Spring Inspiration Box

Spring Inspiration Box

Hello All, I got my Brutus Monroe Inspiration Box for Spring 2016 and had to dive into it right away.  I chose to make a picture and frame for my first project with this great box!


  •   Brutus Monroe Inspiration Box
  •   Tim Holtz frame
  •   Martha Stewart paint - cloud
  •   foam brush
  •   paint palette
  •   matte medium
  •   foam tape
  •   button
  •   Brutus Monroe All Purpose Craft Glue
  •   Brutus Monroe mixed media cord
  •   Brutus Monroe Premium Chalk Ink: Sea, Cornflower, Oz, Cabbage & Speckled Egg
  •   Brutus Monroe Spring Inspiration Stamp Set
  •   Brutus Monroe Butterfly Stamp & Die Sets
  •   7 gypsies Natural History rubbings (from box)
  •   Burlap flower (from box)
  •   Chipboard letters (from box)
  •   Brutus Monroe Embossing Powder - Alabaster
  •   Brutus Monroe Premium Cardstock - Lunch bag 80#, Alabaster 110#
  •   Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink

Note size of paper for flower picture depends on the picture frame you use.

Step 1 - paint wood frame with Martha Stewart cloud paint, let dry, seal with matte medium.  I used two coats of paint.

Step 2 - stamp flower from Inspiration Box onto Alabaster cardstock using Cabbage Ink

Step 3 - stamp butterfly from Butterfly Stamp Set onto Alabaster cardstock one in each of the following colors:  Sea, Oz and Cornflower.  Use coordinating dies to cut out butterflies.

Step 4 - Ink edges of background layer in Speckled Egg using Alabaster cardstock

Step 5 - wrap Oz cord around bottom of frame

Step 6 - cut to fit foam tape to Chipboard letters (from Inspiration Box) so letters pop.  Align letters on bottom of frame over cord.

Step 7 - layer background and flowered layer to fit opening in frame.

Step 8 - using foam tape and Brutus Monroe All Purpose Glue stack butterflies dark to light to give appearance of flight.

Step 9 - emboss sentiment on Paper bag cardstock using Alabaster Embossing Powder and Ink.  Cut to fit and place.

Step 10 - using All Purpose Glue affix Burlap Flower from Inspiration Box to frame.

Step 11 - spiral Oz cord and glue to center of Burlap Flower.  Add  complimentary button to spiral. 

Step 12 - add Insect Rubbings to frame

Always looking forward to your creations, please share on the Brutus Monroe Facebook page.

Enjoy, Adam






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