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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Altered Art and a DT call at The Crafting Cafe

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well and enjoying your week.  I am super busy at the moment both at work and at home so apologies if I have not been round blogland.  Hopefully I will be able to rectify this at the weekend.

Today is my turn to post some inspiration for our current monthly challenge over at The Crafting Cafe.  Our theme for this month is 
Altered Art

Our fab sponsor is Delicious Doodles and the prize is 4 digi images of the winners choice.  We are also having a DT call at the moment.  So if you want to join a fab, friendly team just create something for this challenge and add DT after your name when you upload your creation.  For full details just pop by The Crafting Cafe blog.

Now I do apologise as this post is rather photo heavy.  Here is a photo of my finished project.  

 Now this started life as an empty chocolate box.

For the box lid I used a super image Pansy and Butterfly frame from Delicious Doodles as the main centrepiece.  I coloured it with promarkers and cut it out before mounting onto some Tim Holtz papers that I have had for ages.  I did some extra flowers and a butterfly to decoupage and add some dimension.  The edging is some lovely blue ribbon that was in my stash.  I added some metal corners and some gems around the frame.

For the inside I covered up all the little gaps in the sides with some card and got out my decopatch tissue papers and glue.  This is so easy to do.  You just spread the glue liberally, tear your decopatch papers into bits and stick it on.  After you have glued on all the paper go over it with another coat of glue and leave to dry.  Here is how it turned out after adding some foiled parchment to the bottom.

I just love the colours.  I also covered the outer sides of the box with the Tim Holtz papers and added some of the blue ribbon and some lace.

Now I was intending keeping this and using it at a later date as a gift box for someone.  As you can see I could not bear to part with it so added some lettering and it now houses my collection of pins.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your creations in our challenge at The Crafting Cafe.  Would love for you to enter the DT call too.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey - Flowers
Crafts 4 Eternity - Recycle
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Divas By Design - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Flutter By Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/Frame it
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Digi Darlas - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon


Carol Willis said...

Fabulous creation Mags, love it.
Caz x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mag, I love the design and wonderful colours.
I can see why you decided to keep it!
Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow Mags what a fabulous way to use the box! The tissue looks wonderful no joins to be seen!! I can see why you decided to keep it I'm afraid I wouldn't part with it too! Susan x

Danni said...

Amazing and gorgeous!!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Lexie said...

Really loving this Mags! Fabulous colours and just so pretty. I'd keep it too!

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble & Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Crafty Kitten said...

Fabulous project Mags, really really pretty. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
Dawn xxx

Linda Simpson said...

A fabulous project Mags, I love the papers and the finished result.

Linda xxx

Krafty Girl said...

Wow what a gorgeous project, loving the image, beautiful colors. Thank you for joining us at Creative this fortnight. Abbie xx

rachel said...

no wonder you couldn't bear to part with it! Fabulous make Mags - lovely xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant idea Mags, I like the papers and the flowers and butterflies,
Kevin xx

paper fun said...

Wow, Mags. This is gorgeous. What a great recycled project and so useful.


alex said...

Beautiful and clever up-cycle project, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments

Alex (DT)

Rebekah said...

Brilliant altering Mags great upcyling hugs Rebekah xxx

WeirdCat said...

What a fab alteration, a lovely box, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
Ruth x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

this is a fantastic idea and you have made a brilliant job of it. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous hugs Pops x x x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous box Mags, love the pretty design. Great idea.

Donna x

MagsB said...

Oh my word, Mags, this is just amazing! Such fabulous papers and colours! So beautiful!

Have a lovely weekend!

love Mags B x

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is brilliant, so useful xxx

Lucy Patrick said...

Wow, what an amazingly creative idea Mags, I love it! Thanks so much for joining in our Flowers challenge at Paper Crafting Journey, XOX Lucy

Jenée said...

Your project is just brilliant! The altered chocolate box is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday.

downrightcrafty said...

stunning box Mags, however did you eat all those chocolates? or did you share
Hugs Kate xx

Paper Panda said...

What a brilliant idea!
Mandy x

Linda Palmer said...

Oh my Mags! I could not give it away either, it is fabulous. I love everything about it. How fun to alter a box and end up with this beautiful creation.

Denise Pustelniak said...

WOWZA! This is gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fabulous altered bos love the beautiful papers
Lindsay xx

Aunty Sue said...

Stunning creation and so thanks for sharing with us at Divas for Designs, good luck