Sunday, 10 May 2015

Collectors Box

Morning to everyone and Happy Sunday.
 
The sun is sort of out here in West Sussex.
Lots of cloud about but better than yesterday.
That's the weather report out of the way!!
 
We had a holiday 2 summers back, in Suffolk and Norfolk.
We found this amazing shop that sold everything, from a plastic spoon
to wooden items, like this display box.
I bought loads of smaller items too, that I have already sold.
 
For some reason, the 2 display boxes have sat on a shelf untouched!
 
Then, last week I had a light bulb moment and
knew what I wanted to do with at least one of them!
And this is what that was!!
 
 
An emulsion paint, crackle job first on the outside.
Add a bit of Grunge Paste onto it (bottom right) and a couple
of Paper Clay flourishes.
A Sue Wilson flower die, 2 Marianne Creatables leaves
and a Memory Box Butterfly added.   
A touch of Distress Inks and Treasure Brass Gilding Wax.......Job done!!
Well the outside was done!!Lol!!
 
The inside was more difficult, choosing papers and items.
I wanted to leave space for whoever has it, to put into it what they want to.
 
 
I still have the other one to do but I will wait until I see what
comments I get from this one.
 
I am doing a School Summer Fair next Saturday.
 It's in the village where we used to live and is the school
my Grandchildren go to.
 
It's the first time they have had stalls from people outside of the school.
I just hope they have a nice day for the event.
 
Thanks for visiting my little corner in Sussex.
A big thank you for the lovely comments you leave me.
 
Blogland is such a wonderful place to be a part of and I love visiting your blogs.
To be able to leave messages for you too.
 
It's wonderful to read, the supportive messages on our friends blogs,
that are perhaps going through difficult times.
It's also lovely, to be able to add a little note of support to them.
Don't you think?!!
 
Big hugs,
Carolxxxx 
 




16 comments:

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is stunning, I love the colours, huggles Pops x x

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous altered box Carol. bff, and fabulous colours...so awesome...have a great week ahead..xxx
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Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a fabulous box, absolutely beautifully done and just enough space as you say for it to be added to. Do tell me where this treasure of a shop is please. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Annette said...

It's beautiful Carol. Really lovely project.
Hugs
Annette
xx

Sarah said...

Wow!! This is beautiful Carol, love the crackle effect and the beautiful papers you have lined the cubby holes with. Brilliant use of decoration on the front too, really fabulous xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

An absolutely beautiful altered project, Carol - you have such an amazing talent for these! The details and embellishments are so beautiful and carefully placed. Stunning!
Rebecca.
x

Chrissy said...

This is fantastic Carol..I love the crackle effect and the details you added...such a special display box for keepsakes...gorgeous work.

luv CHRISSYxx

Jacee said...

How wonderful Carole!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sue - said...

Just love this display box you've made - so pretty! And a huge thank you for your supportive comments. I really do appreciate them.xx

Lynsey said...

Wow what a stunning make Carol! I'm sure this will sell quick! I hope the fair went well!
Hugs Lynsey x

Diane said...

Love it Carol, what a wonderful display box design.

Hugs diane

debby4000 said...

Oh this is beautiful, love the papers you've used.
luv
Debby

Carole said...

wow! you have been busy...and crating stunning masterpieces as well. This is lovely, such a lot of thought and detail. Good luck with the school stall.

Elise said...

HI Carol!!! Ooh my goodness! This is GORGEOUS!!! Wowwwww! I'm so loving the distressing you've done on the outside .. it really looks like an antique piece filled with all kinds of BEAUUUUTIFUL goodies! Like tiny treasures tucked into each section! I know you'll be a hit in the school stall!

Hope you're having a lovely day!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Shelly said...

Hi Carol! Thanks for your lovely comment, it means a lot that you take the time to visit me ;) I don't have much time to blog now my little girl is here, she takes up most of my time! Anyway, just wanted to say your collectors box is beautiful, great idea! Good luck with the Summer Fair too. Hugs, Shelly x

Jennifer said...

Your display box is fabulous, Carol...I love it. It must have taken an age to line all those tiny recesses!

Good luck at the fair!!

Hugs
Jennifer. x