Upcycled Box

fredag 27 april 2012

Hi everyone, glad to have you here again!
I thought the challenge at Frilly and Funkie sounded funny and thought about what I could do.
Then I got eyes on the old box containing notepaper that I found in a wardrobe a while ago and I for nostalgic reasons, could not bring myself to throw. I got it from my parents sometime in the 1970s.

Now I was finally ready to make something new from the old box, which actually yellowed a little with age. And here it is, back in a little different look.

I made the background paper myself by using the three alcohol inks i have:) and then stamped with two different stamps in Coffee and Black Archival ink.
Sweet ladies were cut out from a Pion Design paper.

The swirl is first white heat embossed, the layered with clear crackle paint and some distress ink, then again heat embossed this time with clear embossing pouder.

 This is a genuine vintage lace/ribbon I once found at e-bay.
And this metall charm from ROX Stamps is layered over Memory Box Seville Buckle die cut.

I wanted to make use of the nice letter paper, too,
 so I did a little tag with the leaves on.

Have a fabulous day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything But A Card
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Ribbon
Scrapprriket Utfordringsblogg - Bingo (Punch/Die,Chipboard, Maling/Mist)

12 kommentarer:

Lisa Sumpter sa...

Completely stunning, especially the second box, You've rocked the vintage challenge at PCJ!

Lisa xox

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie sa...

Wow, am I ever DROOLING over this gorgeous piece of work! I just love EVERYTHING about it from the bottom layer all the way up to that wonderful music staff piece that you have distressed. Super color palette and of course I am in love with the Pion Designs paper! Very clever way to incorporate part of the old stationery too! So happy you joined in the re-purposing fun with us this time around at Frilly and Funkie!

Sue C sa...

Gorgeous project ! I love the inky background and the metal charm. The distressed musical swirl is just stunning ! Love it ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Marlene (cards4u) sa...

This is absolutely wonderful!!! Love the background you created for this image!!

Linda sa...

Så lekker boks!

Tusen takk for at du deltar i utfordringen vår!

Linda, Scrapperiket:)

Francine sa...

Your altered box is gorgeous... I love the vintage style of it!
I'm one of your followes now...! Great atrwork

Sandy sa...

This is so lovely that you made something so beautiful that you had been given ages ago. It just makes it so special and looks like lots of thought and love went into your box :)

Caroljenks sa...

This is absolutely stunning! So much work and gorgeous detail. Love It!
You have inspired me to alter one of the MANY boxes I find it difficult to throw out ;)

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything but a Card' challenge. Don't forget if you share a Top Tip with us you could win our Top Tipper prize :)

Thanks for playing :)

Carol x

Joanna sa...

Wow. What an AMAZING creation! Truly worth the stop! Thanks so much for joining in Creative Card Crew's ribbon Challenge. Good luck in the drawing!

Tammy Roberts sa...

Over the top gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Frilly and Funkie!

Christine sa...

Fantastic creation!! I love all of the embellishments. Stunning work!! Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Annette sa...

Hi Birgit, this is amazing. I really love non-card projects as they really allow us to be so creative. This little altered box is a real treasure. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.