Friday, 2 September 2011

Altered art!

I decided that it had been ages since I had tried to do any altered art so found this little box which I am using to store buttons and thought I would make it prettier. You never know, I may even give it to someone as a present with some suitable contents.
I covered it with pink patterned paper, then stamped the corners with a crafty individuals stamp, distressed the edging, added pearl flowers, a lace ribbon, pearls and some prima flowers. Finally I stamped the crafty individuals elegant lady onto another pale pink piece of paper, layered it on brown then loaded it up. I am entering this into TioT 'alter anything', CCC 'alter it', Speedy the cat's friends 'use lace', Stamptacular 'Diva', CCCB 'all dressed up', Pile it on 'girls just want to have fun', Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Bingo (Prima flowers, pearls and distressing from one of the diagonals), and Simon Says stamp (and show) 'anything goes' challenges. That is all from me for now. Have a great weekend everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

25 comments:

sari said...

Oh,that box became so much more beautiful! Love the stamped image and pretty detaila! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake craft Challenge this week! good luck! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

sari said...

Oh,that box became so much more beautiful! Love the stamped image and pretty detaila! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake craft Challenge this week! good luck! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

Winnie and Patty said...

What a lovely vintage looking card. The lace & pearls are just perfect!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge.

Designing with Debbie said...

Love the storage box. Great way to recycle those annoying shoe boxes. Love the lace and pearls. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you next week.

Colleen Dietrich said...

How "green" of you to recycle that terrific little box! You've really 'dressed' it up (sorry, couldn't resist that pun!). :) THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Caro this is awesome. The vintage image looks lovely with the pretty lace and paper. This alter project is superb. What a great gift it would make. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge. It is a pleasure to visit to see what you made us. Good luck in the drawing. Hope to see you play next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Harriet Skelly said...

You did a great job of prettying up the box! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Ros said...

Beautifully done ... so pretty too ... thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Caro, what a gorgeous altered box. I love the colours and pretty details. Thank you for sharing with us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Candy C said...

Hello Caro. Oh my goodness! I love your altered box! The vintage picture of the long, slender lady is the perfect thing! And I also love your pearls, lace and flower embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Bee & Dee said...

Thank you for taking part in the Try It On Tuesday challenge. It is a beautiful altered box a great place to keep your buttons. Hugs Bee

Céline said...

fab project, love your diva
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
hugs
céline SSC DT

Theresa said...

Lovely project!!

Tinemor said...

What a lovely project!!

Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Tine

PatR said...

Gorgeous transformation and it's perfect for the TioT challenge this week. Thank you for joining us this week. xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, what a great project, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Hey, Pixie Dust Paperie is giving away a Pixie Kit, stop by and join in the fun!
http://www.pixiedustpaperie.blogspot.com

Silke Ledlow said...

Caro, this is a very pretty altered box! Thank you so much for playing bingo with us...hugs ~S~

louise said...

Great project beautifully done,thanks for joining us at Copcake this week.
Louise xx

Betty Wright said...

Caro, this is fantastic and a terrific altered project! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes Bingo Challenge this week!

Neil said...

Lovely altered project for TioT. Thanks for playing with us this week.
Lovely space to store your buttons!

Linda R. said...

This is so elegant.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Cheryl Nelson said...

So LOVELY! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Britta Swiderski said...

I love altered boxes and this one is no exception. That lace is my favorite part. Fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Sue said...

Really lovely way to spruce up an old box. Good luck in the challenges!

Carrie said...

I love what you have done to this box, very clever.
Hugs
Carrie