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






22 comments:

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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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!

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  7. That is a wonderful project, thanks for sharing!
    hey, there is a grab box up for grab, please come check it out - http://www.pixiedustpaperie.blogspot.com

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  8. 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

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

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

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

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  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

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  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!

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

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

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  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!!!

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

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  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

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

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

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  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.

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  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

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  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