Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Gift Box Make-over .....

Hi everyone,

So sorry for posting so little, but battling with Bronchitis at the mo, on top of my son still not fixed-up, lol, the cist has been drained and some of the swelling has gone down, but not enough and his jaw still locked too tight to open wide enough for them to cut out the two, yes it's two now cause the one has actually damaged the tooth next door , so he also has to go..............:(( As soon as that is fixed, he will actually be able to eat properly again...............:))

Have done something completely different than my normal, yikes what is normal, lol, but there is such a fun challenge over at Recycle, Re-purpose and Re-Invent , the challenge blog of CS Designs .
It is a √Ānything Goes'challenge and you have to use one re-cycled item on your project.

Now mine is a total re-cycle, lol, i took a gift box that looks like a milk carton, recieved some choccies in it over Xmas, painted a few layers of Gesso over the whole box to cover the original printing. then took a black ink pad and dabbed spots all over and before it was dry, took a piece of cottonwool and whiped over that in soft stoke movements. On the one side i added my image , slightly colored with some added gems and then another re-cycled item added, i punched some flowers from the lid of a coffee tin and added a gem as centre piece, lovely flower, don't ya think .....:))the other sides were decorated with some scraps, gems and some more punched tin lids, lol , please excuse any spelling mistakes, this head of mine is really fuzzy, lol

We have to anser a Q : What is the weirdest item you are hoarding and what will you do with it?????
Well, i have a piece of the bask of a tree that has been sitting there waiting for me to use, still need to finish an abstract piece that has been an UFO for so long, but i will get to it...........hehehehe, not sure which year, but yeah.......

Oh yes, one other thing, i punched a hole at the top and added some ribbon for that extra color..............:))
Thanks for visiting, hope you like, see ya soon!!


Ellis said...

Fabulous project Theresa and love that you used a CS Design too! =)
Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent!
Hugs, Elenor DT

Kim Kelley said...

So cool. Love when we can repurpose and it turns out this good! HUGS

Tammy said...

Fabulous recycling of a milk carton! Very creative and I love the Asian influence!
Hope you and your son are on the mend soon!

Holly said...

great recycling project Theresa! You used some wonderful images!

Sharon said...

Fantastic recycleing - thanks for letting us kinow all the bits & pieces you used!! Love what you ahve done with the CS Design on this creation! Thanks so much for linking up to our Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent Challenge! Love your "weird" item you are saving to recycle for our bonus question!

Chris / CS Designs said...

Theresa, This is a an absolutely beautiful piece. I am so pleased to see you still using my Asian design, you have done a fabulous job on this. Thank you for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge at Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent and hope you will come visit us again. Great recycled project.
:) Chris / CS Designs

PS, Can't wait to see your project with the bit of tree.

Chris / CS Designs said...

Hi Theresa, Congratulations, on being chosen as one of our Featured Artists for April in our Anything Goes challenge at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent. You will find your entry showcased on our right-hand sidebar. Please visit our blog and download your Featured Artist Logo
:) Chris / CS Designs

Ellis said...

Congratulatiosn for being one of our featured artists at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent! =)
Hugs, Elenor