Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Time Box






So, I made a box... A couple of weeks ago...

I have always admired the wonderful boxes I see on my favorite blogs and in Somerset magazine. I've even bought boxes, like this one, but I've never done a serious altering job like this before. I've painted boxes, and covered them with DP, maybe added some ribbon and a trinket or two, but this is the queen of all my boxes. I added stuff until I could add no more!

I bought the house shape a few months ago, really having nothing in mind. Then when I decided to make a box, I found it while I was rummaging around. With the help of some paint, an Artisitc Outpost stamp from the Bluebird plate, and some Crafty Secrets Spring Joys stickers and the bottom of a Birds and Botanicals Image and Journal Notes page, I was set.

I bought the birds at Christmas. They were white. I gave them a few sprays of my Black Cherry Glimmer Mist, and tah dah, robins! BC is the most pigmented of the many GMs I have. It's a little scary, actually, because it's very bright, and not as sheer as the others I have. It still has the characteristic beautiful shimmer, though!

There's just a little bit of everything on here! Basic Gray Pattern Paper Offbeat, Marcella by K adhesive ribbon, plastic shelf lace, puffy pipe cleaners, German Plaza Mica Flakes, old book pages, adhesive pearls, ribbon roses, Crystal & Cotton Candy Stickles, Modge Podge, Hobby Lobby flowers, sparkly tulle, lace ribbon, and the kitchen sink, but I put it in the box so you can't actually see it.

9 comments:

Debby said...

Oh My Goodness Carla this is THE MOST Gorgeous box I have ever seen. My mouth is hanging open right now. Good thing I'm typing and not talking. I don't have enough adjectives to describe how incredibly beautiful this is. Wow!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is breathtaking. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous piece of art!

~amy~ said...

What a gorgeous project Carla!!!

Heidi Blankenship said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!! I love all of the different embellishments you used on your box and the colors are Beautiful!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Holy cow ... this is amazing!! I've never taken on a project like this but you have cerainly inspired me!!

Veronica said...

oh my gosh I love this..... LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE did I say LOVE? it

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful box, the details are stunning. Kim

Etha said...

Wow that box is so nice! What a great display. Love the painted birds, I'll have to try that one day, I always see them at the store and they are so tempting LOL. Great job, so many fun details!

thefrugalcrafter said...

the pipe cleaners on the project make me smile, I haven't seen them since I was a kid! nice box!