Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Three Little boxes!

I love altering boxes and these are three I made during the Easter break. I just hope I haven't got any chocolate smudges on them!

The first one is made from an old cardboard jewellery gift box. It is covered in Pink Paislee butterfly garden paper which I have to say is my favourite paper collection of the moment. I used one of the pretty Crafty Individual images from People and places book 2 and one of their lovely chipboard frames which I stamped and inked. I sealed the box with Claudine Hellmuths matte medium personally I prefer matte mod podge, but I need some more!

Talking of Crafty Individuals I was very pleased to find out today that I am one of the five winners of their first challenge. Now the hard job of choosing which one of their lovely stamps to add to my collection.

Another old gift box which I also covered in the Butterfly Garden paper. This time I used one of the Kaiserkraft wood frames adding some Inka gold. The image is one of the many lovely ones available from Moonlight journey. I used glossy accents to add a glass like effect. Adding a copper tassel and a pretty rose to finish.

The final box is a tiny wooden box which I painted in cream matt emulsion paint. I stamped three images from two lost Coast Designs Alice in Wonderland stamps and a Tim Holtz one. I lightly coloured them in using various Tim Holtz distress inks. Then added some more inks and the box went a grainy blue colour, which I'm rather undecided about, but perhaps it will grow on me! Finally varnishing it with Crafters companion spray varnish.


Jeanie Callaghan said...

The boxes all came out beautifully!

Sue said...

WOW!! These are just divine. I have a couple of boxes to alter but still need a bit of inspiration and I think I've got it from your 3 lovely little boxes.

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning boxes!!!! I have to say, I love all three of them but the top oen is my favourite, it is out of this world gorgeous!!

Princess4Wiz said...

These are just stunning! You are one very talented lady :-) Beth. xxx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous projects yet again.
Regards Florence.

Artfully Musing said...

Love these!!! Laura

Ephemera said...

❤❀ Thanks for all your kind and encouraging comments, they are very much appreciated. ❀❤

sonya said...

Your altered boxes are beautiful. I love the images you used. Thank you for sharing. They are just stunning.

Joan said...

Three beautiful boxes,that Pink Paislee paper is just lovely, I love how you have done the frame on the first one.