Friday, January 24, 2014

Memories Box

So over on Miriam's Crafting Blog, she is having a challenge.  The challenge is to do a project that has something to do with flowers.  It has to either have flowers or be something that can be used with flowers, like a vase.  You can submit up to 4 projects.  The prize is a $10 dollar credit to her shop. This is the first project that I will be entering in the challenge.

This is a box that I altered with Prima's Fairy Rhymes.  I used some of the chipboard pieces that are in the collection.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The chipboard fairy is from Gina's Designs and the chipboard swirl is from Leaky Shed.  I love the way this box turned out.

 In this picture, it shows the stenciling I did with modeling paste.  I used 2 different ones.  I then inked the modeling paste with Vintage Photo distressing ink by Tim Holtz from Ranger.  I also used some lace for around the edge of the lid for the box.
I then went back and added some gesso to make it look like snow on the bricks.  I think It came out awesome.  I hope you have enjoyed this project.  Thanks for stopping by!!
Keeping my fingers crossed!!
Kim :)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Altered Book Box

This is a book box that I altered for the Artful Creative Contest over at Creating the Crafty Life.  I have used several of the items that Lucky sent me to alter this box.  I also have a pic of what I used on the box.
 I used almost all of what you see in this pic on the box.

This is a pic of the outside of the box.  I used the brown cardstock and the 8x8 paper for the front.  The frame is only half glued down so you can slide a picture under it.  I used my Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies which I punched from the same paper.  The flowers I used the trims I got, and I also used the same trim around the box.  The spine of the box I used a different trim. I made pearl swirls with the flatback adhesive pearls I got.  The resin flower at the bottom I used gesso on to lighten it up.
The inside of the box I also made to hold photos.  I made a small flower arrangement in the corner and I had some cloths pins that where pink so I painted it with gesso and then painted it with sage green acrylic paint to match the papers I used.  I love the way this came out.

Thanks for stopping in and checking out my project!!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

"Lyric" Box

Well its been awhile since I have  made a post.  So today I would like to share a small box that I altered today.  I used Lyric by Prima on this box.  I did a few different things on this box.  I added a black crochet doily and then added some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers.  I also added a pearl spray and some crystal sprays, one in green and one in pink.  I also added a metal clock and some pearls from Want 2 Scrap.  The bottom of the box I did some stenciling with som modeling paste.  The paste I added some light pink acrylic paint to give is some color.  I then inked the edges with vintage photo and black soot by Ranger.  I then touched everything up with gesso.  I love the way it came out.  Thanks for stopping and keep watching for more to come.

Kim :)