Sunday 1 January 2012

Altered Drawer Box

Hi, my first project of 2012!  I hope the coming year is peaceful, happy and prosperous for everyone.

There were a couple of challenges I wanted to enter, so I've altered one of those little drawer units you buy in the stationery section of Wilkinsons for a couple of quid, which I've had for a while.  The inspiration for this came from The Artistic Stamper blog a few months ago, when they altered one of these - Tissue Tape Your Drawers by Kat Fullman - however, I did the unit instead of the drawers:

Front View
The sides were covered in TH tissue tape, along with the top sections, which I swiped over gently with Papersoft Colour in a light pink, just to lightly tint it, although it didn't take very well.  I stamped some flourishes lightly, in Brilliance White then I added a pink adhesive trim around the bottom, then pink ribbon on top of this.  Around the top I used some white broderie anglaise, then more pink ribbon on top of this, and some clear gems here and there.  A stamp from a TH clear set was stamped twice onto white card coloured with DI, then distressed a little around the edges.  These were attached to each of the sides of the box:
Side View - both sides the same

I coloured a Tando bookplate in Victorian Velvet distress stain, then a couple of coats of clear Distress Stickles over this, stamped a sentiment onto paper coloured with Victorian Velvet DI, a couple of white velvet brads, and adhered to the front of the box. 

Close up
 DPs were used on the base, and little feet were added with glossy accents (little dolls house knobs coloured with Distress Stain), and it's finished!  I was in 2 minds as to whether to line each section inside, but I should really have done that first so I'll know for next time.   

I'm going to enter this into the Grungy Monday challenge over at Studio L3, as their theme is Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap and Tape,although I'm not sure if I will qualify for their prize over at Simon Says Stamp, as I don't think I've used one of Tim's techniques as such.

The Artistic Stamper's new challenge is Vintage so I hope it fits into that one as well, and also the Sunday Stamper, whose theme is Do Anythin You Wanna Do.

I'm not sure what I'm going to use it for yet, but I've just bought some lovely pink, black and white hat boxes for storage so it should co-ordinate nicely with them.

I hope you like it.

Maria x


Artyjen said...

Thanks for joining in at The Artistic Stamper this month :)
Love the Vintage look to your box
xoxo Sioux

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Fabulous box! and thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month :)