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Sunday, 19 May 2013

Fashionable Alterations!

Hi and welcome to a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping, and this time we would love to see your 'alterations', but don't forget, as we are a stamping challenge we still need to see some stamping.  We are again sponsored by Flonzcraft who are offering a random winner a $20 gift cert. to spend in their online store.
A few weeks ago you might remember I made a book cover following this tutorial, and I have been wanting to try the technique again, decided on a refresher but for some reason the video wouldn't play after about 30 mins.  so I improvised!  -  I missed out the black layer, and did a bit more spraying!!  Still love the results.

I almost forgot to take a picture of 'before'!

I wanted roughly the same colours as before, but this time I also used Perfect Pearls Forever Violet mist, and instead of finishing with a dry brushed layer of white to highlight, I used Adirondack Gold paint, and then Aquamarine Treasure Gold over the top.

For the inside, as we are a stamping challenge I made my own papers to line the box.  I used Distress inks, Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord, Iced Spruce and Wild Honey, and then spritzed with water, love this effect. The stamps are Tim Holtz,  and Inkylicious branches that my butterfly is escaping from, I also used  Crafters Workshop masks with Embossing paste for the script and the butterflies on the side panels.

My very talented teamies have some wonderful alterations to show you, so please pop over here for some wonderful inspiration.

I am entering this at
  Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes
   Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
  Craft Room Challenge - Make your own papers
  Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
  No Matter which challenges - Things with Wings

Thank you for all your lovely comments lately, I really do appreciate them, especially as I haven't had much time to return them this week - I have made the Wedding Cake - 4 tiers, plus 1 extra just in case there isn't enough!    DD has finally made her mind up on the Invitations, so  a start has been made there too.

Have a great Sunday whatever you're doing.

Avril xx



43 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, what an amazing creation - the transformation is unbelievable. This is just packed with gorgeousness inside and out.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Shirley Chillman said...

You didn't need the video Avril your creation turned out amazing. Love the inside it looks as beautiful as the outside. I agree with Desire it's packed with gorgeousness.

Crafty hugs from me x x

Amanda said...

Wow!! Absolutely stunning and the colours are just delish!
Love
Amanda x

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Avril you have done a stunning job on this, such a transformation with fabulous textures and colours. Love this.
hugs {brenda} x0x

lisa said...

oh goodness, Avril, this is stunning. I love it. All that texture and the beautiful colours.
Sounds like you are being kept busy. You must share the wedding cake with us after the big day. It's a few years since I made one but the satisfaction when it's finished is huge isn't it!
Hope you are having a good weekend.
hugs Lisax

Monique said...

That's a beautiful box, I love the paper you made to line the inside. Beautiful stamps.

brenda said...

A fabulous blend of yummy texture and images Alison.

B x

Joan said...

A fabulous box Avril, gorgeous rich colour and textures and the inside is beautiful

Joan

sally said...

Wow! What a fab box you've created. I really must try to do some of this "altering" lark. Enforce too much longer.

Sally

Terry said...

Funny thing is that I was working on the same technique, which I have done twice before and "Epic Fail." Not sure what on this earth I did wrong many times, but gave up! Now on to the reason for my visit, your altered box is out of this world stunning! Love all the details and perfect inking. BTW, when I first watched this video a few months back, I never saw the black layer! Love this and Enjoy the day! Hugs!

Cazro said...

Wow! This box is amazing, thanks for sharing it with us, seeing it today has certainly got me interested to have a go. Thanks for the link, greatly appreciated. Great time meeting up again today. Caz

Redanne said...

What an absolutely stunning transformation, it is beautiful both inside and out. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

WOW WOW WOW over the top stunning love this.Thank you for sharing with us Eclectics. Hope to see you in future challenges
Elaine aka Ellapu

inkypinkycraft said...

looks gorgeous xtrace x hugs x

Netty said...

wow its a gorgeous alteration.
Hugs Annette x

Claire said...

Wow Avril, this is a real stunner! The colours are gorgeous and I love the way you've decorated the inside so beautifully too. Hope you've had a good weekend
Claire xx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Beautiful box inside and out. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous alteration, love the colours and textures outside and the inside is fantastic as well.
Yvonne x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A stunning alteration Alison! What an amazing result...gorgeous in any way...pin!

kind regards, Alie:-)

butterfly said...

Totally and utterly gorgeous, Avril... inside and out! The delicate colour blending and exquisite stamping on the inside is matched by the fabulous texture and spritzing of the box lid - brilliant, brilliant make! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner!
Alison xx

Linda said...

Wow!! Avril this is simply stunning - what a transformation. Love the colours and all the detail looks fab.
The inside is a beautiful surprise - the perfect place hide those precious keepsakes. Have a great week. Linda xx

Gale said...

This is a gorgeous altered box, Avril. You did a fabulous job with it, inside and out. Thanks for playing along with us at Simply Create Too in our "Anything Goes" challenge and we hope to see you again next time. Hugs, Gale DT

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Avril! This is stunning, inside and out. Bravo!

Kathi said...

Absolutely gorgeous box. I'm pinning it!

Pia S said...

WOW - this is amazingly beautiful! I love the effect you've created with inks and mists and the front, and I love the stamped papers you've used for the inside!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril. This looks like it was sooo much fun to make! I love how you have finished off the inside so beautifully as well.
Dot x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, how cool. I'm missing words, such a wonderful altered box.

Sandy said...

Hey Mrs.B! Do you mind one more comment!!!! This is gorgeous - I love it inside and out!!!!! Absolutely grand!
Sandy

Ephemera said...

Hi Avril, what a superb transformation, love the beautiful textural effects and patina on your gorgeous box and the the lovely stamped papers inside. xx

Katina said...

WOW!! What an amazing transformation - just stunning!! Fabulous work Avril.
xx

marion said...

what a lovely project, thanx for joining us at NMWC and good luck, hugs, Marion

Paper Profusion said...

Oh wow! I LOVE this Avril - both inside and out! Stunning transformation. I missed the video before so will definitely watch. The subtlely marbled inside is such a beautiful accompaniment to the sublimely encrusted outside. Wonderful! Nicola x

Ellie Knol said...

It's just perfect! WOW!!!!!

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Hey there!! Saw your DT piece over at Fashionable stamping. This is amazing!! The texture and layers are YUMMY!!!!love your pretty little tag for TIOT too.
Cathy

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is stunning -what gorgeous colours
Lisa x

Sveta Mitlansky said...

Just gorgeous!

Alexa said...

Wow Avril - just beautiful - you definitely didn't need the tutorial! x

Buttons said...

Jaw-droppingly amazing Avril! I adore all that layering and texture. This is superb and something that should be treasured. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x

Ellie Knol said...

LOVELY altered box!

hazel said...

This is amazing, I love it. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Julia S-W said...

Avril, this is one stunning alteration! So many beautiful details to see, all in glorious colours. have to say, I totally love this.
Hope all is well with you.
Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend.
Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time. Juliaxxx

Debi said...

very cool, who'd of thought an ordinary box could be transformed into something extraordinary, thanks for sharing with us at the Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Laurart said...

Totally amazing and stunningly beautiful! I love it! Thanks for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx