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Sunday, February 23, 2014

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I decided to make a framed collage so I up-cycled a box that I had as the frame.  The papers used are from Craftwork Cards and I have used diecuts to make the flowers.





I used the Tim Holtz Sizzix tattered flowers die and coloured some old book pages with Dylusions spray inks in fresh lime and cut grass drying with the heat gun.  The flowers were then layered and stuck together with PVA glue.  Each one has a pink Stickles centre.





The spotty foiled swirls were also diecut using the TH elegant flourished die.  The gold corrugated liner was backed with some stripy paper and stamped with a music stamp in vintage sepia Versafine ink and a piece of white lace adhered with PVA glue as shown.



Some swirls were added to the base and the flowers stuck in place with glue dots.  The name plate was stamped in Memento onyx black on white card with a Crafty Individuals stamp and this was swooshed over with an Impress chartreuse inkpad before trimming out and mounting as shown. It was edged with dark green alcohol ink pen.

Final touches were to add two more swirls at the front and some Stickles in pink.  This one fits the bill for the City Crafter Challenge blog No.199 'Flowers and Lace'.

Sid xx

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27 comments:

Stella said...

Oh my this is stunning! Love the flowers and the flourishes; a wonderful way to dress up a box!

massofhair said...

Your lace is very pretty and looks very elegant in your fabulous box frame:-)

Lottie me said...

Wow Sid - you have put a lot of work into this. How clever to upcycle a box. Yesterday I spent the afternoon clearing out my little craftroom and throwing away cardboard boxes - grrr - I wish I had not torn them up!

Irish Cherokee said...

Very clever use of things that would otherwise be tossed. Nice.

sam21ski said...

Fantastic transformation of your box, absolutely gorgeous

Sam xx

viv said...

Lovely, Sid

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful Sid, love the papers you chose, they really make a difference! ~Diane

Lorraine said...

looks great like the flowers

Tracey Murphy said...

Hi Sid! Thank you for visiting my little space & for becoming my newest follower :) I love how you've upcycled this box! Such a clever idea, which presents your gorgeous flowers & lace beautifully! x

Anna Rogalska said...

This is so beautiful ! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

nats said...

What a wonderful work! :) The flower is truly perfect! :) Thank you for visiting me and leaving a comment. ;)

Epie Posthumus said...

Hello Sid ,
What a beautyful creation youve made,
the flower is very amazing to also the text on the box is nice .
Good work you have done !!
Welcome on my blog and I be your follower to ;)

Hugs Epie

Chicken Licken said...

Pretty colours, really lovely together.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh this is lovely!! what a sweet sentiment Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Angelnorth said...

Fun way to reuse the box, looks fab Sid!

Chrissy said...

What a great idea to up-cycle this box Sid..gorgeous vibrant colours..love the flowers and swirls and beautiful lace.Really lovely..and thanks for visiting my blog and becoming my newest follower.

luv CHRISSYxx

Charlene said...

This is stunning!!!! Thanks for playing this week at CCCB :-)

lizzidroege said...

This is awesome love the colors

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your creation is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

OriBella said...

Beautiful work, flowers are wonderful:)

Heidi said...

Beautiful work!
Lovely details:)

Aneta said...

Beautiful! I like the sentiment and colours!

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous! great bit of recycling Sid!

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous! great bit of recycling Sid!

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Beautiful work. I'll be here often.
I greet and welcome you to my blog!
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Wanda H said...

Beautiful!!!

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