Saturday, 20 March 2010

Elegant Carnations

I'm off to a Regional Training Event today, joining 60 other Demonstrators for a day of fun and learning - can't wait! It's almost a mini convention and I'm so pleased to be taking along three of my downline, Helen, Cath and Alison. Cath and Ali are new demo's having only signed up in the last two months and their enthusiasm and excitement is so contagious! All three ladies are very talented in cardmaking and scrapbooking and I know their swaps will be exceptional. I will share with you what I bring home from everyone and you'll be able to see for yourself how brilliant the talent there is within Stampin' Up! I've done my swaps, last minute dot com as usual, and they're a blatant case but I'll show you them another time. What I will give you a peek of is what I've made for the Demo's Choice - this being a little competition for Demonstrators to go to town and let their creative juices flow. I think my creativity is hiding somewhere but thankfully a few weeks ago I did make something just in case I didn't get the time.... it's a box...

... not very exciting but a pretty box anyway. Over Christmas I picked up a few gift items and one of them was handsoap and hand cream packaged together. The lilac and cream packaging was so pretty of course I had to team it with some SU! colours - Lavender Lace, Very Vanilla and Elegant Eggplant with a hint of Old Olive. I also bought a fluffy cream flannel and wrapped everything together with that beautiful wide striped grosgrain ribbon. I'm sure I've said before but tying bows is the easiest with this ribbon, so soft and lush.

And then I made my box, adding some of the window sheets to the inside of the lid to give a glimpse of what's on the inside.

Monica demonstrated at Convention how to make some fabulous flowers from punch outs of the scallop circle. I've since seen a fantastic tutorial on how to also transform them into carnations as you see on my box. Emma Foulkes is the lady that has done the video and you can find it here. Although Emma used paper for her's I've used 6 scallop circles in SU! cardstock. Once the flowers were dry I wiped a glue pen over the edges of the carnation and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds on them - very sparkly. These carnations are gorgeous and I love making them. I also made some smaller ones that you see on the sides of the box which are done in the same way but punched from the larger flower of the Boho Blossom punch.

The stamp for the outside of the box is Bella Toile, one of the large background stamps. So classy and again went with the pattern from the packaging of the handsoap and hand cream. So that's me done. I've just got to pack my swaps and I'm off to bed - it's an early morning for me and I don't really do early. I'll need to set every alarm clock in the house...ha!

Tfl,

17 comments:

craftycrafter said...

oh wow wow wow Angela it is so lovely I wish I could have made one half as good I would have been delighted well done you love Dorothy

Jill said...

Oh my goodness Jo, what a creation its absolutely gorgeous! Hope you have a lovely day! Must go and see how to make those flowers. Jill x

Kate Lewis said...

Jo this is STUNNING!! So elegant and I adore the flowers - off to check out that video now. Have a great day!! Kate x

Angela said...

Enjoy your day!!!
Your box is beautiful, love the colours and the flowers look gorgeous, I will have to try these.
I have made so many of Monica's flowers - I love them!!
Angela x

Lesley said...

This is so pretty.Very elegant and a lovely gift.
Lesley x

Maureen said...

Your box is mouth wateringly beautiful Jo!! and the colours just right. Have a good day today.

Ginny said...

thank you Jo for that flowers!!! I just tried to do one and it works - that simple!

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh my gosh Jo, this gift box is absolutely stunning and I love your carnations. Wish you lived closer as I would definitely put in an order for some. Hope you had fun with your friends today. Can't wait to hear what you saw and learnt. hugs Sharon

Dawn said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Jo, surely you won:)

I love the colour combo too.

Michelle said...

OMG Jo!! that box is just the most gorgeous thing!! the colours are lovely! well done you!!
hugs
Michelle..x

Sara said...

Stunning! This is just so gorgeous on so many levels. Your boxes are always fantastic but you've outdone yourself with the carnations on this one.

Sara xx

Saxo Stamper said...

Gorgeous Jobe x

Really beautiful I LOVE IT ! ! !

k x

SnappyStamper said...

Jo, those flowers are gorgeous! As soon as I saw them I wanted to eat them! (I've been watching a lot of "Cake Boss" lately & these remind me of some of their flowers...) Thanks so much- can't wait to watch that video!

Tammy said...

I loved those flowers so much, I went to the video to see how to make them. Thanks for the link. They turned out great.

Maria said...

Amazing Jo, I loved your box at convention but this is a total work of art. Beautiful

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Oh Jo! Gorgeous box! I would have chosen that as the Demonstrator's choice -- I'm working backwards so I don't know how you did by the way! Thanks for directing me to the tutorial as well -- so simple! I was wondering if it could be done with card stock as well -- you answered my question! Lovely lovely LOVELY! As always ... I admire your style and wish you lived closer so we could get together often! Jeannie

simplyfairies said...

Oh my its abso stunning!1 those carnations are to die for, you clever crafter you!!