Friday 3 August 2012

An Altered Box! My First Attempt!

I've been wanting to have a go at altering something for ages and keep loads of boxes etc to do just that but have never get around to it.

So here is my first attempt, it was an A4 copy paper box originally. I covered the box with a canvass type material and lined it with card. I then inked and distressed all the strips and circles to edge the box with. The original lid wouldn't fit after all of the added layers but luckily I had another box with a lid that was just slightly bigger so I covered that in the same way and it all fits together nicely.

For the panel on the top I cut, inked, stamped and distressed a rectangle and heart, the heart was stamped with versamark then embossed with gold powder, I then just added the bronze heart with wings and corners just to finish off. I'm quite happy with my first altered project and hope to get chance to do more.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts - Monochrome
The Crafty Pad - Things with Wing (Winged Heart)
That Craft Place - Steampunk
Incywincy - Anything But a Card
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Clean and Simple
Fab n Funky - Anything But a Card
Sarah Hurley - Alter Something


Fuchsia said...

Its simply Stunning April well done you ! xx

Redanne said...

Wow, it is amazing what you can do with a copy paper box. This is gorgeous! A x

Dawn said...

What a wonderful altered box! Great work! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx
PS I have candy if you are interested!

debbi taylor said...

it is beautiful!
love the effect that you have created
thank you for joining in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
Debbi x

fatmonica said...

It's gorgeous,I love the stamping and embossing you've done.Thanks for sharing at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

Judith said...

What an fab box - just gorgeous -thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges hugs Judith x

ahlers5 said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.

The Scrapbook Garden said...

Fabulous job April! Ann x

Anne said...

It's brilliant April really love it. Anne x

Redanne said...

Hi again April,, you have won the magazine in my draw, please can you send your details to me at: and I will get it in the post to you. Anne x

Claire said...

This is gorgeous, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week.
C xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Wow April this is a stunner! xx

judit said...

Beautiful! I myself have loads of boxes waiting to be altered but yours is just stunning! Many thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky and hope to see you again soon! Became your latest follower! judit x

Anonymous said...

Stunning alteration, I love the details on the top especially! Thank you so much for joining us at the Sarah Hurley challenge Blog!!

Clare Brown said...

love it...goodluck at sarah hurley challenges

Clare Brown said...

wow this is amazing...goodluck at sarah hurley challenges