Tuesday, 14 June 2011


Welcome to the June Smeared and Smudged members blog hop.
Our theme/challenge this month was to use something from outside/in our garden..... and of cause a stamp somewhere.
I had a play and made this shadow box..... and either made or altered all the contents..... apart from my garden salvage.... which is in the compartment with the Cheshire cat.

Theres so much stuff here.... Graphic 45 papers, paint, glimmer mists, metallic rub on paste, beads, Mad Hatter chess piece... tea pot off a caddy spoon.... cork letters.... clock charm....broken egg shells made into a mosaic (behind the sheep) chest off drawers made from a match box cut in half.... an altered cup and saucer ( was part of a set the girls had in the garden!).... then theres the salvage from the garden.... a clump of 'mind your own business'... its all over Nans garden...grows like a weed.... a twig/branch from the lilac tree.... and some of my 'pinks' that have dried out a bit..... and stamped images using SMEARED INKS 'BO PEEP' set..... i used the SKULLY FLOWERS, the FENCE and the 2x SHEEP.... i love those sheep!
The top picture shows the shadow box with everything in situ.... the photo below show the things that can be removed... REMOVED!

Heres the full list of blogs.... visit in any order you like.

Tori http://ndustrial-lemon.blogspot.com/

Paula http://www.whatspeaks2myheart.wordpress.com/

Sugar http://sugscardsnmore.blogspot.com/

Kapree http://kc-consultant.blogspot.com/

Lady Brayton http://www.ladybrayton71.blogspot.com/

Black Dragon http://lynsblogger.blogspot.com/

Heather http://stampdetails.blogspot.com/

Laura http://craftylittlewoman.blogspot.com/

Ike http://suzy-ikesworld.blogspot.com/

Jane http://jcocraft.blogspot.com/

Jennifer http://justcoffeepleasestampsribbonspaper.blogspot.com/

These are a few close ups so you can see the details.....

This was very time consuming but such a lot of fun to make..... i have plans for other pieces of this Alice chess set..... just need time to do 'em..... then i have an oriental chess set to start on!

I shall enter this alter piece into the following challenges....

http://alteredalice.blogspot.com/ MAD TEA PARTY.... i hope this counts... the Hatters here....cups, saucers and a tea pot!

http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/ INSPIRED BY A MOVIE....Alice in wonderland

http://thepoodlesparlour.blogspot.com/ ANYTHING GOES

http://clearlyistamp.typepad.com/ DISTRESSING..... everything is roughed up and tattered.

http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/ MAGICAL....what could be more magical?

http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/ DISTRESSED OR TORN EDGES.... all my edges are roughed up and tattered.

http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ MORE THAN ONE IMAGE.... i have used both stamped and 'cut out' images.

http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/ ABAC

http://craftypurplefrogchallenges.blogspot.com/ FAVOURITE THINGS.... paint, junk, altering things, grunging stuff up....

http://aifactorychallenges.blogspot.com/ USE SOMETHING NEW.... my new plum coloured paint and pearl glimmer mist.

http://www.bellichallenge.blogspot.com/ BRANCHES..... i used a 'twig' and lots of 'forgotten' stuff.... mullberry paper i covered my altered box with.... the bead nuggets.

Thanks for visiting me today love lynx


  1. Oh wow! This is so cool!


  2. Wow what a fantastic project, love all little house, this is just fab.

  3. Oh WOW! I love this, especially the little draws. FAB!!!

  4. Seriously cool shadowbox. The details are all fabulous. I especially love the Cheshire Cat and that little matchbox drawer set.

  5. Cripes that is so fabulously cool - I have been staring at it for ages and STILL seeing little things :-D
    How big is this project ????
    Ike xxx

  6. Holy moley Lynx! You never do anything half way, do ya? This is so absolutely fabulous I'm just drooling! You ought to go enter it in The Altered Alice Mad Hatter Tea Party challenge too. xxD

  7. As always my friend a awesome piece of work even more fantastic in the flesh.
    Love Jane xxx

  8. wow this is an amazing piece of work! Love the skulls on the teaset!! awesome! x

  9. Tee hee... it's simply fab!!!

  10. Nice piece of work- I like the drawers and skull teacup.

  11. Love the whole thing! I could keep looking and looking and still find something cool and new! TFS! Paula

  12. Oh my gosh, this is worth all the effort - the effect is very cool and really arty. Feminine too, of course, but with such a cool edge to it. Right up your alley.

    Thank you for participating with us at Opus Gluei, you always bring a creative edge to the project.

  13. This certainly is magical! Fabbie work, thank you for joining in at Craft your Passion

  14. wow you're on a roll this week - another amazing creation. Great mix of details, colour and mood!
    Thank you for joining in with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  15. Wow - what a creative imagination you have - this is totally amazing. It's one of those projects which you could sit and look at for ages, and still see something new. Love the little half-matchbox drawers, and everything else too!
    Thank you for joining in the MAWTT challenge this week - hope to see you again soon. Sylvia xxx

  16. Beautiful project and great distressing! Thanks for joining us at Clearly Inspired.

  17. Wow, great details! Thanks for joining us for the Clearly Inspired Challenge :)

  18. Simply stunning shadow box, Thanks so much for joining in with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

  19. Wow wow and wow, absolutely fabulous piece. Love love the tea pot, cup etc and the chess piece. Very inspiring piece of art. Thanks for joining in the challenge at The Altered Alice. Tracy x

  20. Fantastic creation and a brilliant movie choice too! Thanks for playing with us at CES this week :) Donna x

  21. Amazing! What a stunner! Love the colours and all the details and doodads!

  22. Brilliant 'movie' creation! Thanks so much for playing at CES challenges this time xx Jenny xx

  23. WOW. What a great job altering items. I wish I could do that but they don't look anything as wonderful as this! Thanks for distressing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #29 at www.clearlyistamp.typepad.com

    Hope to you see you tomorrow when challenge #30 is released.

  24. Thanks so much for attending the Mad Tea Party at The Altered Alice! LOVE this little shrine, it is full of wonderful things to explore, real eye candy! I love details so all these little rooms full of bits and bobs makes me really happy. I especially love the Mad Hatter chess piece, what a find! I guess the play tea set is what you are bringing as your tea party contribution? Lovely project, thanks for entering!

  25. I could look at this all day and still find more to look at the next day!

    Beautiful work!

  26. Very cool project, thanks for joining us at Creative Belli!!

  27. What a fabulous piece of art!!! Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

  28. What a great project! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  29. Lovely project, super images. Thanks for joining in our challenge at MTTC.

    Pat xx

  30. WOW!! What a gorgeous shadow box...sooo many beautiful details!!!! Thanks for playing in the Creative Belli challenge!!!

  31. OMG This is AMAZING!!!!!! Love it!!! Well done! Thanks for joining in at The Poodles Parlour xxx

  32. Your shadow box is amazing. It will go great with everything else at the Altered Alice challenge teaparty. There are so many elements to see and enjoy.