Sunday, 20 July 2014

Fitztown - Altered Item

I did have fun with this one! This is the challenge this week at Fitztown Challenge Blog - an altered item. I was assigned the image Cameo 18, available here, and decided to alter a box, yes, I know it's a bag but here's what happened........................

I'd almost finished colouring the image and it was looking good. I'd done the skin and hair and the next day decided to give her antique pink lips, picked up my Promarker and the ink gushed out. It's the first time this has happened and she had very smudged lipstick. I touched a rose and she ended up with a pink neck too. It went in the bin. I coloured another and didn't use antique pink! I was going to use a box that used to hold fabric flowers and I covered the base beautifully in a lovely mottled pink paper. I made a start on the lid and made a right hash of it so that was binned too. I went for the easier option this time and used a simple paper bag.

My image was coloured with Promarkers and then I cut and embellished with one of my new Spellbinders Curved Borders Two at the top and bottom of the image. I then matted it on to pink pearlescent card. This was matted on to another Spellbinders diecut in bright pink card from Papermill. I also added the same shape to the other side of the bag to strengthen it. A Spellbinders Parisian border was added to the top of the turnover on the bag to give it a neat finish. I closed the bag with a pink star brad, from Create and Craft, and then all I had to do was add the pink paper roses which are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The green leaves are cut with Crealies dies. This will be used to hold a scarf for someone's birthday. A friend saw this just after it was finished and she nearly grabbed it for herself so I think it was a hit!

Check out the challenge blog for details of prizes.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting rom the Heart - Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge - Girly Girl
My Craft Spot Monday Challenge - Anything but a Card
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - Anything Goes
The Sailing Pineapple Challenge - Anything BUT a card
A Girl Who Crafts Challenge - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics Challenge - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Challenge - Summer Flowers
Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge - Altered Art only

Thank you all for visiting and thank you for the lovely comments.


  1. Oh! Hazel..I'm not laughing ,really I'm not..just a giggle as that has happened to me too..many times..anyway you have ended up with a very pretty altered bag and the image and colouring are fabulous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  2. beautiful gift bag. love the image and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Paper Makeup Stamps.

  3. Gorgeous, love all your pinks together. Thanks for joining us at The Sailing Pineapple :)

  4. Lovely work and a lovely image.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd,s Creative Challenge.

    Moira DT

  5. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing at CFTH challenge.

  6. Lol Hazel, I am smiling while typing!! Its a beautiful bag & yes youve done a good job.
    Good Luck & Thank you for joining Through The Craft Room Door challenge.
    Marg ;) DT member for TTCRD
    DT member for Fitztown (also lol. Thought I recognised that wonderful face of yours) xx

  7. lovely card thanks for sharing with FTT this week Rachel dt

  8. A beautiful image & gorgeous colours! Thanks for joining us at The Sailing Pineapple this week!

  9. You have me smiling here too but what a beautiful bag you have created, a wonderful project

    Thank for coming over and joining in with us at Rhedds Creative Spirt.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (DT member)

  10. i really like the backing paper and your colouring !

  11. Your bag is beautiful! Such a lovely image and the colours are wonderful!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  12. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
    Please join us again! (Hugs) Cara

  13. This is fab - gorgeous thankyou for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month.
    Eclectic Ellapu - Owner
    Altered Eclectics - Owner
    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    DT Crafty Ribbons

  14. Oh Hazel...we've all had crafty experiences like this. What a wonderful job of saving the project. Lovely image too...and such a wonderful colour scheme. Hugs. Lynn