Saturday, January 19, 2013

traduce: verb

to expose to shame or blame by means of falsehood and misrepresentation
or
 violate, betray
 
 
"Traduce" is one of a number of English synonyms that you can choose when you need a word that means "to injure by speaking ill of." Choose "traduce" when you want to stress the deep personal humiliation, disgrace, and distress felt by the victim. If someone doesn't actually lie, but makes statements that injure by specific and often subtle misrepresentations, "malign" may be the more precise choice. To make it clear that the speaker is malicious and the statements made are false, "calumniate" is a good option. But if you need to say that certain statements represent an attempt to destroy a reputation by open and direct abuse, "vilify" is the word you want.
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Electric Paperie - Altered Boxes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Valentine's Day/Love & Ribbon Theme
 
This is the box that I began with, along with white tissue paper.
 
I sprayed the white tissue paper with  Ranger's Dylusions Bubblegum Pink and after it dried I stamped Autumn Leaves hearts and flowers all over. Next I put a layer of Golden's Gel Medium over the box and adhered the tissue paper to the bottom of the box. The top layer was adhered with Helmar's V2 Spray, because it's a clear top, it's fixed to the inside.
 
I found this puffy hair clip at Walmart and thought it would be cute as a topper. I added a Maya Roads flower to it with my hot glue gun.
 
I strung some alpha and word beads onto some floss and sewed them into the flower.
I love how fluffy this is!

And it's created so that the person who buys it can just open it up to put their present inside, and the person who receives will always have a pretty box to keep for their treasure. I wrapped Really Reasonable Ribbon around the box and used my hot glue gun to secure it with Velcro pads.
 
I'd love to get a present in this, wouldn't you?

16 comments:

Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, it would be lovely to get a present in a box like that, I love Dyan's colours, have not got this one yet. Also love the fluffy feathers. Great word today again too. Hugs, Anne x

Anne said...

Wow Sandee that is gorgeous I would just love to get it. Anne x

wwilloww said...

OMG that's just fabulous!!! I would love to see how you finished the inside of the lid. That color is so rich! Awesome piece Sandee!!!

Craftychris said...

Yes I certainly would love to receive a gift in such a wonderful box. The colour is gorgeous and I love the fluffy feathers xx

Nancy Y said...

YES ~ I'd absolutely LOVE to get a present like this! Beautiful creation!
Nancy xx :D

Createology said...

You have made this gift very special with your creative touches. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Kim said...

Delightful, Sandee! What a darling box, love the colors, and all the wonderful embellishments! Thanks so much for playing along with the eclectic Paperie eTeam Picks Challenge!

May said...

Gorgeous box Sandee, Love those inks the colours are so vibrant.. Me too I would love to get a gift box like this!! Hugs May x x x

Alexandra said...

What a pretty, flamboyant gift box. Anyone would be exited to receive this.

Marjie Kemper said...

What a fabulous transformation! Thanks so much for joining in with the eclectic Paperie altered box challenge... anyone would love receiving this beautiful creation!

Pat N. said...

Yes, I would love to get a present in this lovely box! It's beautiful! Love the bow and topper and how you attached it--such a super idea!

Micki said...

OMGosh, I have two granddaughters who would go wild over this altered gift box. Absolutely awesome. Thanks so much for playing along in eP's Get Altered challenge.

Katie said...

This is awesome! I loved seeing the plain box you started with.

Tracy said...

Helloooo Sandee ,Love popping over here...gorgeous sumptuous altered box!!It would look oh so pretty on my desk,lol.
Thanks again for joining us over at eclectic Paperie !!!!
hugs
xox

Cheryl Walker said...

I LOVE receiving handmade gifts!!! Your gift box is beautiful!!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon's Challenge this week!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

How clever that the embellishment on the top is held on with Velcro...I love all the stamping you did, and that hot pink is really fun!