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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Its ..........Anything but Square--at TioT's today


The new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays is....
Anything but Square.

This time I decided to alter my pencil pot, 
The team have had some fantastic ideas for this theme, I hope you will pop over and take a look.


On the left are a few photos
 I took  during the process.
Top left....
the original box, very pink and covered with scraps of torn paper.

Top right......
a few layers of white acrylic paint, I quite liked the uneven surface at this stage , so just added some extra texture using stencils.




Middle photos.....
  show one  side and the back, more stencils,  a few stamped images,
colouring with pens, some blue distress ink and gilding wax.





Bottom photos....
 show the other side and the front.
Here I added a cut out heart shape  made from corrugated paper and a wooden bird shape.









My pencils now sit on my desk  in a shabby chic style box, 
which I enjoyed  altering.


Thank you for calling in to see me today,
I always appreciate the comments you leave for me.


If you called in for Tea this Tuesday, please scroll down to my earlier post







23 comments:

  1. Amazing artistic creation, love the before and after results...xx{aNNie}

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  2. What a fantastic pencil holder! WOW!
    Just BEAUTIFUL!

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  3. Stunning alteration Yvonne. Always inspiring to have nice things around when you are crafting. Think I need to address some of my containers.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. What a fantastic alteration, love everything about it. Hugs, Valerie

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  5. Lovely altered container, love the blues and gold. A wonderful challenge too!

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  6. totally fabulous alteration Yvonne xx Thanks for sharing the step by step too. Bet it looks great in your craft room

    Sending my best wishes
    Annie x

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  7. Your pencils box is gorgeous Yvonne !! Really fantastique ! I love the stencils you have used, the colours and this beautiful heart with birg. Happy day to you ! big hugs.

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  8. Love your alteration Yvonne! The pot looks just fabulous now!
    Warm, crafty hugs from Lula

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  9. Gorgeous box Yvonne. You wouldn't believe it was the same box. TFS all of the photos. Beautifully done.
    Hugs Flo x

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  10. I love your pencil pot makeover, Yvonne. It looks so fresh and pretty. Love all the texture too.

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  11. What a great makeover! I love the colours:-)

    Sally xx

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  12. What a great alteration! Your pencil pot looks really wonderful, the textures and combination of colours are fantastic.
    Mar xx

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  13. Great idea and so well made. Looks beautiful and handy.
    Have a nice evening ❤

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  14. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the texture and the colors!! The transformation is amazing!! What a beautiful work of art!! So happy to be guest designing with you this week!! Have a great day!! :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  15. Oh wow, what a great idea. That looks beautiful, wonderful designed.
    Greetings Carola

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  16. What a wonderful project.

    Hugs Diane

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  17. Wow Yvonne, this is blooming brilliant! I just adore a project that is beautiful and functional! Your birdie is wonderful, what a lovely focal piece, and the corrugated heart sits so nicely as a backdrop. The gold hearts are so elegant and that bright blue flower really adds a great pop of colour! Just love this one from tip to tip!! hugs :)

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  18. This looks fabulous Yvonne, brilliant makeover. Love the colour and textures and that liottle bird is so sweet.
    Avril xx

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  19. What an amazing transformation, Yvonne. It's incredible. I really like everything about this from the cardboard heart to the bird to the stencil.

    Sorry I'm so late visiting, but life truly got in the way today, as I tried to install the new phones I purchased. What should have been an easy "plug into the outlet and go" turned into a nightmare, since my internet is connected to my phone service. Need I say more?

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  20. How gorgeous! I love your gilded textures - this is beautiful, Yvonne, as well as useful. It passes the William Morris test on both counts!
    Alison x

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  21. Lovely textures - love the colours and bird.... really beautiful project Yvonne.
    Gill xx

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