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Saturday, 17 July 2010

The Box, the Butterfly & the Bling


I haven't made a box in a while, so I thought I'd use this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge as an excuse.

This week there's a sumptuous split complementary combo of lime green with its opposite hues of purple and lilac. The beauty of complimentary schemes is that the colours contrast against each other and really stand out. That's why the green embellishments on this box really pop out from the purple.

The flowers and border are made from Martha Stewart punches, the rainbow butterfly is from Caroline's Rubber Stamps (coloured with Promarkers and embossed with holographic powder) and the bling is Prima.

Now all I need to do is fill the box with chocolates (if i can resist the temptation to eat them first).

17 comments:

Carol Q said...

what a fab shade of purple. gorgeously decorated box and unusual shape

Lynne said...

This is super. You`re so right, the green certainly pops. Love it!
Lynne xxx

Cath Wilson said...

That's lovely, Paul - love the paper and it all works really well. Haven't made a box in ages - really need to stop making cards, cards, cards, although I never have enough! One of my favourite colour combos, so I'll be doing this one.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW--you always blow me away with your creations! I don't even know how to make a box! And from beautiful paper! That butterfly on that ribbon--great touch!! I also like those flower punches!! Def. love love love this box:) Great job all around, Paul!! Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

JoZart said...

That is so gorgeous... love the colour combo and it is beautifully made. I wouldn't bother putting the chocs in there... you'll only have to open it up again to eat them and the colour of chocolate doesn't harmonise at all.
Jo x

Michele said...

Wow, love it! Fab use of the colours - very classy x

Dotpat said...

Love your box Paul really gorgeous

Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous decorated box and the green does pop out from the box. Love it. Tracy Evans x

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is just lovely, Paul! Love how you have decorated it.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!

Lynn Stevens said...

Not much could top your little box except filling it with those chocolates!

Jaqi said...

What a fab little box, and in my favourite colour too

Dazzled Nance said...

this is really gorgeous! Going to take a peak at your box posts later and grab a tutorial.

Helen said...

I've never tried making a box, but I absolutely love this one, the colours are fantastic.

Sarah Schwerin said...

Fabulous box Paul! This is one of my favourite colour combos. So excited to see a male papercrafter! Off to check out more of your blog. :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning box Paul, wonderful use of this weeks colors. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic box design! Love the papers, bling and everything! Glad you decided to create your box this week for the PDCC challenge.

Ruby said...

This is stunning Paul! I absolutely love it!! What a beautiful shaped box! I also love the way you describe the colour challenge, beautiful terminology! Thanks for playing along with us again at the PDCC this week!