I'm a little later today than normal, in fact I've been a little later all week than normal as it was my Dad's 60th birthday this week and it's not good having a party in the middle of the week! The celebrations aren't over yet though so we're all looking forward to next week!
It's also my wee nephews 5th birthday tomorrow so more partying to do for that!! lol
Anyway, it's Friday and a whole 2 weeks has passed since the last challenge at The Alphabet Challenge Blog! So we're up to Q and the lovely Mari chose the theme of...
Q for fit for a Queen! (use jewels!)
I've gone for something a bit different this time and altered a little heart-shaped box (it's a bit dark too, just like the Nirvana song!)
So here it is:
I got the box as part of some gorgeous blog candy that I won from the fabulous Zoe!
I got the fabby crown from Calico Crafts and when I saw it I thought it would be perfect for this challenge! I filled the crown with glue and jewels and then added the heart, which promptly hid all the jewels! but I liked the heart in the crown so I tried to get it to stand up a bit so you can just about make out a few beads!
I pulled out all my bits and pieces and tried to figure out what I wanted to do next. I foutered about with the long bead and the wire and came up with that and didn't really know what to do with it - so I just stuck it on! I did a bit more foutering with the wire and I made the mesh - I then thought it reminded me (just a bit) of the fab wire work by the oh-so-talented Mel - check out her blog to see some real gorgeousness cos my attempt is woeful!
I'm actually quite pleased with how it turned out as I'm not usually one for altering things - maybe some of these days I'll get around to all the other boxes and things I've got to try to alter!
I stuck some big beads - like fake Pandora beads - to the bottom for feet - I really like the stripey one!
So that's my wee box - It's gonna be a Christmas present for my mum (she doesn't look at my blog!) and I'm hoping to get a nice brooch to put inside it.
Go take a look at the rest of the DT's gorgeous pieces of inspiration on the Alphabet Challenge Blog and have a go yourself - I'm looking forward to seeing all your bling!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
My Heart Pieces; Anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge Blog; Bling bling
Stamp n Doodle; Anything goes
ABC Challenges; X for Xing - Does my wire count as xing?
Whimsy Stamps Challenge; Anything goes
Thanks for looking!