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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:

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

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

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  3. 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!

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

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  5. Fantastic transformation of your box, absolutely gorgeous

    Sam xx

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

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  7. looks great like the flowers

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  8. 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

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

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

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  11. 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

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  12. Pretty colours, really lovely together.

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

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  14. Fun way to reuse the box, looks fab Sid!

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  15. 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

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

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  17. This is awesome love the colors

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

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  19. Beautiful work, flowers are wonderful:)

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  20. Beautiful work!
    Lovely details:)

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  21. Beautiful! I like the sentiment and colours!

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  22. Gorgeous! great bit of recycling Sid!

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  23. Gorgeous! great bit of recycling Sid!

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