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Topic: 8 Prima donnas (Victorian Exploding Box)  (Read 2155 times)
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« on: December 09, 2012 06:34:01 AM »

I made this piece for the Alpha Stamps Twelve Days of Christmas Event. I had day 8 and instead of doing the eight maids-a-milking, I decided to mix it up a bit and do 8 Prima donnas.
My inspiration came from this neat Victorian Exploding box....it has eight side on the inside and was perfect for my eight ladies.



Take the lid off......voila!





Inside the little pockets are the Prima donnas....here's a close-up of the girls.




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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012 07:21:08 AM »

Oh wow, gorgeous work.  Love the lady pictures, they're beautiful.
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2012 07:29:52 AM »

Good grief woman! That is so clever and pretty.
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2012 08:10:06 AM »

Wowie, cackle!  That is so lovely!  And so creative, too!
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2012 08:51:30 AM »

Cackle, you are so amazing.
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2012 11:16:17 AM »

Oh boy -- I recently considered doing an exploding box for a project (thought it could be a fun counting-teaching tool for tiny kids), but nothing, nothing as beautiful as this came close to crossing my mind.

I love that you put it on a stand and I love the tassels and the top knob... just completely lovely.
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2012 02:18:11 PM »

Thank you for the kind words everybody! It was a lot of work (making those dang tassels) but very satisfying.
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2012 03:50:32 PM »

This is just great - I've always loved a box with a surprise!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2012 08:49:10 AM »

gorgeous!
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2012 04:23:29 PM »

Wow.  I'd never heard of an exploding box before (I know, I know, I live under a rock) so my mind is now blown on at least half a dozen levels.  Bravo.
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