Sunday, 27 February 2011

Jewel colours and gold - GC92

What a lovely theme - jewel colours and gold. Over on Gingersnaps this challenge is running till March 20th.
For my first take on it, I decided to take the theme literally. I started off with a little round tin which once held throat lozenges.

I worked on the lid and sides with structure paste in pearl white, gold satin, and antique gold, sprinkling on some gold glass glitter (Viva Color) before it was dry.
The rim of the tin has been polished with inka gold to change the colour without making it difficult to put the lid back on. Then I decorated it with some gem stones in regal colours, and added the top of an old perfume bottle - which has long disappeared! -to the middle, to make the lid look like a crown.



I stuck some gold net from an old evening stole inside the box, to make a sort of nest, and filled it with some old costume jewelry from my Mother.
It was, as always, great fun to make, and will make another nice memory box for those little keepsakes, instead of having them in a dark drawer somewhere.


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

22 comments:

  1. Awesome Val. I love the way you can take an uninspiring everyday item and turn it into a wonderful keepsake.
    Hugs xx

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  2. Love it, Val, wonderful little keepsake! Hugs, sarah

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  3. Stunning piece! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Jewel Colors Challenge!

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  4. Another lovely piece, Val, well done! Hugs, Barb

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  5. and what a JEWEL this is, Valerie! Some of your techniques produce the most amazing pieces of art!

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  6. what a transformation! Love the old perfume stopper, just shows you shouldn't throw anything away. Lovely to see your altered tin, and so nice what you've used it for too. CoB

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  7. Your ordinary little lozenge tin has been transformed into something amazing! It's just stunning. I love how you have the imagination to do this and with such great results!

    Sorry I have missed checking your blog this past week or so, but have just done so, and as usual, greatly admire all your wonderful projects!

    I also wanted to say a huge thank you for my box of delightful goodies that arrived yesterday (I would have emailed you but am having trouble sending them, can receive though, don't know what that is all about). I adore the bunny rabbit bookmark, it is even more lovely in real life, although I still maintain that it would be a shame to hide it within the pages of a book, and the coaster is so beautiful, really stunning.

    I am blown away by your thoughtfulness and your talent ... thanks once again.

    Hugs and lots of sparkles

    Carole xxx

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  8. You are soooooo welcome, Carole! Have a good week!

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  9. What a beautiful box to keep all your treasures in. Love it. xxx

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  10. You have a way with tins! xo

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  11. Valerie once more what can I say. I've a very pleasant time looking at all your wonderful work - the gold tin such a clever way to make something so beautiful out of something that would normall be thrown out. All your creations posted here are stunning and very inspirational. Take care petal.
    hugs
    xxx

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  12. Great! Love it! Hugs, T

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  13. Love the way you altered this.

    Love Dawn xx

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  14. Thanks for all the nice comments!

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  15. This is gorgeous, I can't decide if the inside or outside is prettier.

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  16. Totally gorgeous box Valerie.

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  17. What a fab altered project. To turn the humble tin into a work of art that's a 'jewel' !

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  18. What a beautiful little box, with such 'treasures' inside!
    Pam

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  19. Wonderful upgrade you have a made a wonderful keepsake here. XOXO Zoe

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  20. Really beautiful box. Something to treasure.

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  21. Now THAT is some altered art--we'd never have guessed your beautiful treasure box started out as a little tin!

    :)

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