Coffee is good

Especially cappuccino, it's the chocolate sprinkles on top!   Life is also very good at the moment yesterday the hottest day of this long week-end I had another drive around the area it is so wonderfully rural miles and rolling miles of crop growing fields punctuated by pretty little villages and slightly larger market towns.   And the price of property in the area guess thats because we are out on a bit of a limb there are real bargains to be had.

Been playing as well including giving the now empty packaging.   The box and especially the lid is fragile so I reinforced the top of the box with a strip of dp on the inside and used the same paper around the outside of the top.   Added more of the paper around the outside of the box.  Then stamped some flowers coloured them and coloured them cut them out and stuck them on.   Then to secure them I covered the whole box in Modge Podge.   I'd picked up the wrong stuff in the shop, Modge Podge photo transfer medium does not dry clear you can colour it with Promarkers but that was not going to be a good fix so.

Slathered the whole thing with Artist Spackle putting quite a thick layer spreading it all over using fingers and pallet knife.    Once everything was covered and textured it was sprayed with two shades of green glimmer mists.   Knowing that this is being shared with Fashionable Stamping, some actual stamping was necessary.   A couple of Lily Rose freebie stamps misted with water and pressed into the paste.   I used an Andy Skinner stamp on the top in the same way and sprinkled some ep onto the image.    Orange glitter sprinkled around the side of the tops.   Heat gun used to help speed up the drying process.   Stamped areas of paste given a blast of white dylusions spray to help pick out the stamping.    Orange organza ribbon tied around the top.   Finally some of the original flower stamps left over cut down and added with silicone glue.

Fashionable Stamping challenge is 3D object set by their guest Alison who happens to be a very talented artist.

Other Altered Art, Recycling challenges I'd like to share this with.
Sunday Stamper - Wind of Change
Altered Eclectics - Always anything Altered
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Always Altered Art

Right back to the remains of the long week-end, are you enjoying yours here in the UK?


  1. Fabulous love the effects.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd Creative Challenge.

    Moira DT xx

  2. Great effects you created for this make over Zoe.

    Pleased you had nice weather and good look at your lovely area.

    Chrissie x

  3. Hi Zoe, fabulous altered project, love the texture and the stamping into the paste really adds to this.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril x

  4. Hi Zoe - A great recycled the texture and the stamping into the Artist spackle is really effective, especially with the white ink spray ..Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC...Esther xx

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous - love it. TFS with us Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you again real soon xx

  6. WOW...This is fabulous love the texture you have created... Thank you for joining us at Craft my life... Hugs May x x


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