Thursday, 1 October 2015

Stamps and Stencils Challenge and a BLOG HOP

What ever it is make it 3 D.

This is our new challenge theme over at Stamps and Stencils
 hosted by  Sue
Please pop over to see what we made and get all the details.
The Blog Hop
start is over at  Stamps and Stencils.

I love to alter boxes when I have a special gift for someone.
This one is approx 6  x  2.5 inches and 2 inches deep.

After giving the box a coat of white acrylic, I used a stencil [Tim Holtz]
to add texture to the top and sides.

While waiting for this to dry I stamped and fussy cut some flowers and leaves.  [Sheena stamps , Wild Rose set]]

Now for a bit of colour and an opportunity to get messy.  At this stage on embossed surfaces, I usually  add directly from the bottle and rub in with  paper towels,. I hear you gasp at the waste of paint, but this goes onto a journal page as a mop up.
The colours I used were  sage and Vintage Lace.

I used some Pebeo Empire Gold gilding wax  on the lid.

The flowers were coloured with Aqua Tint pens.
A little shaping and a light touch of the gold wax and it was ready to assemble.

.Adding gold highlights and making a 3 D  project is not an easy item to get a good photo  of,  but I hope you get the process. 
Altering can be as simple or as difficult as you want it to be, I  hope you will give it a try and join us at Stamps and Stencils. 
We are also having a
If you have arrived here from our Main Challenge Blog you are in the right place.
This is the secret word letter
 you are looking for here,  'A'.
Now you will need to visit
to collect your next letter.

I would also like to join these challenges with this altered box......
Rhedds Creative Spirit ----October challenge
Altered Eclectics...........October challenge
Country View Challenges.........Add some texture

Thank you for calling to see me today,  Have fun blog hopping.
I always appreciate the comments you leave for me.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Yvonne, what a wonderful way to pack a gift! Hugs, Valerie

  2. This gorgeous box is a gift in it's self. Fabulous altering Yvonne x

  3. Stunning flowers and such great colours on this wonderful box! It would be a great gift just by itself!

  4. Great idea Yvonne, thsnks for sharing how you did it

  5. Love the simplicity of the box. So gorgeous.

  6. Gorgeous box Yvonne, the gilding really adds to the texture. I think the box will be treasured as much as the gift,
    Avril xx

  7. Stunning is the word for this very beautiful box Yvonne.

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. love the soft colors on the box, they really make the flowers pop !!

  9. Never mind the contents, the box is a beautiful gift in its own right!


  10. What a gorgeous box, Yvonne! Love the great texture, and the flowers you've added is a beautiful decorative detail. Hugs, Mar

  11. Love your gorgeous textured stencilling on your box Meggy and those flowers are wonderful x

  12. This really is a gorgeous box - any gift would be well received in it! Chrisx

  13. Love the flourish texture and the flowers are gorgeous.
    Alison xx

  14. A very special box, one I can imagine become a treasure or memento box. The texture has such an air of elegance to it and those stamped flowers are sensational.

  15. Such a lovely box. The texture with gold looks so expensive, and your flowers are just perfect!!

  16. Gorgeous box. I just love those flowers, perfectly offset by the elegant gold design.

  17. Fab inspiration love it hugs Debs xx

  18. So pretty Yvonne, love the colours used, gorgeous flourish design (I love flourishes!!) and the flowers are just perfect!! Ruth xx

  19. A very beautiful make Yvonne ..the flowers look amazing

    Love Chrissie xx

  20. Gorgeous box Yvonne, lovely details and texture. Happy crafting, Angela x

  21. Beautiful project!! Love all the detail!

  22. Beautiful creation lovely design and super colours used..
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  23. Yvonne this box is gorgeous! I love the molded flowers on top as well as the stencil you've used- one of my favs! Thanks so much for sharing your tut!

    hugs, Jackie ")

  24. Gorgeous box Yvonne, love the gold highlights and yummy texture....Esther xx

  25. What a pretty box you created Yvonne. The stencil is one of my favourites and so is sage green. Add pretty flowers and it ticks all the boxes for me!

    Lesley Xx

  26. This is definitely a case where the box is more important than the gift! Wow! this is really gorgeous! You really made this special with that gilding. So pretty, and those flowers are the drop dead perfect embellishment!

  27. Great photos and process details, making this really special box. The 3D flowers and the gold texture are wonderful. I tend to make flat artwork so this is fascinating to see.

  28. Opulent and more comes to mind Yvonne love the way you have designed the box.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  29. What a gorgeous box Yvonne. Love Sheena's flowers and the fabulous textured swirls


  30. A very pretty altered box liking the texture.

  31. this is super pretty! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  32. stunning just stunningThank you for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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  33. Beautiful box, lovely flourishes and flowers!

  34. Gorgeous, the box IS the gift, it is lovely! Deb xo

  35. Beautiful box. Love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see your beautiful art work back here again soon. Judy DT

  36. WOW! I love seeing how you did this! Really teaches me a lot - thanks! This project is so beautiful, the poinsettias really work against this beautiful scrolly background. Love it!

  37. Super box, love your step by step tutorial. Kathy xx

  38. Fabulous inspiration, loving the box you've made and the flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for the instructions x