Sunday, 13 April 2014

Jumping on the band wagon...

Good evening, my lovelies!  It's a late one from me this evening!  Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend and that the sun has been shining for you!  The boys are on their Easter hols now, so crfaty time for me will be sparce!
Recently, I have seen a lot of the card-in-a-box style cards and decided it was about time that I had a go at one (especially after seeing the cutest version that Kathrin made over at Kruemels Bastel-Blog...so adorable!)  So here's my take on one (apologising in advance for the terrible lighting in my pics - trying to take photos at night with a flash doesn't lend itself to quality photos!)...

...I decided to go fishy and use a cute fish colouring page that I found ages ago, for my images.  I love the way they actually look suspended, swimming in mid air!  This is, of course, achieved by attaching the elements to strips of acetate and not by voodoo magic!...
...I coloured the fishes with my Pro/Flexmarkers and used some ultra fine flower soft as sand along the base of each layer.  I wanted to keep the box flaps quite simple so as not to detract from the fish and so embossed white card with a Cuttlebug circles folder, which I thought looked a bit like bubbles!  I used one of my new plaid papers for the box base and stamped the sentiment using small alphabet stamps...
...The card still folds flat for popping into an envelope.  I highlighted some of the embossed circles with glitter and added some pearls on acetate strips as bubbles too.
Hope you like my aqautic creation and I'm sure I'll be making some more of these fun box cards, now I am firmly on the band wagon!  Don't forget that there's still chance for you to join in with my So Sentimental theme this week at Passion for Promarkers and I hope to be back soon with some more crafty creations!
Take care and have a great week!
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes
Embossing
Anything Goes (closes 17th)
Anything Goes / Optional Girly (closes 22nd)
All Creatures Great and Small (closes 17th)

15 comments:

Jane said...

Oh Lisa this is brilliant. I have seen lots of cards in a box in blogland but this is by far the best. It really looks like those fun fish are swimming. I keep saying I will have a go at one but keep getting distracted and doing other projects.....I just wish I had more crafty time. Have a great week xx

Ali said...

Oh I love that!!! I'm afraid I havent had a go at making one...yet, always late to the party!!

Sue said...

This is wonderful Lisa,a really fabulous design. I love the beautifully coloured fish suspended by acetate and the embossing looks fabulous.
I hope you are enjoying the Easter holidays.
hugs Sue

vivie said...

oh i love so much your creation!! thank you for joining us at just inspirational!!!

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Lisa, love this fab card. The fish look so good floating around and I love the bubble embossing.

Donna x

Lisbeth K said...

This is just so incredible beautiful! Makes me wanting a new aquarium !!! Lovely done :) Thanks for joining Just Inspirational this week :)
Lisbeth, DT

Eileen Dobson said...

Stunning project, love the fish. Thanks for playing along with us over at Creative Moments.

coops said...

wow so stunning lisa.really love the fabulous design and the fish are fab. :D

xx coops xx

Blueboreale (Aurore) said...

Rho extra ! Ce projet est top, j'adooore les poissons !
Merci pour ta participation au squirrel and the fox challenge
Bises

Bridie Payne said...

Fantastic box, the fish look amazingly bright and colourful!

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Have a lovely Easter!!

Hugs

Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

SoniaW said...

Wow - this card/box is great! This is definitely one of the best ones i have seen. Love the embossing folder too - one for my list! Thansk for joining us at Just Inspirational challenges. - Sonia W DT

Scrapcat 1 said...

Such a fabulous card in a box. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this week and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Tracy DT

Cards by Ziggy said...

What a cute card, thank you so much for sharing it with us this fortnight at Creative moments
Zoe DT xxx

alex said...

Wow this is a gorgeous creation, thank you for playing at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
{Creative Moments Owner}
Alex x

Colette said...

Fabulous Lisa, I love the fish, so bright and look amazing swimming around your box, hugs, Colette xx