Sunday, 13 May 2012

Mother's Day Explosion Box

Hi Everyone...
So are you ready to see the explosion box I made for my mom as a  mother's day gift this year...
I choose 'Garden' theme for this explosion box as my mom loves it  real or artificial.... She has a whole cupboard full of artificial flowers made of different materials, types & sizes.... fabric flowers, crystals flowers, natural dried flowers, flowers with glitter on them... the list will go on..... & she keeps on changing the flower arrangement in our home every few months....
She also loves gardening.... we have many plants in our home....

Everything in this explosion box is handmade from scratch.... I have added some details below about the process that went into making it....So go on & enjoy....

I have kept the outside of the box very simple... I just dabbed some white & blue acrylic colour randomly  on the side panels with a imitate the sky...  For the top I arranged some flower buds, leaves & a butterfly.

The box after the lid is removed...

The garden looks so real & amazing when the flowers & butterflies dance with the wind... In this picture you can see the butterflies in action.....  ^__^

The grass is made with  1cm strips of fringed paper... I had to fringe a whole A3 sheet to cover the entire base & side panels with grass.... My hands were aching badly after fringing  so much... but the end result was worth it... it looks so fantastic...

The flowers are made with baby pink paper disks cut from scalloped scissors & sprayed with homemade reddish-pink glimmer mist. The center is made with very small yellow beads I found in a local shop. The flowers look so real & beautiful .... 

The butterfly is hand painted with acrylic colour, water colour & some 3D outliner with pearl finish... it gives a very beautiful glittery effect to the butterfly... It is not very much visible in the images but in real life it looks beautiful... The antenna is made with very thin wires.. twisted at the ends & dipped in black acrylic paint.

Have you noticed my new watermark?? I was thinking of making one for quite sometime...The idea came from Tejal.... She has made some beautiful watermarks for herself  & some other bloggers... So, I thought of trying it myself..... & finally I made this one... 

Entering in the following challenges :


  1. I have been a big fan of Explosion boxes though never tired even a single piece. this one is fantastic... amazing...

  2. Your flowers and butterflies rock!

  3. What an amazing creation Nupur!! Your mom must have loved it!!I loved everything about this. From the fringed garden, to the flowers to the butterfly!! The flowers and butterfly look so real. Very well done I must say!! The box looks so pretty when the lid is removed.

  4. Dropping back to say that your new watermark is just so good! Reflects your style...

  5. Awesome work Nupur ! Butterfly and flowers are looking absolutely real .
    Superb work.

  6. Such a lovely thematic gift and absolutely loved ur watermark!!!!!

  7. Gorgeous flowers and butterfly...looks so real!!This is such a beautiful box!!!

  8. Hey Nupur,
    Fantastic box... Simply superb. Your mom must be so so so happy to get this from you. The flowers, the green grass, the blue butterflies are simply awesome!
    And your watermark is too cute. Tejal surely does great things....Really reflects your style...!!!
    Keep up yaar!!!
    (Start online tutorials, I am your first student...)

  9. Lovely card, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything goes, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

  10. OMG! This is AWESOME!
    Love all the details, specially the flying butteflies, this is like a little garden <3 I bet you Mom loved it!
    Thank you for playing along with us in this challenge at The Paper Variety :)

  11. Hi Nupur...nice work done...very beautiful n creative...ur mom must had been very happy to recieve it.....

  12. Thanx everyone... My mom loved it...& it was a surprise for her :)
    @ Gopi - Try & make explosion box... it takes some time & effort but the end result is worth it... :)

  13. So much of work and such a fabulous effect...Totally worth it...plan to do one sometime soon!! Love love the colors in the box!! absolutely magical!!
    And the watermark is faaab!!! Simply awesome!

  14. Thanks Tejal... :) & I got the idea of watermark from you only... :)

  15. wow.. thats a spectacular garden in a box.. Spectacular :)
    thanks for playing along at CraftyJC :)


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