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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Saturday 11 May 2013

Décopatch - Box

At Craft Club we got 3 sheets of decopatch paper. I used one and a bit for my decopatch letters and the third I saved for this little box which I bought AGES ago and it has been sitting all forlorn on my shelf ever since.

I tried to be careful not to overlap too much as I wasn't sure I'd manage to cover it all. As it worked out I covered it all EXCEPT for the inside base, which I lined with black felt and also cut some felt tattered florals.

I edged the lid with some lace and then got to work with the hot glue gun (getting a lot of use at the moment). I sort of made up the design as I went along and it ended up quite a bit different to my draft!

I added 2 spare black felt flowers to the inside of the lid with some more of the white flowers I got at craft club too. At last my little box transformed. Now what to keep in it.

Just thought this might fit the May CountryView Challenge of, "How does your Garden Grow?"

Certainly very floral with my favourite butterfly or pili-pala as I like to call them now as I have learnt the Welsh word!


Elizabeth said...

Beautiful. BJ. You've taken your box from plain to pretty with lovely paper, lace trim and flowers. What are you going to keep in it, I wonder. Elizabeth xx

Cass said...

That is beautiful, I think Elizabeth has said it all. And Snap! I got some decopatch papers yesterday! Great minds think alike?

Dawn said...

Love the box BJ, perfectly done too. I love the details and the flowers are amazing as always. Tee hee I see reels of 'something' sitting in there nicely.
Huge hugs x

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful box. These would make perfect little gifts, think I might have to hunt some down. in the meantime this has really inspired me to start Williams letters ;)
Karen xxx

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous altered box BJ. Thank you for sharing your work with us at Country View Challenges.
hugs {Brenda} x0x