Saturday 12 May 2018

2018 #8 Boxes Photobox with the Urban Snapshots Collection {by Debs Wainwright}

2018 Topic 8: Boxes

This painterly box by Debs oozes that spring time vibe, when you can feel warmer days are just around the corner! We have had some amazing Spring weather here in the UK in recent weeks...lets hope it continue for that Royal wedding which isn't too far away! Meantime, enjoy a throwback to the mid 2000's with our Urban Snapshots stamps ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Debs with you tonight with a photo box inspired by Keren Baker. I thought it would make a great project to share the versatility of boxes. I’ve changed it a little to fit with our theme, and showcase the lovely stamps I used. However, you can make it your own by changing all the elements I used, or follow along to make your own little box of treasures.

I chose the stamps I used Urban Snapshots Nature Plates 2, 3 and 4 . These are all A6 (quarter) plates, and available unmounted or EZ mounted.

I chose these specifically because I knew they would work in the different panels of the box, their sizes were just perfect for it, but you could easily stamp them onto larger panels if you wanted to use them on a bigger box and then add a border around the panel before attaching to the box panel. The possibilities are really endless.

The box fastened with first two flaps attaching  to each other and I added ribbon to the remaining two as I wanted to fasten it with a bow. However the second fastenings if used in the directed way make the box particularly sturdy, so would make great gift boxes.

This particular box was cut using a Memory Keepers punch board, and I chose a 4x4 box setting, but you can make much smaller ones if you wish. You could make several that will all fit inside each other, which can then be stacked up on each other creating a pyramid. I wanted the largest size as I wanted to fit the concertinaed photo strip inside as I wanted to ensure it was sized big enough to take  real photos if you wished to use them. 

I chose the colours, I did to represent Spring, as the stamps were nature themed, I thought they would work well together. I added gold flicks of paint to add the sun. The red gold and oranges of the concertina were the colours of the flowers again stamped with the additions of nature. You can add the colours of your choice, to your box of photos, stamp illustrations or even hand painted pictures. You can personalise it anyway that suits you.

These stamps were perfect for stamping straight onto the painted surface, as they were more silhouette in style which gives a great contrast to your project, I added more with black paint to compliment the images.

The great thing about this box with the concertina inside is it pops up/out when you open the box, and this was what inspired me with Keren’s box. You could add confetti pieces or flowers too which would shoot out when the recipient opens the box which creates even more fun in giving a present to someone.

Boxes are a treat to make, as well as to give, whether in this style or any other, so why not give it a go. Show us your individuality by styling up a box(s) your way, through what colours and embellishments you use. 

Take Care everyone 
Debs xxx

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Helen said...

what a great box, Debs!!

geezercrafter said...

Love the idea of the concertina element inside your fab box Debs. Lovely combination of colours and use of stamps.

Words and Pictures said...

Love the contrasting accordion piece erupting from your box - this is a delight.
Alison x

Art By Wanda said...

A wonderful project, Debs!!!

Paper Wishes said...

I love the colours, the stamps, the oxide backgrounds the book it is a wonderful project, thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Miriam said...

Stunning project using some of my favourite stamps that got me hooked on PaperArtsy! Wonderful work Debs.

SewPaperPaint said...

This is absolutely INCREDIBLE! What a fabulous idea, beautiful use of stamping and color, and awesome original design. <3 Hugs, Autumn

Corrie Herriman said...

Amazing ! Love it !
Corrie x

Ruth said...

Beautiful fun work Debs, love the box take! xx