Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Creative Belli Challenge #95 - Alter Something

Hi there and happy Wednesday. Today we have a great new challenge over at the Creative Belli Challenge. Our challenge this week is to alter something you have had laying around. You know that thing you bought or saved a long time ago and said you were going to alter. Well now is the time, and we want to see it! Well, this was a great challenge for me. About 3 years ago my mother gave my DH this wonderful box full of tea. It is a super thick cardboard, and I thought it was really neat. So...I saved it...and it has been sitting in my craft room for the last 3 years collecting dust. Well, NOT ANYMORE! Shadow box creations seem to be in, so I thought this would make a great shadow box creation. Here is what it looked like before I got a hold of it.
And here is what it looks like now.Isn't this adorable???!!!! I thought it would make a fun wall hanging. I used some PPs that I have had for awhile too. The PP in each "box" is all from the same set, which I believe was a sale-a-bration set from SU a couple years back. The papers on the outside of the box I got back in March at a crop I went to. The colors all went together perfectly. I printed our names on the computer in the same green and blue in the PPs. I attached them to each box using foam tape. I added a photo of each family member. For the letters and 2010, I used my cricut to cut them out. Last I added some embellishments to the outside of the box. Here are some close-ups of the various flowers I added.

I made these by cutting a circle into a spiral, and curling them up.


For this flower, I used various pieces of ribbon and attached them to the circle center. I added some yellow flower soft to the center of the flower too.


This is just a layered paper flower with a gem in the middle.


This is another layered paper flower with a button in the middle.

Well, that is all for now. I hope you play along with us this week at the Creative Belli Challenge. Be sure to stop over to the Creative Belli Blog to see all the altered items the DT ladies have created for inspiration, and be sure to link up your creation so we can see it.

10 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa...who would have thought the tea box would make such a gorgeous shadow box frame...WOW!!!! This is sooo beautiful especially with your lovely family pictures and awesome details!!!!

joy said...

Pretty, pretty shadow box -- I love the flowers and where you have placed them!

jdmommy said...

Jessica, this is a fabulous use for the tea box that has been hanging around for 3 years! Can you believe what we save????

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is such a great altered idea- what a fabulous box too! Love your great flowers. TFS!

Kristie Maynard said...

Great idea Jessica! Love the idea, I need to use some of the things I have in my stash and create some wonderful pieces like this too. Now just to get into that room and do it!!!

Maria Matter said...

oh Wow Jessica, what a fantastic shadowbox!!! You've done a beautiful job here...so so pretty hun!
blessings!

Ceal said...

so pretty! makes me want to go buy a box of tea (:

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

What a clever idea, Jess! You did a great job turning this tea box into a shadow box! Great job!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhhh GORGEOUS! Love this idea, Jessica! TFS!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hi Jessica! Cute shadow box! I love those paper flowers!