Thursday, 24 June 2010

Altered box

Hi all

This is my first altered item and I am quite pleased with how it turned out, I think I need to buy some more stash though for future projects such as modge podge etc, any excuse to spend LOL!

This is how the box started off it's little life, I bought it last year from Range but it has sat in a dark cupboard gathering dust since then!





I painted the box with metallic acrylic paint and then sponged the edges with distress and brilliance inks. The papers are Basic Grey - Sugared. I coloured the sweet Tilda image and the flowers she is sitting on using Promarkers then liberally sprinkled the roses with Glamour Dust. The lace and Broderie Anglais (originally from my daughters dress) are from my stash which I bought at a local fabric mill. Flowers are a mixture of Prima and the rest are from my stash (think they were from the bridal section of Hobbycraft).





Here it is filled with little goodies for my Princess - a girl can never have too many hair accessories when they are turning 7 on Sunday!



I am entering this into the following challenges:

Just Magnolia - In the Garden 9I would love a cottage rose garden like this)
Shabby Tearoom - Cottage comfort
Pollycraft Challenge - NO CARDS - use glitter and lace (thanks girls this pushed me to finally dust off the box haha)
Bunny Zoe's - Nice and Girly!
Moving Along with the Times - Anything but a Card and a really fun blog hop!!!
Cute Crad Thursday - Reuse, renew, recycle
Lexi's Creations - Something old
Totally Gorjuss - Sugar and Spice
Cooking it up with Katie - Use a die ccut and add some sparkle!

28 comments:

  1. This is fabulous Sarah you wouldn't think it was your first go,it is so pretty. Well done you.xxx

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  2. That looks fantastic well done.

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  3. wow this is just wonderful!!! Love your gorgeous details. Thankyou so much for joining us on Just Magnolia this week
    -x-

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  4. Absolutely precious!!! Thanks for sharing your lovely design with us this week in the Tea Room :)

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  5. Hi Sarah, you have given me some inspiration to try it out myself = got a little square box I keep looking at but get no further - you done yourself proud. Sarah x

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  6. Hi Sarah, its absolutely beautiful and i cant believe you aren't entering it into the moving along with the times challenge! Its definitely anything but a card and birthday themed!
    For a first attempt its magnificent
    Lisa ;)

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  7. wow sarah this is amazing huni i love it you must do more things like this you are so good at it xx

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  8. wow Sarah this is stunning and even more so considering its your first...a perfect little princess box I bet she loved it...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
    Mina xxx

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  9. This is too adorable and your first altered item! Hard to believe - it turned out just darling - happy birthday to your little princess and thank you for joining TSTR this week! :)

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  10. oh wow sarah hun this really is brilliant,oh well done hun,your little princess love it happy birthday to her too hun hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  11. WOW this is stunning, I love it. Well done on your first attemp. I laughed as I am the same need more stash!!! LOL thanks for joining in with the Birthday Celebrations, Love Hazelxox

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  12. Fabulous box Sarah! I made similar gifts for my neices when they were younger and they still treasure them, I'm sure your daughter will too!
    Love as always Gina x x x

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  13. Great project Sarah - I know your daughter will love it! Fabulous....Cheers Claire x

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  14. Hi Sarah, wow this is just beautiful! Love the colours, your daughter will love it!

    Thanks for joining in our birthday week over at MAWTT, hugs Heidi xx

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  15. Fab creation Hun & thank you for all the lovely comments you leave me. Have left a little something for you on my blog xx Clare x

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  16. Great job Sarah! That box came out so cute! I love Magnolia stamps, you can't go wrong with any of them!

    Miss you too!

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  17. This is just stunning Sarah. I love the way you have decorated the box and the lid. Your daughter will love it and the hair accessories. You definately have a reason to buy more stash.
    Thanks for joining us and having fun at MAWTT and taking part in the blog hop.
    Have a great weekend.
    Luv Brenda xxx

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  18. Just gorgeous Sarah, well done you, so beautifully decorated, your daughter will love it, take careX:)

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  19. Lovely project, I love all the detailing and Tilda looks fabulous!
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

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  20. You are a star Sarah, this is just sooooo special, your little lady will absolutely adore it. You would never believe this is your first time at altering either, cracking bit of work..xx Warmest wishes Anita..xxx

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  21. Wow what a really pretty project! Everything looks really special!
    Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie!
    Chrissie

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  22. oops I forgot to say)...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

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  23. Ahh Tilda melts my heart everytime. Thanks for joining Lexi's Creations this week!

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  24. What an adorable little treasure box. I'm sure your little princess loves it. Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room.

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  25. Wow this is just gorgeous..& I think you definatley need more stash hun, we crafters always do!!!!
    we are moving in 12 days & I'm still buying papers, its just more to move lol
    Thanks for joining in with the 1st Birthday celebrations over at MAWTT
    this week Good Luck!
    Hugs shell xx

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  26. fabulous recycling! thanks for joining in with us at CCT.
    hugs, annie x

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  27. Great project!
    Thanks so much for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
    Chrissie

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