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Wednesday 21 November 2012

Through the window

Good morning, my project today is an altered Graze box, as soon as I received this box my first thought was that it would be perfect to make a little window scene (typical crafter lol) and the new Terrific Treescapes clear stamps from Chocolate Baroque are just the job for creating a  winter scene for my project. I've combined the new stamps with some of my favourite stamps from Christmas Creatures and Home Sweet Home.

The box is painted with acrylic paint . I've coloured the images with promarkers and masked the images to create the background and the snowy sky. I've used Broken China and Chipped Sapphire distress inks for the sky and added snowflakes with a white gel pen.
Here'a pic of the inside with lots of glitter and an icicle border along the top of the 'window'

And here's a pic of the window scene:

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
The Crazy Challenge: decorate the inside of your card
Fussy and Fancy: feeling blue
LEJ Designs: alter it
Stamping Sensations: Traditional Christmas

As usual I'm dashing off to work but I don't mind so much today as we're celebrating our 30th birthday party (well work is not me, I'm a teensy bit older than that lol) so we're having a party this afternoon with balloons and bunting and a yummy buffet. 
Thanks for popping by today
Claire xx


  1. What a treat for you to be able to actually look forward to going to work Claire. Hope the party is a good one.
    I could have kicked myself when you said this
    fab-u-lous card started life as a Graze box. I had two and kept them for yonks thinking they'd be good for something one day - chucked them when I moved.I'll have to talk nicely to my daughter. I'd love to have a go at something like this. It's really clever.
    Beryl xx

  2. Wow, three beautiful scenes, one super stunning card. I love this Claire, and the way that you've used all the stamps together. A great way to recycle that box too.

    Sue x

  3. This is stunning. I love the design and gorgeous detailing


  4. The icicle border with the icy ribbon is really the 'icing' on this creation & i love the fact that you recycled something. The little robin on the front is so atmospherically Christmassy. The little deer with the arch makes a perfect twosome.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Awesome altered box Claire, I love it all!
    Thanks so much for sharing your blue creation with us at Fussy and Fancy and best of luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  6. A Graze box if the new one to me Claire but I certainly like what you've created with it I think I need to investigate further.

    Each little picture is a mini masterpiece, if I had to choose a favourite I think it would be the robin and ivy, I've a thing about ivy you see.

    Thanks so much sharing your lovely work with us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    B x

  7. Wow Claire that is absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  8. Wonderful card. I really love the colours and all the detailing is wonderful.Thank for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

  9. Dahhhh........the things that sit around in my kitchen when my daughters eaten them all, that was far to obvious for me Claire !

    B x

  10. Brilliant project love all the images and how you have decorated the inside thanks for joining us at Lej designs
    carol DT x

  11. Wow, this is gorgeous ! Love your inside.
    Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
    Hugs Berit

  12. What a fantastic idea! Love it! Thanks for joining in at LEJ Designs this week. Good luck xx

  13. Stunning work, Claire. A very beautiful altered art project. Thank you for sharing it with us at LEJ Designs; hope to see more of your work. Vee xx

  14. What a fabulous idea! I love your card! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crazy Challenge!

  15. Wow, what a brilliant project, Claire! I love it! I've been trying to resist those Choc B Trees stamps, but having seen this, I think I can resist no longer! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month, and good luck.


  16. Oh wow... oh wow.... did I say wow yet!!!???

    Thanks so much for joining in this challenge at Fashionista!

    DT Coordinator~~ Rina


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