All About Altered Art with Graphic 45

Happy Friday everyone 

Yippeee, we've had some sunshine at last.  Let's hope it stays with us over the weekend so we can get out and about without getting soaked or blown off our feet. 
If you're a follower of mine you'll know that I like to make projects that have a purpose, and can be used as well as treasured. Over on the blog today Graphic 45 are sharing two of my projects that do just that.  The first is an altered paper mache trunk like box I picked up from Art from the Heart.  I altered it using papers from the truly vintage Botanicabella collection.  This was one of the early paper collections Graphic 45 released and is really hard to get hold of these days (here in the UK) so when my friend Ali  (Alicraft.co.uk) said she had some I had to buy two pads, one to stroke and one to work with.  There's nothing complicated or fussy about this project just gorgeous papers cut to fit the shaped sides and top of the box which now holds the cards I design.  The box and cards come along to my workshops with me.  It's well loved and really useful. 

My second altered project is a cute little money box that I made for my cousins little boy Williams 1st Birthday last May.  I used an MDF money box from Rob, affectionately know to all of us UK crafters  as the MDFman, and decorated it with black paint and characters from the Le Cirque paper collection.  This is a great project for the crafting beginner, is fun to make and relatively quick too once all of the characters have been cut out.  

There's a link to the step by step instructions in a video for this project too, if you fancy making one yourself. 


Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for calling by.


  1. What a gorgeous box Clare...hope you have a good weekend...hugs. X

  2. Can't wait to see all the details. Your work is always so inspiring. And, I'm a huge fan of Botanica Bella...we need to urge G45 to do a re-release!

  3. Qué caja más bonita!!! Me encantan los colores que has usado. :)

  4. Its so hard finding someone who stocks all of the Graphic 45 bits not just some of them, this looks amazing,
    have a great weekend

  5. Nearly missed this post Clare, they are absolutely gorgeous, love them.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Wonderful projects! Such detail, will be a regular viewer from here on! Suz x