Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Vintage boxes - Kianel

Hi there my dear Cheery Lynn designs friends!
Kianel here with you today showing you a box i started at the scrap show we had in Paris this week end and for which i had the incredible opportunity to meet the "Doily Lama" himself!!!

 Mike and i demonstrated the Cheery Lynn Designs dies there and i started this little box to show the possibilities of the frames and the corners. I finished it at home so here it is:

You know how i love to use dies for other purposes than what they are designed for and this time i played with my lace corners again. Do you remember this flower made out of Lace corner D?

As this one sold out after the 1st day of demonstration, i thought i would try to play with another one so i chose lace corner E this time and made a flower out of it:

I used the one which is on the top of the picture, which really is alike lace:
Lace Corner Deco E 

The base of the box is made with cardstock. I then used an XL square stackers to open 2 of the sides. To decorate those opened sides, i chose to use the french lattice small.
On the lid i decorated all the sides with the Wedding garter border.

I also decorated each side of the box with dies. On the left side, i used the exotic butterfly small #2 and the angel wings small # 2, that i placed on a fanciful flourish.

On the right side, i created the flower using one of the dies in the Lace corner D set. This flower is decorated with the Victorian Romance Flourish that i cut to size my box. I finished with a small exotic butterfly die and the small angel wings coordinated die.

The big red flower is made out of one of the dies from the lace corner E set that i cut 5 times and flipped each in 4 as an accordeon. I then glued all the centers together and added  a smaller flower in the center that i made using the miniature rose die and the medium rose die.

 I then added leaves from the pine branches die and the Victorian Romance Flourish to which i added two pieces of the same die in another color.


I made a tag with the Little french flair stacker and the Little silver french flair stacker and added an exotic butterfly small and the exotic butterfly small angel wings .

I also would like to share another project that i made during the show for a lady who was selling ready made boxes and asked us to decorate one of them.
I never got a chance to finish the box but this is what i made using dies from the Easter collection:
I used the little spring basket which i backed up with 3D pads to give some volume.
I inked the little rabbit and placed it there too.
I then inked a fanciful flourish that i cut into several pieces and placed in the basket.
And finished with flowers made using miniature rose and medium rose dies.

On the front side of the box, i used the Dancing doily lace border.
I made a stencil out of the italian flourish die and inked the left side of the box using it for my background.
The lace egg six is cut twice and placed on a cardstock cut with the egg stackers.
I also used  the pine branches die that i inked with distress and one of the gorgeous exotic butterfly small #2 dies.


I would like to thank Mike and Cheery Lynn for such a great time and for those marvellous dies they  design! Don't forget thta from now on, you'll find our weekly challenge on its own blog with a chance to win a 20$ shopping spree! Take care and see you in a week, love from France, Kianel.

15 comments:

  1. Awesome, gorgeous, fabulous and beautiful. What fun you must have had with them. We need to clone your brain so we can all think outside the box like you do.

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  2. Kianel, these boxes are gorgeous! I always love the details that you add to your projects!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  3. Wow!!! These are amazing!!! Your creativity always blows me away!!

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  4. Absolutely love your finished box and the one you started. You are very clever with those photo corners!! What a thrill to meet the 'Doily Lama' in person!!

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  5. These boxes are amazing, I really must try making a flower using the corner dies too, what a brilliant idea.
    hugs
    Donna xx

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  6. Don't think my comment went through. Each one Beautiful! Love the way you used the corner doilys to make flowers. Edna

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  7. Beautiful boxes, Kianel and love your corner flowers, so imaginative.

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  8. Kianel, I always look forward to seeing what you've made, as soon as I see you are the designer. You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful work. I really want to scrap-lift your box and maybe a couple of things you've done. If I do, I'll definitely link back to you. Have a great day! Hugs, dj1952

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  9. These are breathtaking!! :) Gorgeous soft effects and fabulous dies!

    Looks like it was busy but fun!

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  10. Stunning projects...and so inventive! Hope Mike and BJ enjoyed a bit of Paris while there!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  11. Kianel, your boxes are absolutely gorgeous! You are amazing!

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