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Friday, 6 January 2017

Creative Artiste Challenge Blog - Anything Goes sponsor Things to Alter

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How has your week been? As you know  I am back to work and my timetable has been tweaked I am now in one class with one child ( I do work with groups as well) someone realised that I couldn't do two jobs at the same time as my previous timetable stated. The change has made my week a lot easier.

The new challenge starts today on the Creative Artiste Challenge blog the theme is Anything Goes (but it does have to be a mixed media item). The sponsor this time is Things to Alter.


I have been practising making flowers for our daughter' s wedding ( you can read about our progress here). This time I decided to make a vase to put some of the flowers in this was just for fun not for the wedding. 


This is our sponsor this time. I was sent lots of lovely embellishments to use. 


I thought you might like to see how the project started out it is just a pink plastic picnic cup. I used a pretty tissue paper and some decoupage glue to cover the cup. 



These are Kusudama flowers they are made by folding paper and gluing sections together. I have written instructions on how to make them just click on this link. 


I added some Babies Breath decorations to the flowers. 


I bought this lace at a craft fair a little while ago it is so pretty. The leaves you can just see were cut out of fabric with one of my Sizzix Bigz dies. I was able to cut several layers at the same time. 


I have to admit that when the embellishments arrived from Things to Alter I had nearly finished this project but I found lots of these lovely wooden shapes and the fitted round the bottom of the cup. 


This does look rather pretty sitting  on the side and it gave me lots more practice with making the flowers. 


Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie
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31 comments:

  1. This is amazing Jackie, fabulous project. Would never have guessed your vase's humble beginnings! Glad work has been made easier for you. Cathy x

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  2. This is wonderful Jackie, good luck with all the wedding flowers, xxx

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  3. A wonderful project Jackie. Your flowers look fabulous and I love the lace you've used on the vase xx

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  4. WOW you are so clever. Fab project :-)

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  5. Wow great idea its beautiful hugs S xx

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  6. Wow I just love those flower Jackie they look fabulous and how you have decorated the vase is gorgeous. I can see you are on track with everything and those flowers will look gorgeous as table decorations. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  7. This is stunning Jackie xx Jan

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  8. These flowers are so simple to make, yet so effective Jackie. A stunning and elegant project.
    Laine
    xx

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  9. Fabulous flowers and wonderful vase you have created. Loving the lace.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  10. Beautiful creation thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

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  11. A super make Jackie. Love the transformation on the plastic cup and those flowers are so pretty. Shabneez x

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  12. Wow.. who knew a plastic cup lurked under there... the whole thing is stunning xx

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  13. Your flowers are absolutely beautiful, Jackie! And what a great idea with the plastic cup. xx

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  14. Beautiful, gorgeous flowers and what a transformation!

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  15. This is gorgeous, Jackie. I've previously made these flowers out of old book pages and love them.
    Hugs,
    Em xxx

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  16. Gorgeous project Jackie, love these beautiful flowers.
    Pam x

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  17. Sucha pretty project, Jackie. Love the vase and flowers. Have a lovely weekend. x

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  18. Wow. What an amazing transformation from a plastic cup! Love the flowers too xx

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  19. So pretty and I wouldn't have guessed it started as a plastic cup The flowers look beautiful too Internet keeps dropping ony devices so am a little behind in commenting
    I have to agree with you on the Perspective dies I use HAPPY a lot and I mean a lot It makes perfect milestone shaker cards as well as "ordinary" cards

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  20. Stunning flowers and vase. Beautiful first project of the year. Judy

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  21. What a transformation, Jackie! An elegant project !

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  22. It does look pretty and must admit that altering beakers tends to be a forgotten recycling medium. The flowers look spectacular BTW. Hugs Mrs A.

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  23. Great project! such a fabulous up-cycle project. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

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  24. Wow Jackie another stunning project, the flowers are so pretty. and the container/vase looks awesome... I hope you are keeping well.

    Hugs Rhonda xxx

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  25. Stunning work Jackie. Creative Blessings Tracy x

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  26. I love how you transformed a plastic cup into something so beautiful! You did an outstanding job decorating that cup, love the lace and all the embellishments. Your flowers are stunning! I have never tried mixed media, but I think you just inspired me to give it a go!

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  27. Jackie if these are, "Practice", I can't wait to see the actual flowers for your daughter's wedding. This is a stunning creation and would look good on any top table! Love, Denyse x

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  28. A beautiful project Jackie! Love those flowers they are amazing, Jane :) xx

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