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Thursday 12 June 2014

June Smeared and Smudged Blog Hop

June Monthly Member Blog Hop

You should have arrived here on the June Smeared and Smudged Members' Blog Hop -
you will find the hop order above...

The challenge was  ALTER A FOUND OBJECT.

No cards or scrapbook pages allowed, the item must be 3-D and must have started out as something you found at a thrift store, on the side of the road, in the back of your closet, etc. 

Well, this little gift box has been kicking around my craft room for a couple of years - when my friend Nancy, another expat, was leaving Abu Dhabi, she had several things to 'dispose of' !
This was one...

I decided I would embellish it!

 I started with a Dragonslair digi the frame of which linked to the shape of the box
"Happy and you know it"

I then printed out words from the song and images of hands and feet Smeared Ink images on turquoise blue textured cardstock.

This gave me the two sides and ends:

That left me with the top:

I then found a skull, drawn by my Teamie at LOC, the lovely Lisa Tyrell
which I printed three times in different colours so I could paper-piece the rose together.
By the way Lisa has some June Blog Candy here!!

I then added flowers and ribbon...I have been singing the song all day!

Next you should go to Anna

Happy Crafting!


  1. Now I'm nodding too. I love your project and the colours and those images and gorgeous embellishments.

  2. This is brilliant Susan, love the colours and the images.
    Linda xxx

  3. Nice summer colors and such a great use of the digis! Now you know that song will be stuck in my head allllllll day! Wonderful alteration.

  4. This is fun! I love altered boxes! Great images to go with the song!...I had a storm come through before I could get my post up...please take leslierahye out of the line up and send them on to the next hopper! Thanks!

  5. Great box - the colours and images are so eyecatching! Love to see Lisa's digis popping up all over the place!

  6. Beautiful box you created, love the text and images you added!
    Hugs, Elenor

  7. Nice work! Love the colour mix - I wouldn't have thought of it but they work really well! :o)

  8. Hi Susan, A fabulous project, love the colours.

    Hugs Erin x

  9. Oh, great colors and what a great project :)

  10. What a great transformation. Love the bright colours.
    That song is my little grand daughters favourite!
    Thank you so much Susan for taking part in this months members blog hop. BDx

  11. Great little gift box Susan. Love all the stamps and expressions you used to alter and repurpose this box.

  12. What a fun project! Love the nodding happy skull!


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