Wednesday 27 December 2017

I'm Really A Mermaid

I've had this box sitting in my craft cupboard for a while, as I knew I wanted to upcycle it at some point.  It's a really sturdy little box, which I just couldn't throw away (you know crafters are such hoarders of things like that!!).  

With Aurora Wings' latest blog challenge being Anything But A Card, I decided it was about time to get on with it!

Products used:
  • Cardstock
  • Graphic 45 'Voyage Beneath The Sea' papers, ephemera and chipboard
  • Ribbon
  • Petal Lu flowers
  • Anita's 3D Gloss
  • Sakura Gelly Roll - White
  • ProMarkers - Umber, Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon, Tan, Putty, Marine, Turquoise, Duck Egg, Holly, Lush Green, Mint Green, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Amber, Spice, Apricot, Oatmeal, Moss, Pear, Meadow Green, Aubergine, Slate, Blue Pearl & Powder Blue
  • Wink of Stella - Clear

I am entering my mermaid box into the following challenges:
  1. Stamps by Aurora Wings -  #62 Anything But A Card
  2. Brown Sugar - #273 Anything But A Card
  3. Colour Crazy - WK51 Anything Goes
  4. Crafty Creations - #357 Anything Goes
  5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #72 Anything Goes
  6. Little Miss Muffet - #178 Anything Goes
  7. Work It Wednesday - December (new ProMarker colours, new image)
  8. Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes


  1. Oh I love this! I am hoarding that little box too :-)

  2. OMG, this is positively STUNNING, Nicola! Gorgeous coloring and every detail is absolute perfection inside and out. I'd be happy to send you my address. Thanks so much for joining our "Anything But a Card" challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  3. Fantastic make and idea,awesome coloring too...Thank you for joining us at COLOUR CRAZY CHALLENGE,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  4. This is amazing Nicola. So perfectly colored and such a work you've put into the box. Wonderful. Thanks so much for joining our Anything But a Card Challenge at Aurora Wings.

  5. This is beautiful!! Love that amazing image! Your coloring is fabulous! So pretty!

    Happy New Year!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  6. Absolutely gorgeous, Nicola! What a great way to upcycle a box! I tend to horde all kinds of packaging myself with the same intention - although the time to actually play with them seems hard to come by. Glad you went ahead with your idea and turn your box into this stunner. I love your coloring and the color palette for the mermaid image. Such an awesome project inside and out! Thank you for joining us for our latest challenge at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xx

    1. Lol, I'm a total hoarder. I hate throwing things away that I might possibly use one day!
      Thank you so much for your lovely comments 😚

  7. The box looks fantastic. Hard to believe what it started off as! The inside looks just as beautiful as the outside. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends and apologies for the late comment.


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