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Sunday 19 May 2013

Alter it at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Helllooooo, where on earth did the last two weeks go? They've whizzed by in the blink of an eye so that means its time for our new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. This time our theme is 'Alter it' and our lucky winner will receive a $20 voucher from Leo, our lovely sponsor from Flonzcraft. So ink up those stamps and get altering :-), if you need some inspiration pop over to the challenge blog and check out the gorgeous samples from my DT sisters.

If you're anything like me, you'll have a huge heap of 'stuff' in the corner of your craft room waiting to be altered - i'm such a hoarder I don't think i'll get everything altered if i live to be 100 lol. Anyway I had a rummge in my heap of rubbish, i mean stuff and found this old gift box that Santa brought a couple of years ago.

I gave the whole thing a coat of gesso and covered the sides with tissue tape. I used a variety of masks and stencils with Maimeri light modelling paste on the front and on a sheet of card to frame the image. Once it was dry I added colour with PanPastels and Dylusions ink, finishing off with some Renaissance treasure gold. 

The focal image is 'Girl with bird on hand' from Flonzcraft, she's coloured with Graph'It and promarkers, the sky and grass were created with PanPastels. I just love this stamp, she's so sweet.

Here's a pic of the sentiment in the corner, stamp from Chocolate Baroque, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and butterfly from the Ribbon Girl. The little frame is actually a die cut fob watch with the top bit cut off to make a little circular frame.

To finish off i've added a silky ribbon bow and a paper rose.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz: no digis allowed
Craft Stamper: paper tearing and stamping
Craft your Passion: children at play
Creatalicious: for the girls
Fab'n'funky: favourite embellishment
 (Mine is ribbon but tomorrow it could be butterflies or flowers lol)
Polkadoodles: spring colours/pastels
Sweet Pea Stampers: birds of a feather
Top Tip Tuesday: box clever

Thanks for popping by, have a lovely Sunday
Claire xx


  1. Hello Claire

    I have only just discovered your lovely blog!Your projects are absolutely beautiful and refreshingly varied it has been an absolute delight and inspiration going through your posts you are a very talented lady! I shall be following you closely!

    Happy Crafting
    Heather xx

  2. Wow this is gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls xxx

  3. This is so beautiful Claire. I love the sweet image, fabulous colouring and such gorgeous detailing
    I hope you have a good Sunday
    hugs Sue xx

  4. Oh wow - it's fabulous . Great colour scheme and all that lovely texture from the paste and masks. Love it.
    Beryl xx

  5. How sweet does that image look Claire. In total awe of the colours you have used (all my fave). I am sure you will get everything altered before you reach the grand ole age of 100 hunny bunny. That is unless you add more to your crafting goodies!!!!

    Crafty hugs from me x x

  6. Claire, what a gorgeous altered gift box you have created here. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “birds of a feather” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  7. Gosh, what a transformation. You have made an excellent job altering this box. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  8. Wow that is gorgeous Claire. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  9. Beautiful! Love the colors and especially the ripped back oval frame around the image. Good Luck in the "Child's Play" Monday Challenge - I hope we see more of your lovely work next week!
    Design Team - Craft Your Passions
    RubberMAD (

  10. fab project
    thanks for playing with us at BTC&G

  11. Beautiful altering of the box, the image is so sweet.
    Think we all hoard stuff, I'm guilty as well.
    Yvonne x

  12. Love that torn window opening to show off that adorable image! Claire, this is one fabulous altered gift box. No wonder we never throw away anything! Hugs!

  13. Hi Claire! Wow! This is stunning. You rocked this challenge!

  14. This is gorgeous, a beautiful frame, love the way you've incorporated the corners, and such a sweet image.
    Avril xx

  15. A delightful altered box Claire and what a transformation, such pretty colours and fabulous textures.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  16. Hi Claire. You always have such a wonderful use of colour!!! This is gorgeous. Something so plain to start with looks totally amazing!
    Dot x

  17. Such a wonderful box, so many fantastic details. Love the soft colors.

  18. Hi Claire, such a beautiful transformation. Gorgeous colours and textures, a really stunning project. xx

  19. Ohhh how much fun did you have creating this treasure!
    Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  20. This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at CYP for our "child's Play" challenge.
    DT CYP

  21. This is gorgeous Claire - you're right the stamp is very sweet and you've coloured her beautifully - oh and I too have a pile of 'stuff' to alter too..Esther xx

  22. Beautiful - love it! Thanks so much for playing along with the Charisma Cardz challenge this week :o)
    Jenni x

  23. Fab altered item Hun love the style and the colors :)

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week :)

    Hugs Mandy xxx


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