Friday, 29 July 2011

Three in One Challenges

Inspired again by Just for Fun who have a 'Fabric and Fibre' challenge this week but I also thought about what I could make for the Try It on Tuesday Challenge which is 'alter a present', then there was the Come and Get it challenge to 'make your own flowers'. Thinking cap on and I came up with this box to send to a friend for her birthday--with something inside of course.

I have had a very old Indian silk scarf for about 30 years and worn it a lot but now it is has holes in parts so I thought I could use that for the fabric, The box was one that had a jar of Olay Night Cream in it so I was all set.

I photographed the scarf and made a backing paper with the design. This is what covered the box then I made some flowers from some of the scarf. Lots left to make more flowers or maybe something else. I am pleased that I was brave enough to cut into it--amazing what thinking about a challenge can make you do lol

14 comments:

  1. You've transformed a sull, ordinary box in to somthing very special with this project - fabulous

    Kathyk

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  2. Wow chrissie you are brave ! What an amazing project . Love how you did the backing paper and gorgeous flowers. I think the box doesn't need a present inside it' perfect as is

    Marie

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  3. Hi Chrissie. This is so gorgeous. What a fantastic project and idea.
    Regards Florence x

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  4. Yummy flower Chrissie love how it's ruffled :)A fab little box and you have given away your beauty secret lol
    Thank you for Sharing your creation with us at Just for Fun
    Von xxx

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  5. WOW gorgeous box brilliant idea to photocopy the scarf first. I've not thanked you for my box either! Thank you for both the box that I loved and for the lovely flowers inside. Thank you for making and sharing this box with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

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  6. Chrissie your box is fab,great project.
    Janet

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  7. Wow, this is gorgeous. Great idea for the backing paper and well done for taking the plunge to snip into that scarf. xx

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  8. Beautiful box, your flowers are gorgeous, it will make a perfect gift. Thankyou for joining us over at TioT's this week. Yvonne x

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  9. Chrissie I love this box and great to use a favorite scarf and using it as backing paper. Hugs Sandra XX

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  10. What a gorgeous use of a treasured fabric and I love that you have more left.

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  11. Very cool box with flowers on top Chrissie, Thanks for joining us again at Come and Get It.
    Cindy

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  12. Such a beautiful gift, Thank you for joining us at TioT this week. I love the use of the scarf.

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  13. When I first read that you were cutting into that scarf I thought "oh no" but when I saw the box it was "oh yes". Lucky friend!
    What a beautiful gift and what a gorgeous colour the material was/is. I love those colours together.
    The idea of copying the scarf onto paper is pure genius and something I would never have thought of. Excuse me now whilst I go and rummage in my drawers/wardrobe etc. Thank you for sharing with us on JFF. Hugs, Neet x

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  14. Brilliant box just perfect for the TioT challenge. Thank you for joining us this week. xx

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Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.