Monday, August 29, 2011

This Is Why We Hoard Things...

I'm not a hoarder, or not anymore anyway. I have to admit though, my hubby often says "why are you keeping that stuff?" Well here's why... so I can alter it and make it into something beautiful and personal. So it's lucky I kept an old perfume box, as this week's challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges is to do just that... ALTER IT! I have to admit, when I saw this challenge that my talented DT buddy Denise had chosen, I wasn't sure what I'd do... until I remembered the little box I'd kept... so after I'd added the pretty Melissa Frances paper (from A Scrap Affair Online Store), some pretty flowers (from Wild Orchid Crafts), lovely sentiment stamp (Paper Make Up Stamps), Crackle Glaze and a few pearls & a charm the box was transformed! I'd like to give it to my friend, but I haven't figured out what to put in it yet? Any ideas?

Here's a photo of the back, showing some doodles I did with liquid pearls...

And the top of the box, where I added glitter to the flowers...

And finally the box in it's original state...

This week our sponsor is Pink Gem Designs who are offering 4 Digi Stamps to the lucky winner! Also at the Cupcake blog you'll find some great examples of how my other DT buddies have ALTERED IT, as well as this month's sponsors (Crafts U Love, Mo's Digital Pencil and Sew Sweet)!

Ok that's it from me for today, and if you really want to be challenged then start altering! Thanks for popping by!

17 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hello Shelly. WOW, how stunning is this lovely box. Beautiful papers, love the flowers (you know me and flowers) its just so gorgeous.
Hope you are keeping well. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Morning Shelly, what a beautiful altered box. I love everything about it. The papers, the liquid pearls, the colours......I could go on and on lol! You did such an amazing job. I'm sure you're friend will love it. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Denise x

Donna said...

Totally gorge Shelly, love how you have added the flowers and the gorgeous layered panel on the front, beautiful papers hun :) Donna ♥ x

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous Shelly ! What a fantastic idea ! You were so so right to keep that box ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Violets Corner said...

Wow, this is stunning Shelly, beautiful papers and matching details, the stamped sentiment fits in perfectly! Your friend will love it.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Lau W said...

Shellyyy, quel beau travail tu as fait là ! Bravo, je suis admirative ! J ene sais pas ce que tu vas mettre comme cadeau dans cette boîte, mais déjà la boîte en elle-même fera un fabuleux présent !
Bisous bisous !

louise said...

Hi Shelly and wow the box looks fab after the transformation
Hugs Louise xx

Delphine said...

Your box is gorgeous, Shelly! I love your papers and the doodling with the liquid pearls is fantastic! (I am so not good with liquid pearls!!!!) Have a lovely evening! Gros bisous! Delphine xx

guylaine said...

Superbe transformation avec de jolis papiers!! Bisous!!

Rebekah said...

Stunning Shelly love the colours a fabulous altered box hugs Rebekah xx

Faye said...

I'm really happy you kept this box as this is a very pretty project. I bet it smells lovely too! xxx

sari said...

Morning sweety! What a fantastic box! Love the colours and sweet details! It's good to save stuff!!!*lol* Have a great day! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

Brodders said...

Beautiful box Shelly. Especially love how you hung the charm, a lovely addition :)

Brodders said...

Beautiful box Shelly. Especially love how you hung the charm, a lovely addition :)

Liza said...

A gorgeous altered box Shelly, such pretty colours and details.

Liza x

sabrina said...

Bravo c'est magnifique
bisous

SAMARA NAVI said...

wow michelle, your art is beyond the beyong! i went through your blog and it is so vibrant! you are a very talented woman! i love the variety (the quilting for sure.) Thank you for YOUR comment on my blog today. Oh, I am your newest BFF! My acronym for Blog Follower Foreva!!!! Squishy Hugs, Samara