Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Altered box - Shabby Chic

Here is an altered box I designed for a workshop a couple of weeks ago at The Art of Craft. Simply painted with acrylic paint and TH crackle paint - sanded at places where there would be some wear after a period of time and vintage photo DI added to those areas to age it.





The stamp is from the Shabby French collection by TH, images downloaded from the Graphics Fairy and then butterflies, buttons, flowers, leaves and beads added to the lid and some ribbon and lace round the lower part of the box. I love how this turned out.

Unfortunately I had to take the photos at the shop with no natural light so they aren't a true reflection of the colours, but I think you can get the feel of it.

Hope your week is going well.

hugs {brenda} xox

Just to let you know regarding size of photos etc and filling up your Picassa web album (see my post below), I have tried both my normal large size I save my photos as and re-sizing to the 800 x 800 pixels you are allowed free if you purchase additional space and the 500 x 500 pixels for the current free space.

If you click on each photo here you will see the difference it makes to enlarging your pics.

Hope this makes sense to you - if not read the Picasa guidelines on their web.






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31 comments:

Junibears said...

Ooooohhhh! dear Brenda! I love your box. It's beautiful! I have a 'thing' for boxes, I have a few I've picked up here and there but not many altered. I just can't resist them! LOL!
Thanks for visiting and have a lovely week! xx

Suze Bain said...

What a gorgeous box Brenda, beautiful images and embellishments. xx

Suzi B said...

This is just goegeous I love the Shabby Chic look but I am hopeless at it... and I want to achieve this!! must try harder :)
suzi b x

Cheryl said...

oh Hun I just adore this too bits,the detail is stunning love all the elements,you have used to create this master piece hugs Cherylxxxx

CraftyLoops said...

Oh my word Brenda, this is completely stunning. I must say, altering boxes would definitely be one of my favourite things to do. This is really beautiful. I love the colour. Lee x

Elaine said...

Brenda whos a clever crafter then !!!.
WOW this is stunning, I love the way you have made somnething beautiful out of this box.
Great work Hugs Elaine

Netty said...

Totally gorgeous Box Brenda, x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning Brenda, I love the bold pinks against the pale background and the bird and and the flourishes look fantastic, really beautiful
Lindsay xx

May said...

In a word Brenda! Stunning Hugs May x x x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

This box is beautiful!!! I bet this is going to be one fun workshop. If only I lived closer. I bought a box at the thrift store last weekend. It's made out of what looks like home made paper. The top isn't my style so I thought I'd redo it.

What a difference in the size of the photos.

Thanks for your visit. I just crack myself up sometimes - what I notice once I publish my post!

Hugs,
Kay

lynne said...

This is exceptionally pretty Brenda.
Wishes
Lynne

Kathyk said...

Simply smashing Brenda - a fabulous project indeed. Thanks for the info regarding photos too. I'd never even given photos a thought until recently ... guess I should consider the free-ness coming to an end sometime soon since I put a fair few photos on my blog.

Kathyk

Von said...

Pretty pretty Brenda :)
Von x♥x

Wax Beach Artist said...

Beautiful box!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful!

Lucy x

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi Brenda sorry haven't been around a lot lately huge blogger problems have moved over to wordpress and do hope when you have the time you will pop by and maybe even follow me again. Love this gorgeous box, such lovely colours and beautifully crafted, th colours and the embellishments are just perfect.

Marie

Dora said...

O wow this is stunning Brenda, so many detail on your box, so elegant and beautiful, love it xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, that's a wonderful altered box. Love all the elements on it.

Gemma said...

a beautiful creation Brenda! I love the touch of the lace :) Gemm x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous altered box, love the sanding and colouring to age and the layers of flowers are gorgeous. Tracy x

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful box Brenda, loving all the details, so girly! Jo xxx

Sue said...

Wow! this is so beautiful Brenda! I love the whole shabby chic look and the lace, and the embellishments are all gorgeous!! it's a really stunning box!
Hope you are well and having a good week
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

trisha too said...

oh so gorgeous, brenda!

(you are one of those bloggy friends i am grateful for, you know that, right?)

:-)

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Brenda - this is beautiful. The colours are so pretty
Lisa x

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Brenda,
How totally beautiful!!! I love this box you created--it is gorgeous!!! Happy Easter to you!!!
Love,
Cindy

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, an absolute beauty. Love the stamping and gorgeous embellishments. xx

Gina said...

THAT...is gorgeous!!! See you solved the pic space problem, which option did you choose?:D XXX

Martina2801 said...

Dear Brenda, this box is absolutely lovely. Stunning design!

lainey said...

very shabby chic Brenda love it!! lainey x

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Brenda how beautiful this is, wow, the design is fantastic, the colours and images look awesome.
Hugs
Lorraine x