10/03/2011

Altering Objects

I have been enjoying the sunshine over the last couple of days, fair enough it is cold but I am a sunshine girl and seeing it gives me such a lift.
I get my happy head on and when I have a happy head I create.
I have to say that Julie and Richard liked, No LOVED the book I made for their guests to sign, phew what a relief. Just got to add the finishing touch, on the inside cover I found a music sheet on e bay titled "Here is the Bride" so thought that would finish it off nicely.

So the sun was shining and I created, wondering what I created ... take a peek.

Altered this bottle and added a grunge paper rose to the neck, it's amazing how just adding a few bits and pieces changes a bottle and makes it into something new and interesting.

and this one, if you have never done one of these and would like a bit of guidance
Nancy Maxwell James can tell you how with a neat little Pdf. This one I used a bit of the Ranger enamel  paint, so easy and effective. Paper Whimsy image used, have you seen the beautiful Paper Whimsy images, if not check them out.
And finally I altered this...
A dunhill lighter box, donated to my "stash" by my friend Natalie, she saves me all her rubbish, good stuff!
This is what I ended up with, a little shrine with a PW image, coloured the dress with my copic pens, added distress stickle to the hat and sash.
Then I used scrap paper and Tim Holtz tissue tape to cover the box, added a bottle with "Lifes Memories" on it, hung some found pieces of a house, flower and teddy bear. The finishing touches were the corners and the lovely donated flower...ta-da, that is why I love the sun shine, it makes me do stuff.

Thanks for looking and hope you come back soon
hugs Dawn

4 comments:

Sheelagh said...

Hi Dawn,
Thank you for your comment re blog. I purchased the weights at a boot sale, waiting to place them in just the right place and the box was IT. Talking of which, I also picked up hundreds of poker chips. Have you any idea how and what to alter them to. I would gladly swop some for a good idea lol.

Glad I dropped by yours. Just love the shrine, really gorgeous. Off to look around some more xxx

Mariannes Kort og Stempling said...

Love your shrine Dawn;-) I am waiting to se some results from my dare.....

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Dawn
your projects are soooo beautiful! I am honored and touched! I hope you had fun making the bottles - they are lovely! The altered lighter box is AMAZING! what a gorgeous piece!

Lynn Stevens said...

Dawn your box is wonderful and how nice to have a friend who shares her treasures with you, Nancy does amazing bottles.
I myself did one a couple of days ago, have yet to share it though.
hugs Lynn