Wednesday, 11 January 2012

On my soap box

If you know me you might well think that soap boxes are something I stand on while talking your ears off! (and maybe boring you rigid in the process) Not this one now all my cloths, bedding, towels and everything else it is possible to stuff in the machine is clean the box was ready for re-purposing.

So re-purpose it I did.   Some beautiful 12x12 that has been in the paper stroking box for years was used to cover it, rather like wrapping a present.

Next Sorted through my stash of Tando Chipboard.   selecting a wavy bottom arch, a key and lock plate and on the sides arch's within an arch.  All Tando coloured with Inca Gold either in gold or green.




Next some of the Tando was stamped and embossed with White EP.    A sheet of 12x12 Vellum cut into and part of the flower pattern stuck to the front of the box.   Another bird stamp added in Brilliance ink the design highlighted with clear gems.    Some white cotton lace stuck around the top of the box. DST run down sides and covered with gliding flakes.   Finally some pale green ribbon stretched over the back, the top ribbon has a glass bead threaded onto it, and a single piece of ribbon stretched over the front also with a glass bead.


Gingersnaps 134 Spicy Supply this week is to use Ribbon.
At Anything goes it is anything goes
Everybody art have the prompt Shabby
Make it Monday is always Anything Goes
Pollycraft are looking for anything but a Card
Smudgy Antics a none cute challenge very refreshing want us to recycle
2 Sisters Things with Wings

29 comments:

  1. Wow doesn't that look different? Great altering Zoe.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  2. What a lovely box it is now!! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. These boxes are perfect for altering aren't they. I feel the need to wash just to empty them faster!!!
    I love what you've done with yours, Zoe, those arches are gorgeous.
    What are you going to keep in it?
    Happy New Year. I hope it's good one for you.
    Hugs Lisax

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  4. Love your recycled soap box thanks for playing at Smudgy Antics
    Luv Jane xxx

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  5. WOW! That's some amazig repurposing! Cool!

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  6. You sure have transformed the soap box and it will be lovely for allsorts of treasures.Love the colours of the paper

    xxx

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  7. Cool idea!!!! It looks great!

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  8. Wow Zoe, fab project ! Who'd have thought of a soap powder box ! You've done a fantastic job ! Sue C x

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  9. wow that box looks so pretty now 0 i do love a bit of recycling
    Lisa x

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  10. i had to come over and see what you'd created with your soap box Zoe and the result is stunning!
    Claire xx

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  11. How fabulous is this!!!! Great bit of recycling there Zoe :) x

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  12. Brilliant, Zoe! I use those boxes all the time in my classroom, generally covered in bright sticky back plastic!

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  13. What a darling project! Thanks for the inspiraton. Thank you so much for linking up at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM; the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning!
    Good luck!
    Rene :D

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  14. as soon as I saw this in my preview box knew it was your blog and yes altered to perfection you are real master at this hun this is just brilliant love this to bits,amazing papers too hugs cheryl xx

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  15. love your recycled box, thanks for plaing at smudgy antics

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  16. Great recycling, who would believe it was a humble powder box.
    Yvonne x

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  17. Wow, this looks fantastic Zoe. It looks so pretty - I love the added lace and the Tando (not seen the keyholes before). Maria x

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  18. What are you gonna stand on now Zoe? this is by far to lovely to have your wellie clad tootsies on it. I love these soap boxes they are so sturdy...you did a lovely job and now you'll have to stroke it as it has some of your strokeable-hoard paper on it.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Smudgy antics.... refreshingly NON-CUTE!
    love lynx

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  19. OOOO what a great way to recycle, I'm new to altered art, But I have a list longer than the toilet roll hee hee hee of things to do, now I've just added another lol......

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  20. What a fabulous recycled box- it turned out fabulously. Thanks for joining the Smudgy Antics challenge this week.

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  21. I can see why you hoarded the paper, it is lovely. I never would have thought to re-furbish a soap box. What a wonderful idea. It is gorgeous and the little birdie on the side makes it perfect for the 2 Sisters challenge things with wings. Thanks for joining us this week.

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  22. this box rocks! I love it!!! I actually think I'm going to go do some wash now so I have one to alter:) thanks for joining us this week on Smudgy Antics

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  23. Way to go - what a fabulous idea :-) I have a stroking hoard too LoL Thank you for joining us at Smudgy Antics :-)

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  24. A fantastic piece of re-purposing! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

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  25. Gorgeous re-purposed box! Fabulous job! Thanks for playing with Smudgy Antics!

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  26. Thank you for joining us at Anything goes this time with your gorgeous creation..
    Hugs
    Tamara

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  27. Wonderful gift box, amazing how its made from a soap box.
    Thanks for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge this week.
    luv
    Debby

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  28. great re using these sturdy boxes. The ribbon really finishes off well. Thanks for joining us at Gingers.

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  29. What fun recycling ... love all of the ribbon & trim ... so glad you created with us at Gingersnap Creations.

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