Wednesday, July 24, 2013

My 1st Altered Project

Hi everyone :)

In my spare time I've been working on a couple of projects that I haven't tried before. With so many things going on in my life it was hard to concentrate to work on anything including making my cards. So I decided I needed a change. I had a Tim Holtz configuration box I bought awhile ago and have been wanting to do one for a long time. So I went for it. I made it for a friend of mine who got married awhile ago, and I have been MIA since before that. I will tell you a little of each picture. Description is under each photo. Click to enlarge each picture. I may have to make a video to see the full box.

Here it is :) Front view.
Many of the little pieces I made myself.

Angle View

Other Angle View

Top Left Corner.
The Angel hanging are made from beads. Even though you can't see it well there are wedding favors wrapped in organza.

Middle Left Side
The little presents were wrapped in floral wrap and ribbon. I used gold ribbon tape and silver Inkssentials Foil Tape by Ranger

Bottom Left Corner.
This is one of my favorites :) Suitcases for her honeymoon. Although they do look like bridal jewelry boxes :) I used bead caps a pearl and wire for the handle.

Bottom Middle
The Invitations, RSVP, the ring pillow and the rings were made by me. The rings were actually from a pair of old gold earrings and sewed on to the pillow. Pretty cool :)

Close up Front View

Center Of The Box
The bible I made card stock and printer paper. I attached a ribbon on the inside and had it flowing out of it. In the back there is a bouquet of flowers sitting upon a couple of pillows that are actually fabric buttons. Now and forever words were distressed and glittered.

Another View

Bottom Right Corner.

This is another one I liked while making it. The bucket, Champagne glasses and the Champagne bottle were all made and put together by me. The ice bucket is made from a cap from a spray bottle. The beads inside are ice cubes. The bottle is made from a pipette dropper colored with green alcohol ink. The cap is a wooden dowel. The glasses are tips of mechanical pencils with a bamboo stick for stems wrapped in foil tape to match the bottle.
Hanging in the corner is a bird cage with a bird.

Middle Right
The letters were from charms attached to beads and rhinestones. Also distressed for a shabby chic look. Clothes pin attached to the heart in the back.

Top Right Corner
The mini glass bottle has a little bit of sand and a fern leaf inside. Love letters also made. Made a tassel chain. The mirror in the back is a charm. How cute :)

Top Middle
I made the perfume bottle out of beads. Attached hearts and flower all throughout the middle.

Close Up View Of The Top Middle
You can't see it very well but there is a garter belt in the right corner with a blue bow. :))

Side View From Right Side
On the sides has rhinestones attached to the flowing organza ribbon. Roses were attached to the inside corners with white thin ribbon.

Side View From The Left Side
Same as the right side.

Last full Frontal View.

There are other details but you'll be able to see them more clearly when you enlarge the photos. Flowers were distressed and tinted. Fine glitter was also applied to many of the flowers. Butterflies, doves and wedding ribbon wrapped all around.

Well that's it for now.
Hope you all like it :)



norma gomez said...

OMG Michelle, this is STUNNING and so creative!! What a wonderful gift for your friend, I'm sure she is going to cherish this for many, many years to come. All of the details are gorgeous!!!

yyam said...

Well Michelle, this is proof that you need to make time to craft. This is just stunning. I love all the attention to details in each panel. Pure gorgeousness. What an awesome gift for your friend. :)

Helene said...
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Helene said...

This is amazing - I'm so impressed! I can't begin to imagine how much time you've spent!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Wow! The details are amazing! Gorgeous piece! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

Jennifer Scull said...

wow, Michelle! you really poured your heart into this gorgeous project for your friend! there is so much love wrapped into every precious piece you added. it is not only special, but absolutely beautiful! I am sure it will be forever treasured!

thank you so much for stopping by my blog. my prayers are with you and your family as you struggle with all your dad is going through. it has to be hard on him as well. know you aren't alone in this journey. sending big hugs across the miles!

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word....this is absolutely gorgeous, Michelle!!!!! Every little detail is just exquisite...a true work of love for your friend!!!! It's wonderful to see you doing a little crafting again...Hugs!!!

Shaz Brooks said...

That is a beautiful keepsake, what a lovely idea. I'm sure they will treasure it- It would make me smile every time I looked at it!

Heather B said...

Wow!! Incredible detail. It's beautiful. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, so I thought I'd come visit yours (and a fellow Canadian!). Hope to see you around.

Silke said...

So many beautiful details!