Sunday, May 9, 2010

Altered tea light holder for the Let's get Shabby challenge

 I didn't think I would be able to do this month's challenge at Let's get Shabby until I brought this little tealight holder at the church fair yesterday and then I started getting an idea for it...... Was concerned about the colours but I think I have been able to incorporate most of the colours into my otp project.


Here in Australia at the moment its Autumn!
And maybe where you live its Spring!!
Either way, look at this incredible Quilt.
Be inspired however you would be nice to see you include some fabric somewhere
but remember...
its a


I've used a prima paper at the top, a tulle bow from a present I just received, loads of flowers I have finally used up the big roses I got from Spotlight so need to go and buy some more of those, Ive used a little birdie pick, for the material I've used part of a sleeve collar.....
This is the before picture
And this is the finished project

And then just a close up of the top

So ladies thanks for a great challenge and if you haven't had a go then click on the link to play along


yyam said...

Oh, I think you did a fabulous job with the challenge! This tea light holder is gorgeous! Love love love the cluster of blooms! :)

Ngaire said...

Your tea light holder is gorgeous!!! Happy Mothers Day!

ann said...

Ohhh beautiful love all the different coloured flowers

Julie said...

Wow Maria you have done a great job.I just love all those flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby.

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow Maria, You did a fabby shabby makeover on that tea light holder, those flowers are stunning! cute little pic too!
Jan x

Susie Jefferson said...

How pretty! This looks great. As does the background and header - thanks so much for using my design and putting a link button on your blog. And especially thank you for taking the trouble to email me.

Happy Mother's Day!

mandysea said...

wow - such a beautiful arrangement!! The colour is gorgeous - looks like a bouquet down the side of the holder!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby!

Jenneke said...

WOW, this is so beautiful!!! LOVE the cluster of flowers, absolutely gorgeous!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at ShabbY!


Deb said...

This looks fabulous. The flower arrangement is gorgeous.

scrappin' girl said...

WOW Maria, this is FANTASTIC!!!!

layla said...

Wow this looks really amazing love all the flowers like a spring bouquet, what a way to pretty up your tea light holder

Metal_Minish said...

Such a cool idea, love all the flowers and lace!

And wow, you prettied up your blog too! Looks awesome! ^-^

Toni said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL!!!! WOW!!!!
Thanks so much for playing with us at SHABBY!!!

Ruth said...

Gosh who would think that under all those flowers lays a tea light is absolutely gorgeous and altered Shabby!!

TFP along with us at Shabby:)

Sherry's Creations said...

What a beautiful project for the challenge!

Sissey DT Member

Chimene said...

What a fabulous job you did here!!!
Love all the flowers and colors!!

Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby!

sam said...

It is simply magnificent ! I like these colors and the way you arranged all the elements!... "Bravo" for this work of artist !!!

yumiko said...

This is so gorgeous tea light holder. I love the beautiful flowers!!!Thank you for playing along with us at shabby!!

Angela Weimer said...

What a beautiful take on the challenge. I love all the flowers you used. thanks for sharing.Angela

zandra said...

Beautiful! Love your take on the challenge!
Hugz, Z