Sunday, 7 December 2008

Altered Box

Just the other day I spotted a bunch of new self-inking stamps that I instantly wanted to get for my daughters class as a kind of RAK. These stamps are great for marking the children's work and have various graphics and sentiments. This then is going to be a present for the class.

To house the new stamps I altered a square box by covering it in a heavily textured paper then inking with orange Distress Ink. I decided to combine this project with today's challenge on Dottie's World, where Adele wanted to see lots of texture and ribbon and/or lace. The lace ribbons here are both from Prima. I used Teacher Dottie from the Dottie at Work collection for the centrepiece on the top of my box.













Other products used are Basic Grey Ambrosia Chipboard stickers . Prima Hydrangea. Hot off The Press Fabric Brads. Various buttons, mostly Basic Grey, Glossy Accents - all available in my shop Charmed Cards & Crafts.

TFL xx

7 comments:

Trace Dee said...

wow what a fab idea i think Mrs Smith will love having this on her desk. and the children will have a fab time collecting all the award stamps on their work.

Love it


Tracey

Ikki said...

I agree with Trace, and you have done a super job making a square box into a work of art. ikki

Ruth (ooffee) said...

WOW WOW WOW! Amazing! Gorgeous!

I'm sure the teacher and pupils will all love it!

Ruth xx

Adele said...

Hmm, now I don't know if I could actually give that away!!!

LOL- stunning Karen the detail and textures are amazing- one very lucky teacher and class!!!

love Dingle.xx

Louly said...

Cooooor!!!!! I wish we had parents at our school like you! I would love a set of those for our class, especially in a box like that! It's amazing Karen. It gets a gold star, a 10/10, a tick and a smiley face from me!

Sarah C said...

Oh woweeeeeeeeeeee

This is just jaw-droppingly fantastic. What a lucky lucky class xxx

ENJAY said...

Oh Wow Karen!! That is fabulous! What a unique and wonderful gift too, im sure the teacher will treasure it!!
Nicola.xx