Sunday, 5 January 2014

My first DT post for Sentimental Sundays! #188 - Make it New (Alter Something)

Hi there!

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

As you may already know (there is no way you have missed it, as I have been shouting about it for weeks!), I'm one of the new Design Team ladies at Sentimental Sundays. I'm really thrilled to be part of such a great team! My team mates are all amazing! and I'm already learning so much from them!

The theme for our first challenge of the year #188 is 

Make it New (Alter Something)
(plus a sentiment)

Our sponsor this week is A Day for Daisies

When I saw the challenge theme, I knew exactly what I wanted to make... I've had a few wooden boxes of "Turron" (a Spanish Christmas Sweet, similar to hard nougat, but yummier!) for a good 8 months, empty and waiting to be used!!! so I couldn't wait to create something with one of them for this challenge...

From this.....

to a Shabby Chic Jewellery / Memory Box!

It's my first ever altered item (but not my last! I loved making it!). 

I used this amazing image called "Skirt of Flowers" by our sponsor A Day for Daisies. Such a pretty and romantic image... 

I coloured her with my Promarkers as usual...
Sandstone and Buttermilk for her hair.
Vanilla, almond and satin for her skin, plus a bit of blossom for her cheeks.
Lavender, Blossom and Antique Pink for her dress, with Blender Pen.

The paper I used in the background is from my K&Company paper pad. 
The sentiment and clock stamps are by Tim Holtz.
The swirl die is by Marianne Creatables.

I embellished with flowers and bling swirl by Wild Orchid Crafts, a paper doily and punched butterflies.
Used some white acrylic paint to give it a more shabby chic look.

I also covered the bottom part of the box with the paper and punched the bottom border with my flower Martha Stewart punch.

To protect the box, I covered it with Deco Art Americana Matte Varnish.

So, check out the new challenge at Sentimental Sundays, take a look at the great projects that my team mates have made and join us in the fun!!!!!

I'm also entering my project into the following challenges:

A day for daisies challenge #86 - Anything goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything goes
Sparkles Monthly #51 - Anything BUT a card
Natalie and Amy challenge#16  - One for the girlies (2nd entry)
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Alphabet challenge - X for xtraordinary  (new crafting material: recycled box)
All sorts challenge #240 - Free and easy
Left of Center #22 -  New Beginnings (I tried a new crafting technique - altering an item-, part of my new year resolutions!)
Polkadoodles wk 1 - Anything goes
A Creative Romance - Something new (new crafting technique -altering an item)
Open-minded crafting fun #1 - Use new toys or new techniques (new crafting technique -altering an item)
Pile it on #1 -  Just because...
Lemonade challenge #61 - We change old to new

If you have like it, please leave a comment, I really enjoy reading them all! and don't forget to follow me....

thank you so much for stopping by, until next time!


  1. What a great little box. Love the digi. Thanks for joining us at LOC. PennyRae DT

  2. Happy New Year and welcome to the Sentimental Sundays family.
    Love your project this week. Those candies are my absolute favorite too!! I can't get them here in the states and either my grandmother or mom, would send some from Puerto Rico. Love how you altered the box and turned into something new, fresh and amazing!!! I know whomever you decide to pass this on to, is going to love and cherish it for a very long time.

  3. Love this jewellery box! It's hard to believe it was so plain to begin with, you have done a wonderful job of upcycling!!

    Victoria x

  4. This is beautiful. I want it for myself. You did such a good job at altering the box. Love your image, too.


  5. This is a gorgeous box!! WOW!!! I love everything you used.. the pearls, the flowers.. Just came together so beautifully!!! I can't thank you enough for joining us for for our first challenge at Open-Minded!!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

  6. such a beautiful box!!! :)

  7. Fabulous box. You did an amazing job on it. Very lovely.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  8. awesome jewel box love the image & colours, thanks for joining OPCF challenge & good luck x

  9. Gorgeous project thanks for joining the fun at LOC

  10. I love this beautiful box Mirella & it makes a wonderful jewellery box :o)
    Fellow Teamie, Tracey

  11. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  12. This is beautiful - a new beginning for an old box! thanks for sharing at Left of Center, mo x

  13. OMG, Mirella, what a stunning project, congratulations on you DT post hun, have fun, I will pop over and check out the challenge...thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, best of luck xxx

  14. just popping by to thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts with your lovely project!

  15. Beautiful box, I really love the pastel shades you've used and the papers and image work beautifully together.

    Thank you for taking part in Natalie and Amy's challenge this month.

    Emma x

  16. Thank you so much for joining in our Challenge #22 New Beginnings over on the Left Of Centre Creative Challenges Blog.

    What a beautiful way to breath new life into an old box. The image is beautiful as are the embellishments. Very appropriate wording.

    This challenge is sponsored by the very wonderful Delicious Doodles.
    We hope you will pop back to enter more of our fortnightly challenges.

    <3 & Hugs
    Lisa xxxx LOC DT Member

  17. Beautiful altered box, great job! Thanks for joining us over at Sparkles Challenges this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

  18. Wonderful Creation.
    Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.

  19. Brilliant!! Beautiful work Mirella.

  20. Wow, this is stunning. Love the new look!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges this month. Good luck!

  21. That is a totally stunning box! It would make a wonderful gift as well!!! Love the way you have colored the image.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky

  22. BEAUTIFUL Box!
    Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!!
    Have a GREAT day!!

  23. Love the flowers and the butterflies. What a great way to repurpose a box into something beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.


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