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Handmade Flowers on Altered Box


Altered Box
         My regular readers will have realised how I love to alter objects! Well this altered box is very special to me as the original box was a lovely fabric covered box that was gifted to my daughter by a crafter blogger friend Tanvi.Since it was a very special gift I wanted to protect the fabric covering from getting soiled.We gave a generous coating of matt Mod Podge over the fabric covered box and the fabric covered notebooks inside!!
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Altered Box
Its difficult to see in the photo but I added 2 embossed and die cut Spellbinder sentiments “friend” and “inspire” at the corners of the altered box.I am sure you will agree that our Crafty friends inspire us so much!!
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Handmade flowers
The heart,musical note and love are wooden embellishments which were gifted to my kiddo by my crafty friend Priya of the Craft Shop.In.In keeping with the pink- green color scheme of my project,I inked the edges of all the wooden pieces with green and the centers with pink pigment ink and applied a generous coating of glue and gloss [similar to glossy accents] for a shiny glossy finish
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Altered Box
I used  2 shades of pink cardstock to make the pink roses and also added some super soft white feathers, creamy colored fringed flowers and quilled buds .Here is how I made the double shaded leafy frond:Leaf tutorial.
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Handmade flowers
The lacy heart and the lacy arched borders of the box are also Spellbinder die cuts all inked  with a dash of green and pink pigment ink.I loved making the lid of my altered box!!
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Handmade paper flowers
Some of my crafter friends Yvonne and Suganthi had shared on my post on Mod Podge tips that they didnt like the stickiness of Mod Podge .For this project I used matt Mod Podge even on the inside fabric lining of the box lid and so far the lid has not got stuck to the box!! [Fingers crossed!!]So maybe its the gloss or satin variety which is more sticky!! I also read that using acrylic sealer solved the sticky issue [I haven’t used it]
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Altered Box
I am so thankful to have discovered the joy of crafting, blogging and especially the crafty friends I have made along the way!!!
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Altered Box
And this altered box  which will remind me of the love and generosity of the crafting community will be treasured for life!! Crafting and blogging go hand in hand for me and its only recently I have ventured into pinterest and facebook .I somehow feel crafty friendships are built and nurtured best in blogosphere..what do you say friends?
Supplies Dies -Spelllbinder rose creations,floral oval: Crafters corner, Marianne leaf-Priya craftshop.in,Spellbinder Sentiment die, heart,lacy border,key ,Mod Podge ,Pigment Inks,Feathers, Pearls,feathers - All from  Itsy Bitsy.Quilling Fringer-Devi and Co

91 comments:

  1. Hello! I can not see images :(

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know Joolaa.Some blogger glitch..have solved it now

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    2. wonderful project! and so romantic... :))

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  2. So beautiful.. I can see all the pics & its Lovely box!

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    1. Thank you so much Khadija..yes I corrected the problem..sometimes blogger acts so crazy!!

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  3. lovely box, Sonia !!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Suman..always wonderful to have you drop in

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  4. So beautiful Sonia...love the quilling and leaves..love the hearts and roses...so very pretty.A gorgeous altered box.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Thank you so much Chrissy..I just love the hearts die

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  5. Beautiful ............ everything in the box is looking fabulous. Love it.

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    1. Thank you so much Litasha

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  6. Hello Sonia!
    Once again a very lovely creation from you. I read the last post about different hand made flowers, but couldn't stop to comment. I always admire your choice of colours. So soft and pretty :). And as you've rightly said, I think we (blog friends) are connecting with each other more quickly :). I think it is the interest of art that is bringing us together easily :)

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    1. Sarah..so sweet of you to boost my morale about colors on my projects..I actually always have problems choosing colors!!

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  7. Wow Sonia, this is just so pretty... love all those quilling and flowers...

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    1. Thank you so much Shirl..quilled after a long time!!

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  8. Oh my!! what a gorgeous altered box!! So many intricate details..Wow!!! I am still to try mod podge. I have read you post on mod podge and since then this is one think always on the back of my mind! You are so right Mam.. I too feel that we connect more on blogosphere than any other social media site.. I mean a comment on blog is much more of a motivation than a like on facebook...I feel so..

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    1. Thank you so much Jaya..I have always been fascinated with Mod Podge and my list of to try with Mod Podge keeps increasing daily!! And yes each blog comment is so precious and friendships are built on blogland as we can share so much more about a project in our own blogs

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  9. Lovely as usual Doc...Pretty dies, flowers , leaves :) Love it a lot!!

