Friday, October 12, 2012

'Curious Party' Explosion Box for Scrappingville

Hi there,
Looks like Halloween came early @ my home this year. I had a marvelous time making this large explosion box for Alice's Curious Party!. Fun enough to have Mad Hatter, The Red Queen, Cheshire Cat and fat boys Tweedledum and Tweedledee to join me. Oh, happy day :).



Dreamy. I wasn't sure how this project would progress since this was sort of an experiment. I have never made explosion box this big (5"X 5") before. And THIS MUCH FUN!. I was inspired by this tutorial that I saw online. 


I went crazy and made me a paper tea cup and brewed some mad tea!. Of course, 'Alice In Wonderland' movie played on my DVD the whole time :). All the classic images are cutout from an old children storybook. Then wrote favorite quotes from the movie.


The box is made out of chipboard and pattern papers while the lid is from heavily stamped card stock. It is easier to stamp images on a card stock first before making the lid :).

Some of the curious things I made for the party;
A whole teapot of mad tea and a gauzy eat-me cupcake. 

Drink-me magic potion [it looked more like Luke Skywalker's blue milk, LOL. Made out of blue glitter powder]. That orange paper ribbon is the 'Oraculum'. The compendium of the Underland :). 


I stuffed the tea cup with red roses bouquet and shredded pages from an old book. Then embellished around the saucer with Alice-blue ruffles. I added a few pop-up playing cards to fill up the box. Among my guests were;

Tweedledee, Tweedledum and Cheshire Cat.

Mad Hatter and the Red Queen. Funny that the Queen came with 'Off With Their Heads' pashmina! . LOL. Silly me. I wrote those with correction pen on a black ribbon. 

And the 'right' Alice. 

That's it. Needed some work for the details but surely joyful to feel like a kid again :). I'm teaching how to make this explosion box @ Scrappingville this October. Do check our class schedule online soon :).

I'm linking up the tea party box to Twinkle like a bat, Shine like tea tray challenge @ The Altered Alice. I hope I could play along even when I don't have anything that twinkles and the only thing that shines is the blue glitter dust magic potion :). 

Have a curious party too this Halloween!. 
Hugs.

Supplies: 7 Gypsies Journal Handle, Tim Holtz Collection/Stampers Anonymous stamps, Living Cabin Apothecary bottle, Hambly Screen Print (Mini Moustaches), black fibres, pattern papers from Basic Grey (Eerie Haunted Forest, Eerie scary cat, Life of the party) and Glitz Designs (Lace With Grace). Playing cards, ribbons, tulle, lace and wooden chipboard from stash. 

26 comments:

  1. this is so beautiful!its such a lovely box! The outside looks so floral and vintage with the bow and that gorgeous paper and the inside is really adorable!

    Very unique and a fun looking project!

    Duaa

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    1. Thanks, Duaa!. This is really a fun project, I promise you :).

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  2. Undoubtedly the COOLEST thing I've seen today! This is terrific. Incredible detail to every aspect of the book and movie. It's completely WONDERFUL!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa. Been wanting to do an Alice project for so long, it is the perfect timing now :).

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  3. Wow.... you put such an amazing amount of detail into this.

    It's beautiful.

    Karenx

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    1. Hi, Karen. I believed I became a kid for a day, making the playful project :). Thanks so much.

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  4. You are so creative and amazing with your projects. I LOVE LOVE all the detail you put into this. What patience you must have, good for you. LOVE IT ALL!!!

    I will be posting something soon inspired by your pages. Still finishing it up. Trying to get over my creative slump,lol
    Have a great weekend!!

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    1. Thanks, Dawn!!. The explosion box is not unlike a pumpkin, you know :). I tried to combine Fall things, Alice tea party and Halloween in one project. I had a great time making this :).

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  5. WONDERFUL project Shahrul .... it's so fun and full of surprises!! I have a friend who loves everything Alice ... I'm off to send her your link right now! Smiles from Kel.

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    1. Hi, Kelly!!. That's great!!. I LOVE to meet your friend :). This would be a playful project for both kids and adults alike :).

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  6. This is really gorgeous Shahrul!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Kirsty!!. Finally I had my own Fall party :). My explosion box is pumpkin-look-alike project too, just to squeeze in some Fall things :).

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  7. This is amazing Shahrul! I just love every little bit of it! I am adding this lovely creation to the Wonderland art roundup I'm working on. I hope you will enter it at The Altered Alice...I just know the girls will go ga ga for it :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy!. You go girl, I'm following suit very soon :). You inspired us with all things Alice, I had to try make one you see :). It's worth every minute of it. Hugs.

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  8. what an explosion of fun this is-spectacular !!!!

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    1. Yup, Linda ... I had really a great time imagining things these days:) I'm brewing something up, a recycle project which also going to be Alice-theme :). We'll see. HUGS.

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  9. Wowwwww.....I'm simple awestruck by this! Hehe....yup we almost think alike...I agree to that. Mcm Ada telepathy. Hehehe.....awesome detailing on this Shahul! I can see your patience working on this. They are just so complete. The colours are just awesome! And when you open the box, there are journalling too!full of surprises!! Love it!

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    1. Right?. I LOVE that about us :). You know Nida, explosion blox is just the perfect project for Faiz!!. Create a surprise box which contains all of his favorite super heroes, aliens (LOL), dinos ..yes, everyone came to his costume party or something. They would be a lovely animated when popped-up. Good luck!. Perfect place to keep all his flea market toys in one place :).

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  10. Absolutely AMAZING, Shahrul! the details are just FABULOUS! I can't stop looking at it. Thanks so much for joining us at The Altered Alice! xxD

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    1. Thanks so much :). I absolutely so inspired by all things Alice nowadays!. So many ways to play :).

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  11. Amazing! You've never made an explosion box before??? I'm always delighted to see them; and this one has me awestruck! Good luck!

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    1. I did, but very simple and small-ish one ... just about 3"X3", so this one is a whole lot more fun :). Thanks so much for visiting :)

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  12. Thanks so much for submitting this amazing project to The Altered Alice! I love all the details, you did a fantastic job!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lynne!. I must say Alice projects are sooo addictive. LOVING the Altered Alice, a cool place to go play!.

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  13. Congrats with your winning box project!!! You truly deserve it, your project looks sooooo BEAUTIFUL and there are so much details everywhere!! Hope to see you next time @ The Altered Alice blog/challenge.

    Love from The Netherlands,
    Leintje*

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