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Monday, 3 June 2013

All Craft Challenge Blog Hop

 Welcome Blogland to the Craft my life blog hop for the re launch of Sparkling black roses blog challenge. The challenge theme was anything but a card. You've found my part of the hop, by visiting the lovely Tania, and enjoyed Tania's brilliant creation. Now it's my turn. This is my first ever time being involved in a blog hop and I am really excited, to be apart of Elaine's re launch and I love the theme, because I have just ventured into altered art and having another chance to create something using the fabulous product of Sarah Hurley, made my creative juices flow. So onto my project.

I have had a set of nesting boxes in my stash for awhile, so I decided to alter the largest box, but what could I turn it into. One of my favourite kits from Sarah is the the Expedition kit. As with all of Sarah's kit it is packed full with hand drawn papers and embellishments. In fact the kit gives you 12 12x12 resizable papers, 88 hand drawn embellishments, 2 x printable embellishment sheets and an alphabet. Some of the hand drawn  images are of vintage modes of transport. From vintage hot air balloons to tallships. So I decided to create a keepsake box for holiday memorabilia.

I used CraftArtist to print out a selection of the lovely papers and embellishment. I couldn't decide on which of the papers to use to cover the box, so I decided to use torn pieces of all the papers in a collage. I used A'color Allround Medium to glue the piece onto the box and seal them, with a gloss finish. Now the fun part embellishing the box, I printed out two more papers from the kit and used bitty blossom dies, from Spellbinders to cut the flowers and leaves. I also used a set of spellbinder flourish dies to cut the flourishes from the same papers. I fussy cut all the embellishments out, some of them words. I chose to use the binocular embellishments and the words See and Do to decorate the lid. I glazed the lenses of the binocular, with a 3D glaze. I then used the embellishments both images and words to embellish the sides of the box. I then used some self adhesive material to line it.

There we have it my Anything but a card project, My travel memory keeper.

Thanks you for visiting me on this part of the blog hop. I hope you like my interpretation of the challenge theme. The next stop on the blog hop is the lovely Lydia and you can hop over here . Again thank you for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the hop.

Ian xx




23 comments:

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is great Ian, you've been very creative x

Jessica said...

These are fab Ian - love them! Jxx

Laura said...

Lovely box Ian
:)

Taniaj Scott said...

great idea Ian love the papers and embellishments hugs txx

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jane stillman said...

A fabulous project using a nested box

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Ian, what fabulous boxes and such imaginitive work, love it, kate x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous box Ian and I love the great background and the lid looks fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

May said...

Fabulous box Ian, Love the images you have used.. Brilliant work... Hugs May x x x

janieworkum said...

Een prachtige creatie
groetjes Janie

l00pyscraftcreations said...

oh some fabulous boxes, well done, love the style, xx

Pauline Wheeler said...

Great idea Ian
P x

caroline spice said...

What a fantastic Box Ian!! Love the theme you have used and the colours are fab !! Hugs Caroline xx

ladyjanet_56 said...

Congratulations on your Altered Art it's something I would like to spend a little time on and also on your 1st Blog Hop have fun, the boxes look great I do like the roses and flourishes best. Janet T

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

what a super memorabilia box Ian. Fabulous idea. Thank you

Sarah Hurley said...

lovely Ian! x

Gwyneth said...

Very nice creation, and an useful project as well.

Claireliz said...

This is lovely Ian.
C xx

Lisa Grace said...

Great idea!
Lisa Grace xx

Kathryn said...

Ab fabby xx

Nicky Wilcox said...

Ow this is gorjuss xxx

Jennifer Swandells said...

Brilliant, creative work. Hugs, Jen :-) x
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Lisa West said...

Great project, thanks for the post information. I love your easel below as well. Hopping from the all crafts challenge. Lisa