Friday, July 29, 2016

Graphic 45 - Up-cycled Chocolate Box


Dropping in today to share my up-cycled box. This month the Graphic 45 designers were challenged to up-cycled something to give it a new life. For my upcycled project I chose to alter a box that would normally make its way to the bin. I cut the centre out of the box and replaced with clear acetate.

So this was my before box.....

Pretty boring huh!

And this is the after.....

'Up-cycled Chocolate Box'

I attached the bottom of the box to the acetate to make a solid bottom and then covered the top to create a lid that can be pulled off to get into the yummy lollies inside and best of all it can be reused.

I also chose to go a little further and up-cycled (not that it really needed to be up-cycled) a Prima vine so that it coordinated perfectly with my box. I made my own coordinating flowers and fussy cut a bucket load of butterflies to set it off.

To make my dragonflies sit up so perfectly I glued them onto acetate and cut them out.

Graphic 45
Materials List 
#4501291 DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage & Butterflies
#4500977 Raining Cats & Dogs Cardstock Die-cut Flowers
#4500422 Metal Brad Staples
#4501166 Bontanicabella Deluxe Collection Edition

Other - Prima vine, lace, acetate.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Prima - Armoured Steampunk Snow Bunny

Hello Peeps!!

Dropping by today to share a little altered bunny. When I saw this little bunny in the junk shop I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it, this little bunny was going to get a makeover. 

'Armoured Steampunk Snow Bunny'

Isn't he adorable!! I gave mixed some Finnabair white Art Sugar with some clear gloss gel and painted the entire bunny, so he does have quiet a sparkle when in the right light. I added a pair of Relics and Artifacts wings and then went about adding lots of Prima metal embellishments and Finnabair Mechanicals.

How amazing do this wings look?, love, love them. I coated them with Prima Snowflake Paste because he is a snow bunny.

His eye piece was created from a rubber O-ring from in hubby's garage stash and some Memory Hardware Chain.

Can I say I am in love with Finnabair Rust Paste..this stuff is AMAZING!!!

I added sprinkling of bronze micro beads and more white art sugar.

Amazing detail in the Relics & Artifacts wings.

Materials List
#962906 Snowflake Paste
#961800 Art Sugar - White
#962586 Micro Beads - Bronze
#963446 Mechanicals Steampunk Blades
#963385 Mechanicals Mini Knobs
#990626 Memory Hardware Villeneuve Antique Rings
#583514 Metal Embellishments
#583095 Metal Embellishments
#583552 Metal Embellishments
#941697 Relics & Artifacts - Chivalry
#963576 Finnabair Rust Paste
#990701 Memory Hardware Cote D Azur Antique Chain
#583668 French Riviera Ephemera


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Dusty Attic - Together

Hi Everyone!!

Dropping by today sharing my latest creation created for the gorgeous Dusty Attic July Mood Board Challenge. The challenge has an amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher for the winner and to enter you simply need to use the Mood Board for Inspiration, you can interpret it anyway you like. The only requirement is that Dusty Attic chipboard is used in your creation. Once completed simply add your link to the right side bar of the Dusty Attic Blog.

So this is the July Mood Board.

The colours of this board are so vibrant and fresh.

And this is my interpretation.


I chose to be inspired by the colours but I decided to go with a softer more pastel version of them.

I layered lots of dusty chippy to create my dimension. I gave all chipboard a really good coat of white gesso and then applied a light wash of my colours of choice.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA0893 Mini Butterfly #3
DA1275 Word Pack #19
DA1574 Whimsy Frames #6
DA1574 Corner Swirl #1
DA1569 Paisley #3