Thursday, 19 August 2010
Sugar Nellie - Altered Box
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