Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Altered Wooden Box


Good Morning!  It's time for another Creative Belli Challenge and this challenge we were ask to alter something we had in our stash.  My stash is HUGE in this catagory.  I love to alter, so when I see neat things to alter I grab them. Of course I always plan on getting it altered asap, teehee.  HUGE STASH.  Hmmmm maybe I should offer some up for blog candy. 

I went with red/ black again.  Sorry if you are sick of it, but I wanted this little box to match my craft room.  Aren't those roses on top gorgeous!  Well they are from Layers of Color.  I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer for Layers of Color this month.  They sell the most wonderful stamps and stencils.  You can check them out HERE.  This particular set is called Vintage Roses.


I started by removing the hinges on the back and lock on the front.  When I'm shopping for alterable items, I always think about how easy it will be to disassemble and alter.  Then I painted the base black around all the edges.  I use old music paper around the base.  I had this really cool 3-D frame made by Making Memories that I thought would look good around the glass window.  It was part of their "Sabrina" Collection. 
Then I stamped and colored my image from the Vintage Roses set.


Hope you were inspired to alter something you've been hoarding. We would love to have you join us over at the Creative Belli Challenge Blog.   You can check out the challenge details and more wonderful altered projects there by their awesome DT!

But before I go, I want to share one more Layers of Color project with you using Vintage Roses.


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week!

You can view all of my Altered Projects HERE

18 comments:

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness, Melisa - this box is so beautiful! I don't blame you a bit for wanting to use it in your craft room! And who could EVER get tired of black and white? Great project!!!

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word, Melisa...your red and black box is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I LOVE the music paper background and the rose image is stunning!!!! I love your beautiful card, too!!!!

jdmommy said...

Those roses are beautiful! I love the box, Melisa!! The colors just happen to be my favs, esp. the RED!! Great job!!

joy said...

WOW - your colors POP! You have combined and placed your elements beautifully!

Barb said...

Beautiful work, Melisa! Seriously stunning altered box :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your box is fabulous! I love the colors and love the gorgeous roses! Wow!!!

ScrappyPam said...

I love your box! I have the same sort of stash that has taken over my studio. And uh.. my "asap" doesn't seem to work either. LOL!

Thebug415 said...

What a pretty box! Too funny about picking up things to alter. I am always looking at things that we have laying around thinking "How can I make that better?" I recently got a tube box in the mail...you will be seeing that altered someday...lol.

Maria Matter said...

oh Melisa your altered box is so lovely! wonderful colors along with your music paper!!!

beautiful rose card too!
blessings!

Danni said...

Your creations are just stunning and so beautiful!!

Justine said...

I know what you can do with the surplus of STASH!!! Send it to FLORIDA, I will LOVE it, I promise ;o)
I got your email and will reply as soon as some of the dust starts to settle. I am doing good to even get a teeny bit of creative time. Express shipment arrives tomorrow. Still no car and no furniture. Gotta love the floor!!!

Ceal said...

Gorgeous project! I love the black andred

kssdesigns said...

These are beautiful! I especially love that box!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I adore this box, so very cool...nicely redone....have a fantastic weekend!

enjoy *~*

HappyCrafter said...

Love those roses! That card is very pretty and the box is super impressive. I can just imagine if I tried to dissasemble something and put it together LOL! Would have to have hubby help out...you did a lovely job.

Kim said...

This is box is Beautiful Melisa, I love the sheet music and the classic red & back...

Your altered stuff is always so gorgeous : )

Chrissy D said...

I was going to echo the Oh My goodness.... LOL But then glanced across and saw that other people wrote that too. This is STUNNING - the box and card - WONDERFUL!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Ooo, these are stunning projects, Melisa!!! Wow, you're on a roll! Gorgeous work!!

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