Thursday, 3 March 2011


When we were preparing our configuration box at Tim's workshop, he asked us to remove 3 of the inside boxes. This was to create a large compartment in the middle. We could keep the ones we took out for further projects. I decided to use one of them to make an entry for the Artistic Stamper Design Team Challenge this month which is SPRING.

Before I stuck the papers down I stamped the inside one with peeled paint DI and Tim's Spring Sprung flourish stamp and the outside paper with the Artistic Stamper's stamp, mini chicken wire using bundled sage DI. All the edges are covered with tissue tape.
I then began to stick mini Prima flowers in various parts both inside and outside.

I used  multi matt medium for this as it's quick and efficient. The little chicken is wearing an Easter bonnet stuck using some very sticky double-sided tape, but again, she is stuck with matt medium.
I struggled a bit with the little rabbit peg and bunch of flowers and in the end I used double-sided tape for that too.

The flowers on the top of the box, plus the 'spring' wires, are glued on with silicone. This gave a bit of height as well as something in which to stick the wire.

Finally, I worked out where to place the silver beads (taken from a really cheapo necklace I found in a really cheapo shop) and glued those with matt medium.

What a fun little project.


pearshapedcrafting said...

Joanne, this has really made me feel as though Spring is on it's way! This is gorgeous, love all your little details. Love Chrisx

Artyjen said...

Thanks for joining in the challenge with your "tweet" spring configuration Joanne ;)
xoxo Sioux
The Easter bonnets will soon be here!

Gini said...

I love your spring box Joanne, it's just gorgeous!
I'm so glad you had a lovely time at Tim's workshop and I adore your Mermaid ATC with the shells for a tail!
thank you so much for the welcome to Stampotique :-)

Minxy said...

This is absolutely adorable,Thanks for playing along with the ASCT challenge :D
Stay Inky
hugs Minxy

Hels Sheridan said...

aw this is so pretty Joanne... that ickle chick reminds me of Easter's when I was little and my Gran making a little Easter box for me... bless... thanks for joining in with the AS CT challenge x

Kim Dellow said...

Super cute! I love it! Kim

Gez said...

BRILLIANT idea Joanne.xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's really lovely.