Saturday, 20 August 2016

What we Love!

Good morning!
Welcome to my page today! My project share for today is something really small but yes an altered one!
Normally albums are made and then the box or cover is designed to fit the album,but in this case, I had small box with me(looks like a book box) which I altered to fit in an accordion album!
The box measures 4 inches by 3 inches and opens up with a pearl and elastic closure and a pretty sturdy one and I was no way chucking this one in the dustbin. I decided to make a tiny memory box for my daughter to capture her solo moments in every stage of life.
You know how little girls are and their love for pinks! So I kept that in mind and worked with these gorgeous papers from Papericious, Love in Italy paper stack.
Again I was careful to choose the pinky ones and yes of course some neutral ones too! They had lovely prints of the Eiffel tower, birds and flowers ( all of which are my daughter’s favorites) and so it was just easy on that part.
The box was so tiny I had to actually make a custom made accordion to fit in but the depth being more, I knew I could fit in more pics. So I went ahead and made something like a gatefold accordion! 
Well suit your needs...It had accordion opening from both the sides and there are pockets and small journaling tags too.
It can easily hold upto 20-25 pictures! 
Isn’t that awesome for a mini, mini album!
I wanted to make the lid something really different yet catchy for a 7 year old! I wanted it to reflect my taste and yet make her want to have it! Now is that asking for too much!
I decoupaged a lovely little angel on to the box after a coat of gesso and then fit in a negative die cut on top to make a frame. Then I layered some crushed tissue , found objects, an Eiffel tower made from air dry clay, lace, corrugated cardboard, some twine, a broken butterfly charm...yup all of this on one side of that tiny lid!
Then I covered the entire box with black gesso and start to dry brush some paints from Deco Art. I was careful to use more green and less pink here ( the way I wanted!) and once dry, I also dry brushed some gesso(white) on it.
I love the antique kind of look that comes with dry brushing. 
And for the middle part of the box, I rubbed some silver metallic lustre from Deco Art . The black with silver gave an aged metallic look which went pretty well with the pinks on top!
I heat embossed a little quote in white near the closure and also added some pink bling (to satisfy her soul now, lol) on the base of the box.
As part of the final embellishment that would catch her fancy, I made handmade flower using TH tattered florals die and used DI(worn lipstick) to color it and along with some store bought peace lilies and die cut leaves, the box had a bright new life!
I covered the entire box with Ultra matt varnish too from Deco art and yes, my box was sealed and protected to hold a life time of memories of my little girl. I hope to fill this up in the years to come and hand it over when I think she can actually treasure it!
So my like + plus her like = to happy mom and daughter!
Thanks for stopping by today and let me know how liked this altered box.
I would like to take this to the following challenges...
Frilly and Funkie- It’s a small small world
Alphabet Ch Blog- M for mythical
Brown Sugar Ch blog-Lace and bling
All sorts Ch blog- fabulous florals

Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.



  1. Its STUNNING ..The bold back with some interesting colors n textures .The light colored flower just pops on it beautifully !

  2. A very pretty card, love the lace and bling! Thanks for joining us over at Brown Sugar and look forward to seeing you next time.
    Linda xxx
    Brown Sugar DT

  3. A stunning creation Rupa and perfect for our Fabulous Florals theme, thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  4. Wow! So beautiful! Love the antique look!

  5. Super awesome sauce upgrade and one hat your daughter is sure to cherish! Those papers are totes Wowzers and perfect for your little baby. Love the fold outs, seems like this treasure box can hold a lot of lifetime memories. Fantabulous design! ~Niki

  6. This is just beautiful and the accordion book inside is a stunner! Great tiny work! ;0

  7. Rupa, you packed so much of you and your lovely art in this beautiful box for your daughter!! Love it so much !!

  8. Beautiful little box the mini album is fantastic ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  9. Thanks for joining our challenge at allsorts X

  10. wow so gorgeous! wonderful alteration and just so pretty!
    Thanks for playing at Things to Alter!~kim

  11. Negative die cut? Can u explain that a little bit

  12. Both the box and the album are charming - what a journey from start to finish - it's fabulous to see the alterations take place.
    Alison x

  13. Such an adorable mini box and that album is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us for the "It's a Small, Small World" challenge over at Frilly & Funkie.

  14. Whata gorgeous project - so much work and an amazing result.

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

  15. Gorgeous box...Thanks for participating in Papericious Challenge... All the best!!!

  16. Wow Lovely.Both the Box and album are fantastic
    Thank you for participating in the Papericious August Challenge-Anything goes.