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Monday, 10 March 2014

The Cottingley Fairies and a Surprise Gift

Hi, have not been creating for this blog in quite a while, but those of you who regularly follow me will know why and thank you so much for all your support on my Art Blog.

The Craft Room challenge at the moment is 20th Century.  Inspiration for my altered box comes from the famous Cottingley Fairies.

The beautiful fairies are a freebie from Astrid, will not bore you with too much detail, just to say, acrylics, glass bead texture gel, alcohol inks and stencils were used in the making of this box.

Its wonderful in the UK at the moment seeing all the blossom on the trees, daffodils and crocuses, it makes your heart sing after the awful winter we have had.  Even some of the rose trees are in bud.......

Am also entering this into the That's Crafty Challenge and Altered Eclectics  - Anything Goes

Now for my surprise gift  from the Queen of Altered Art,  Deborah Powell

Am calling him Prometheus
Thank you Deborah for the most wonderful altered art doll ever

Thank you for taking the time to pop in and hope all is well with you.  Hugs Annette xx

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PAINT PARTY FRIDAY see HERE

36 comments:

Von said...

Love how you have incorporated the fairies onto your box Annette :)
Von ♥

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow fabulous altered box Annette, I like those fairies and your gift is very unique
Kevin xx

Karin said...

lovely box, great gift too!
Groetjes Karin

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful altered box and love the gifts you have received! Hugs, Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

Great box Netty! And what a fantastic gift! Love both!

Viv's Visuals said...

What a fab art doll Netty - you lucky girl!! Lovely box too. x

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous altered box.xxx

Pam said...

Such a pretty box with the fairies, and beads. What a very unique gift you got as well!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous altered box love the Fairies and great quirky art doll- I love it
carol x

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful box and such thoughtful gifts too! ~Diane

Sandy said...

Where do I start Annette. Your box is fabulous. I do believe in faeries. And I feel quite confident that there are some living in our woods.
A gift from Astrid - lucky you! She is so much fun to follow. Like you, she makes amazing art!
Now the doll is a collector's item. I am sure about that! I don't think I have ever seen anything so unique.
Sandy xx

Crafting Queen said...

Super altered box, the images work so well together.Have a lovely day.

Paula Whittaker said...

What a wonderfully decorated box Annette. Thanks for taking part in the That's Crafty! Challenge.

Mrs.B said...

Love how you've altered this box, gorgeous images.
Such a unique altered doll - I;m sure he will have pride of place.
Avril xx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Lovely idea and beautifully made I love all the texture, just want to touch it! XOXO Zoe

Meggymay said...

Love your altered box and its a fantastic gift from your friend.
Yvonne x

Faye said...

The box with the fairies is simply gorgeous, Netty.

Brenda Brown said...

Love your altered fairy box and what a fantastic doll from Deborah. Xx

paintingforjoy said...

A very cute box! You always amaze me with your endless creativity! That's a super awesome gift too! Hugs ~ Rhonda

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Good Morning, dear Annette! Your fairy box is just amazing. Love the idea and the fine colors you used.
Also is your Prometheus a wonderful artwork. Think you are very lucky :)
Have a wonderful and creative time and greetings from
Erika

Sherry said...

Lovely altered box Annette - that bead gel stuff sounds interesting.

Doesn't he look great, so does mine, she's still watching me from the corner of my desk!

Take care xx

Yvonne said...

Your box is exquisite, Annette!

Healing Woman said...

I love the fairy box. (I'm making fairies lately too) It is so yummy looking with the gold and white. The fairies remind me of the cut-out-dolls that I used to play with as a child.

The gift of the altered art dollwas so very generous. Prometheus looks like it took many hours of love to make. It is also a very creative and fun looking doll.

Victoria said...

Hello kindred..wowness..such a gorgeous and magical treasure box..totally inspiring and so beautifully designed and created!
Beautiful!

and another wow..for this gorgeous soulful figure..he is stunning and remarkable...brilliant artist! I love him..I am totally smitten!
Victoria

Gio said...

The gift is amazing!

Your box pops up from the screen. Wonderful effect!

Anita Houston said...

Your altered box is fabulous!!! It looks so regal! Love what you made too! Spooky cool!

Fandhmum said...

I love your box, Annette and what a wonderful gift.
Please forgive my lack of visiting lately,
Rosie x

Margik said...

Love your altered box, the fairies are very cute. And what a fabulous gift!

Amber Milone said...

This is a beautiful box! I love the texture on the lid and the beautiful fairies. Thanks for joining us at the Craft Room!

hazel said...

A beautiful decorated box Netty, thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Sandee Setliff said...

Love your altered box and that art doll is an awesome gift!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Annie said...

a fabulous project Netty...love the colours and those fairies are stunning What a gify you have there....its awesome........thanks for sharing your box with us all at CRaft Room Challenge this fortnight
hugs

Annie x

butterfly said...

What a beautiful altered box, Annette - it's so glamorous, and my jaw just dropped on seeing the art doll... what an amazing gift.
Alison x

Gay Peplow said...

Wonderful golden altered box Annette, loads of texture too:D What a brilliant altered doll, you lucky lady! Thank you for visiting me!! :D Gay xxx

Debi said...

Netty, gorgeous creation - love the fairs and all the gold details, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous box Annette, it's something to treasure and what a fantastic gift.

Warm hugs
Maarit