Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Tuesday Challenge featuring Crafter Companion's "Flora"

Hello and welcome to Loves Rubberstamps Tuesday Challenge!!! Hope everyone is staying cool as it is another hot week over here!  I guess my wish came true when hoping that Summer would not end! LOL Hope some of you were able to enjoy the holiday weekend as well. It was so nice to have the extra day off. I feel like I'm still playing catch up after last week's back to school and getting adjusted to the crazy schedules again.  So on to our challenge....with the new month starting, this week is the favorite "Anything Goes"!!!

Our wonderful sponsor is The Cutting Cafe!!!

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Here is my project for this week's challenge...

I was so proud of my project this week and I went a little crazy with the pictures but I'll save the rest for later!  Let me explain first! :)

So I decided to create an altered box which I plan to give to a friend.  This box started out as a plain wooden box from Michaels. Instead of painting the box as I usually do, I decided to stain it instead using my Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Peeled Paint. It was my first time using distress stains and it was a ton of fun despite my very stained fingers all weekend! LOL I also added some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold all over the stained box to give is some nice shimmer.  You can't see in the pics but it looks really pretty! The star of my box is Flora and she is from the Toread Collection by Crafter's Companion.  I stamped her on some white cardstock with my Black Tuxedo Memento Ink and colored her up with my copic sketch markers.  I used some Ranger stickles in Fruit Punch to add some sparkle to her flower crown and parts of her dress. Once again, I pulled out some Graphic 45 papers I have in my hoard vault and this collection is called "Once Upon a Springtime".  This is one of my favorite collections as you all know I love fairies!  I'm so proud of myself for cutting into them even though I only used a few sheets! LOL  I lined the inside and the top with the papers and these were all edged with Tim Holtz distress ink in Pumice Stone. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I used some really pretty trim I received recently from  One Little Dreamer to line the bottom of the box. I also added some of my favorite flower pearl trim to frame the top.  The white nylon butterfly was also from my stash and the sentiment "Sweet" also comes with the cute Flora stamp set.  I plan to add a small present inside the box.  Hope she likes it! :)

And as promised, here are some additional pictures I took...

Flora up close

Top Inside of box

Bottom Inside of box

Side View

Another view of inside the box

Please check out the Loves Rubberstamps store to see supplies used on my project.  Also, check out the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge blog to see what other  projects the rest of the Design Team made.  If you want to join this fun challenge, I'll post the details below and you could have a chance to win some great prizes form the store. 

Hope you all like my altered box!  Have a fantastic rest of the week and thanks so much for stopping by and for all of your kind comments!


  1. OMGosh I love this altered box and you should be proud of it, it's fabulous!

  2. Woweeeeeee, Marcy !!!! It surely is a stunner !!!
    Your friend will cherish it, I'm sure --- because it's fabulous !!!!

  3. Absolutely beautiful! Your friend will just love this box! Aren't those inks a lot of fun! Awesome job!

  4. She is precious! Love her, and the details like the trim and stamp paper to line the top! I know your friend will be delighted to recieve it, anyone would! You know I love TH, so I was glad to see you break out the stains. I went stain happy yesterday, so I will share my cards with that in a day or two. Love them. Have you tried the paints?

  5. Wow this turned out amazing!! I can see why you took lots of pics-there are so many details! I really like how you lined the box. Really cool.

  6. Stunning project! I know what you mean about cutting into Graphic 45 papers - so difficult to do!

  7. WOOOOOOOWWWWW!!!! This is the most ADORABLE altered box Marcy!! Your friend is super lucky and I am sure that she will treasure this always!! This is one of my most favorite hoarded papers too - LOL! I bet this is even more beautiful in person! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  8. Holy smokes, this is amazing, Marcy! WOW!!!! What a great coloring you've done and the box is gorgeous! How inspirational!