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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Altered Box

Hi All,

DD gave me this empty box at Christmas - 'to keep things in'.

However, as she had bought me Crafty Individuals 'Sewing theme' stamps for Christmas, I thought I might alter the box (eventually) using the stamps.

The challenge at Try It On Tuesdays this week is alter something with texture, and that gave me 'kick' I needed to do it.
After painting and inking the box, I stamped the smaller images directly onto the box.  I wanted a  vintage look and so decided to stamp and then emboss with UTEE for the labels and sewing machine.  I stamped and cut out the card before wrapping embroidery threads around.
 I also stamped the dress form from the Tom Holtz haberdashery set, onto shrink plastic and added this, and some little mother of pearl buttons. The lace flowers and ribbon are from stash.

I also inked the sides and bottom, but only stamped images on the sides                                                

It has been a bit difficult to photograph today, and I had to use the daylight bulb for the photos, and for some reason it looks like a brown smudge on the front of the box, doesn't look like this in                        daylight!                                                                                                                                                                 
I am entering this in  the following challenges:                                                                                      
Try It On Tuesdays - Alter It with Texture                                                                         
The Stamp Man - Embellish It                                                                                          
Stamping for the weekend - Embossing                                                                            
Charisma Cardz - Vintage                                                                                               
Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes                                                                                
Divas By Design - Anything Goes                                                                                  
Allsorts - Free & Easy                                                                                                  

I would just like to say 'hello' to my new followers, I'm thrilled that you like my work enough to want to follow, thank you.                                                                                                                               

That's it from me, hope you like it . (Don't know what I have done on the bottom of this post, - but for some reason, the text has developed a mind of its own - sorry)                                                                                                           

Avril xx                                                                                                                                               


Doreen said...

Your altered box looks marvellous Avril,I love all the embellishments...fabulous.xxx

lisa said...

Your box is perfect, Avril. I love all the sewing images and the reels and lace are gorgeous. Your daughter gave you the perfect gift and you've made it even more special.
Thanks so much for joining us at The Stampman this time.
Hugs Lisax

Brenda Brown said...

Wow what a transformation Avril, fabulous stamps and replenishments.
Thanks for linking this to the Stamp Man challenge.
luv {brenda} xox

Fleur said...

WOW Avril, this is awesome
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Meggymay said...

Wow, a wonderful alteration, love all the sewing details., it has a beautiful feminine look. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week.

Mary J said...

That is soooo cool Avril, love the eclectic look!

Cat's sCrap said...

Pretty project. Beautiful embellishments. Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Hugs from France.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so gorgeous and such a lovely idea
Lindsay xx

Janette said...

Hi Avril, You did a brilliant job on this, looks fabulous.xx

WencheP said...

What a great project. Fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


WencheP said...

What a great project. Fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Anonymous said...

Wow, love the way you've altered this Avril! Gorgeous!

Lisa Jane said...

oh this looks fab! I love the habedashery elements .. just perfect
Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

So clever!! What a fabby box you've made here! :)

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun...!

thanks for joining us at Divas....and good luck...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Sarah said...

Hi Avril, what a brilliant project. Love all the details on it.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


NGCARDS said...

Great creation hun! Thanks for playing over at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a wonderful project, your altered box looks fabulous.

Cazro said...

Your box is an item of stunning beauty. Love everything about it. Caz

Clarky J said...

Wow this is fabulous! I just love all you have done to it x thanks for joining us at TIOT alter it week

xxxtglxxx said...

Breathtaking project Avril - your daughter will want this back!! :) lol.

Beautiful work hun!

Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



Julia S-W said...

Love all those different elements on your box Avril! I never seem to think up things like this - need a kick start I think. Thanks for you support on my lonely little blog!! Julia x

princesskitten said...

fantastic project

kitten - DYSU team

Susan Flynn said...

A beautiful box Avril it looks like a canvas and so beautifully decorated x

Vee said...

Beautiful box, a treasured keepsake. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Angela Weimer said...

What a great alteration. Love it. Thanks for joining in The Stamp man challenge and have a great day. Angela