Thursday, January 9, 2014

Susan's Garden Quince and Grid Works

 Today I have a project I loved working on and I hope you like it as much as I do.  This is a 6" square black box I decorated using Susan's Garden Flowering Quince dies, Susan's Grid Works (1 3/8in Squares), and Graphic 45 "Secret Garden" design paper.   The Grid Works were very easy to create and so much fun to work with.

 I LOVE the design paper in the Graphic 45 Secret Garden 8x8 Paper Pad.  One of the sheets had a variety of images I thought would look great die cut with Susan's Grid Works die.   You know how I like to duplicate flowers in design paper!   Well I die cut a lot of the Quince petals, using a very light peach card stock the same color as the flowers in the design paper.  At the base of each flower petal, I sponged on Fired Brick Distress Ink.  The flowers turned out exactly like the ones in the design paper.  Tomorrow I will post a tutorial on how to create the Quince Buds with these dies

This is a picture of the Susan's Garden Flowering Quince dies, the Susan's Grid Works squares die, and the Art Squares "Inchies" (Black 1-1/2" squares) I used.  Susan as designed Grid Works dies to fit a variety of Inchie Squares which are available from Ellen Hutson, LLC.  These are the same squares you see Susan use in her instructions when creating flowers.



 To decorate this box, I added a Tim Holtz, Locket to the front of the box, and Tim Holtz Box Feet to raise the box.  Adding these embellishments really created a very elegant box.

I added a few embellishments (bird cage, bird, and "Harmony" die cut) to the top of the box from my stash.   I'm sorry but I don't know for sure where they are from.

 On the inside of the box I added another piece of the Graphic 45, Secret Garden design paper, and another stem of Susan's Garden Flowering Quince.   

As I said above, tomorrow I will post a tutorial on creating the Flowering Quince.  I hope you will be back.

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19 comments:

Glenda Brooks said...

Be still my heart! I simply love, love, love this. The box turned out just beautiful!

Eva Van Buuren said...

Wow Selma, this is masterpiece!
This is breathtaking!
I can't enough words for such thing beautiful!
In one word WONDERFUL!!!
Hugs, Eva.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh. I have never seen such a gorgeous box. You need to display this in a glass enclosure. You always create the most gorgeous things and I learn so much from you. Looking forward to your tutorial. Again... Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

Anne

Rita said...

What a truly magnificent box Selma. I just received my Secret Garden pad this morning and the papers are beautiful. Hugs Rita xxx

Cards By Jan said...

Oh Wow...is this ever pretty...I love inchies, and you also did a box...awesome!!

Ms said...

this is just beautiful.... I wouldn't have steady enough hands to make it but I sure can enjoy this....such a talent you have... thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity.....

Anneke klerks said...

wat een prachtige creatie!!
liefs anneke

Dr Sonia S V said...

You have excelled so beautifully in this stunner Selma
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Olga said...

absolutley gorgeous, the flowers are priceless!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous box....your creativity amazes me. Truly a work of art!!!

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...
Just Gorgeous. Your box is a stunner and your flowers perfect as always. Just love your design on the squares and paper.

Carol Tummon said...

Hi Selma,

This project is just breath taking! You just blow me away with your talent. I wish I only had a jot of your imagination.

Just so lovely.

Carol

Catherine D said...

It's a wonderful project ! I love it !

Colorado Crafter said...

As always, your flowers are just so perfect!

It's nice to see someone actually using that grid die. To be honest, I had seen it (and I think a couple of other similar dies with different size squares)on the Sizzix website and had wondered just what it was for. I'm curious if the die only cuts the one size square and you had to cut your own mats or does the die cut both sizes? Too often these companies put out products with not enough description for customers to even know what they do. They's sell more if they actually knew how to market their products. (That's just a marketing guy's wife talking! Too bad these companies aren't living up to their potential.)

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful box!

The Other Patti Sue said...

OH MY! Absolutely stunning!

Vickie Y said...

Beautifully decorated box, Selma!

Kittie said...

Selma, this is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I will save this for last LOL - so TINY and delicate but really cherry blossoms are quite hardy blooming with springs first warmth -- I cannot get over how real yours look -- your patience is inspirational!

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