Thursday, 19 August 2010

Sugar Nellie - Altered Box

Morning guys!

Well this morning I wanted to show you a box I made for a special gal! In my little Etsy and Folksy shops I have been trying to branch out a little from just having cards in there. So here and there you will find tags, door hangers and a few little altered boxes.

Well the lovely Rowena bought an altered box a wee while back and has since then commissioned me to make a larger one as a keepsake box for her little boy, Leo. I shall be making more of these, so if anyone reading this would like a personalised one for themselves or for a gift....girl or boy, please get in touch :)

I was thrilled to make this for her. She told me a few details of what she would like on it and this is what I came up with.The box is first of all painted with brown paint and then once dry it is painted with pva glue and white acrylic paint. When it is drying it cracks to this super distressed effect.

I then used the beautifully drawn Kathy Hare image 'Worried' from Sugar Nellie. It is coloured with prisma pencils and this image will continue to be one of my favourites for a long time to come!

The rest of the other details are a sizzix die cut star, Tim Holtz metal corners, letter scrabble tiles and a few buttons form my stash!
If you have not visited Rowena's Etsy shop...then you should take a look. Her shop is full of gorgeous vintage tags, cards, wedding stationary. She has managed to build herself up from just a hobby to what is now a full time business for her. I am so thrilled for her.

Thanks for popping by today!

Hugs Judy x


Sharon Keanly said...

Wow Judy, this is absolutely fabulous. Just love it!!! You're right, that image is adorable. Have a super crafting day further, hugs Sharon x

CraftyC said...

Wow, its totally gorgeous Judy. a great keepsake and will look fab on display!

Denise and Louise said...

Hi Judy

Your last altered box inspired me to have a go and I used the technique on a door hanger - it looks great. Haven't finished the hanger yet though!!!! Am absolutely loving this box. Little Leo will be thrilled I'm sure.

Denise xx

mustavcoffee said...

This is beautiful love the paint finish and the image is a definite favourite:D xx

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous box!!!

Kirsti said...

Fabulous Judy...I love it - I can't get the knack of the secret ingredient...just looks pants whenI do practicing I think!!! Kirsti x

mckinkle said...

Oh Judy this is just perfect!

No wonder that stamp is set to be a favourite for a long while, he is just adorable!

Your colouring is so beautiful too.

Thanks so much for the tip to get a good crackle effect, Ive got a few bits that Ive got to alter but the long list of 'what to do' has always put me off but your instructions sound much more achievable!

Fab article in CS this month Judy although Im still looking for where the QK tag is!

Keryn x

SusieLou said...

Such a gorgeous box - I love it! The image is finally going to be in my possession soon and I can't wait til it arrives! Love the colours you've used! Susie x

Georgia said...

This is fantastic Judy, wow! Such a brilliant idea and I love the distressed effect and the gorgeous embellishments you've used! :) Love, Georgia xx

Juls said...

Just brilliant, love the crackle effect on the box! Hugs Juls

Renkata said...

wow Judy, the box is so adorable. Love the idea.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Judy this is totally wonderful!
kim x

Lily said...

Wow, this is totally fantastic Judy! Love all the deatails!


debby4000 said...

Gorgeous keepsake box Judy, pretty colours and sweet image.

Vicky said...

This is just fantastic Judy, I really love the cracked effect, have you used a stamp around the edges?
Love it!!!

Sue said...

Hi Judy
wow what a gorgeous box, lovely image, luv all the buttons, fabulous creation, have great weekend, sue,x

Andrea said...

Wow this is so impressive x

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Judy,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Shazza said...

it is gorgeous Judy x

jojo79 said...

Love this box and I am sure that Leo will too. You have inspired me to have a go at this myself, though I'm not sure that it will be as good as yours.


Anne said...

Just love it Judy --- absolutely fab !!!
Anne xxx

Kathy said...

Oh Judy this is just adorable!!! I love this sweet image and of course I love the distressed look of that box!! All your details are perfect too! I am sure both of them will love this!!
Hope all is well and have a great week!


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