Hilde at Crafting with Dragonflies has issued a new challenge - Number #8 can you believe it - and it is to
There are many things that crafters have altered over the years but it is often a box or a bag. It is the joy of taking something that would have been thrown out and making it into something useful that makes us do it.
I have decided to alter a box I have been saving for a while - a Lancom perfume box - and make a more masculine version of it to hold a (male) friend's birthday present.
Not only pretty but quite strong too
It is a sleeve and a box drawer, lined in a soft gold
Quite big too
I decided to use some silver insulating tape purchased at the hardware store last month.
I covered the sleeve - with some difficulty - and thought about doing the same to the drawer and reneged on the idea. Instead, I added some silver card to the two ends with the Lancom name, and left the rest red.
I had access to a Kenny K digi called Super Genius, so I printed it off on XPress blending card, and coloured it up with my Copics! I fussy cut it out and mounted it onto some silver foil which had been embossed with stars, and this is in turn mounted onto some red holograph card, and stuck on the front of the box.
I called my Genius Dr Joe, and used the computer to generate a sentiment to attach.
I found a lovely silver ball button in my Mum's button box, and glued this to the front of the drawer.
The card it used to put on to the front and the back of the drawer has this pattern along one edge - and under the flash of the camera it shows up quite lovely; the back is just a plain silver card.
Taken outside in fading light with the flash
Taken outside in fading light without the flash!
I will enter this in the following challenges:
Paperminutes: Presents - mine is a box to hold presents; hope this is OK?
Cards for Men: while this is a card on a box, it is for a male!And it is Metallic!
Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes