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Alice's Wonderland in a Box

How's about something flowery and bright to shake us out of this dreary winter junk?! Have a look at this little Wonderland in a Box I made using Alpha Stamps products.
 I used all sorts of different flowers and leaves to go along with a few images from some Alice Collage Sheets.
 The paper mechanics were such that the box was able to open and shut originally, with some pop-up action, but once I started getting carried away with the embellishing and bloomifying, I abandoned the movement in favor of ludicrous flower content. The levels I made ended up being really great, providing plenty of surfaces to hot-glue flowers and beads and characters. Hot glue was best for this project, so I didn't need to wait for glued-on items to dry before putting in the next layer.
 The flowers were my FAVORITE part. They're paper, and Alpha Stamps has tons of styles of them, some colored and some just plain white. I used the white, because it is SO fun and pretty to paint them yourself and end up with whatever colors you want. To color them, I dipped the flowers in a glass of water, dabbed them on a paper towel to get the drips off, then just used a paintbrush and watercolors to color them. When the paper flowers are wet, they absorb the colors so readily...and the colors blend so nicely... Then I just clipped them up to dry overnight.


 There. Now that's enough flowers to brighten up my chilly winter. I kind of want to crawl into that little box.

And these little character stands are the perfect thing to extend the scene outside of the box. Just glue on a character, and you have a little toy :) Easy peasy. I think these would be fun to use with my monster stamps!!!

Anyway, I hope you're all doing well. And if you want to make a cheery box for yourself, here's a product list:


6 comments:

Elle Bee said...

Hi Kira,
I stated to follow your blog some time ago.
Just likt to let you know I enjoy looking at all the goregeous things you make.
Haven a nice day,
xxLetty

Diana said...

I love the colors! Who wouldn't smile and be happy when they look at this?

smallgirl said...

Hi Kira,
Just wanted to say that this project is AWESOME! Seeing this is such a fun way to start my day!

Sarah :)

Amy @ Fig Milkshakes (Home and DIY) said...

What a great idea for painting the flowers! Do you give permission to pin?

Shirley Pando said...

This is gorgeous! I love the flowers. :-)

Amber Flynn said...

Ekk I love everything Alice related :)