Sunday, August 19, 2012

altered box for back-to-school

Altered box, for a slightly steampunk, 
back-to-school pencil box:

all stamps from Blockheads
Believe it or not, this box used to hold baseball cards--okay, it was one pack
of high-end baseball cards, and the box is perfect for altering!  You can barely
see the slit where the box opens, at least in this pic, unless you enlarge it.


I think this could be for either a boy or a girl, but I did put some pink crayon on
there, not much . . .

Can you tell everything is stamped on pages from old textbooks?

Stamp sets used:
Architecture
Stargazer
Plus that great pencil background from Lost Coast Designs,
along with Dylusions sprays in Lemon Zest and Fresh Lime, and crayons, of course!

Happy Sunday, everyone!
:)trisha

22 comments:

craftattack said...

The box is great, love it! Valere

VicR said...

I LOVE the look of this, and the stamps images used!
How Clever to stamp everything onto old book pages 1st, before applying to the box.
I'm gonna have to remember to try that idea :)

Brenda Brown said...

Love this Trisha, a fabulous mix of stamps, a great design and brilliant idea.
Hugs Brenda xox

Julie S. said...

This is wonderful! Of course I had to enlarge it to see if I could see where it opened. ;) I couldn't.

Netty said...

Smashing alteration and design, x

Ann said...

just marvelous!! the bit of pink really adds dimension,and is not girly at all.

trisha too said...

Oh, yes, much easier to do the stamping BEFORE the papers are on the box . . . the top of the box, I did it the other way around, and learned my lesson!

:)

Evelyn S. said...

It's a winner!

Di Davies said...

Oooh I love this! Excellent idea, Barb!

Dawn said...

Oh any child would love this for their new term at school ;0)

lynne said...

Trisha this is just so fabulous and an adult would love this as much as a child.
Wishes
Lynne

Jingle said...

This is seriously awesome!

Carolyn Dube said...

Such fun! This is the way to go back to school!

Cameron said...

This is gorgeous....definately a box to keep out and on display ;)

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Awesome altered box Trisha! Love it!

Terry said...

Very cool BTS project! Love the altered box!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous- I want....hehehe I will have to put one together- yours will look better........ I love the design and the color and images!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is uber cool, Trisha! It looks like it belongs in a high end craft boutique...honestly!

Thanks so much for visiting me. It's great to see you!! Hope all is well in your little corner of the world.

Marjie Kemper said...

Where is the "LOVE" button? Because I adore all this collaged/layered stamping.... totally love it!

Shar said...

Stunning as always!

Georgie Horn said...

this is a lovely back to school box! New challenge blog starting, come by for a visit!http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2012/08/youre-invited.html

Leslie Turner said...

Ewwwweeeeee! This is so neat, Trisha! I'm going to have to try one of these! You make it look so easy!
Hugs,
Leslie