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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

April Challenge at Tando

Helloooo!  This is the 1st week in our monthly challenge over at Tando Creative! The theme this month is RECYCLE/UPCYCLE .  There is a random draw for the winner who will win some Tando goodies that they get to choose....how good is that???  For my entry I have altered a catfood box.  We go through a lot of these with three cats haha!!!  Anyway, when you open them up they have a cut-out section just right for leafing through things like masks...



Here is the before haha...



I covered the box inside and out with scrunched up tissue paper.  I find this a far quicker option than sanding and applying a few coats of gesso onto a shiny box!!!!  Anything for an easy life ;-D .  The tissue paper also adds some textural interest.  I then glued on some Tando letters and two Tando Karens Flowers (yes, that is my design)  before covering with acrylic paint.  Lots of dabbing with a stencil brush through the Sequin Mask and on the flowers & letters followed.  Then it was onto the black and a bit of stamping and bottle top painting to finish.  The centre of the flowers has been filled with Pebeo Prisme Fantasy in onyx.



I know it all looks a bit messy for me but I actually really like it and I am quite happy for it to sit on my desk :-D.  Thank you for looking today and don't forget the challenge, HUGS xxx

11 comments:

Sue said...

Love your altered box Karen,gorgeous colours
Sue x

cheryl Baker said...

oh brilliant hun love what you have done here sweetie hugs cheryl xx

Gio said...

Brilliant, Karen!!! I have some of those boxes too...time to upcycle! :-)

Hazel said...

Fantastic project, Karen - saw this on Tando and just had to come for a closer look - love it xx

Angelnorth said...

Great bit of recylicing, looks perfect for mask storage!

Coco said...

Oh yes, brilliant!!! I have no cat unfortunately hahaha, I have to think to something else... :) Thanks Karen, it's always a joy to look at your fab and cheerful ideas. Hugs xxx

Kathy said...

Your bright and cheerful box reminds me that I have a few boxes saved and waiting to be covered for storing stuff in. Obviously, mine won't be cat food boxes though......;)

Kaz said...

Love it Karen, such a brilliant idea for the masks xxx

Dawn said...

Hee hee hee, this is sooooooooo fun sweetie. I love all the details and the colours are perfect.
Huge huggles x x x x

BJ said...

Love it, wish I had room for a gorgeous box like this. BJ

nefertiti said...

Great idea Karen and lovely colours!! I have some boxes too with my two cats at home!!lol!!!
Bizz