Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Try it on Tuesday

This week on Try it on Tuesday the Theme is "Recycled boxes" and it is an altered art challenge. Since I have been on a recycling kick this is perfect. I decided to alter a Foil box.
Its actually pretty simple. First you take the box and remove the cutting strip. Next gesso all the edges then flatten the box and cover with patterned paper. I used Basic Grey. I then added more paper on the edges. The holes for the ribbon are punched and the box is then put back together and the fold over edge trimmed. Finally I added the trim bits(Prima flowers, gems and napkin butterflies.). I then filled the box with some of my spare ribbon bits.

Now it's over to you to show us your altered recycled boxes. Just hop on over to the Try it on Tuesday blog to view the wonderful creations from my Team mates and to enter yours. This week we are being sponsored by The Craft Barn so be sure to place a link back to them in you post to be entered for the prize draw.

Now I have to apologize for not posting lately. This weekend Belle had her Dance exams then with Sunday being so nice I wound up spending too much time in the heat and got heat stroke. I am feeling allot better now but it was very scary to say the least. So there has been no time to be crafting. I have some crafty days planned this week and will be catching up soon.

Don't forget I still have my blog candy up for grabs. To find out more click here. You have until midnight June 30 to enter. See sidebar for picture and link.

Thats all I got for now. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Angela


Clarky J said...

What an amazing idea Angela - sooo pretty and useful too! Sorry to hear about the sunstroke - sending you huge hugs and hope this week is more productive to you x

Heidi said...

Such a fun and pretty idea Angela, love the colours heidi x

Zoechaos said...

Great idea and very pretty box XOXO Zoe

Meggymay said...

Fantastic idea, it looks great. Hope you feel better soon. Yvonne xx

Babe O'Mara said...

I love how this turned out. Nice job. Hope you're feeling better.


Brenda Brown said...

This is one piece of amazing altered art. I just love the idea and you have made it so well. Great job.
Hope you are feeling better after the weekend.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Susan said...

Very cool idea, and your box is very pretty!

PatR said...

Wow this is an amazing idea and so useful. gonna have to give that a go. Thanks for sharing. xx