Tuesday, July 26, 2016



Time for some fun with G45's Hallowe'en in Wonderland Collection.
There are many layers and fun details to share in this explosion box.
LOTS of pictures so I will keep the words short!

Box top.
The silver tea set is from Fab Scraps. 
Nested behind the G45 keys is a tea pot that is a die cut from Taylored Expressions.

 Spoons have been bent and curved to make the handles.

Several of the images have an extra layer of fussy cutting. These pieces have been rounded with a ball stylus and silicone was used for keeping their dimension. 
Craft foam is a great way to pop up extra layers, keeping them solid.

We can't be late!
Tiny silk bows were tied using a baby fork!

Let the tea party begin!
Off with the box top!

"At Last! We Thought You'd Never Arrive"
I'm sure with all the pictures so far... you didn't either!

To create the scene for the center of the box I made a keyhole and added vellum. 
The Leafy Branch from Impression Obsession was die cut to make the tree. Foliage around the base and the tree were heat embossed to add durability.

Another birds eye.

Backside of the keyhole.
Queen & Company Bitty Beads fill the mini bottles from Idea-ology. 

Gotta love that mischievous grin on The Cheshire Cat!

 Was he really late?
Love the findings of the timepiece for The White Rabbit.

At the tea party.
 Does The Mad Hatter really get a silver spoon?

Frog-Footman is delivering the letter to the duchess...I opened it!

The second layer which is under the center box.

At Last, The Red Queen of Hearts!

Thank you for taking the time to look!
You can find all the materials needed to create this box and more at Impressive Ideas, where it is also on display!


  1. Karen this is unbelievably over the top amazing! Wow....looks like a lot of work or fun for us crafters! Truly amazing!

  2. Yea! You posted it! Fabulous work of art Karen! The pictures don't do it justice.

  3. Simply amazing! One of your best projects ever!

  4. A work of art. An incredible, mind boggling work of art. SHEESH!!! I LOVE it!

  5. WOW! I hope you shared this with G45. It's amazing, absolutely amazing!

  6. Karen: You are such an incredible artist, I am ALWAYS so in AWE of your creations. Each one takes my breath away. I feel so privileged to see your art in person. I try so hard to emulate your work, but there is only one original! My entire family were BLOWN away when we saw this explosion box. THANK YOU for being so generous in sharing your beautiful creations. BEYOND GORGEOUS!!!

  7. This is extraordinary! What a stunning piece of art!