Sunday, September 22, 2013

For a very special friend!

I knew someone's birthday was coming up and i wanted to make it special.  I am a fan of altering things and when i came across this box at a charity shop, i thought, wow..what can i do with that?  So when the time came to make this special gift, i pulled out this easel box.

Now i just wish i could figure out how to duplicate this box because i like this concept a lot.

I treated the cover of this box just like it was a card...it actually is a picture frame that i covered up.
From the markings on the bottom it is from Hallmark Card Co.  Measures about 5.5".

I have used a sweet stamp from  Lili of the Valley called Milly Flower Power.   The dies i've used are Joy Craft Butterfly border, Lifestyle crafts Lacey frame 8 and the pop up butterflies are from Spellbinders.
I have another friend that makes these awesome paper flowers and i purchased these from her as the money goes back into helping to rehabilitate wildlife in MA.  I also have used an embossing dotted folder.

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R20
hair- E50, 53, 55
flower/shoes/leggings- V000, 12, 04
dress, flower center- G20, 21, 24
flower stem- YG03, 67

Closed view:

Close up:




Challenges:
LOTV's Challenge- Ribbon/Lace
Altered Eclectics- Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge- Recycle
What the box looked like originally


10 comments:

Jenée said...

Yes, and that friend just LOVES the box, too. It sits on one of the shelves in her craft room so that she looks at it every day. The gift is beyond beautiful and is so very special because not only was it altered by you, but because it also has some of our other friend's beautiful flowers. Words cannot express how very much this gift was appreciated.

Penny said...

I can see why your friend loves this so much! :^) It is really awesome, Bonnie! I love all the delicate die cuts, the gorgeous flowers, your embossing, that sweet image, & your fab coloring! What a fantastic gift! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Jennifer said...

Bonnie, this is just breathtaking! Such a wonderful gift for such a wonderful person! Love the beautiful little Milly and the layered diecuts and incredible flowers just make me want to stare at it for hours! Love your creativity!

Doreen said...

Wow this is simply stunning,such a wonderful creation.xxx

cathylynn said...

What a beautiful altered box. Sure did make a great gift!
Hugs, Cathy

Rob I said...

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! What approx size is it? I think I might have to have a play. Might be an idea for some Christmas gifts

Thanks so much for sharing

Ruza Rebel said...

WOW! You did an amazing job altering the box! :D

Anne said...

This is just lovely Bonnie, what a beautiful gift

Thank you for entering our Ribbon and Lace challenge - good luck!

Anne
Lili of the Valley x

Maya said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous!
Love it to bits!!

But i am so sorry to say it is not qualified to be in the draw over at Sketchy Colors.
As we want the colors we ask for to be dominant on the card.
So sorry!
Hope you will join us another time ♥
Hugs, Maya

artwolf2009 said...

so many Details on your Project. Someone will be very happy :)Thanks for playing with us at the altered eclectic and hope to see you again