Friday, 10 July 2015

Shabby Chic Altered box

Heu lovely ppl...

Its always fun to up cycle, alter or change the boring look of our old belongings. So this time after thinking for almost a day, my eyes caught hold of this ugly looking nutties box which I use for storing my lazercuts..(have this box with me for last 25 years..:) )

{Warning: This is a photo heavy post :P..}

Lets start...
Took the old square box, used gesso to cover it and than painted it with Camlin Artist's Acrylic Colors (mixed titanium white, medium magenta, scarlet lake) to get the pastel pink tone.

I have used  Jodie Lee's Butterfly Paper pack from Prima (its a gorgeous collection )

Cut strips of desired size as per the box dimensions.

To give a little aged look i use Tonic Studio's Paper Distresser

Used my fav adhesive Hobby idea's fabric glue..sticks almost everything on any surface..If u look carefully u will be able to notice the distressed paper edges. I have not inked the edges to keep that softer look and it helps the paper to jut blend in the colored background.

For the lid I used my corner puncher to round of the corners as per the design of the box.

The Butterfly paper are so pretty so i thought of making flowers using the same pp.Here I have used Heartfelt Creations's Sun Kissed Fleur die set..(i skipped the using the coordinating stamp)

For shaping the flowers I used Mcgills Paper blossom embossing tools..and since i dont hv a proper embossing pad I used the Sospeso Transparente embossing just fine..

To give a little dimension to the flowers I sprinkled a little Diamond dust on the tips of the flower petals.

The pack has such lovely images that I couldn't  stop myself from some fussy cutting..
(adhered the fairy with two way foam tape)

Now comes the layout part for the lid..I have put together the handmade flowers, mulberry roses, Prima's  Resin Shabby Chic Treasures and Swirls.
For the oval center resin charm I used Viva's Inka Gold..just love the golden finish it gives..easy to apply and quick to dry..

To finish the look I have also used lace from my mom's stash..

And finally here is the complete look....

Entering this in : BGC #70 (Dimensional project)
                            Scrap & Craft #11 Celebrations
                            Always Anything Goes but Must Recycle
                            Challenge No. 49 "Anything Goes" 
                            Rhedd's Creative Spirit - July Challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Crafting


  1. Wow! O love it! I should try it with my old metal box.
    Thank you for playing along at BGC this time!

  2. This is so gorgeous, I like the image and all the lovely destail, Thank you for joining in with us at Scrap & Craft Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  3. Wow!! what an amazing transformation you have created with this delightful box. Love it. Thank you for joining us over at Scrap & Craft. Good luck!
    Hugs Suzi x

  4. My goodness that box is unrecognisable from its original state! Absolutely beautiful work. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  5. Such a gorgeous transformation, your flowers are just stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Something to Say' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  6. This is just breath taking and those flowers are soooo gorgeous! I absolutely love that you included the fairy from the Butterly collect too - she's beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Frilly and Funkie xx

  7. It is breathtakingly sweet and beautiful !!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  8. I am flatterd with so much appreciation ..thnx a ton ladies .

  9. Your tin is just so pretty,the flowers are stunning. Loving the papers too....
    What a lovely entry for our challenge over st Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  10. This is stunning! Those flowers are amazing and just set the whole tone of the box! Awesome job! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~Nanette, DT~

  11. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.... can't believe that is the same box... what a transformation !!! I too love that paper and your flowers turned out beautifuThank you for creating with us at RHEDDS CREATIVE SPIRIT

  12. An absolutely stunning transformation of this box!! Your flowers are beautiful & I love the balance you have created by positioning the fairy . Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit ~ Steffi :o) xx

  13. From just a box to treasure. Your embellishments are lovely. I bet your had creative fun! Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit and sharing your make.

  14. your box is just beautiful! thanks for linking up to the doodle artifacts recycle challenge! xo from Michele, July guest artist

  15. Beautiful alteration! The box looks gorgeous!

  16. Your recycled box is truly beautiful Lekha. You did an amazing job on it and I especially love your handmade flowers. Absolutely wonderful transformation. Thank you for sharing your lovely piece in the July challenge on Recycle, Re-Purpse & Re-Invent and look forward to seeing more of your projects in the future.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  17. what a transformation !!!!
    Love the soft colors ! Thanks for playing with us at BGC !