Saturday 12 October 2013

My first Altered Box :)

Hi friends!!
Today I am going to share an altered sweet box. I spent a whole day making this. Hope you will like it. :)
So here it is..

Altered box
And here is the box that I altered..

I actually started with a paper from my notebook. I was just colouring it and saw an empty sweet box and suddenly got the idea of altering it.. :P
First I coloured the paper with 3 colours and made some swirly patterns on it with glitter pens. Then I covered the box with this paper..

And yes, the colours are inspired by my bed sheet :P
Now, the flowers, I used some old wedding invitation cards for making them.. It gives a very nice shimmery look to the flowers. All the flowers are hand cut and handmade by me. I used glitter pens to give them some more shimmer.. Here's a closer look..

I used pearls for the center of the flowers. The leaves are also hand cut. I just used the green glitter pen for the edges and to draw the veins.

Handmade flowers

I also added multi coloured Rhinestones on the box. 

Handmade Flowers

I cut two semi circles from a brown invitation card using a scallop scissors. I used a golden glitter pen to draw the swirly pattern on it. Then I cut two rectangles from a golden invitation card and wrote the sentiment on it. And the little flowers are also made from the wedding invitation cards.

Here's the opened box..
Opened box

And a big Thanks to lovely Dr Sonia for her leafy branch tutorial. I always struggle making the leafy branches but her tutorial made it so easy. :) :)

Diya made from broken bangles

I used broken bangles to make the Diya. It was already glittered. And the colour matched with the box perfectly. And here is a one more image with a side view. I used golden glitter on the edges here.

Really sorry for such a long post.. hehe..
Do leave your comments if you like my first altered project.. :)
Ayushi :)

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  1. Lovely altering Ayushi ! The bangel diya is very interesting !

  2. fabulous fun - great altering - thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments and good luck x

  3. Fab love the flowers...thanks so much for joining us over at Artistic Inspirations!!
    Hugs Donna DT xx

  4. Oh my! this is just beautiful Ayushi. Loved your flowers and the bangel diya.. Super sweet. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Catchy Challenges.. Good luck.. :)

  5. Fabolous. Love the altered box with all the gorgeous flowers, colours and swirl design. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

  6. Your altered box is just beautiful!!! I love those flowers, they're awesome!!! Your day wasn't wasted when you look at what you've done... I'm impressed, my friend!

    1. Thank you so much Audrey!! I am glad you like it!! :) :)

  7. OH wow, this is so beautiful and reminds one of a spring garden.
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  8. Wow.. so much detail in a project like this! I love all the different flowers together. Wonderful work! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  9. This is great, lovely and bright.

    thanks for joining us at Altered Eclectics.

    Moira DT.

  10. Beautifully done! Great colors and embellishments. Thank you for playing along with us at Altered Eclectics October Challenge.

  11. Oh you are so sweet Ayushi...I am so glad I posted the leaf tutorial now!! ANd I love the bangle diya idea...will be borrowing that one for this diwali!!

  12. Thank you!! :) :)
    Would love to see your creation!! :)

  13. this is a lovely box. I love all the texture. Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges this week.
    Tammy DT

  14. Nicely done. Lots of color and texture. I think I see a smiling face in there! Thanks for joining in at Altered Eclectics this month.

  15. Like this a lot! So many fun details to look at! Well done!

    Thank you for joining Brown Sugars Anything Goes Challenge this week. Good luck!

  16. your first attempt of recycling is absolutely gorgeous! and flowers are beautiful!

  17. Pretty Recycling Ayushi !!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafters Corner !

    Riti (DT)

  18. A great project with so much work Ayushi. I love all the bright colours and elements. I bet you have found a great spot to show it off! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational, we hope to see you again soon. Meighan DT

  19. Beautiful...
    Thank u you for participating at the Crafters Corner Challenge