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  10. Beautiful, beautiful.
    Gr Elly

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  11. Pretty embellishments on the altered box. Like the flowers. Especially like the doilies.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  12. Haww! That's cheating. Where is the tutorial for these lovely flowers? And the box is super gorgeous.

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    1. Ha Ha Sheetal...I have not yet perfected the technique of making these flowers..one turns out good the other lousy so only have not shared a tutorial !! But Thank you so much ...your comment gives me impetus to try master the technique and share with all my friends and followers!!

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  13. Oh wow, Sonia, this is amazing!! You took an already beautiful box and made it stunning!! The colors are so pretty...I love pink and green together!! All of the decorations are fabulous!! This is just so gorgeous - I love it!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  14. Beautifully presented and I love the pink and green colourings. Adore those little quilled flower buds. hugs Mrs A.

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  15. Here comes another stunning creation. Love the heart and border dies, their distressed look is so beautiful.

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  16. Beautifully crafted. Great design and striking details. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Delightful Challenges. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni, DT
    delightfulsketches.

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  17. it's beautiful. Love the quilling that you added

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  18. Wow Sonia - this is amazing, such a work of art - I love all the hand made flowers and leaves, you are so talented.
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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  19. Oh my goodness - this is absolutely stunning. Fabulous die cuts and your flowers and quilling are gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by my blog today :-)

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    1. tk Karon...I enjoyed visiting your blog

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  20. Such a lovely and beautifully crafted box Dr. Sonya. I love your projects! The pink and green are really great together. NancyD

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    1. Nancy I fall back on pink and green whenever choosing colors is a struggle and you are so kind!!

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  21. So stunning as always it is a pleasure to visit your magnificent designs...xx

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    1. Annie...you are so sweet!!

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  22. Lovely doc, loved the ornate work on the lid using the dies. Am new to blogging, but yes, I do agree that there is a lot more connect here. Really happy to be here amongst the crafty clan!

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    1. Rupa....I have been blogging since 2010 In the beginning I never realised I would develop friendships but then as comments got passed and stories got shared friendships developed..its been an amazing journey

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  23. Oh my Sonia you have changed the look of the box completely with all the intricate flowers & die cuts. Yes I totally agree we all connect so easily & quickly here.............probably that was the reason you drove all the way to meet us, despite your busy schedule.Glad you did :-D. Lots of love to Prisha.

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    1. Tanvi ...I didnt want the box to be a utility box..wanted to pretty it up and keep it in our showcase and I so enjoyed our crafty meet and hope we will have many more!!

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  24. So pretty! Love how you curved the sides of the lid.

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    1. Ha Ha Thank you Jani..yeah I felt very clever making the cured lid!!

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  25. Wow!! such a beautiful project!! the colors are so soft and gentle and gives a perfect finish to the box!! you are always a genius, Sonia!! I cannot stop admiring your crafts!! yes, we all connect so easily... and that is what inspires us and keeps us going!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Thank you so much Berina...you have always been a loyal crafty friend and sooo goood for my ego!!

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  26. Beautiful box !! I had a smile seeing fringed flower on your box..they look really nice and what caught my eye most was the diecuts,lacy delicate border ..I loved the lid most ! You are correct about connecting more on blog..I have got so many friends from different parts of world,different professions and even different age groups its love for crafting which brings us together !

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    1. Thank you so much Pooja..yes our crafty friendships know no boundaries!!

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  27. Awesome altered box Dr Sonia !! love the wooden embelishments and the heart shape spellbinder die.. the lid is looking great with all the arrangements.. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Radhika..yes the wooden embellishes are a favorite more so cos they were gifted by Priya!!

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  28. Dr Sonia link this project to lessology challenge (you hold key to my heart)

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    1. Thank you Radhika but I havent recycled anything in this project so this project is not eligible

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  29. very pretty.the quilled paper work and the paper flowers with love on the corner, the box looks gorgeous

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    1. So good to have you drop in after long Mira

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  30. what a lovely project thanks for sharing with hand made harbour this week Rachel DT

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel for the kind words

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  31. Wow..As usual very pretty one Sonia...Love the colors, diecuts ,Flowers especially the bud very much..Thanks for your sweet and encouraging words in my blog....

