Thursday, July 10, 2014

Altered Box

A few weeks ago for my birthday, my mom and I went on a Junkin' Trip, go here to read about.
On our travels, I found this cute little box for $2. I saw it and knew it needed to be altered. I found some great clip art and it just all came together.
Here's what I did to it:
This is the front, it's covered with some striped scrapbook paper, I added the flapper girl image.
This is the back, I just added the "Love" piece.
Here's a look at the side, you can't see it very well, but I covered the sides in a green washi tape to tie into the green on the front.
Here's a look at the inside, I just glued the two pieces into it.

I feel it should have something cool in it, but I haven't figured out what to put in it. I might also add some mod podge as a protective coat. I think it turned out really cool.

Purple swap

The July swap for A Swap for All Seasons, was to "Share a Smile" and purple. Here is what I sent to my partner, Joyce:
The card and tag:
 I liked the bright colors, the tag says "Thanks for being you". The front of the card is a person standing behind a bunch of desserts, inside it says "Remember, stressed spelled backwards is desserts".
And my destash:
 papers, some purple fiber, the envelope at the bottom is filled with purple butterfly punches, a tiny purple notebook,
 fabrics, some clip art pieces, misc pieces,
buttons and beads. I also wrapped it all up in some purple fabric.
Joyce said I spoiled her with destash. I admit I do go a little overboard with the destash, I just love sending it to someone else, plus I'm trying to downsize, so this helps.

My partner sending to me was Jayne, but I'm still waiting on her package. I emailed her last week, but still haven't heard anything back from her.