Saturday, March 26, 2011

Another challenge entry-altered vintage Easter/Spring box & mini!

So, here is another challenge entry!

This was the first month that I got a chance to do all the challenges I wanted to do! This challenge was set over on by Alicia and your entry had to be vintage and has to include feathers, distressing and tearing! So I made this altered vintage Easter box and mini for my entry:

 The papers I used are from the Tim Holtz seasonal stash and are full of vintage images of Easter/spring themes including lots of rabbits and chicks!
 All the papers on the box are torn and distressed using walnut distress ink
 I first painted the box duck egg blue and then added a layer of crackle medium and then the linen top coat which has cracked to reveal the blue undercoat-I also distressed the whole box with walnut ink!
 I added images to every side of the box!

 On the top of the lid I added more of the torn & distressed design paper and also some matching blue bling my feathers which are actually blue tipped so match perfectly :) a blue prima flower and a white alterable flower which again I distressed to make them more vintage looking!
 Inside the box then is a tiny mini full of vintage Easter pictures! I used the mini kraft envelopes I got in the RAK from Pam-thanks Pam!!
I left the inside of the box the blue colour just distressed the edges again
 This is the cover-I just added some more of the blue blings and binded it with cotton string-each envelope has a picture insert and they are pulled out again with cotton string!
 These are pics of the pages of the book

 The back cover of the mini
 I staggered the cotton pulls of the picture inserts just to make the book more even
 The fronts of the pullouts-all vintage Easter pictures from the collection
The backs of the pullouts!

Thanks for looking,
Aideen X


  1. I love the crackle on the box and the whole distressed look of everything is beautiful!

  2. hiya aideen , feb entries x i love love love the box and the mini is just adorable x cant wait to do the altered frames too x

  3. Amazing work. The little book is so cute and I love the staggered cotton tabs.
    Ger x

  4. So much work has gone into this gorgeous creation. Love everything about it. Carolxx

  5. Absolutely stunning! Wow! I love this!

  6. thia is so sweet lovely work.