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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Box of Delights at Artist Trading Post

Hello all, and a warm welcome to Words and Pictures.  So happy you enjoyed my Hidden Objects over at PaperArtsy - thank you for the lovely comments there.

I'm here with an exciting post today.  Earlier this year, I was delighted to be invited by the amazing Kasia Krzyminska to be a guest over at the Artist Trading Post blog.  Thankfully, I was able to make my projects before life got too busy to breathe, and now I finally get to share them with you.


The theme at Artist Trading Post this time around is to use Crafter's Workshop stencils so, as regulars will guess, I leapt at the chance to play.  I'm so honoured to be the Guest Designer for this month.



The first of the projects I came up with (using Kasia's own Herbarium design) is over there now, and I hope this sneak peek will tempt you to hop over and see more.  There's been some major upcycling going on.

Oh, and do make sure you don't miss my Butterfly Blogaversary Candy!

A herbarium is better than any illustration; every botanist should make one.
Carolus Linnaeus in his Philosophia Botanica of 1751

35 comments:

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Wow, Congratulations on your GD post at Artist Outpost, sneak peek is looking brilliant here.. off to see details.

Amanda said...

Fabulous upcycling Alison and stunning colours and textures. Congrats on your GDT spot.
Love
Amanda x

Redanne said...

Congratulations on your GD spot Alison, this creations looks lovely - off to have a closer look. Anne xx

Rita said...

Fabulous creation as always Alison. Congratulations on your GD post too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

Astrid Maclean said...

The preview looks lovely already, I shall be off for a closer look....

brenda said...

As always stunning work Alison and well done on the DT spot.

Happy Birthday for 'the day', both are June girls it seems, my hubby is the 26th, myself and grandson 27th and one of our granddaughter 29th, it's a good month !

B x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Love what I can see, off for a better looksie. hugs :)

Claire said...

Hi Alison, I just came from the ATP blog - so beautiful, loving all those textures and the crackle too. Just lovely! Claire x

Corrie Herriman said...

Just had a look and as usual your work is outstanding ! Fabulous box with great textures and colours...
Corrie x

Vintagehandmade said...

Just came from ATP blog and I am blown away by this stunning piece! Fantastic transformation, Alison! Bravo!
Branka xoxo

rachel said...

wow Alison - didn't see that one coming - its amazing xx

Chrissy said...

This is just beautiful Alison..who would think it was once a plastic container..Amazing colours and techniques and love the golden leaves with the frame for the sentiment..now that is just lovely..so effective.

luv CHRISSYxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous colours and textures. Love the bezel and marbled paint. Tracy x

Meggymay said...

This is gorgeous, who would imagine it had such humble beginnings.
Yvonne xx

Helen said...

Always a joy to see anything you create, off for a closer look now.

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Completely gorgeous.

Kay Wallace said...

Your trinket box (that's a pretty fancy name for a plastic box, Alison!) is gorgeous! I love all the texture that remains in the background, allowing your stenciled leave to command center stage! Well, until your metal work and chitchat stickers were added! So very beautiful!

Lauren Hatwell said...

What a transformation! Lx

JackieP Neal said...

Oh yes! You do love this palette and I have never seen anyone work it as beautifully as you ! dear Alison!! Gorgeousness!! xoxo

Julia Aston said...

This looks lovely - on my way to check out the full project! Julia xx

Lisa S. said...

I love this Alison. Don't worry about not visiting, it's hard to do everything and I've been playing hookey too. Trying to enjoy time with my college girl and our new fur baby. Hopefully I can get back in the swing of things as well. This looks amazing and I'm off to pop over to the blog to have a proper look. Congrats on being the GD this month and Happy Blogaversary!!! xx

Georgie C said...

Huge congrats on your GD post! This is such a beautiful project hun! xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Beautiful Alison, congrats on your GD spot and your inspiration makes us look at things in a new light.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Deborah said...

Congratulations, Alison, and what a transformation! The marbled paints in the charm - genius!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Congratulations on your GD post at Artist Outpost Alison!! The box was beautifully modified and so gorgeous. xxx

Maelchen said...

What a beautiful post again, dear Alison! Congrats to this one! You seem to be mastering so many different spheres, whether in "real world's" daily routine or in crafty blogland. AND you find the time to visit and leave the most appreciated comments, dear! Thank you so much for your warm attention!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Looks gorgeous here - off to get a better look! Chrisx

Shari Trumbull said...

Completely Fabulous feature over at ATP, Alison!! Love your transformation of a plain, plastic box, into this gorgeous textured treasure keeper :) :) Soooo pretty!! XOXO-Shari

Lisa said...

The marbling technique you used was fascinating to see in that frame. My daughter uses that same technique on her fingernails and I just sit in amazement watching. I can only imagine how much fun you had with this. The transformation is incredible!

Mrs.B said...

Just popped back from having a closer look, wonderful textures - amazing that it started off as plastic.
Avril xx

Coco said...

A FABULOUS box of treasures from scratch!!!!! Congratulations for the Guest DT spot and this first project is wonderful Alison, I love it!!! Hugs, Coco xxx

Ruth said...

Fabulous post Alison, just in love with how you created the bezel...so effective. Transformed magnificently! Ruth xx

Margaret said...

This is gorgeous! The beautiful bezel makes a perfect bloom for your botanical themed box!

craftytrog said...

Beautiful!!! xxx

Mary Elizabeth said...

Just popped over to see that amazing recycle reclaim. Wonderful. I've got to say that you are making it very hard to stay on your blog to see what else you have been up to. All I want to do is go run downstairs and play with texture :) Mary Elizabeth