Friday, 30 April 2010

Polka Doodles Challenge - Alter It!

Morning everyone, it's now time for this week's Polka Doodle challenge and the theme set by Ruth is Alter It! You can make whatever you like to recycle something and make it useful or decorative.
My DT project is made using a toiletries round box that I found lurking in my daughter's bin and decided was too good to put in the recycling bin. I've turned it into a gift/trinket box.
Here's the before:
And here it is, altered:
I've used the brand new Polka Doodles All Around & Everywhere CD which has the most gorgeous papers, embellishments and stampies plus some of those famous shaped elements.
Before covering the box, I rubbed Olive Green and Royal Purple StazOn ink around all the edges as they are slightly rounded and not easily covered. I then covered the box sides and lid with some of the beautiful white swirl papers in lilac and green.
I then made a large flower decoration for the top using some of the stacking flowers and used Nikky's fab scrunching technique (just screwing them up! lol) and then built them up to make a cabbage rose type flower.
I printed out the uncoloured butterfly digital stamp and coloured it with Promarkers. I then sponged on embossing ink and embossed the butterfly with crystal embossing powder for a sparkly look.
The other DT members have made some fabulous altered projects so don't forget to have a look. You have until 12 noon on Sunday 9 May to upload your creations and I'm looking forward to seeing them.
Finally, I'm entering my box in the following challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - 3D something
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Don't Be Square!
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Anything But A Card
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Make Your Own Flowers


Fiona said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Fliss, I love it. Mauve and green look so good together and the details are beautiful. I especially love the stunning rose.

Have a good weekend.
Fiona x

June said...

Fabulous and love the lilac and green together and that scrunched flower
hugs June xxxxx

Nettie said...

This is really beautiful Fliss. The scrunchie flowers are so good. I really want to have a go at these.x

Sally H said...

So very beautiful! Love it!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Fliss this is stunning I just adore the colours, that flower is amazing and love that butterfly this is one fabulous project thank you for joining us at Digital Tuesday this week and good luck with the DT call.
Lorraine x

Donna said...

Beautiful altered container, so pretty with the butterflies! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Cupcake :) Donna x

Kr├╝mel said...

This is such a cute box! Love all the butterflies and that beautiful big flower on top!

Thanks for playing with Cupcake Craft this week!

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Lynsey said...

Fantastic gift box, love your pretty flower! Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge this week.
Hugs Lynsey x

Annelies said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous!