Thursday, 5 April 2012

Altered Cereal Box

Hi Everyone. Whew !  Being new to blogging I decided to make a tag for The Sunday Stampers. Don't have a clue what happened, but I have made the largest tag ever !!! Or not !!!! 
Whilst doing the breakfast dishes I had an idea to make something with one of my recycling items. (A cereal box ) And here it is. ............well second picture down.
I  did get carried away and had a really fabulous time, lots and lots of glue and ink. I scrunched up old book pages, which I inked with various distress inks, namely vintage photo and broken china.  I then glued the pages on using Ranger glue 'n' seal.  I used my Bigshot to die cut the word journey, alphabet letters and vintage car.  Using archival inks I stamped the air balloon and words , ( TH - Stampers Anonymous, Remnants and Words for Thought)  and small vintage car  ( WV- Studio 490).

I had planned to add transport, sail , drive and fly to the front of the box, however, with no room to spare I decided to add them to the back instead, along with another creative verse. I  also used Tim's flicking techniques, just  to add a bit of age/grunge.

I am really pleased with outcome, though may take some new photographs as these ones dont do it justice.
Hope you like it too. :)

I plan to submit my Altered Cereal Box to the following challenges:

Sunday Stampers - Transport
Simon Says Stamp:  Favourite Tool - I love my BigShot
Frilly and Funkie - I'll Take Your Word For It.
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Craft Us Crazy- Altered Items
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

The Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent challenge has a bonus question. My reply is that I have been hoarding silver foil trays from apple pies etc and glass bottles, which I plan to alter soon. 

Thank You for visiting.

Happy Crafting.......................Hugs Annie x


  1. Wow Annie I love this Well done Great work Hugs Elaine

  2. Hi Annie. I really like your piece that you've entered into the challenge. Love the colors and all of the elements you've used on your altered box. <3 Candy

  3. How Fantastic, this is a masterpiece. I will not bother asking how long this took to create, but I imagine a lot of hours and thought went into this. Superb work of Art. Can you tell that I love it!!!!. Hugs Mum xxxxx

  4. Hi Annie, like your Mum I think it is a masterpiece too- well done on your perseverence, it is brilliant, love all of it and must now go out and buy that balloon stamp! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  5. Hi Annie, WOW is all I can say, this is awesome!!! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... hope to see you again soon x

  6. Lots of detailed work went into this awesome altered box! Love all the elements and colors! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

  7. That is a wonderful project, thanks for sharing!
    hey, there is a grab box up for grab, please come check it out -

  8. Anonymous4/06/2012

    Fabulous work Annie ! Don't you just love it when you get carried away ! Your work is stunning, thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie ! Sue C x

  9. These are amazing! LOVE your vintage grunge feel! :) Fabulous work!!!

  10. A stunning creation, I love your awesome details and combinations of colours.

    Thanks so much for joining your Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  11. Great work you did with your recycling! =) Don't forget to answer the question if you want a chance to win the sentiment! =)
    Thank you for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent! =)
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  12. Wow what a great creation! Love your recycling! Thanks for joining our Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent challenge this month - hope you will join us again!

  13. Fab way to alter the cereal box! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  14. What a transformation! I'll never look at my cereal boxes the same way again, great job!

  15. Hi Annie! Just got your lovely comment on my Steampunk Bird House and popped over to say Hi and follow your blog too ;0) Just had a quickty-split peruse and I wanted to leave you some love on this altered cereal box...LOVE IT!!!

  16. Gorgeous.... great use of a cereal box.
    Saw you at RRR.

  17. Annie, It is amazing what you have done with a plain cereal box, I would never have guessed that was what you used as a base. I save my cereal boxes too to make little boxes with lids and the decorate them but I have never tried anything quiet as spectacular as your piece. It is fantastic. Thank you for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent. Now that you have gotten the hang of playing in our challenges, I hope you will come visit us again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  18. You did a fabulous job altering the cereal box! Love it!
    Thanks for joining us at "Recycle, Re-purpose and Re-invent"!

  19. Anonymous5/02/2012

    This is altered art at its best Annie! Love all the wonderful details!
    Alison x

  20. Hi Annie, 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

    PS, If you have any trouble with the Featured Artist logo, just give me a shout and I will help you.

  21. Congratulatiosn for being one of our featured artists at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent! =)
    Hope you play along in our new challenge!
    Hugs, Elenor

  22. Wow! This is so amazing. What a wonderful piece of art to display and enjoy. I love everything about it.


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Annie x