Saturday, January 8, 2011

 This is the first project that I have shared on this blog.....   I have seen these type of altered boxes for years, but never gave it a try before...

I made this for my mother-in-law, and I am really happy with the finished fact, I have more boxes in the wings now!!!

I first covered the box with Gesso and then acrylic paint with a bit of metallic bronze mixed in.  I used Weathered Wood Crackling Medium by DecoArt ad then a coat of acrylic paint... Worked really good!!
I found the image in the center on line and thought it was perfect for this project!

 I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and coloured them with my homemade glimmer sprays in Tim Holtz Inks.  I have to admit, I am hooked on these flowers!!!  I used Lumiere Metallic Bronze paint on the bottle cap and punched an image from the G45 paper. 
 I had to rebind the album with twine and ribbon because apparently I can't measure and with the rings off, the mini JUST fit.  But I like the ribbon binding it's all good!!

First pages..left side is a three fold journalling card tucked into a small pocket, and the right side is a tag tucked behind a larger pocket.  The flowers were glimmer sprayed and then a couple of coats of Spray Starch for stiffness.

 Next on the left is a large photo mat tucked behind a flap I cut with the TH "On the Edge" die.  The right side has two cards that open for pictures and journalling.  I used Spellbinders for those.
 I think this is my fave page.  I used the TH Baroque die for the two pockets and the Edge die for the tags.  Each side has three double sided tags, so lots of room there!  More bottle caps with images and then Glossy Accents.  I know 'now' not to shake the bottle!!!!
 Very Vintage page.  More Wild Orchid flowers, some adage tags and some G45 Lace (i think)
 In the pocket is a 4 fold card, double sided, so lots more room there, and an image I downloaded.  I made the dangly charm myself.

This was my 'attempt' at making one of those 'vintage tags' I have been seeing everywhere.  I think I need more practice!!!!  I used the Wild Orchid flowers on her hat and I thought it looked pretty cute!
I hope you enjoyed looking....and man was getting these pics where I wanted them a pain!!



  1. You should post more projects. This is sooo beautiful.
    I love everything about it.

  2. Beautiful! So very classy, especially from someone who doesn't shave their legs daily :). What paper collection did you use, if I may ask please.

  3. was all old paper I had in my stash....I think some was Bo Bunny, My Minds Eye..some were from Close to My Heart.....