Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Outside of the box challenge

I finally finished my Outside of the Box challenge this morning. Apparently, I'm more of a work at night person. So here's the finished product. I really like it. So, as stated in my previous post, I had this great idea, I was going to wrap it in this bright orange flowery fabric print I had, so I sprayed it with adhesive and added the fabric, but it didn't look good, so I took it off.
Then I had a sticky box I had to do something with, I figured if I painted it, it would dry and not be sticky, so I painted it with black acrylic paint, sprayed it with my new glimmer mist, and then sponged it with blue lumiere paint. That's what I had in my previous post.
I haven't done much more to the outside. I did add a cute little metal bracket thing last night, and then realized this morning it wouldn't open, because the metal was too stiff, so I pried that off and had to fix my boo-boo. I added the blue star german scrap to the top and the rose pin on the bottom.

Now onto the inside.
On the right side, I added a piece of cardstock that's been painted with red Lumiere paint. On the bottom is some coraly looking plastic pieces, and some crushed shells glued on the bottom. I'm thinking it needs something else on the bottom, but I'm not sure what that is, and I have a tendency to add too much stuff sometimes. I figured, I'd walk away and see what I thought later.
I was going to leave the left side alone, but the black paint just looked so dark. I added some vintage book paper that I got somewhere, I'm not even sure what language that is. I brushed some Modge Podge over the top to seal it, I might add something on this side as well, but once again I don't want to go over the top.

So, there you have it. Like I said, I like it, and that's all that matters right? I was trying to go for a somewhat underwater feel (mostly because I'm working on Sea cards for my collage group this month, those pictures will be up later in the week), but not in blues and greens, as those are my two favorite colors to work with.

Hope you all like it. One day late isn't that bad, is it? Especially since my mind still thinks I have until tomorrow to finish it.

Thank you to Lisa for this great idea, and also for mailing me the soap and box after I found out my Target didn't have it. Go over to her website to check out what others did with the box.

7 comments:

Diana said...

Yea! You finished! Good for you! Wasn't this challenge soooo much fun?
-Diana

The Tin Rabbit said...

So pretty! I'm with Diana...wasn't this challenge fun?

Linda M. said...

Hello WW,

I love the rose and the stars on your box, it's very pretty. This was a fun challenge with so many different creative results!

Linda

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Hey WW,
You remind me of myself. If you saw how many revisions I did to my box you'd die! I also sealed mine shut at one point.
I really love the finished box, & yes it does have an underwater feel. I've been showing the boxes to my kids (who are 4) & they thought yours looked like a fairy world. Go figure. So we think the glitter branch on the right looks like an underwater seaweed sprinkled with fairy dust.
Thanks for accepting my challenge & playing along. Lisa

madrekarin said...

Very pretty. Love the under-the-sea idea!

DeeDee said...

Well I love your box...very nice,....I am from Iowa and used to live in a three story victorian house...I loved it...

been looking back thru your stuff...thanks for visiting me today...come back anytime the door is always open..

DeeDee
http://deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hi Wendy!
Girl, you are sneaking in late but I'm glad I caught you :)
Your box is fabulous, I love the colors!!!
This was sooo much fun, I'm so happy to do this with all of you talented girls :)