Monday, April 29, 2013

Altered Gift box and Decoupaging !!

Hi Friends,
 Today I am sharing an upcycled gift box I have made using Mod Podge.. And one of the common technique using Mod Podge is 'Decoupage' where in you apply Mod Podge on any surface and cover it with color paper and in My case pattern paper and then apply Mod Podgeover it again to seal it.. I have up-cycled/.recycled an old gift box by covering it with white cardstock first then layered it with pattern paper with stamping on it done with Her Arts Flourish Background Stamp and then embellished it using various dies..Here's a look at My box :-
                                                     

And a look at how it looks on the sides :

                                                           

And a look at how it opens and a front view :

                                                             



And if you have noticed I have used the local Handmade paper to make my flower's and all the greenery is also cut from Handmade paper I really liked the subtle glitter this paper gives and its so easy to cut through these paper's using dies ...They do get stuck with punches but with dies it cuts smooth as butter :) ..And all the small flowers are punched from plain white card stock and colored with distress inks..Don't they look so pretty :) !!!
                                                  The color's for my box were inspired by the Itsy Bitsy Color challenge  where we were asked to create any project using Greens and blue's with a neutral color and this is my take on it ...:)
                                                                     

Hope you all like my box ...Please do leave me your comments/suggestion's would love to hear from you :)


Supplies Used :-
Mod Podge : Matt finish
Pattern Paper : Stash
Stamp :Hero Arts Flourish Background
Martha Stewart Border Punch : Doily Lace
Punch Bunch Bell Flower(Small)
Dies :
Spellbinders Label 3 ,Cheery Lynn :Lace Deco F , Olive Branches , Fanciful Flourish ,Small Exotic butterflies , MFT :Tessatina Border,Layered Rose
Inks :Distress Inks : Tumbled Glass ,Shabby Shutter's And Ranger ink Blending Tool

Challenges Entered :-
Itsy Bitsy : Color Logo Challenge (Winner!)
Inspired By stamping : WHW #98 : create a tag or box based on  the tutorial .
Eclectic Ellapu : Anything Goes ( Top Five)
That Craft Place :Altered Item Challenge
Allsorts : Anything but a card
Make My Monday : Anything but a card

38 comments:

  1. Very beautiful box and the colors are too lovely.. :)

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  2. Great recycling Hussena and what a stunning box as well.

    I love the fusion of blues and greens and all the attention to the pretty details.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  3. Gorgeous gift box! Love your handmade flowers, dies and the flourish background. Lovely color combo :)

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  4. Its awesome Hussena........the flower on the top is made from diecuts?

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  5. wow...this is so gorgeous...how u manage to create a very beautiful pc of art everytime...love love this..!!

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  6. This s so beautiful..love the colors and the floral arrangement

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  7. I can just about 'look' at your creations and tell they are yours Hussena! There is a beauty about them, perfect colour coordination....

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  8. you knew I love you box! gorgeous!

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  9. A stunning creation...Love the colors too:)

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  10. Hussena, you make the most gorgeous boxes. What a great way to recycle. You've used all the dies in such wonderful ways. Vibrant, beautiful colors, too.

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  11. Beautiful box.Love everything about this.:-)

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  12. Its gorgeous Hussena ! Lovely arrangement ,I liked the sides too and the flower looks fab !

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  13. I a awestruck at the sheer beauty.Would have loved to see the original box.Well done my friend and please consider linking this up to Lessology's current challenge.

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  14. Fabulous project. Thank you for sharing with us Eclectic girlies. Hope to see you in future challenges.
    Elaine aka Ellapu (Owner)

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  15. So beautiful, love your colour choice, thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week, xxx

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  16. Oh, was für wunderschöne Boxen.
    Traumhafte Farben und Dekoration.
    Chapeau!

    Liebe Grüße von Sophie

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  17. Gorgeous!! Really love the colors and design on this altered box!!
    Love it!!!

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  18. Gorgeous looking box and the colours you have used are so good. The blue hand made paper steals the show.

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  19. Good God Hussena, this is so so pretty! I saw it first on the Crafters Corner blog and I was thinking that you had thought of our colors and then the next day I was so delighted to see it here. It is really a beautiful, stunning work of art! Thanks so much for playing along ItsyBitsy's Logo Color Challenge. All the very best!
    ItsyBitsy - The Blog Place

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  20. what a pretty box Hussena! Love the soft colors and that rose on top is like a cherry on cake!!

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  21. Stunning box, lots of beautiful detail, time and patience gone into it. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellpu this week. - Andria , EE, DT.

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  22. Really beautiful work Hussena. Love the colour combo. And the amazing details you've added. :)

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  23. beautiful box, such pretty colours, Thanks for joining us this week on Eclectic Ellapu, hugs Vicky

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  24. A breathtakingly gorgeous box!!! Thank you for joining us at Inspired by Stamping's WHW!

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  25. Oh WOW!! This is breathtaking! I am swooning over the delicious flowers and diecuts you've used on the top, and this inspires me to get in my craft room and do something other than just cards. WOW! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspired By Stamping's WHW!

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  26. Hussena, all I can say is 'wow'! You make my box topper look like child's play.r :) thank you for playing with us at IBS!

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  27. Thank you for joining us at MMM with this delightful box
    Suzi B x

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  28. Thankyou for joining in with the Allsorts Challenge this week this is such a gorgeous project and a great way to upcycle. Jo x

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  29. You have decorated this box so beautifully . Pretty colours.

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  30. What a beautiful box,
    Rosie x

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  31. Congratulations Hussena...for your winning creation at Itsy Bitsy.Very happy for you.

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  32. This is absolutely stunning! LOVE the beautiful blue and green scheme--fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

    PS: I've got a DT call going for a new challenge called House of Cards and I'd love it if you'd consider entering! :)

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  33. What a fab creation, Hussena - love your pretty spring colours and all the attention to detail. Thanx for joining us at Make My Monday.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

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  34. A really beautiful creation. So pretty and great colours.
    Thanks for joining in with our MMM anything but a card challenge.
    Fliss x

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  35. Hussena...can you believe I landed here googling handmade boxes!!

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