9 Jun 2013

Altered Block

I am still away and working with limited crafty bits, among the things I bought with me was a bag of bits and bobs from my "bits" box which included die cuts and bits of this and that.......we all have them ..yes!!

There is a challenge running at  Country View Crafts for June calling for us to use Die Cuts.....I have been meaning to play along here for a while just seemed always to run out of time so today I sat in the sunshine and played with all the bag of bits and bobs I had bought with me, along with a small wooden block which was packed thinking "I'll do something with this while I'm away" thought going through my head........ enough waffling here is what I came up with  post is a bit picture heavy and some are not so good light in Motorhome not so good for piccy taking!!  :-)

Front........I started by adding pretty papers from Crafty Individuals to the block and sanding the edges and inking with vintage photo, I added a little piece of torn music paper(tag is hiding it), tag is diecut sizzix I think inked edges and music paper and a little piece of  embossed co-ordinations which I sanded, and a piece of bird which had been cut from Tim Holtz cage and bird from a metal embossed sheet which looks like I have added alcohol inks too, lastly added pearl, this was tied to the cage with strips of netting .

Back....another cage was added to the back and another die cut bird which has been cut from paper and inked music paper and a piece of embossed metal again tied at the top with netting, I had two cages and 2 and a bit birds in my bits bag, along with the small flower which is part of the Tattered Flower Die TH.

Top ..........I had various pieces of the larger tattered flower cut from book pages and also grunge paper which had been overed in inks and paper and inks so I assembled these into a large flower, the centre piece was made by wetting and scrumpling several together and left to dry then I inked all the edges showing.

Sides................Last two photos thanks for staying with me...........I added two strips of embossed foil TH folder and sanded them, you can also see the papers and  inked edges.  I had lots of fun playing and creating this today and had no idea where it would lead when I started which is great fun for me... thanks for the challenge and I will be back another day  to check out all the other entries as my power is running low again
I would also like toplay at Tando Creative challenge - Numbers
Die cuts used TH tattered flower, bird and cage, small tag Sizzix
By till next time


  1. Hi Maggie, am loving the way you have altered the block, terrific project. Hugs Annette x

  2. Lovely piece, good that you took some stuff with you! Valerie

  3. Gorgeous alteration! Love that flower and birdcage, so many fabulous details! Love it!

  4. Love your altered block Maggie - I love all your little details. Jennie x

  5. what a great make, stacked full of gorgeous die cuts x
    thanks for joining us at country view crafts challenge x Trace x

  6. Hi Maggie! Wow this is gorgeous, so much work gone into it too! Thank you for taking part in our challenge.

    Karen from Tando x

  7. Gorgeous piece! I love the foil and the beautiful flower. Thanks for joining the Tando Challenge!


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