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Altered Box with Tropical Flowers

Altered Box
         Hi friends it's cold here in Bangalore and to bring in a little warmth, I made an altered box with warm golden hued flowers!
Hibiscus
           The Hibiscus is a popular flower in India and though I am no stamping- inking expert I was happy I could get an ombre like  gradation of colors on my gold embossed Hibiscus [ made using Ryn's gorgeous stamp] using several shades of Distress Inks .
          I made the  yellow- green background using Distress Inks  and created the white dots using a white gel pen  similar to my Happy Ombre Stars Card.
Thai Clay Flowers
           I love making flowers from different media and the Plumeria flowers and buds you see on this box were made using Thai Clay [ also seen in this project : Thai Clay Plumeria Bonsai]
Altered Box
             And if you are wondering what treasures my altered box holds.....hehe I am just using it to store some die cut flowers soon to be made into 3 dimensional blooms!
Thai Clay Flowers
     The white cardstock on the background has a  brick design embossing and I inked the  edges in shades of green and brown .
Altered Box
        The corners of the box have metallic filigree corners and one corner has a fluttering golden butterfly with a rhinestone chain  and some magical golden balls and jewels!
Thai Clay Flowers
      Thai clay is pure white and once I made my plumeria flowers, shaded the centers using a paintbrush and yellow oil paint .The stems of the flower buds were shaded green using finger tips dipped in green oil paint!
Thai Clay Flowers
I hope you liked my altered box with its summery blooms!
Supplies : Dies :  Heartfelt creations Botanical Wings ,  Sizzix Holiday Greenery , Marianne Designs Anja Leaf 3, Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles 
Embossing Folder : Spellbinders Brick Embossing Folder
Stamps : Designs by Ryn Sideways Hibiscus   
Edited :This project was lucky winner at Mrs A 's Butterfly Challenge theme Inking
Also I am so thrilled it was featured  amongst the Top 3 at Stamping Sensations 

68 comments:

  1. Very, very beautiful! I love it.
    Jane

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  2. Beautifully altered box Sonia! Loved the colors..and the corners with added texture! :)
    Suchi xx

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  3. Hi Sonia, I don't like your altered box, I LOVE it. The flowers you made with clay are divine. And the effect of the white dots is very beautiful. SUPER project.

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  4. Thats a lovely makeover and a bright one !! love ur creations and ideas !!
    Cheers
    Sharada!!

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  5. It is beautiful, love the flowers and great warm colores!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  6. love the handmade flowers Sonia !! beautiful coloring of the stamped image !!

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  7. Another beautiful creation Sonia, this one just yells out Spring to me with the fresh cool colours.

    B x

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  8. Wow this is Gorgeous Dr Sonia..love the flower arrangement n metal corners and the hibiscus in the center.. i also love the bg for the flower and the brick embossing ..Thai clay flowers are looking fabulous.. :) love the treasure too.. :D

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  9. That is a gorgeous alteration! Loved the greens & yellow.

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  10. So very pretty. A perfect storage box for you die cut flower parts.

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  11. This is beautiful! I love your flowers. You really are good with the clay.

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  12. Wow..Plumeria flower looks so beautiful...love the floral arrangement and colors......

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  13. So gorgeous! LOVING all the flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Tropical is what I need and this is perfect to get me in the mood, it's GORGEOUS.

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous Sonia! Wonderful work as always.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  16. So beautiful! Love the tiny beads and the gems that embellish your fabulous box!!

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  17. This is so beautiful & reminds me a warm tropical island! Thank you for sharing your creation at Emerald Creek Dares.
    {julia} Emerald Creek DT

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  18. What a gorgeous storage box!! I love the embossed flower and your choice of colors! HUGS

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous box!! It makes me yearn for spring and summer!!

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  20. Oh, you are so clever and talented, Sonia. I love that you are using this gorgeous box in your own craft room to store your die cuts. You make such lovely gifts for others; it is nice to see you making a few things for yourself.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  21. All the beautiful details and so much for the eye to see. Love the brightness of the flower against the embossing and distressing - really pops.

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  22. What a wonderful burst of sunshine colours and makes beautiful storage for your flowers. We have had snow this weekend in Scotland.
    Julie x

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  23. Such a beautiful box! I have a hibiscus plant/tree in my home and it has beautiful pink blooms. I've had it for over 30 years! I cut it back regularly so it does not grow through the roof - I keep it about 6 feet tall. I've always loved the blooms! Your gold embossing looks gorgeous!

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  24. The flowers are stunning. Love the clay flower and will have to try this. Gorgeous box.

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  25. Hey Sonia, beautiful tropical feel to this! Love all the little embellishments :)

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  26. Fabulous project Sonia..Loz

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  27. Gorgeous Sonia..I love the colours and the layout of the flowers...beautiful.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  28. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning!! The flowers look amazing!! I love the brick background!! The hibiscus is so gorgeous!! I absolutely love, love this my friend!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  29. A Gorgeous creation! Love the flowers, colours & textures!

