Friday, January 17, 2014

An Altered Heart-shaped Box!

Hi Friends and fellow bloggers :)
 Today I am sharing with you an Altered gift box which I have made for my Guest Designer post for Color Conceptions blog where their  current Challenge is '3 B's -Bags/Boxes/Baskets ' As many of you know, I love making boxes, bags and altered stuff, and when Priya invited me for the Guest Design post, I knew right away that I wanted to share an up-cycled heart-shaped box which was lying in my stash, begging to be altered for quite some time now :P I won't bore you all with a lot of details and rather just take you to the photographs of the box and how I have upcycled it. So, let's begin with the pictures which I will then, follow up with the explanations!              

 This is the original box. Sorry, I forgot to click the pictures before I had applied a layer of Gesso on it. I just remembered about it, after the first layer had been applied. But,as you can see , it's an old box in which I had received some homemade chocolates from a friend. I applied  two coats of Gesso to it, before I began decorating it.
                                                                                         
                                                 


After applying Gesso, I have covered the  box with some pattern papers from the DCWV Fresh Florals stack, on the top,sides, and bottom using Mod Podge Then, did some stenciling on the top using Texture paste from Camlin and The 'Mini-Hexagons' Stencil from The Crafter's Workshop and distressed all the edges of the box with Spun sugar Distress ink, as my base paper is also pink.Then, I embellished the top with  handmade flowers using Spellbinder's Rose Creations die colored with Distress Inks -Tumbled Glass Spun Sugar and Mustard Seed, MDF Flourish, Pollens ,Tulle and Pearls.
The sides panels are embellished with crotchet laces and some Martha Stewart punched Doily laces.

I hope you like my upcycled project!  Please do leave me your comments/suggestions would love to hear from you :)

Supplies Used :
Pattern Paper - DCWV Fresh Floral stack
Dies and Punches -Spellbinder's Rose Creations die, Martha Stewart Doily lace punch.
Stamp - Inspired By Stamping  Creative tags
Inks : Distress inks - Spun Sugar,Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed, Versafine Onyx Black, Hero Arts Butter Bar ink.
The Crafter's Workshop 'Mini Hexagons' Stencil.
Gesso, Camlin Texture paste, MDF flourish, Key Charm, Leaves ,Pollens, Tulle, Pearls and  Crotchet lace.

Challenges Entered :
Lessology #  32 : You hold the key to my heart. ( Made it to Top 3 )
Really Reasonable Ribbon :Valentine/Love theme (This box would make a perfect valentine gift ) ( Made it to Top 3 )
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Embossing ( I have done embossing with texture paste )
613 avenue Creates : Anything goes
Itsy Bitsy - Picture Bingo (Pattern Paper,Free Space,Mod podge ) ( Finalist )

32 comments:

  1. Such a pretty box, Hussena. And the colours work so well together :) Would love to get it as a gift ;) Whoever gets it is lucky!

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  2. Gorgeous box Hussena !! love the shape of box and the d├ęcor n laces on it .. blooms are sooo lovely ... :)

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  3. Priya has invited a petfect Guest fot this challenge .You are fab at making boxes n embellishing them beautifully ! The roses are gorgeous n loved the hexagons..the ribbons on sides look very nice .

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  4. The flowers are gorgeous Hussena and love the touch of netting and the gorgeous key

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  5. Lovely, lovely, lovely....the flowers, the key...that gorgeous lace around the edges. You've created a stunning gift box - thanks so much for entering our LESSology challenge this month:):):)

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  6. Wonderful Hussena....this box is pretty n gorgeous....loved the flower n textures n everything.

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  7. Simply love the flower arrangement hussena.... and the embellishments.... gorgeous tulle & key charm. U r always wonderful with flowers.

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  8. Super cute .I too have a heart shaped box which I have been hoarding for ages.:-).I love how your flowers turned out.I have the same die but my flowers are nothing to talk about!Love the colour combinations too.

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  9. Awesome project, as always. Love the flowers and the embellishments :)

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  10. Beautiful up-cycle! Love those gorgeous flowers!

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  11. This is so special Hussena! I'd love something like this to keep my treasures in! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  12. What a fabulous up-cycle and lovely gift you have made. Good luck with the challenges. Julie x

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  13. Woww!!! The box looks sooo gorgeous!! Especially love the look the mdf diecut added to the entire transformation! love every lil detail you added! And the blooms are so so pretty dear!

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  14. Wow, Hussena, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love how you decorated the box!! The flowers look amazing!! This is stunning!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  15. Just gorgeous! Love the layers of textures and wonderful color combinations! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  16. I saw your lovely box over at RRR and just had to come for another look! What a super creation, I love your colour combination and all of the details. You inspire me to dig out the heart boxes in my stash for "some day"..hugs,

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  17. Gorgeous altered box!! Love who you decorated it!
    I have one I will be altering in a few weeks for Valentine days.
    Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  18. Ahhhh...you make the prettiest stuff! This is gorgeous Hussena!
    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

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  19. I have always been a fan of the roses you make...I have the same dies, yet I can never make them as pretty as you can!! Love love the colors you used!! Now to find some one who will give me a heart shaped box!! (LOL)

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  20. Hussena, I knew the box would be beautiful before even getting a peek. Your roses are always gorgeous and I love the use of tulle and all those wonderful dies. Fabulous work!!!

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  21. You do such beautiful work….love the colours.

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  22. Lovely box !!! Hussena. Inspired your boxes, I too made one :).Here's the link for it http://blessingartideas.blogspot.in/2014/01/gift-box.html

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  23. This is very pretty. I appreciate the idea with the texture paste. I have something similar, but never use it. This makes me want to play:)

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  24. This is LOVELY! I was so excited to see that Yvonne put it on Facebook! Super awesome job! Thanks for hanging with us at LESSology!

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  25. You did a wonderful job of altering this little heart shaped box! I love your beautiful display of flowers. Thanks for playing along in the RRR Challenge #87: Ribbons and Love! Good Luck!

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  26. cute...love the hearts! Very sweet... Thanks for playing along, cherry

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  27. Wow wow wow!!! Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology!!

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  28. Simply beautiful! Just simply BEAUTIFUL!

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