Sep 30, 2013

Altered box

Wanted to share an altered box.

Top view:

Side view of the box:

This is the old cartoon box which i have upcycled.

For the base, i embossed the white CS with darice embossing folder and distressed completely with spun sugar. Scalloped oval dies of 2 different sizes are taken and distressed it with victorain velvet, Sentiment is then stamped on the smaller die and placed at centre around which the added big blooms and smaller flowers, few fancy flourish diecuts and olive leaves diecuts. The scalloped oval is accented with few white pearls. MS butterflies are added in purple, white colors as embellishment with few pink pearls.  Around the edges and to make it seamless, added baby pink washi tape and covered the flap wholly to insert inside the box.

Have decorated the sides of box with base white CS and on it decorated border stickers are added in purple and pink around the sides. Now ready to be filled with Candies.

Do leave your comments as this is my first try at upcycling ideas :)

Supplies :

Bigblooms,smaller flowers, border strips, Scalloped oval die - Itsy Bitsy (won their blog candy)
White CS,pearls - Nupur Priya
Darice embossing folder, Fanciful flourish - Priya Sivaraj
Spun sugar, Victorian Velvet - Florishes (won at Noor Nahdi blog)
Sentiment stamp - Inspired by Stamping store (Big wishes set)
pink washi tape -Lulupu (won at birthday bash contest)
MS butterfly punch,Ranger black Archival ink - