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Hello Everyone! I'm back with a bit of altered art. I recently found myself focused on boxes.  I have altered shoe boxes, phone boxes and paper mache boxes. All sizes and shapes and I have about 6 more to go and I hope this mojo I've got going on will continue through the rest of them. 

Anyway I am going to share a round one that I altered with you. I am really pleased at how it turned out and how quickly it came together.

Oh and did I mention that for each box I altered I decided to make a matching card with any leftover paper so that if given as a gift there will be a card to go with it. Pretty darn cool...don't you think?

So sit back with a bit of tea or coffee and check out my photos. I took about five pictures from various angles to give you an idea of the overall look.

This first photo has the box tilted forward so you can see the complete top.

The word "Lasting" is in chipboard that I left raw but splashed a little gesso here and there to make it pop. 

I thought this was appropriate to imply that the contents or the memories inspired from the contents are long lasting and worth keeping.

Here the lid is off to the side and the card is shown to the left of the lid.
No worries I have the card from another angle as well.

I wanted to show off the bottom of the box as well as the lace around the rim, so here you can see just that.
At the bottom of the box I added what I called elastic lace just because of the way it looks and feels.

The flowers are a mixture of Prima, Recollections and Wild Orchids. I also tucked in a chipboard piece that I inked with Walnut Stain.

Again here is a full view of the box with the flowers lace and trim.

I not only used a very intricate lace around the rim, I also added a trim piece from Offray that had dangling pearls which I thought was perfect and elegant enough for this particular paper collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Lastly is another view where you can see the card and it's greeting more easily.

Other items used were distress inks, gesso, acrylic paint and a hot glue gun. The greeting on the card was a stamp I picked up at Michael's from the dollar bin.

This alteration was so much fun and I'm ready to start anew. 

I couldn't share all my alterations so to make sure I didn't bore you to much I thought I would share just the one this time...but beware I might just return with more. 

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UTs Hobby Time said...

The altered box looks so beautiful with those blooms.

Thank you for the chance to win those amazing Spellbinder dies. They are on my wishlist for quite a long time.

Maxine D said...

Oh Lisa this is so gorgeous - love the muted colours and the fabulous lace!! The card is the perfect finish.
If I won the dies I would share with my friend who crafts, but has not a lot of spare cash for supplies like dies, although the family has given her a cuttlebug, so she can use them.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Stunning and I love the fact you also created a beautiful card that matches. Fabulous gift for some lucky person.

cebelica said...

I love how your altered box turned out. So elegant! And the card is gorgeous too! xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful box,love the flowers and lace.The card is beautiful too.
Thanks for a new chance to win your gorgeous candy.

Papercrafting Princess said...

No I haven't forgotten about the blog candy! Your box set is gorgeous.

Fukiai GV said...

Lovely box and card too!Beautiful colours!

Sindhu said...

Beautiful box and card too...Thanks for the chance to win...

Deborah Adams said...

What a beautiful box and card you created. I love the "lasting" sentiment on the box and the embellies they are just stunning. :D Thanks for the chance to win some fantastic dies. :D

Marjeta said...

Gorgeous couple. Very elegant. And you are full of surprises in crafty an geneouros way. Thanks fo chance to win candy.


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