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Saturday, February 21, 2015

The world in a new light !



Here is a bit of arty upcycling.  The box had originally contained cosmetics and actually has an acetate cover which I have not used.  This one is very blingy and was so difficult to photograph too !

I decorated the outside of the box with embossed card cut to size and applied on the back, top & sides.




The inside back of the box was stamped with a wavy stamp in Versamark ink and this was then heat embossed with Blonde Moments spring tropic lustre embossing powder. The inside back was then covered with some flower sequins and more of the beads in two strips.

I had some small scallop shells which I transformed with a couple of coats of metallic green acrylic paint.  I then stuck some pearlescent green/violet beads in each with hot melt glue.  The shells were applied with more hot melt glue as shown.





The image (don't know who from) was stamped in Memento black ink on white card, trimmed out and coloured with Alcohol ink markers.  I then applied some self adhesive cabochons and Stickles glitter glue.  this was mounted on some greyboard to raise the image.





The words were pre-printed and were coloured with AI's again and stuck into the shells.  Final touches were to add a few undersea metal charms at various levels with more hot glue which fits in with the challenge on City Crafter Challenge for this week which is 'Love Metal'.

Sid xx

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24 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Sid,very striking and jewel like ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  2. This is stunning, Sid! I love the colours and images you've chosen! Jo x

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  3. WOW Sid! This is so artsy! Love the feel of that grunge art. Great job!

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  4. Gorgeous colors and oh so very pretty and artsty...love it!!!

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  5. Love the iridescence over the dark colours, it brings the box to life. Beautiful project! If you're not using the acetate cover for anything else, cut a flat piece to use as a transparent and disposable palette. I swear by them to judge my colours correctly over the piece I'm working on.

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  6. This is gorgeous Sid,Love the image and fab colours.xxx

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  7. Great up-cycling Sid, this looks fabulous. Carol x

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  8. What a fabulous result for your upcycled project. Love the colors and the textures. Beautiful eye candy!

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  9. Hey, Sid. Thank's for the nice compliment you left on my blog. I love your mixed media art. Fantastic job on the up-cycling. I don't much have the talent for that but I do love looking at what people do. I now am following you. I can't wait to see what you do next.

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  10. Great upcycling Sid, really striking design xx

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  11. Wow Sid, very clever use of old box...I love all bits and pieces you used and dimension you riched...fantastic!
    Hugs from Slovenia

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  12. Those shells look lovely with the metallic green, fab box!

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  13. A work of art, Sid! Beautiful colors too, the work well together.

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  14. love the shells..great creation

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  15. love the shells..great creation

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  16. This is a keepsake and a gorgeous piece of art. I love the metallic look of the shells; fab idea!Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

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  17. This is pretty, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  18. What a terrific project!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  19. This is fantastic. Great job!

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  20. I popped over to say thank you for the lovely comments you have been leaving me on my other blog Sid and as soon as I saw this I fell in love with it! It's beautiful and so wonderfully creative and I love it! I was just checking where you had got those beautiful shells from and you've painted them - awesome work and fabulous inspiration my friend, thanks for sharing! Karen x

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  21. coolness! love the colors on this!

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  22. Wowww!!! how great is this!!! I love the colors!!!
    Flo

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