Thursday, 14 May 2015

Recycled roses

Hi Everybody!

Hope your day is going well!

Today I have a mixed media recycling project to show you. I used one of my round Camembert boxes, I hate having to throw them away. A friend is celebrating her birthday next month, so this will be just right for putting a voucher in. I painted the box with off-white acrylic and used a diamond stencil to make a pattern over part of the top and sides with structure paste. When it was all dry, I gave it another coat of paint and sprinkled it with Frantage shabby white while wet and embossed it. I glued some hand crocheted lace around the part of the rim that was not stenciled. I added grass, some of my dried roses, some flowers, leaves and a little angel - finished. I am linking to Moo Mania and More, flowers; anything but cute, vintage garden and The mixed Media Monthly challenge, May flowers.











We had a wonderful sunrise today. I suppose one of the perks of not being able to sleep is getting to see lots of sunrises!





Some pics from today's walk:






Have a great day you all, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!

40 comments:

  1. Good Morning Valerie. What a beautiful gift for your friends birthday. The transformation from a cheese box is remarkable. Love today's pictures too, loved the bird on the victory branches . Have a good Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  2. This is an incredible alteration, hard to believe it was once a cheese box, so beautifully made! Lovely photos, too, but wish you could sleep longer in the mornings. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Beautiful piece! And your photos get better every day, amazing clarity on the flowers.

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  4. Wow! Beautifully recycled box! Love your dried roses!

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  5. Awesome alteration, Valerie! Love the texture and your hand crocheted lace - great combination! The cute little angel is a wonderful addition to that beautiful flowers arrangement!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our Vintage Garden challenge!
    Branka DT

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  6. The box looks amazing Valerie with wonderful textures and flowers to admire.

    A beautiful mix of photographs today with everything I love looking at, especially the sunrise pictures.

    I hope you have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. Die schöneste Camembertdose, die es je gab! Wundervolle Sonnenaufgangsfotos und Spaziergangsimpressionen liebe Valerie!
    Einen schönen Donnerstag!
    Feiere nicht zu viel mit den Vätern...

    Bussi
    Susi

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    1. Ach ja, die Gelegenheit wäre fein!

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  8. Wow, what a gorgeous box Valerie, your friend will be delighted, it's obviously been made with love! Xx

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  9. love your mixed media piece, your cherub looks so chilled out and relaxed in her own little garden
    Hugs from your newest stalker
    Jac x

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  10. Your friend will love this, its gorgeous. Bet you enjoyed the cheese as well.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. I sure did - sesame crackers and cheese, yummy!

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  11. Holy wowsers Valerie!! Best use of a Camembert box ever!! The lace is beautiful, I am so impressed you crocheted it yourself (a craft I never really took to). I love the Frantage on your texture paste, it's makes everything so shimmery and elegant! garden, love the dried roses and your dainty angel! I am just over the moon that you have joined in with us at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge! Thank you so much for your support! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  12. The box came out beautiful, and I'm sure your friend will love it! I'm sharing that same "perk" of not being able to sleep with you--can't wait to pass it on to someone else, LOL! But I do get a lot done during the day most of the time.

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  13. Valerie what a gorgeous redesign for the box. Your friend will love it. You always give everything great new life. Love the sky and flower pics. Great shots.
    Have a great day, CM

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  14. This is a gorgeous gift box for a voucher. Better than anything you could buy. Hope your friend loves it, though I don't see how they wouldn't.

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  15. What a lovely altered box with so many gorgeous details! Your friend will just love this gift! The photos are amazing as always! Hugs!

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  16. deine cambert box ist super gepimpt,sieht sehr edel und romantisch aus.
    tolle bilder hast du für uns,ich war vorhin auch spaziren,und es blüht alles so schön bei uns,einfach ein traum.
    jetzt mach ich gleich fischstäbchen mit broccoli und stampfkartoffeln,yummy.
    wünsch dir noch einen schönen feiertag.

    GLG Jenny

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  17. The box itself is a fabulous gift. Did you dry those roses yourself - fantastic - they are beautiful. Your box is really divine and that little angel is perfect for your delightful box. Keep saving those boxes kid, you do make such delightful boxes with them!! I know, I know, your probably made the lace yourself!!
    Sandy xx

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    1. Yes, I did, but many years ago!

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    2. mucho talented!! isn't it time for some more food pictures??? I bet you make good scones.

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  18. Beautiful altered project, Valerie! I like what you've done with your box. Love the angel!
    Hugs, Mar

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  19. OOo I do love an altered project! And this is beautiful! I really resent throwing away ANYTHING that has the potential for alteryness, and this is the perfect example of how BEAUTIFUL things can be when creativity and talent is applied! Wonderful creation and lovely photos (....you know I pinch one or two for art inspiration don't you!) Hugs and sunshine heading your way xxx

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  20. How gorgeous Valerie! I don't know what a Camembert box is but if cheese is there, count me in! Your amazing hand made lace is fantabulous and mad props to you for making your own. That's talent dearie! Love the flowers and the little angel. Awesome sauce!

    Thanks for joining our first challenge, "Vintage Garden", at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki DT

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  21. oh Val!! What a gorgeous gift box!! Your friend is sure to adore this!! xx

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  22. What a stunning little piece. Your friend will be thrilled with it. hugs, Teresa

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  23. What a fabulous use of those boxes, something a little different too!! Your friend will be absolutely delighted with this I'm sure! It's super cute!! Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute xx

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  24. What a great take on our challenge!!! Thank you so very much for joining our Vintage Garden challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT

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  25. I am amazed by what you did with the cheese box. beautiful! and as always I love your photos! xo

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  26. Wot this is brilliant, great use of your cheese box and a gorgeous sunrise xx

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  27. Oh dear, I think I missed quite a few of your creations this month.... It's hard to always find the time to visit blogs sadly.... This is, such a stunning project! Love it! Such a great colour choice too! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly!

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  28. Love your dried red roses! They add an amazing pop of color!! What a great box to put a voucher in!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  29. Gorgeous altered box! Your friend will love it!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  30. So sweet! Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

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  31. Beautiful! Love all of the texture and details. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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