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


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

  2. What a fantastic pencil holder! WOW!

  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

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

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

  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

  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.

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

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

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

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

    Sally xx

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

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

  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!! :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

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

  16. What a wonderful project.

    Hugs Diane

  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 :)

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

  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?

  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

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