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Saturday 15 June 2013

Just a box...D

Hi all

I had tried altering this box several times and had all but given up with it.  Why is it sometimes things just do not go to plan.  This started life as an old perfume box.  It then started to be an oriental piece in black and red but didn't like it.  Then I painted it brown with crackled cream over the top - that did not work for me either.  I then collaged it with Da Vinci images on tissue paper and yes you guessed it i didn't like it.

This is the finished product of all my wasted time and it is the final time.  I have to say I am still not all that pleased with it.   I have covered it in K&Co papers, edged it in beige trimming and covered in varnish.  I made the 2 rosettes out of the same trimming.  The inside is also covered in another design from the same stack.  I added 4 lengths of the trim to tuck paper and bits behind them.  I also added another rosette with a couple of pieces hanging down.  Quite difficult to see really.  I have not decorated the box top as I plan to use this to store ink pads so no real point.  Anyway here are the pics......Hope you like it more than I do lol.

Hugz Elaine xx


  1. This is beautiful Elaine-you wouldnt know you werent happy with it! Its so frustrating when this happens and nothing seems to go right-well done for rescuing it! Thank you so much for joining my challenge lovely-if you get time please pop by and follow our blog hop-there are lots of fabby prizes! :-) Elaine-xxx-

  2. Beautiful Thanks for playing this week at Love to Create Hugs Sandra DT x

  3. So lovely love the vintage papers and cording you have used..
    Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.. Good luck!!
    Sandy :) DT

  4. I love your box with its vintage style. I think it's adorable, you should like it too :). Good luck for the prizes. Come back tomorrow to see the winners post. Regards, TokBobok.

  5. Wow, I like this vintage box very much! Beautiful design and fantastic colours:-))
    Thanks for joining us at All Crafts Challenge!
    Hugs, Andreja

  6. Wow this is absolutely stunning and so vintage, which I love so much, this is truly a wonderful creation, thank you for sharing it with us at All Crafts Challenge
    lorraine x


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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