Thursday, March 24, 2011

Altered Frame Box

I have had this box forever, I think someone sent it to me in a swap un altered. I have looked at it so many times and thought what a challenge to altered it. Well I finally pulled it out to work on. I did struggle with some parts of it but I think the end result is great. I am going to send this to one of my swap partners. Of course I can't say who because that would ruin the surprise! lol Anyway the paper is from a stack called Sun Kissed and I am not even sure who makes it. I tore the cover off a long time ago to use as chipboard and I don't remember now. The stick pins are the first ones I have ever made! The large blue flower is one I made and one of my new obsessions. I love these flowers and posted about how I made them here. The inks I used are all from CTMH Orange, Sweet Leaf and Crystal Blue. EDIT: Two friends have asked about the metal butterfly I used on this box. The are by Blue Moon and from the Lost and Found line. You can see the 4 that come in the pack here. I got them at J's and think they were about 5.00 for the 4. The are really nice because the metal is heavy but thin enough that you can bend it and shape them. This is what the box looks like open. Another closer up of the box opened. This is with the lid closed.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:27 PM

    love it ~ you do beautiful work as all ways.. JOJO

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  2. This is so cute! I love it! I love the little flowers that are your new obsession! I may need to try making them! I have to ask- where did you get the metal butterfly? It adds such a nice touch!

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  3. Jen thank you! The butterfly is my favorite thing! They are by Blue Moon from the Lost and Found line. They came in a pack of four and I love them because the metal is heavy but thin enough to bend and shape them! I got them at J's but you can see all 4 at this link. http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Moon-Butterflies-Assorted-Antique/dp/B001A7HRLM

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