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Altered Holiday Box

Not sure if you remember my crafting holiday to Rhyl in North Wales with two friends … one a crafter the other a book reader … at the beginning of July. The holiday where we didn’t get as much done as we hoped because the weather turned into a Mediterranean scorcher.

Actually we did get some things done and below is the circular box which I altered. Also started a canvas but didn’t finish … ehh still on my desk waiting to be completed!!! Coloured some images which I will be adding to cards or an album … decisions, decisions ahhh.

What I love most about this box are the buttons on the top. These were made with a mold to which I added Frantage Embossing Enamel and clear UTEE. Added four little cotton reels to the bottom of the box which look really neat as teensy tiny feet. Stamped the Elizabeth Bennet from Indigo Blu onto shrink plastic.

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Covered the inside of the box and the inside lid with the same decoupaged napkins as I used for the top. When everything dried I gave an all over wash.

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9 Responses to “Altered Holiday Box”

  1. Margie D says:

    I love this little box Shirl – especially the texture you’ve achieved on the lid. Gorgeous colours too and your handmade buttons are amazing. Margie x

  2. Avril says:

    Shirley this is so pretty, love the napkins you’ve used. Love the texture you’ve created on the outside of the box, and such gorgeous colours.
    Avril xx

  3. Shirley says:

    Your box is gorgeous ! would love to watch you make something like this, I have no idea about making buttons etc. Beautiful work ! Shirleyx

  4. Oh wowser you have done it again Shirley – this looks divine! Nicola x

  5. Dots Dabbles says:

    Hi Shirley…this is gorgeous! I love the texture and subtle colours…so soft.
    Dot x

  6. Pat says:

    one word Shirley wow turn out fab love it love it Pat xx

  7. Brenda Brown says:

    Fabulous altered box my friend, love those little buttons too.
    hugs (brenda) x0x

  8. Claire C says:

    Hi Shirley, wow this is gorgeous. Love all the texture and the colours are so subtle and delicate.
    Claire xx

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