Friday, 11 June 2010

All That Blooms

Well, it's Friday again and another week nearly done. Is it me, or do they just go faster and faster?

What's happened to the weather, or was that Summer? We've had a week of solid rain, mist and general gloom and it's soooo cold, I'm back in sweaters again. We had to laugh though, last weekend we bought a lovely little table and two chairs for the patio, somewhere to sit and have coffee on those lovely Summer mornings and our Neighbour said "that's it, you've done it now, it'll do nothing but rain" and that's exactly what's happened. I've just admired our lovely table from the window.

In the last post I shared the Wedding card I'd made for my friend who'd got married over the Bank Holiday. She's works at my daughter's school and the teachers asked me to make an exploding box for them to give her. She's a huge Bradford Bulls Rugby fan and actually got married at the ground so they wanted rugby balls to come out of it.

This is what I came up with. I kept the outside quite plain and just used a textured pearly cream card to decorate it, matted with gold mirricard and added a paper rose on the lid.

All the teachers signed the inside and I printed the rugby balls off the Internet, cut them out and glossed them. The bouquet of roses and leaves hid all the acetate and I let the leaves come up the strips of acetate so that they had a bit of movement too. The roses were made out of a cream textured paper and I just added a hint of brushed corduroy to them. The punched leaves had a swirly stamp added to look like veining.

She is absolutely thrilled with it and has it on her desk and shows anyone who comes by. She's stood it up in the lid so that the roses and balls are on the top of the box and it looks really good, I would never have thought of turning it inside out.

I'm entering it into the Tuesday Taggers challenge this week as their theme is "All That Blooms".

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a great Weekend. I think the forecasters are promising at least a little bit of sunshine!!


Lynne K said...

Wow, Lisa, thats fantastic! No wonder she was thrilled with it. What a lovely idea for everyone to sign the inside. I like the way you kept the outside plain and simple, that way it's even more of a surprise on the inside. And what a great idea to turn it inside out to display it.

Hope you have a lovely weekend. No sun here at the moment, but it's starting to look a bit brighter... xx

Teri said...

WOW - that's just gorgeous hun!
Thanks for playing at Tuesday Taggers this week.
Teri x

Zoechaos said...

Beyond stunning its very special and great that everyone could leave a message inside wonderful treasure. Thank you for sharing it with us at TT this week.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
This is absolutely stunning!
She must have been thrilled to bits to receive this!
We are to blame for the weather too. Just as we put the garden furniture out. Down came the rain:(
kim x

Jill said...

Isn't that just beautiful Lisa, there you go again with your clever creativeness!

It rained heavily all day on Monday but its not rained here since then and although its quite windy, its mild at the moment.

Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog. Jill x

Lynda said...

What a brilliant idea - perfectly themed and just great for all those personal messages!

Love Lynda xxx

Debbie Dolphin said...

OMG Lisa!!!I think I know who you made this for its the other D.Dolphin. As in Diane. Such a small world. We were supposed to be going to the wedding but my hubby had man flu!!
its too much of a coincidence as she got married at bradford bulls
love debbie
ps its fab by the way xxx

Kathy said...

Oh Lisa! what an absolutely stunning box and such a brilliant idea for all the messages. The flowers look just glorious.
I love the stylish plain exterior and what a surprise to find inside

Beryl said...

I think it's our fault the weather changed. Last week we got the bench table and umbrella out of the shed. It had been there since we bought it last summer when the weather turned the week after we bought it!
I think this box is brilliant and no less brilliant is your friend's way of displaying it.
Beryl xx


A truly fabulous keepsake Lisa. What a great idea for attaching the rugby balls, and how lovely to have the inside panels signed by everyone. Brilliant!! Love and hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Eiglas said...

Hi Lisa!
Wonderful project Hunni!
Very beautiful and anyone would love to receive it.

If you pop over to my blog there's a little something for you!

craftimamma said...

What a fabulous idea Lisa. Your friend couldn't fail to be delighted and I'm not surprised she shows it off every chance she gets.

Lesley Xx

PS So it was you what put the mockers on the weather was it????? Lol!

PatR said...

Totally gorgeous and thanks for joining us at TT this week.

Enfys said...

This is AMAZING Lisa, I love the detail, and the gorgeous elegant outside, then poof out pop rugby balls. Really quirky.
big hugs
En xx

marysanders123 said...

i really like this! How creative of you to have the different balls springing from the roses by acetate!