I love it when we get "Anything Goes" weeks on the Crafter's Companion design team. I decided to go to one of my favorite stamp lines, Art-Kure's Timeless Britain collection. The image I picked was Buckland in the Moor. These were launched this past winter, but they are much too beautiful not to showcase with you again.
I decided to do an altered box. (I hope you aren't tired of
seeing my boxes, but yes, I really do have that many old jewelry and
other cardboard boxes saved for just the perfect project!)
I started by
deciding that my design would be black and ivory, a timeless and
classic color combination to match the lovely Timeless Britain
collection. Oh, and that meant I didn't need to color the main image.
Are you ever intimidated by very detailed stamps? Well, I'll admit that
I am. So instead of coloring, I built the black and ivory into the
design and made it a glittery and snowy winter scene.
First, I started by choosing three coordinating designer papers.
I 'wrapped' the bottom of the box in the paisley, and the sides of the
top in the stripes. Neatness counts for these steps, ladies, and liquid
glue gives you extra fiddle time to position things straight. I took the
third paper design, a toile, and layered it onto a black rectangular
mat and glued that to the top of the lid.
next step was to wrap some wide ivory grosgrain ribbon around the box
top sides. The final touch was to glue some punched leaves and silk
Can I say I love it? It is going to live on my desk and hold desk supplies. Till next week!