Thursday, 18 February 2010

Altered Box

You know how it is - you are in the middle of cooking lunch and you get a flash of inspiration!
Well you would, wouldn't you when you see an empty OXO box?

So you find and download of images from Crafty Computer Paper
and enhance the colours with chalks

They are so sweet


You paint the oxo box with blue pearlescent paint, and stamp it with a lace stamp - all over.
Glue it all back together, and add a picture for the front

Another for the back - and then fill it up with whatever takes your fancy!

11 comments:

Sally H said...

How fabulous! I love it! I've just finished altering a mint tin. Unlike you though I've had it for ages and been trying to think of something to do with it!

Heavens2Betsy said...

What a wonderful flash of inspiration! Love how you've turned an everyday item into a treasure. I'd love to know what you will put in it...

Createology said...

My my you have been creative. I agree when ispiration strikes-just drop everything and make what inspires you. Wonderful box and such fun. Keep creating...

Paula said...

very clever...and a wonderful gift box.

Zoechaos said...

& dinner turned into beans on toast?LOL Brilliant altered box.

Lynne K said...

This is brilliant, Lottie, what a wonderful idea. Just off to check out my kitchen cupboard...

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor, this is GORGEOUS! Fancy that all this beauty is based on a box that is my cupboard...am off to see what I can do with one now...thanks for the inspiration...have a grand day hun x

hazel said...

Lovely altered box and what a great idea. I know what I'll be doing this weekend. xxx Hazel.

LazyKay said...

This is stunning - you'd never guess its humble beginnings.

What a keeper!

xxxxxxxxxx

yasmindeboo said...

Lottie, its gorgeous and such a fun idea also love the lace stamp.

ju said...

Just fabulous - you have such talent.x