Sunday, September 2, 2012

ABAC1 - Christmas star gift box

Whoohooo! It's finally here! The first  challenge on Anything But a Card Challenge Blog! We are keeping super easy: ANYTHING GOES! That's right- ANYTHING but a card! No restrictions! And you have 2 weeks to create something!

For my part I decided to alter a plain wooden box. I mixed PearlEx powders with ModPodge and painted the whole outside. The mixture is nice and thick and gives good coverage, so one layer was enough. To decorate the top some more I added some gold micro beads  while the ModPodge was still wet.
The russet flower was also painted with PearlEx/Mod Podge mix.

I'm also entering it into the following challenges:
Allsorts - anything but a square
Everybody Art Challenge - anything goes
The Stampman challenge - alter it

15 comments:

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous altered box... I love the delicious festive feel! Congrats on the first challenge up and running...
Alison x

Anesha said...

Lovely box.

Carla said...

I would have never thought to add PearlEx to modge podge, but I love this! That's a great idea and I will be stealing it too! Love the beads too.

Margaret said...

Just have to say again how gorgeous this is! I love the rich colors and the beautiful flowers!! So excited to be on the team with you!

Deena said...

this is super cool...loving the microbeads!

onecraftymama said...

I love how this turned out! So rich & gorgeous with all the embellies & those fab colours :)

Von said...

Very effective mix of modpoge and pearlx looks great and a supper make for the new challenge blog :)
Von x☺x

brenda said...

Was beautifully decorated box and such a pretty shape.

It's really great to see you at Allsorts challenge this week, many thanks for joining in.

N x

sari said...

Hi! I popped on over from ABAC, i love your star shaped box! such lovely colors! Great inspiration! Have a wonderful day! Hugs and sunshine

Craftnut said...

Thanks for sharing your altered box with us at Allsorts this week, Tracy x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Fabulous box such clever ideas just want to touch it. Thank you for joining us at The Stamp Man XOXO Zoe

Carol L said...

What a sparkly, beautiful creation! I love the bead work!

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

This is a stunning creation. I have joined in with the ABAC challenge....

Pia S said...

What a lovely gift box! You've decorated it so beautifully, with the golden pearls, fantastic flowers and different textures. Gorgeous!

Christy said...

I just loooove this altered box and so many awesome textures you added. The micro beads are a great touch !!!! :) I'm glad I get to be on the ABAC DT with you!!! :) :)

--Christy

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