Saturday, April 16, 2011

Monochromatic - SCH Saturday's Challenge

Today you will be asked to create something monochromatic. For those who are not exactly sure what that means, here is a short definition: a single base hue, and extended using its shades, tones and tints (that is, a hue modified by the addition of black, gray (black + white) and white. Be sure to visit SCH's blog to get all the information on entering the challenge, to see who won last week and to see the contributions from the Design Team. Ok, now let's get creating, here is my monochromatic project for this week: an exploding box!! Boy was this fun, hope you like it!! :)
this is the box before you take the lid off

Lid is lifted and the box "explodes"!

One more view of just the exploded box without the lid shown!

Be sure to visit each DT member's blog for information on their creations and to get a full dose of eye candy! I am so pleased you dropped by today, I hope this Palm Sunday weekend is filled with blessings for you and your family!
 **for those who like to try this technique out you can find instructions here  and here

Wild Orchid Challenge- Wings
The Pixie Cottage #65
Papertake Weekly - Truly Dimensional
The Stamp Man Challenge - Embossing
Daring Cardmakers - Spring Fling

Luke 19: 28-40 (NLT)
After telling this story, Jesus went on toward Jerusalem, walking ahead of his disciples.  As he came to the towns of Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives, he sent two disciples ahead.  “Go into that village over there,” he told them. “As you enter it, you will see a young donkey tied there that no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.  If anyone asks, ‘Why are you untying that colt?’ just say, ‘The Lord needs it.’”
 So they went and found the colt, just as Jesus had said. 33 And sure enough, as they were untying it, the owners asked them, “Why are you untying that colt?”
 And the disciples simply replied, “The Lord needs it.”  So they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their garments over it for him to ride on.
 As he rode along, the crowds spread out their garments on the road ahead of him.  When he reached the place where the road started down the Mount of Olives, all of his followers began to shout and sing as they walked along, praising God for all the wonderful miracles they had seen.
 “Blessings on the King who comes in the name of the Lord!
      Peace in heaven, and glory in highest heaven!”
 But some of the Pharisees among the crowd said, “Teacher, rebuke your followers for saying things like that!”
He replied, “If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!”
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Heide said...

What a beautiful surprise inside your box! I love how this turned out and your butterflies are just so pretty, what did you use on them.
This is lovely.

Patti P. said...

Donna, I am always so inspired and stunned when I visit and see your latest creation, but this takes my breath away! I love the softness of your blues, but the multiple butterflies are the true stunner, did you print them on vellum? Love those explosion boxes.

Cec said...

Wow, this is exquisite. When the box explodes, the butterflies look like they are flying away. I love the blues - so soft and pretty.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Holy Moly ... this is totally awesome! Those butterflies look like they are flying ... how'd you do that??
I just made an explosion box but it's not nearly as fancy or gorgeous as this one! Mine simply has a teacup in the inside filled with candy (boring) ... we need to talk ... I want flying butterflies on my next project!!
AWESOME creation Donna ... you always inspire me!

Primitive Paper said...

Donna, this is just over-the top. I could not believe my eyes when I saw what you have done. THis gives a whole new meaning to 3D!!!

Lynda said...

Absolutely stunning - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Katie said...

Super card!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW!!! Utterly gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous project!!!

Zuzana Obert said...

I love your stunning butterflies Donna. Thank you for playing along with Daring Cardmakers Spring Fling challenge this week.

Zuzana x x

Sadilla said...

wow this is simply amazing, great project!!!!
thanks for playing at the pixie cottage

artish said...

way better than a butterfly bush! truly gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage.

lisa said...

These boxes are such fun to make but even better to give when you see the surprise on the recipients face aren't they.
I love the blues you've used and also the different sizes of butterflies, it's just beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at The Stampman this weeek.
hugs Lisax

Neil said...

Hi there, such a beautiful box of butterflies. lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man.

Sharon Basel said...

Oh my goodness Donna - this is absolutely spectacular! Fantastic box design and those irridescent butterflies are magnificent. Just takes my breath away!
Sharon :)

Shirley said...

Talk about beautiful!! I have been seeing these around and love them. Yours is just gorgeous! I gotta try it now!