Monday, 15 April 2013

Recycling for Crafty Boots

Happy Monday to you... It's time for another Crafty Boots challenge, with the theme of "recycle" chosen by the lovely Gabrielle.

You can recycle anything - re-use something from your stash, use something you would have otherwise thrown away, as you choose.  I decided to recycle a little box I'd previously altered - from this...

 I'd already ripped a metal flower off the lid !












 out came the Paperartsy Fresco paints (stone and eggplant)

Some stencilling on the lid with paint











and Paperartsy Grunge Paste on the sides...(this was PROPER FIDDLY!)

 and a flower (Lin Brown for Paperartsy) stamped with Fresco's in Squid Ink and Zesty Zing onto black card

Sorry I had such trouble photographing it, maybe the girls (Emma and Gabrielle specially) were right at Ally Pally on Saturday.. I do need a better camera for this lark!!



6 comments:

Gabrielle said...

Oh blimey! How on earth did you get the GP on the edge of the box? Fiddly doesn't do that job justice! This is fabulous! I love the colours you chose - in fact I love everything about it! Mwah x

inkypinkycraft said...

This looks fab what a cool idea, lovethe grunge paste ..hugstrace x

Dee's Craft Room said...

I love your recycled box Helen, it looks amazing.

Dionne xx

Sarah Dunkley said...

Looks Fab! Love the colours. :) xxx

butterfly said...

Such an elegant transformation, and the paste was so worth the fiddly trouble it took!!
Alison x

Virginia said...

OH Helen that's lovely a great bit of recycling