so eye catching. :)

Vada said...

Wow What A Beautiful Box!! And congrats on Top Pick at Sugar Creek Hollow! Outstanding Work Sue!
Hugs Vada

Elly said...

Oh wow.....awesome texture and colours! Love the brick stencil, too (:o)