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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ribbons and Lace Oh My!


The theme this month at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog is to use ribbon/and or lace. I've had this paper mache book box for years, and you can see below what it used to look like. My failed attempt at doing a type of collage. Which I'm still not good at! So I totally remade this into something more pleasing to my eyes. I painted it with a couple coats of acrylic paint, then just glued on some lace and ribbon. I have tons of lace from when I used to sew, and never use it. So now was a perfect time! I had to add some type of stamping, so I used my favorite ippity flower stamp. I stamped it twice onto dp, then clear embossed the whole flower. Cut them out, and stacked them together, and glued it on the box. Now I have a cute box to store some trinkets and embellishments in. Thanks for taking a look!
The dreaded before shot:

12 comments:

Elaine said...

This is gorgeous Hugs Elaine

Kristina said...

Yeah Pam I'd have to say much better, but that's how we as a person grows. Your box/book turned out totally fab girl! Great job, and as you said much more pleasing to the eye LOL!!
Peace,
Kristy

melissac said...

Beautiful!!! Your color choice is wonderful. Great to see you shared it at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!!
Blessings and Hugs!!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful box alteration, love the lace.
Yvonne x

Netty said...

Smashing alteration Pam, x

Cheryl said...

oh gosh this is just gorgeous Hun,that lace is so so beautiful making one really gorgeous,alteration,hugs Cherylxxxx

Marjo said...

Your altered box looks great Pam! thanks so much for sharing with us at the CCCB.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

Emily Keaton said...

So glad that you were able to turn your box into something you LOVE! I know I would--great use of that lovely lace. Fabulous job, Pam!

Chana said...

Too cool! Now that's how you recycle!

Thanks for playing with us at CCCB!

happyscrapper said...

Great project girl. This is totally fab. Thanks for joining us at CCCB this month and hope to see you back next month.
Hugz,
Christine Dt at CCCB

arielle said...

Beautiful lace! This is a fabulous & pretty project! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. ~Arielle

Julia said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at The Crafters Cafe challenge Blog. Hugs, Julia