Sunday, 31 July 2011

An altered box

Not much time to craft this weekend as I was at my friends wedding, such a beautfil day (and yes I did make part (not all) of their wedding pressie-fingers crossed they like it). However I did get time to make this.

This is an altered (and very grunged) box left over from my TH alterations box I made back in February. I coloured the box with worn lippy, fired brick and wild honey distress ink, adding some vintage book pages and music sheets. I dribbled and flicked some black ink over the sides, added a TH die cut (via Colin) row of houses cut from grunge paper covered in more vintage book pages. I painted the houses with distress crackle Rock Candy to make them even more grungy. To finish it off I added some bronze foil around the top.

I lined the inside with TH papers I had left over from my configurations workshop and added some paper artsy branch and crow images. I them covered it all in matt gel medium to protect it.

Perfect as a gothy housewarming gift for your 'change of address cards' or even notepaper.

I plan to enter this into the following challenges:

The Artisitic Stamper- HOT HOT HOT

The craft barn - Tim Holtz

and try it on a tuesday - alter a pressie

Also, welcome a new follower Marita. 
Happy Crafting

Li'l Pidge


  1. great use of the house die :) al in al a fantastic little box :)

  2. A fantastic alteration, it looks great and will be a useful container I'm sure. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week. Yvonne

  3. Beautifully grungy box!!! Thanks for entering the challenge.


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