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Sunday, 18 May 2014

Say Cheese




At Fashionable Stamping Challenges the  new theme is to make/alter something that is, ' 3 D '   it could be a bag, box, jar etc... Please pop over for all the information  and see what my design team sisters made. We have our regular sponsor Flonzcraft and as always stamping must be the main feature on the project.

I think you may have guessed  how this box started off, you know the famous round cheese  variety, thats even better when its a bit squidgy in the middle.


The box was first painted all over  with cream acrylic. The inside is plain cream. 
 I then cut a circle of card to cover the lid and a strip for the side and stamped them up. 
 All the images and background are from  Stampers Anonymous sets.
The trimmings were scraps of fibres etc
The shading is all Tea dye and vintage photo distress ink, with a touch of gilding wax here and there.
I think I may be making more of this masculine style box, fill  them with a few nice chocolates when I need a small gift for a male. This one is going to be used by my OH .
Other challenges entered--
At A Vintage Journey they have just announced the new theme for Challenge No 6 which is 
'All About Him'.  The girls here would like us to be inspired by the work and products of Tim Holtz.
 I use  his products on a regular basis  and am always inspired by the way he can take things from everyday usage  and totally transform how they look.
 At the Craft-Room Challenge  the theme is ' Recycle'. [Thank you Annie for mentioning this to me].

Thank you for stopping by to take a look, I do so appreciate your comments.


29 comments:

  1. Oh, what a fabulous alteration, Yvonne - I love those cheese boxes, and the layered look you've created is fantastic. Love those gentlemen! Thank you for having me along to play at FSC, and thank you for joining us on A Vintage Journey!!
    Alison xx

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  2. Fabulous makeover Yvonne, love how you have altered it with lots of layers.
    Love
    Amanda x

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  3. A fabulous makeover Yvonne and a lovely little gift idea. Xx

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  4. This just looks gorgeous. Lovely vintage look.
    Thanks for sharing Anneke.

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  5. Oh, such a brilliant make over Yvonne!! Love how this humble cheese box turned out! Great grungy look and thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey!

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  6. fantastic vintage look!!! love the man stamp on it!!!

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  7. Your cheese box makeover is brilliant, hope you enjoyed the cheese, too! Hugs, Valerie

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  8. Hi Meggymay. What a great way to serve up some cheese! The twine is a great finish for this vintage feast...Looove this heaps.
    Dot x

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  9. This is a fabulous 3D piece. Really love it.

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  10. This is a fabulous project yvonne not only have you enjoyed the cheese but you must have had so much fun altering the box. Love how it all turned out.
    Hugs fom Shirl x x

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  11. You've mad a fabulous job of up cycling the cheese box Yvonne :)
    Von ♥

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  12. a great recycled 3D project Yvonne. I adore the stamps used and the wonderful collaged detail on the top.
    Thank You for joining in with us at AVJ this fortnight and you could also enter this piece at Craft Room Challenge blog too
    CRafty Hugs
    Annie x

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  13. Fab-u-lous Yvonne! The times I've thought about doing this but I could never make it look as amazing as your box:)
    Val x

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  14. Great alteration Yvonne, love the masculine look with those images.
    Avril xx

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  15. What a terrific make Yvonne, I love how you transformed that cheese box - great stamping and embellishing! It is a lovely idea to make a few to give as little gifts too. Thanks so much for joining our 'All About Him' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

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  16. Great upcycled project Yvonne. Good idea to make it a suitable gift for a man as well.
    Jean x

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  17. This is awesome, Yvonne! You have transformed this little cheese box!

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  18. What a perfectly altered cheese box Yvonne!

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  19. A fabulous altered box Yvonne. Love those gentlemen! Karen.x

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  20. Yvonne, your alteration is spectacular! I love those steampunk guys adorning the box top! Thank you for sharing your masculine fabulousness with us at A Vintage Journey!

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  21. A great transformation Yvonne! I like the idea of turning it into a male giftbox...all sorts of things can be put in apart from chocs (golf tees, fishing flies, stamps of the collecting variety,even some DIY screws/nuts & bolts!)

    Sally

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  22. What a gorgeous UPCYCLING!

    wonderful cheese box !

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  23. That's perfect Yvonne! It hadn't occured me it was a cheese box until you said it. It will make a great little gift box for a male x

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  24. Hi Yvonne. Your masculine piece is just full of "Tim" goodness! I love the steampunk trio and all of the collaged pieces you have behind them. The torn, distressed edges really add to their vintage appeal. Beautiful piece! Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. <3 Candy

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  25. Brilliant!
    The men look more than happy to be gracing the lid of this altered box.
    I like the aged colour tones - wonderful alteration.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  26. So cool, a wonderful altered cheese box.

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  27. just so fun and clever... would never of guessed this was a cheese box :-) thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  28. Hi Yvonne - I don't like cheese but I love what you've done to the box ! fab vintage makeover, and great for male gifts, thanks for sharing it over at Craft-Room too...Esther xx

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