I had some fun over the weekend altering boxes. Dan was away from Friday night and so I had a lovely evening of crafting planned on Friday, and I was expecting my sister Liz to come and spend Saturday night with me. Unfortunately Liz got stuck in Germany because of the volcano ash, so I had 2 nights of crafting, : -)..... no, really I would rather have seen Liz. She only got back Sunday lunchtime after travelling for 24 hours in taxis and the Zebrugge ferry to get home, bless her.
I found a lovely MDF pencil case at Craft Den, just begging to be altered! I painted it with a layer of gesso, then adirondack 'juniper' paint, before covering with strips of patterned paper. The distressed paper flowers I cut with my nesties, before scruching them up and attached a punched MS button. I also used other MS punches for the border and the butterflies. I can't remember what the papers are, but all the MS punches, paint etc are from Craft Den.
I also picked up a great wooden box at LB Crafts when I was passing last week on my way down the M1 (only a small detour, lol. I am a total sucker for craft shops. I really need to stop as we will have to move house soon to house all my stash! It's not as if I have much time to do anything with it all!) Anyway I also painted this box with gesso and ranger dabber paint, aqua this time. I used some lovely Prima papers I got a few weeks ago in Burnley (I think Lynne will also have some soon, so feel another spend coming on). I used Elusive images stamps and spellbinders craft foil both from Craft Den to add some details and a chipboard crown I have had for a while, embossed with a gold text.
I had a lovely night at Craft Den yesterday making a tag with the new Paper Artsy stamps and dies newly arrived. I could not help buying, lol. Will post later.