Thursday, 31 March 2011

Altered Box

On AFTCM we are doing an altered Box Swap. A while ago I bought a little box at the dollar store so I chose to use it.

I took some Mariposa Paper and attached it around the box and on the sides, and added some black German Scraps trim around the edge of the closure part. I took a little Dragonfly brad, removed the backing and coloured it with sharpies and attached it to the knob which I painted black.

I stamped some little butterflies on some book text paper then attached them to some cardstock and cut them out. I embossed them with some clear embossing powder and added them to the box with pop dots. I had the little punchie flowers left over from another project and just added some gems to the centre and applied them to the box. I stamped the saying and attached it with double-sided foam tape.

 I had some wooden scrolls in my stash and painted them with black acrylic paint then when they dried I added some black foil over the top; which I attached to the sides of the box. I took some little self-adhesive beads and painted them black with a sharpie and added them around the scroll

I also made  little mini book to go inside. I made a mistake in the size and could not bind it and did not want to start all over again, so I just placed a coloured binder clip on it to hold it together. I was thinking that way the recipient could use the pages as tags or for other purposes.

I made some of the pages with the Mariposa paper and the rest are done with stamped backgrounds. One of the stamped pages is blank as I thought my partner could use it to add images or stamps.Both the box and the pages are butterflies, flowers and children-some of my favourite things.


Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, that is just gorgeous!!! Great job on it.

Tolegranny said...

I love the box. Are you sending it to me? I guess not...rats!