Tuesday, July 16, 2013

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 168 ~ Dress it up

This week at City Crafter Challenge Blog, Ros is our lovely host. She is challenging us to take any ordinary item and turn it into a beautiful project.

Dress it Up!

When Clare came back for summer break, we went thrifting together, she picked up this item and asked me to make her a beautiful jewelry box


the box cost only 1.50, in good condition and it is clean, just that we don't really like that Mr. Santa is delivering fish instead of presents... LOL!


as you can see, the fun started with paint, gesso, moulding gel....


and of course there were paper, printed images and masking involved in this project





I divided the inside into 3 section so Clare could organized her jewelry




come join us this week at


You really need to hop over to see the beautiful projects from the team, especially our Guest Star Ira, her project is just Stunning!




26 comments:

Elborgi said...

wow- thats a fantastic box!

Hello from Elma

Glenda Atkins said...

That is one gorgeous box!
hugs
Glenda

BEARKIS said...

Beautiful box,good colours!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Such a clever project!

Ros Crawford said...

WOW!! I LOVE this Kirsty ... So very beautiful and I'm sure Clare will be thrilled with this ... I would be! Hope you linked this up to This http://amixedmediacolorchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/a-mixed-media-color-challenge-3.html

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous...love that soft and gentle colouring!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Oh my goodness wow, what gorgeous projects you all have... This is a most beautiful box now Kirsty. So romantic and dreamy... Gorgeous!! Hugs, Wendy

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! What a transformation!! I am LOVING the soft colors you added and that butterfly!!

Milagros C. Rivera said...

Now THAT is a lovely box!!!! I am sure Clare will be stunned upon receiving it, totally fab!!!

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! what a transformation Kirsty… I agree Santa delivering fish is a little odd? LOL - but you have made this box SO beautiful !!!! I love the soft pastel tones… the papers and die cuts look awesome!! Claire will love it!! :-)
Hope you have a lovely day!
Hugs Sue xx

Jinny Newlin said...

What a transformation, Kirsty! LOVE that you were able to look past the cover to the something beautiful this box could, and did, become! Stunning!

Linda B said...

Wow, Kirsty.... what a before and after!!! It turned out fabulous and gave Clare a beautiful storage piece... can't beat that in any way! Love it, my friend!

Ira Huberts said...

Such a fabulous alteration Kirsty! Oh lucky Clare to have such a tremendously creative mom! Your jewelry box has that fine vintage, French feel, which I LOVE!
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Stella said...

I know you made this for your daughter but realy Kirsty...you shoulkd open a shop. You create magic with this box.This is so lovely! (don't like the combo of Santa and fish either lol)

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful! I love the soft colors you chose. So much better than Christmas fish! lol! :)

Deb Hickman said...

Wows, what a transformation, it looks beautiful. I love how you even divided the inside, perfect jewellery box. Deb x

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Kirsty your box is so beautifully made, we can never have too many boxes, can we ?, I love to fill my boxes with stuff and yes I have a lot of it.
Anni

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, my, this is SO cool! What an amazing transformation! LOVE this! And I adore how you added the dividers to the interior, too!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, this is SUCH an improvement over Santa delivering a fish, Kirsty! LOL beautiful end result. :)

Lynette said...

Well done! Gorgeous box.

Tracy said...

I love Santa and all but your redo is a hundred times better. :-) Love all the mixed media products Kirsty. hugs!

Charlene said...

WOW Kirsty!!!! This is for me right?? :-) Super job LOVE it!!!!!!

Linda R said...

Looks like you have been having some mixed media fun.. I LOVE this...

Hugs~

Davi said...

Zowie Kirsty, that made a gorgeous jewelry box, love all your details and soft colors :) Your daughter is sure to love it!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous piece of artwork, Kirsty, love the color you chose! Hope your daughter loves it!

sandi said...

Wow! This is pure gorgeousness! LOVE what you've done with the box. So stunning!