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  30. Hi Sonia, This is just gorgeous!! Loving all the colours and the textures in your layers. You're so very talented making those absolutely wonderful Thai clay flowers. Janelle x

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  31. This is so amazing - I couldn't take it all in it's so detailed. Wow!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous creation with us this week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  32. Such a gorgeous project!!!
    Love how you incorporate so many different textures !!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments. I know I am not as faithful about leaving comments as I should be but I am always looking.
    Hugs
    Myrna

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  33. Your altered box is so beautiful and your inked shading of the giant flower is perfect. I love all your embellishments. Thankyou for fluttering by my inky challenge with this amazing box. Hugs Mrs A.

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  34. Well those flower petals sure have a beautiful home to live in. The hibiscus is so beautiful. You nailed the shading and I love your clay flowers. Always a treat to see what you've come up with. Hugs!

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  35. Beautiful Doc and so creative. Gorgeous colours and design.xx
     {aNNie}

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  36. Beautiful altered box! Thanks for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares!
    -Katelyn DT Member at Emerald Creek

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  37. Oi, kuinka upea, kaunis ♥

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  38. Wow - that's so pretty . . . and very Spring-like. Lovely x

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  39. This is jaw dropping gorgeous, hugs, Lori m

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  40. Sonia, your altered box is a work of art... just like everything you create. The warmth and beauty breathes sweetness into these cold days here. Absolutely stunning creation. I am so grateful for you and your crafty gift. :o) Have a beautiful day, my friend!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  41. This is gorgeous!! Love the plumeria flowers!! They are gorgeous!! And you stamping and inking is perfect, Sonia!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  42. WOW Sonia, that is a BEAUtiful altered box!! What a perfect creation to hold your flowers :) I love how you are sooo creative!

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  43. This is exquisite, Sonia! What a unique, charming, and outstanding work of art!! Hugs, Darnell

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  44. Sonia, this is gorgeous! The colors are beautiful and they make me think of a nice refreshing drink in a Hot summer day!
    Hope you have a very nice evening!
    Shelly

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  45. This altered box is really a warm dream! Fabulous flowers and the ibiscus looks great! Love so much the metallic corners, such a wonderful detail

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  46. Simply stunning.....so creative, love the gorgeous flowers!

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  47. What a beautiful box with all those lovely flowers. They certainly give a summerly feeling and warmth with the colours you used. And we could use that overhere in Holland to. In some parts of the country it ' s minus 11 degrees C.

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  48. Absolutely beautiful box. Love all the amazing details and that fab stamp and brick background. So much to look at!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x
    DT

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  49. Beautiful as always. Love the warm colours you used. It's much cooler than B'lore here.

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  50. So many wonderful details here, love it!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at penny black and more!

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  51. Stunning box and what a glorious centre flower - beautiful!

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  52. This project is crazy beautiful and crazy detailed! How do you even do something like that!?! I wish I had those kind of craft skills!

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  53. A beautiful box, lovely colours and gorgeous flowers

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this year

    Joan

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  54. What a gorgeous box - love all the flowers and that pretty butterfly! Perfect for all your cut pieces!

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  55. I love the gorgeous color on the flower and the Thai clay flowers- another wonderfully done project!

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  56. You did a fantastic job on you altered box, love all the embellishments and your flowers are so stunning.
    Hugs Pat

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  57. Your beautiful box is bringing warmth to all of Blogland, Sonia! It is extraordinary!! Hugs, Darnell

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  58. Although it is not as cold for this winter, I'm looking forward to Spring. Love your flowers.

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  59. So pretty, Sonia! Love those hues of green!
    Susan

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  60. It looks fabulous! Love the colours!

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  61. Dr. Sonia
    I never forget you
    I was away in Indonesia for 26 days
    and I came back but busy with my IKEA cupboard
    now I am settle in my new craft room and have time to visiting you
    now it is my first comment will do catch up tomorrow cause it is 23:5t5 at night in Germany
    I ADORE ALL
    the embossed gold flower
    all the flower and that plumeria flower
    ooh dear you have so many adorable flower embelishment
    I LOVE MUCH THIS CARD
    I wish I can touch this with my hand
    hugs
    Monika (will go sleep and will be soo happy if in the morning I get visit from you...I share inside my cupboard my crafting stuff :))

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  62. Hi Sonja, thanks for the visit. I love your altered box, the spring colour combination is beautiful with a great selection of flowers.
    Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

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  63. Beautiful altered box with lovely flowers!
    HOPE EVERYTHING IS GOOD AT YOUR END .WHY NO PROJECTS SINCE LAST THREE WEEKS?
    MISSING YOU .................

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  64. So beautiful .......lovely flower arrangement...

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  65. My comments must be so boring for you as all I ever say is AMAZING and very beautiful.

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