Monday 12 March 2012

Alter Something

Over at Smudgy Antics this week, the challenge we are set is to "Alter Something".
This week we want you to get creative with your stamps and alter something. Your stamps get tired of being placed on cards. Give them a new home! Find inspiration around you and alter an object of some sort.

This is my piece. An altered cigar box. Not an easy thing to get hold of in the UK. I found one little outlet in Leith, Edinburgh and was over the moon!!!

The colour was not one of my choice, but the box was destined to be given to a dear friend who happens to be a pink kinda gal. First the box was well sanded, primed and painted. First pink, then dry brushed white to help the distressed "shabby chic" look along.

The images on the sides are all from the "French Fairies" set from Smeared Ink. All coloured with promarkers with chalk backgrounds.

The wings were painted with shimmer paints (like H2Os). The images were all attached with matt mod podge and a thorough coating given to every thing to seal. The shimmer, I'm happy to report, showed through the mod podge.

Some pink lace down the sides, Some pearls along the top.

Also added to the top was a home made pale pink lace flower, with pearl button. A swirl of yet more pearls and a trio of MS punched butterflies. Lightly spritzed and some glamour dust added.

That's my project for this week folks. Now it's your turn. Alter something and link it up as per normal blog challenge rules. If you use a Smeared Ink image you also get to go into the pot for one of the coveted top3 badges.
Don't forget to go look at the other awesome pieces produced by my fellow DT friends.

I am going to enter this into challenge or 2
Simon Say Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Challenges - Shabby Chic
Crafty Ann's Challenges - Anything but a Card


  1. beautiful cigar box, love the colouring of the stamps, very beautiful

  2. Oh my word, your work is amazing and stunning. Happy to be a follower of your wonderful blog and thank you for visiting mine and commenting.
    Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x

  3. Beautifully altered cigar box, love the lacy flower and your chosen images. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  4. OMG - this is soooo freakin' AWESOME Cromsie.... just stunningly breathtaking.....even if it is PINK !!! Fabulous creation - you rocked this one !! :-D xxxxxxxxx

  5. Beautifully done, your friend will love it. I do not know these stamps but am off to look them up, thank you for the link and thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  6. Beautiful Helen..... even the shade of pink :) Love the images and the lace and the lace flower is gorgeous :)

  7. A wonderful project, excellent work :)
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

  8. This is absolutely fabulous! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  9. Truly a gorgeous work of art!

  10. I love it and its pride of place on my desk :) and Ladies its not pink lol its light red!!! but to be honest it is just sooooooooooo me its fricken unreal :D pink, girly and lacy yaaaaaaaaaaaaayy