24 September 2011

My Altered Maggie Cube

Hello friends... we had a public holiday in South Africa today, Heritage Day and the day was supposed to be spent with family and/or friends braaing, in other words, ...barbequeing...   It was a real scorcher in Cape Town and if this is a taste of what we can expect for Summer, then I'm afraid it's going to be a real hot one!

Well, what's a girl to to on a public holiday, but shopping as well... I visited one of my favourite local scrapbooking shops, The Scrapbook in Durbanville.  Whilst browsing I met another blogfriend, Charmaine, who was giving a class.  Whilst the ladies were busy, we had a nice catch-up session!  Nice seeing you again Charmaine... I hope you're reading this, as I'd like you to see what I've done with the cube I bought this morning....

OK, without further ado... excuse the long post, but I've just got to showcase each and every side of this cube which I've altered on instruction from my daughter Kendall.  She's been wanting one for ages and I never thought I'd complete it in 1 day... It's taken a couple of hours, but oh how I loved doing it!!!  As I've mentioned before, I love working with a blank canvas and seeing what I'm going to come up with and I must say, I'm very happy with the way this Maggie Cube came out !

I painted the cube in a distressy sort of way, seeing that we were going with a shabby chic/vintagey theme here! I then took my Colour Box cats eye ink and inked around the edges of the box.

Had some glossy pebbles in my drawer which I just glued to the bottom of the box, to give it some height!  I then spent the rest of the afternoon colouring and making 5 different 'pages' as it were to adhere to every side of the box and the top... here we go, hope you like these little Maggies!

Kendall chose the stamp for the top and the colour scheme.

Here's Tilda with Many Hearts

Just wanted to show you what it looks like from this angle

Here's Hello Little Butterfly.  As you can see I'm loving my clouds right now.

Next we have the adorable Tilda with Heart

The butterflies are MM's Paper Reverie Butterflies (No. 36019). Loved using them.
And here comes Beautiful Tilda

As you can see Kendall is a Blue girl, whereas I love my Pink.

Thought I'd end with a close up on the top of the box again

Shew, thanks so much for staying until the end of this post. I really hope you've enjoyed viewing my altered Maggie Box, as much as I enjoyed making it and would love for you to leave a comment if you liked it.

Happy crafting, hugs Sharon x



Jacki Randolph said...

So very STUNNING!! Love the color combo and your beautiful coloring!! WOW I just all all the details -

Corinne said...

Very beautiful! Love the blue and brown colors.

Anonymous said...

Sharon, this is absolutely stunning! You've done a wonderful job. I'm sure that your daughter will be thrilled. Love the attention to detail and the gorgeous DP and colours and of course your lovely Tilda's. Delightful!
Hugs Julie P

Barb Hardeman said...

What an awesome "alter" you've done Sharon! Your colors, and all the extra embellies make this cube just fabulous! Gorgeous work...hugs...Barb

paola said...

this came together so beautifully i do think this is the best project you have ever done, positively STUNNING!!!!

Rene said...

Sharon! This is AMAZING! I have never seen anything so BEAUTIFUL! Just fabulous...every side is perfection! Oh this is the most wonderful amazing creation ever! (Can you tell I really really LOVE it?!?)
Rene :O

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Sharon!
Really beautiful. I love the colour combination. the design of each side is gorgeous and so is your colouring.
I love how you put the glossy pebbles on the bottom for feet too.
I love it and I'm sure your daughter is very happy with it.
Hugs maz

jimlynn said...

OMG Sharon!!! This is knock dead gorgeous!!! LOVE each side - and the top too. So pretty! You're just so talented and creative.

Teri said...

Sharon!! Oh my goodness!! This is FABULOUS!!!!!! And the fact that it was a collaboration with your daughter really makes it special!! Each side is a work of art in itself and then add it all together!!! Wonderful!! Beautifully colored, beautifully embellished!! I love it!!!!

Paper Tails said...

Absolutely stunning! I bet your daughter loves it. The colors are great. You did a beautiful job putting all the perfect touches on the cube. I want one! Thanks for sharing.


Tertia said...

This is really beautiful Sharon!
We are having freezing weather up here, must be the cold coming from you guys in CT. Lets hope its the last of the cold spells now.

angelwhispers said...

