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Thursday, 1 July 2010

LITTLE BOXES, LITTLE BOXES....

Over at the online BUBBLYFUNK SHOP there is also a monthly challenge blog to create something a little different with the aim of getting some presents made for the 'C' word hehe!  This blog is called VANILLA SUGAR...sweetly handmade.. and the theme this month is to cover/alter a box, jar or other container.  I had a rummage and found an octagonal box that I got for altering yonks ago! 
I gesso'd the lid before adding string, a flower shaped chipboard piece & micro beads...then I painted it with gold acrylic. The lovely cameo comes from Websters Pages and I added little roses around it. For the base I painted with acrylic to match the cameo and added gold ribbons.

Do you remember when I was playing with paint and glue to make a crackle finish???  Well, I have done some more...this time on two of those boxes that you can buy to put pressies in.  I always keep these as they are sooo useful aren't they?

I bought a really cheapy tape measure for 10p....(isn't that a good price and it was fibre not paper) I painted it in the same acrylic I had used under the crackle. The little chippie frames have been glossy accented and I stuck some poppers/press studs on them to tie in with the sewing theme.  These now sit on my sewing cupboards!!!  Oh and see the really old pack of bias binding???

Do pop over to BubblyFunk as they sell loads of chippie and ALL the TANDO range!!!  Thank you for looking today, HUGS XXX

17 comments:

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi Karen, what gorjuss boxes I love them all but especially your sewing ones great idea with the tape measure brilliant ju x

Faye said...

Fantastic paint and glue crackle finish, Karen. I need to go back and review what you said earlier about the mix. and the little box lid with the tiny roses around the cameo is so gorgeous.

Carol said...

Gorgeous boxes Karen! you've got that crackle off to a T - mine didn't do anything and went all sticky and horrid!! you'll have to give me some tips!!

Angelnorth said...

These are fab Karen! Love the ring of roses on the octagonal one an dyour crackle looks great on your little sewing storage boxes. And not a bit of ticky tacky in sight ;)

Janice said...

I love your little sewing boxes, the flowery one is pretty but it is the distressed ones that really take my eye.

Kaz said...

Lovely stuff Karen. The cracked boxes are just gorgeous xxxnonest

Traceyr said...

Wonderful boxes Karen. Love the sewing ones and what a bargain the tape measure was.

:)

Hazel said...

You've made such a good job of altering the boxes, Karen - particularly like the octagonal one. x

Cheryl said...

oh wow karen,hun these boxes are just brilliant so love the efect of the paint,keep meaning to give that a go,love that octagnal,shaped box too so baeutiful hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

tracy said...

great look with the accent beads on the lid of the 1st box karen :)
and that crackle is really good :)

Anesha said...

Beautiful altered boxes. Lucky you on finding that tape at such a great price!

June said...

Hi Karen, these little boxes are superb, i love them all especially the square ones. gorgeous work. Also love that beautiful pink and white card below, its stunning
Hugs June x

Kirsti said...

These are gorgeous Karen...love your cracked paint effect - boxxes must be in just now as I have one on my blog too...xox

Kathy said...

ooooh aren't you Mrs Organised. And don't think you got away with that mention of the C-word. I noticed....

Gini said...

These are brilliant and oh squwee on the bargain tape measures!!!!!
I also love your frame with Ophelia in it and Millie's doll, and your paperartsy card! They are all splendid.
Sorry to be gone so long!
Gini
xx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous boxes Karen - love the crackle effect and the tape measure was certainly a bargain!

Chris said...

OMG missus these are BRILLIANT... I tried that paint and glue crackle at Chriss's at the weekend but it just didn't work right for me :(
Don't know what I did wrong but hey I sure could use some tips cos I just love the look and now I'm sooooo jealous. So please help a poor sad faced buddy out eh...lol

hugs
Chris xx