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    1. Thank you so much Sindhu...I loved your popup card

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  32. beautiful box and thanks for popping over to my blog! Now following! Hugs rachel x

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    1. Thank you Rachel..I have been following you for some time now

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  33. Great box. Love the die cuts. Thanks for joining our Love Themed Anything but a Card Challenge at Delightful Challenges.

    ~~Chris
    Design Team
    Delightful Challenge

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  34. What a sweet gift to your daughter and you've made additions that are beautiful, too. Your roses are lovely and I love those curved borders. They are one of my favorite dies.
    I agree, Blogging our crafty things is one of the best ways to make friends and get wonderful ideas at the same time.

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  35. Dr. Sonia, it was so great to hear from you! Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. I must say this box you have created is awesome! So beautiful and detailed. It would make a lovely gift for someone special.
    Hugz,
    Roxann

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  36. I love how you have prettied up this already lovely box.

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  37. You have done such a beautiful job.

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  38. So another fairy tale piece! Colorful but so matched! Only you can achieve this!

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  39. Pretty beautiful. Love this.Flowers look awesome with a soothing effect.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.in
    crazycrafter-craftsuppliesshop.blogspot.in

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  40. What a lovely altered box! Love the beautiful die cuts and flowers!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  41. What a beautiful box Dr Sonia ..I love those flowers and all the beautiful dies you have used to alter it !! every detail is so well made and the end result looks amazing !!!

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  42. This is STUNNING. Your handmade flowers are soooo beautiful Sonia..loz

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  43. WOW!! It beautiful, Doc...
    Nidhi
    http://creativecraftingwithnidhi.blogspot.in/

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  44. Stunning box Dr Sonia, it's so beautiful and the details are fabulous.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  45. Elegant & Beautiful....wow!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  46. Wowww.... This is so so beautiful... lovely transformation.. Thanks for sharing it at CCC-- 3 Bs

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  47. Mikä ihana laatikko, todella kaunis ♥

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  48. What a lovely box :) Amazing colors, flowers and details :) Best wishes. Mary http://atelierbymary.blogspot.com/

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  49. Oh woww!!! Doc, you beautified the box with flowers and die cuts! I see that you are gonna treasure it!! yes I agree , if there was nt a blogland, we would nt have been friends. You took pains to drive all the way from your place. That would nt have happened. Hugs to Prisha :)

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  50. it is beautiful. and very meticulously done with a lot of attention to details, aesthetics and neatness. I love it

    http://kiddiestory365.com/

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  51. This is lovely. so much attention to details, aesthetics and neatness. I love it.

    http://kiddiestory365.com/

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  52. I adore when you make homemade flowers, and your quill work is fantastic!! <3

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  53. Beautiful, love it !!!!
    Paula

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  54. As always your work is exceptionally detailed and beyond elegant! I am always stunned when I come to see what you have been up to :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Amber
    Staying Crafty

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  55. what a beautiful project! Thenks so much for joining us this wweek at Delightful Challenges!
    Denise
    DDC-DT

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  56. WOW...this is gorgeous and lovely...so very beautiful and something you will treasure for a long time!!

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  57. Wow, your work is exquisite, Sonia! The box is beautiful, and every little detail is lovely. Great job!!

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  58. So much gorgeous detail...love the handmade flowers, Stunning! I have made lots of friends in blog world through craft.....it bring the world closer together!

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  59. Lovelyyy I see the effort u put in it really amazing piece

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  60. this is so pretty! and your photography is amazing!

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  61. You're so gifted, you beautify. Thanks for sharing. :D

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  62. This is such a beautiful project Dr. Sonia!
    I really love the way you have inked your die cuts and used small quilled flowers to decorate the box. Really amazing :)

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  63. Beautiful project doctor and the lid looks so gorgeous with a lacy effect. I believe that blogging has given me more and that a blog has a lot to do with the individuals personality. Visiting your blog is like seeing a lit of Dr Sonia. On the other hand Facebook has a better reach .

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  64. waw this looks absolutely divine! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. hugs! MOjca

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  65. Super project!!! Loved the idea of altering the box to preserve it for a longer period.... I'm inspired!!!

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  66. Very lovely box, doc... Its been so long that i have blogged... Catching up on your old posts :)

    Regards,
    Bijal
    Pygmy Arts

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  67. once again a lovely creation Dr.Sonia....love to visit ur blog.. :)

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