Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Its a Gift --Bags and Boxes challenge at TioT's

Time for another challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays
''Bags and Boxes''
Please pop over for all the details and see the fantastic inspiration from the team.

I love to recycle boxes , especially when needed to give with a gift.
This small box  came to me containing some delicious chocolate

Painted all over with white acrylics, then sprayed , with Dylusions, lemon zest. squeezed orange , just a small amount at this stage
Then  to add some texture a Tim Holtz stencil and modelling paste.
Stencilled round the edges using the same stencil and some spiced Marmalade distress ink

I have had these chipboard flowers for ages [? where they came from] .
These were painted with Pebeo Fantasy paints, water colour stems and a bit of dull glitter.

I added more colouring using the same sprays and highlighted the stencil with gold gilding wax.

So here is the box ready to go, with all the trimmings in place.

Thank you for stopping by to see me today, I appreciate all the comments you leave for me.


  1. This looks just brilliant! Love the texture you gave to it! Awesome!

  2. Lovely gift bag, Yvone. I love the colour and gorgeous texture.
    Have a happy day xx

  3. STUNNING, this is absolutely beautiful.xx { aNNie}

  4. Beautiful work, love the embossing and the gorgeous colours. Hugs, Valerie

  5. Wow Yvonne, this is just gorgeous!! Love the flourish work the stencil and the lace bow is a beautiful shabby touch! Stunning transformation. hugs :)

  6. Such a beautiful gift box!! Love it's transformation, will have to see if I can get some time to play along with this challenge! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Fantastic and very rich looking transformation Yvonne

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. Wow, oh WOW, Yvonne. This is simply out of this world. You come up with the most incredible art and this time on a box. I would be proud to give a gift in this box, because it is gorgeous. I love the colors, I love the flowers, I love the texture. Oh heck, I love it ALL!

  9. Oh wow, the box you've designed beautifully. I love the colour and gorgeous texture.
    Greets Carola

  10. A lovely piece of recycling Yvonne, love the rich colour and the textured flourish. The wooden embellishments make it a gift in itself.
    Avril xx

  11. Loving recycling I admire the way you altered the box Yvonne! The design is so stylish and elegant! Warm hugs!

  12. What a great transformation, Yvonne. This recycling box looks so wonderful. Love the texture and beautiful colours.
    Hugs, Mar

  13. Fabulous transformation Yvonne, wow, who would have thought this started life as a humble chocolate box.... Love the texture of the stencilling and stunning autumnal colours!

  14. Fab up cycling Yvonne, what a stunning box!
    Val x

  15. A brilliant re-purpose, love the textures hugs Bee.

  16. So gorgeous gift box Yvonne !! Just sublime!! love this texture and the flowers are fabulous! Very nice day and big hugs.

  17. Good job I checked - I see my comment has once again disappeared! Grrr! I really love this with it's gorgeous texture! You may have to find an expensive present to match the luxurious look of this box! Chrisx

  18. Gorgeous flourish textures and fabulous colours - like sunshine on a box! Beautiful upcycling.
    Alison xx