Sunday, 8 February 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #18

The challenge this week over on SCSC was set by Kim and it's 'Recycling', you can do any project as long as there is an element of recycling.
I had this gorgeous box, which was given to us full of lovely indian confectionary, of course it's now empty and there was no way I was going to throw it away, so thought it would be good to store some of my larger unmounted stamps in. Below is the box before getting to work on it:

Now here it is decorated:

I've covered the lid with a piece of left over wallpaper, and added decorative braiding around the edges, which is also recycled from being tied around a gift box. I've also run a piece of decorative braiding, from my crafting stash, around the sides. Added chipboard discs to each corner, coloured turquoise with a copics marker, then stuck punched brown flowers with a turquoise flat pearl in the centre to them. The butterflies were cut and embossed in my bug, I've used pale green and turquoise vellum, and attached them with a little silicon. To finish I punched a few flowers from the wallpaper, added an amber gem to the centres and attached them with a little silicon, so they didn't sit flat to the surface. Below are some close up's of the flowers and one of the butterflies:

Hope you've all had a pleasant Sunday. We did go to the Range at Scunthorpe today, and Steve managed to get the bulbs for the fish tank there, so didn't go on to Brigg. But I did have another browse through the craft section, even Steve showed some interest at some of the stuff. I picked up a few bits for my upcoming candy, and that took some explaining to When we got back I went straight off out out again and took Mollie up on the hills where there's still plenty of snow and with the sun shining it was really quite pleasant as long as you were wrapped up well. Looks like there could be some more snow in places tonight, hopefully it wont be as bad as last week. Well enjoy your evening everyone xxx.


Louise Emma said...

Now that box is just goregous. I have a chocolate box that is nice and sturdy with the lift up lid and a tassel... you have given me an idea x Thank you!

Moni said...

Butterflies, I love it, you did great job, love the colours you used! Hugs, Moni

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW your box looks lovely, really like the butterflies, It sounds like you have had a lovely Sunday, better than my cleaning one!!LOL
Hazel xo

Sue said...

WOW...joanne this is amazing,i really love what you have created with this box,TFS darl:)

Thanks for joining us at scsc:)


Jane Carroll said...

great recycling

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

Hugs Jane x

Mel said...

Beautiful box love the colours you have picked great job :)
Mel x

Lisa said...

Hi Joanne, Your box is just fantastic! Gorgeous colours. x

Emma said...

Wow gorgeous the design and stunning colours.
Am taking my mum to Scunthorpe on Wednesday.
Emma x

Tara said...

This really is beautiful Joanne. If that's leftover wallpaper then your house must be very glam, lol! xx

Lynsey said...

Joanne this is just gorgeous!
Hugs Lynsey:)

The twins mum said...

Oh wow Joanne this is really lovely, I really like the colour combo. Just awesome

Anonymous said...

Great Joanne...

Looks stunning, love that blue too!!!
Hugs Angel

My Little Space said...

Absolutely stunning !


Moni said...

Again me, just letting you know I have sth for you on my blog! Hugs, Moni

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Wow Joanne, that is gorgeous

Chris x

Happy Crafter said...

Wow Joanne, You've done a fab job with the box its stunning love the colour :)
Val xxx

Donna said...

Fantastic box Joaanne, a stunning creation and well done on your recycling this week :) thanks for joining us at SCSC Donna x

CraftyC said...

Totally gorgeous Joanne, I love the colours! Thanks for taking part in this weeks scsc!

Bev said...

Oooh this is fabulous Joanne, stunning colours and such gorgeous details.

hugs Bev x

Kim Dellow said...

So fab, what a great idea. Beautiful. Kim

Mrs Wonka said...

Stunning. I love it

Mrs Wonkax

Ewonne said...

This is just amazing.!!! THE most beautiful box I've seen in a really long time ♥♥♥

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