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Sunday, 2 February 2014

Altered Box

Hi Girls~
Hope you are all well and are not having to paddle anywhere. Some of the roads locally to me are flooded, but fingers crossed at the moment we are untouched.

I have a little Mdf box to show you today.
I have just had a trip away with Angie, to see Rob the Mdf Man and have re-stocked on his fabulous products. These little boxes are just so sweet and measure about 6x5,
I have used some Prima "Sunny Days" 6x6 papers to cover the lid and sides. Any papers are good for this, but if you are using 6x6 you will need a pad that has three sheets the same as it takes about 2 and a half sheets to complete.
I have gesso'd the boxes first (no need to sand them as Rob's mdf is superb quality), then I have painted it with Acrylic paints (Eco paint in sage). I inked the edges of the papers with Distress Ink in Walnut, and glued into place. The hardest part of this is cutting around the papers for the lid shape, but I draw round it, then cut inside the drawn edge, then just keep shaving bits off as I fit it and look at how it is, it's very forgiving if it's cut a bit short and the inked edges helps alot.
The best bit comes next....the Embellishments, you can use whatever you want on the top, a theme if it's going to be a sewing kit or beads if it's going to be a jewellery box. I usually keep mine flowery, with a lovely sentiment.
The doily is a Memory Box die, the flowers are from my stash and the Sentiment was free in my latest Scrapbook Magazine. The last thing I have added are some Hobby House pearls in Aqua Green.

Entering into:

Bearly Mine--Vintage Romance

Cute Card Thursday--Something New (New mdf)

Crafty Creation Ch--Seasons (Spring)

Crafty Catz--Anything Goes

Crafting for all Seasons--For the Girls

Totally Gorjuss--Sunny Colours

The Abc Ch--E-Embellishments

Thank you for looking, Debbiex.


Vicky said...

Super gorgeous and very pretty hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Unknown said...

That's beautiful Debbie! I just love the Sunny Days papers. Sorry to hear there is so much flooding around you, we have been quite lucky up to now. Having a much better day today, thanks for your message on my blog. Hope to see you in March when you come over for the GNPE
Dawn x

Debs said...

This is so gorgeous Debbie - love the shape of the box and beautiful DP's
Hope you've had a lovely weekend.
Debs xx

Lynsey said...

Wow Debbie, this box looks gorgeous!
Love the pretty paper and embellishments you have used!
Hugs Lynsey x

Unknown said...

Sweetness flows from this creation...sure is beautiful and so many thanks for joining us over at crafting for all seasons and hope to see you next challenge..luv aNNie [DT]

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Very pretty, I especially like the sentiment you used. Thanks for sharing at CFAS, and good luck.
Cindy DT


Gorgeous and beautiful box Debbie thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week
Hugs Dianne xx

Ann-Marie said...

What a gorgeous altered box, so very pretty. Thank you for sharing with us over at The ABC Challenge. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

Mrs A. said...

This is beatuful Debbie. the colours are lovely. Might have a go at trying to make a box from scratch using old cardboard so leaving my pennies for other stash! Hugs Mrs A.

Lin said...

You lucky girl getting to visit the MDF man in person.

Thanks for sharing this gorgeous little decorated box with us