Monday, March 12, 2012

Joan's Gardens Challenge #9

Happy 'Rainy' Monday everyone!
Yea ... after such a beautiful day yesterday, today's is dull, rainy & dreary!  SO, what better to do then spend time in the 'cave' crafting!  The current challenge at Joan's Gardens eluded me for awhile ... but then I came up with an idea and I'm very happy with the outcome.

Joan's current challenge is:
  • Use a recycled box, preferably round
  • Color theme can be your choice
  • Use some Lace
  • Use Pearls and Flowers
Here is the container I started with.

AND ... here is the end result!  What do you think?  

What was creating me the problem was the fact that the container is wider at the top than it is at the bottom.  Which meant that the paper wanted to buckle ... BUT .. uh huh!!!  Why not put the paper on the INSIDE of the container!  And, that's exactly what I've done here.  I smeared Modge Podge all round the inside of the container, clipped around the bottom of my strip of dp and Viola!  

Then the fun began!!   Decorating the lid!  
I knew I wanted to use the color purple because I've had this beautiful purple lace in my stash for awhile, just waiting for the right project to use it on. 

Here is a list of items used:
Paper:  K&Co. Botanical 2-sided dp, grape cs, lavender cs,
Accessories:  Spellbinder 'Anemone Flower Topper' dies,Prima butterflies, Webster's Pages Silhouettes, MS branch punch, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Fanciful Flourish' die, purple Stickles, Kaiser pearls

The challenges over at Joan's Gardens are ALWAYS great fun and really make you think!  (I love that!)  Why not pop on over, check out the challenge and all the FABULOUS products Joan carries in her store the come play along!  I'll be waiting to be inspired by YOUR creation!

Other qualifying challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs - Use a Flourish
Always Crafting - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Smudgy Antics - Alter Something

Trash to Treasure!
You gotta love it!!


Rita said...

Wow Darlene. This is Fabulous. I love the colours and the Butterflies & Flowers. Stunning. Hugs Rita xx

Kristina said...

This turned out so way cool, love the butterflies around the container. The top is just AMAZING!!!!! You have done a great job!

Nan G said...

OMG! Duh me thinking you were working with a styrofoam container...didn't realize it was clear.....WOW!! Dar this is fantastic! Love all of the elements on top. And that is gorgeous lace! You rocked this one, girl!

Scrappycath said...

Great recycle! I saw this on Make It Monday!

Dee's Craft Room said...

A great bit of re-cycling, love the purple lace and all the really fabulous embellishments.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


I Don't Do Straight said...

Lovely..... beautiful flowers and colours :)
Thanks for joining us at Smudgy Antics this week :)

Memaw said...

Beautiful box - so much detail and color - great job - Judy


Absolutely gorgeous! Love those flowers!

Selma said...

Well Darlene it sure doesn't look like you had a problem with this challenge. Your container is gorgeous. I love the way you figured out how to add the dp. Thank you for joining us again in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

sassy said...

wow this is amazing...whod have thought it eh!! very clever and i love it hugs sassyx

Celeste Glover (The Paper Princess) said...

What a fantastic idea Darlene! Thanks for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Holy Guacamole!!! This is gorgeous!!! WOW!!!

-x-Nat-x- said...

WOW!!! This is just gorgeous!! Absolutely adore it!!
Saw this on MIM!
Nat -x-

Joan Fricker said...

Darlene, your box is gorgeous.
It is amazing how fun and exciting a new project can be. Great job!

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly Challenge.

Rosie Gustafson said...

Love the way you altered the plastic container. Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing on MIM.

ike said...

Ooooh - totally stunning piece. This soooo rocks. Thank you sharing with us at Smudgy Antics this week :-D xxx

Lisa M said...

I will never look at Broccoli Cheddar Soup the same, ever again! I have a whole new respect for it now. Doing a virtual back flip over your redo here....just GORGEOUS!

Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

monique said...

lovely box, very beautiful, thanks for sharing at Smudgy antics

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Hi Darlene, wow what an amazing transformation from soup container to butterfly heaven. Thank you for sharing this with us at Smudgy Antics this week and hope you visit again very soon

Donna said...

Beautiful job you've done on transforming that container Darlene, the top looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing it with us at CLD this week.
Donna xx

~Lady B~ said...

Fabulous job of altering and recycling! I love all the details you've added and it was very clever to put the paper inside of the gives a cool translucent look! Thanks for sharing with Smudgy Antics :)

Michelle said...

Hi Darlene

Wow, what a make over!! This looks gorgeous. Great idea to put the paper on the inside.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Terry said...

Thank you for joining into the fun over at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog, thank you for sharing your wonderfull project. Hugs Terry xxxx

Kianel said...

Such a brilliant idea to alter that soup box!
Beautiful result!
Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn designs challenge this week,
Love from France, Kianel.

Shirley-anne said...

well Darlene ,this is a fabulous project .So very pretty .

Dr Sonia S V said...

What fantastic recycling and your lace and flowers are stunningly beautiful
Cheers from Bangalore, India

Margaret said...

This is the most amazing cheddar broccoli soup container ever!! The lace trim is beautiful and the top is just fantastic! Congrats on being Lisa M's pick of the week!

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous makeover Darlene! So much beautiful detail, popped over from Lisa's blog, take careX:)