Thursday, 6 September 2012

Altered Mini Drawer Box

As The Stamp Man Challenge asks its' readers to create altered items this time, a long forgotten small cardboard box with three drawers came to my mind, which I have been owning (and forgetting about) for at least twenty years I guess. (Could be it's the green colour of the marbled paper it is covered with. This green really is hard to bear for me... so the box always went into a bigger drawer itself... *lol).

This is the outcome of my altering project, which I am entering at The Stamp Man Challenge blog (link see above):



Here is the original box, as it looked like, before I attacked it with everything my mind was up to at that moment.


As you can see, I had already started to cover the edges with a Tim Holtz tissue tape to get light edges that could be inked afterwards with distress ink and tool.

After I covered all of the grissly purple-blueish-green edges with the tape, the box looked like this:


Then I inked around all of the edges with Distress ink "walnut stain", which I also used for inking the edges of the four paper-panels (for the sides, the back and the top of the box), which I cut out from a script covered sheet of my "Timeless Paper Stash" and glued onto their correspondant places afterwards.

I chose the subject "Cycling through life" for this project (which I just realized I have been stamping wrongly spelled onto one of the labels *grmpf), so I stamped (and partially embossed) various images of old bycicles and clocks onto the sides, back and top, which I "co-housed" with small labels from a sheet of my Prima "Romance Novel" paper stash. To add some texture, I stamped my favourite "three top-hatted men from Tim Holtz" in "pumice stone" ink colour quite randomly all over the box and the drawers' fronts too. As a colour-additional finish I inked the box at some spots with chalk inks in two different pink shades.

As the drawers would have been to wide for their slots, if I had covered them with paper too, I just coloured them with acrylic brown colour. The bottom side experienced the same treatment Wallaaah!

Here are some views from different angles and close-ups:






15 comments:

  1. Oh, I Just adore this! I love vintage things, especially when you alter them and make them look more vintage!
    This came out STUNNING!
    Hugs,
    Kaitlynn

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    1. This is soooo nice of you, Kaitlynn!!!!

      So happy, you stopped by again and thank you so much for this awesome laud!!!!

      Hugs,
      die amelie xxx

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  2. WoW what a transformation your altered chest is a joy to behold. Sure it has pride of place now, thank you for joining us at the Stamp Man XOXO Zoe

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    1. Thank you, Zoe,

      for this lovely laud and the visit!

      die amelie xx

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  3. Boah, was für eine großartige Verwandlung, bin echt geplättet ;o)

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    1. Lieben Dank, Margot,

      für den lieben Besuch und das schöne Lob! :)

      Bussi aus Wien,

      Claudia

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  4. *Kreisch*..wie cool!!!Ganz nach meinem Geschmack und eine super Veränderung. Ich habe gerade zwei kleine Kinderkoffer am Wickel, allerdings habe ich beim ersten mit Farbe geschmaddert. Jetzt hadere ich mal wieder beim grösseren ob ich nicht doch Papier zur Hand nehmen.

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    1. Oh, dann bin ich schon gespannt auf deine Koffer, Elly!

      Papier oder Farbe - die Entscheidung fällt auch mir nicht immer leicht. Beides hat so seine schönen Besonderheiten.
      Danke für den lieben Besuch und das Lob!

      die amelie xx

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  5. I love your altered drawers, Amelie... and thank goodness you finally got round to changing them (that green and purple is so horrid, I can understand why you kept hiding it away!) because you've created yet another wonderful work of art.. cicling and all!!
    Alison x

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    1. ;) Alison!

      Maybe I will find a way of turning that "i" into a "y"... the word "bycicle" is quite tricky for non-native-speakers and -writers especially. Oh yess!
      Glad, you like my box. Its' original colours were really "breathtaking", weren't they?
      lol
      Gladly, it now has a place at my writing desk (i.e. I had to clear up some space for it first... *giggle), maybe it will become a present for a treasured person. We will see.

      Thank you for your lovely visit. Always enjoy that so much!

      Hugs,
      die amelie xxx

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    2. LOL - amelie, write it down at least fifty times: BICYCLE!
      And NO, do NOT use copy and paste! This won't work!!!!!

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    1. Wie schön, Silvia,

      das freut mich sehr!!! Danke für den lieben Besuch!

      die amelie x

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  7. You are like a magician...altering things is your thing!! Super, super, super!

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    1. Thank you sooo much from all my heart, Ana!!!!!

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