Friday, July 22, 2011

A Project (FINALLY) and a SALE!

Wow! It has been a long time since my last blog post! Life has gotten busy (in a good way) and has taken me away from my hobbies. My family and I have all just gotten home from an almost month long vacation, visiting family and friends from Virginia Beach to Tennessee, to Eastport Maine and lots more in between and back home again. Well, for the day anyway, till we make our way to camp for the weekend where it will hopefully be cooler...
I have a fun project to share with you today that I made before our summer adventures began. I decided to send a box of goodies to 3 of my favorite girls and was inspired to make the box look like part of the present.
I took a shoe box and primed it with gesso, then gave it a coat of a mixture of different color blue paints. I had some colored images and a few pieces of patterned paper left over from other projects and put them all together to decorate my box. All pieces were glued with assorted HELMAR glues.I painted a lighter shade of blue on the areas I wanted to write my addresses on.I really like how this digi image looks like a postage stamp. It is one of my favorites from the Pretty Primitive set at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff :)
More favorite LSS - these are from the Doodle Flowers set.I used these Doodle Flower favorites to cover over a "mess up". LOL The patterned paper is from a paper kit in Lindsay's SHOP HANDMADE store, studio g stamp and a bird that I bought somewhere in my earlier travels...These were cut from scraps using Tim Holtz dies. More die cut digi papers from Lindsay's Shop Handmade store, along with a studio g stamp.
This was such a fun project to do, and really didn't take much time at all. The best part is that you can buy these papers and stamps or anything thing else at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff (at Mygrafico) on sale today and tomorrow!!!
Please let me know what you think of this project - it is my first attempt at altering a box, so I could use a few ideas and suggestions. What have you altered lately? Leave me a link, and I will check it out and see what inspires you :) Have a great weekend, Everybody!














6 comments:

1CardCreator said...

This box looks great, love the idea, kinda like the altered art envelopes. I think you did a splendid job with it. ~Diane

Karen said...

What a special way to present a present! Love the blues. Painting a patch to write on is a favorite of mine when I scrapbook on dark backgrounds. So glad to see you posting again. Though, I definitely understand the break, you've been everywhere this summer!! Glad it's a good one for you! :>

Karin said...

So glad you had a great time visiting! This project is wonderful and so much detail went into it! Well done :) Enjoy the rest of your summer!

K Hutchinson said...

Love your gift boxes...what a great idea! Glad you have had a wonderful time visiting!

alteredforhim said...

Very pretty box. I love the color and the bird is adorable. Love the heart with arrow and flower.

Have a great day!

Lindsay Weirich said...

great gift box, love the paint distressing!