Monday, September 30, 2013

Shabby Chic Explosion box

Hello Fellow Crafters,

Back with another project. Its another explosion box....Shabby chic this time. This is my first of its kind...Never tried this technique before. The box has 3 layers with tags and spaces for photos.

The Box

Another View

Open Box
This is how the box looks when open.

Layer 1
The first layer has a band to hold the tag / photo mat.  All edges have been distressed and curled tho give that shabby look.

Layer 2
 For the second layer I have made pockets to hoed the tags.

Layer 3
The third layer has corner pockets to hold the tags.

Closer view of the Lid
Closer look at the lid. The flowers are made using the technique showed by Ujjwal in one of her online workshop. Thanks Ujjwal.
Closer view of  Picket Fence
 Here is a closer view of the Picket Fence which is hand cut. 

Submitting for the following challenges

Lulupu Challenge #17 Fancy me  Shabby Chic technique...though not my technique I have definitely fancied it for long :)

Itsy Bitsy Pretty with P challenge Have used Pearls, Pattern Paper, Pink and Posies!

Hope all of you like my attempt at this beautiful style. Hope I have nailed it right. Will be happy to read your comments and suggestions from experts at this technique.

Happy Crafting and have a wonderful festive Navratri.
Vidya Bharat.


  1. Lovely Vidya! Such pleasing pastels! Thanks so much for playing along ItsyBitsy's Pretty P Challenge. All the very best!
    ItsyBitsy - The Blog Place

  2. Beautiful box Vidya. Loved the flowers on topn and the fencing you have done on the outer side.


  3. This is a really pretty box, Vidya... Loved the detailing!! :)

    Thanks for playing along at Lulupu's Challenge #17!
    Nikita.. :)

  4. I Simply love the color combination and those butterflies over the picket fences bring som nostalgic memories. Love to have you visit my blog.

    1. Thanks Christine. Will surely visit your blog.

  5. The fence with the flowers is so lovely and love the crinkly flowers on top. Missing your parchment work!

    1. Thanks Dr Sonia. Miss doing parchment myself. But it takes a lot of time to get one project done. With two little ones around it gets a little difficult. Will surely try to put up something soon.