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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

How does your Garden Grow

Time for another challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this fortnights theme is 'How Does your Garden Grow' so we would love to see what's in your Garden - Flowers, Fruit Trees, and it's up to you what you make as long as you follow the theme.

                                                       


 This was actually a cigar box, I was given a larger cigar box and inside there were 3 boxes, they still had the wrappers and red ribbons in the boxes.
This was the original

It's now a paperweight...I started by putting some builders sand mixed with PVA in the 'bottom' before sealing along the opening.  I then painted it with Mermaid and South Pacific Fresco paints.  I stamped the Joffy Flowers and sentiments onto tissue paper and coloured the reverse, I used watered down PVA to add this to the 4 sides, and of course my 'garden' had to have a butterfly, which was added to the top.
The rest of the DT are showing some great gardening skills, so please pop over to take a look.

I am entering this at
  Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
  Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything goes

Thanks for visiting today,
Avril xx

24 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is a beautiful transformation. Loving your gorgeous spring scene around it.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Valerie-Jael said...

What a beautiful alteration, looks great now! Valerie

chrissies said...

This is stunning with the beautiful colors and flowers

Love Chrissie x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a nice alteration Avril! Gorgeous bright colours and lovely stamps.
Greetings, Alie :-)

zandra said...

Love the redo! Very pretty.
Hugz, Z

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful and I love the box too, great shape to it, not at all like the cigar boxes of yesterday. ~Diane

Margik said...

This is so wonderful and a great idea. The colours are very beautiful.
Hugs, Mar

Rita said...

Wow Avril. What a stunning box to alter. You have certainly made a magnificent job of it. Hugs Rita xxx

Nikki Acton said...

Great work Avril - fab altered art x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic. This altered cigar box looks gorgeous.

sally said...

What a wonderful creation! So much more fun than a cigar box....

Sally

Shirley Chillman said...

Another stunner Avril you have turned a not so bad box into an absolute treasure.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Meggymay said...

Love how you altered the box Avril. It looks fantastic.
Yvonne

Bee and Dee said...

A wonderful paper weight love it hugs Bee

Linda said...

Hi Avril, I love your little garden inspired paperweight, it's so bright and cheery. Hugs .... Linda xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

What an amazing summer garden project! I can't believe this was a cigar box! How clever and beautiful! hugs :)

Joan said...

What a great idea, love the colours and the funky flowers

Sandy said...

What a wonderful box Avril! Your creation is most attractive and whimsical too. This box would look great anywhere.
Sandy xx

Terry said...

Love your altered cigar box! The blue background really makes those gorgeous garden flowers bloom! Love it and what a great find!

Christine L said...

Loving this altered cigar box Avril... perfect colouring and images too.. and what a fabulous paper weight it's made!

Now.... I have a bag of stamps that I wonder if you'd be interested in.... they're your type.... and I've had them for years and not touched them.... They are from a company in the States and I got them when I was over there... but they're much more your type than mine. Email me if you like and I can give you more details and a pic or two. I was going to put them on Crafty Sellers if you're not interested but keep on thinking to mention them to you.

Big hugs
Christine x

Melissa Latchem said...

love the bright bold colours you have used, very creative make. Many thanks for joining the Rosie’s Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

This is fabulous - love it hun..Thank you for sharing with us Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you in future challenges
Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu x

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is a gorgeous piece, Avril, and very useful too. Thanks for linking up to Rhedd's Creative Spirit. Blessings!

Sammy said...

Oh, this is just fab! Beautifully done! x
Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x