Sharon this is just amazing and all in one day!!!! lol

Thes papers and detail are just so beautiful and then you add the most beautifully coloured tildas!!! Just love it and thanks for sharing. Love Chanelle xxx

Catherine said...

What a fantastic creation Sharon ! Your embellies and the colours you have chosen are simply divine ! You rock Lady ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Dana said...

Seriously one of the cutest things I've ever seen!! If this was on my desk I sit there spinning it around all day looking at all the amazing artwork and details! You are one talented lady my friend =)

Linda said...

WOW WOW WOW Sharon Wow this is so stunning and all the work you put into it and the results are breathtaking!!!!!! Wow what can I say your talent is unbelievable!!!! Way to go my friend!!!!!

Paula said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is beautiful! I can tell you put a lot of work into this and it definitely shows it - it is stunning! I love everything about it, the colors the images and all the embellies you added!! Love it :)

Cindy Frazier said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! You out did yourself!

charlene said...

Just beautiful love the papers, the colors and the love that went it to this is so sweet ....great job !

inge said...

Wat een geweldig mooi project heb je daar gemaakt Sharon! Ook de kleurcombi bruin-blauw vind ik erg mooi.

Groetjes Inge

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is a masterpiece Sharon! Stunning colour combination and the embellishments are gorgeous. Well done, I am sure Kendall is in seventh heaven about this box.
Amelia x

Steph said...

Wow! What an utterly stunning creation!! So much work has gone into it, it's so so pretty! x

Riet said...

Wat schitterend gemaakt Sharon,geweldige stempels,zo mooi ingekleurd.
Heel mooi papier en details.

Liefs Riet.

Moz said...

Wow! This has to be the best project I have seen you make Shaz! Stunning! I love the colours and embellies, and how you pulled it all together. Kendal is a very lucky lady, to have such a creative and special Mum like you - really well done - I'm blown away...

Kathleen said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Sharon this is just stunning, what a beautiful box, anyone would be delighted to receive this!
You are making me jealous right now, its been really cold, wet and windy here in Scotland this week. Not nice, but great for staying in and crafting!!
Hope you are well
Hugs Kat xxx

Pat said...

Hi Sharon...well, you ought to be please with is...because it's absolutely beyond stunning!! I can't believe that you did it in just ONE day! hehehe! Was your daughter impressed??? Hugs. Pat Frank

Marika said...

What a beautiful post, never fear, your posts will never be considered to be long, I love that you explain and have so many photo's.

It is an absolute beautiful piece and if Kendall changes her mind, that she do not want it, I will be willing to take it off your hands. LOL.

Thank you and have a great week.

Anne said...

Wow, such a grat box! Every side looks so georgeus! Lovely colors and so many cute Tildas. :)

Elle said...

OUTSTANDING! You can see the love in each and every side. Kendall is going to LOVE this!!! I like the vintage feel that you went with. A treasure for sure.

Mandy & Jaimy said...

you've made this beaufitul!

Greetings, Jaimy

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Wonderfull project, love the vintage style!Bye Mascha

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just fantastic oh the detail hun on this is just amazing just love it hugs cherylxxxxxx

Rose Petal said...

Hi Sharon. This is one amazing creative work of art. I love the colour combination and there is so much work and attention to detail in this, Kendall must be absolutely thrilled with it. Every side is so beautifull decorated with fab papers , gorgeous images and all the little extras that make it so perfect. You should be very proud of this creation, it deserves all the wonderful praise it has recieved. Happy crafting.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Anonymous said...

adorable Tilda creating Sharon! Beautiful piece!

cabio's craft corner said...

What a fun idea and this cube is gorgeous will all the lovely Tilda images :o)

Gail Grant said...

Hi Sharon
What a sturning box you created. You sure are very gifted. Luv,

Kiki said...

Wow, this is sooo fantastic! Love everything about your cube. Each side is a masterpiece. So many lovely details and perfect choice of images and papers. Simply gorgeous!!!

Have a nice weekend.

Hugs, Kiki

chilli pip said...

Wow Sharon this is absolutely stunning , you must be over the moon about this creation.tried to choose a favourite side but no can do ---- they are all lovely. well done.