Feb 20, 2012

LESSology Challenge #11: Guest Designer Shahrul Niza


Hello there friends! Our guest for LESSology Challenge #11: Flights of Fantasy is the talented Shahrul Niza.

Hello. I am Shahrul Niza from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I am lucky to have found this unique challenge blog recently. A blog dedicated for all things altered. I have always loved to alter things, turning 'junk' or something old into beautiful somethings again. Often times, I used altered things in my mini album or scrapbook projects. It's twice the FUN!. I'm happiest when I could recycle things, create altered art and share them online to inspire others. Yes, I do think hard before throwing anything away. LOL. Little steps to minimize impact to the environment.

You could visit my blog for inspirations too @ Such pretty Canvas.

I'm grateful and so excited to be guest designing here today, for the LESSology Challenge #11; Flights of Fantasy. Thank you Angi and Yvonne for such opportunity!. For this project, I like to recycle an old cigar box into a trendy little craft bag. A storage for my scrapbook embellishments, yet trendy enough to bring it along to any crop sessions!. I'm inspired by Kelly Rae Robert's infamous book TAKE FLIGHT, so I'm going to use that big words to adorn my bag. Love it.    

... here is the finished project.

... the posterior look. I don't want to cover the 
beautiful wood with paint, so I just stamped some 
butterflies and ethnic patterns over the cigar label. 
Making it look 'rugged' and well-worn.

...I love this quote that says 
' Give your imagination wings'.
... basically, I used a cigar box, 
a drawer pull and some pattern papers.

... then I applied a few coats of acrylic paint on 
the inside and stamped musical notes on the hinge. 
And painted the outside cover with cream paint.

... I used a brass drawer pull (found at a flea 
market) as a handle, secured by a pair of metal 
brads. It looks old and special. A ribbon, 
leather strap or an old belt does the job as well.

... I added two metal corners for t
front cover to make it look a bit grungy.

Wow! This is a gorgeous project Shahrul! Don't you agree? Please leave a little love for our guest Shahrul. :)

P/s: Don't forget to play along with our current challenge - LESSology Challenge #11: Flights of Fantasy! It ends on Sunday March 4, 11.59pm EST. Please read the challenge rules to ensure your eligibility for our prizes.  


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is gorgeous!!!!!

mandysea said...

what a fabulous idea!! so beautifully crafted too! wow!

Ros said...

Wow! Amazing ....

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So happy you are with us this month!! Your altered cigar box is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeee it!!

Shahrul Niza said...

Thank you a lot for having me, guest designing here for Flights of Fantasy Challenge. I had SO much fun creating this project. Such inspiring team!

~amy~ said...

wow...absolutely gorgeous project...such a keepsake!

Audrey Frelx said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE-LOVE this box!!! Gorgeous!!!

Katy said...

LOVE you box!! This is just WOW!

Angi Barrs said...

WOWZA...this cigar box is fabulous. Thank you for sharing your talents with us here at Lessology. :)

Tracey said...

Wow....your project is so beautiful, love the transformation:)

Leanne said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, thanks for sharing

Leanne said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, thanks for sharing

alexandra s.m. said...

I love this project!
Thank you so much for sharing it with us!!

Unknown said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Love all the details, WOW!

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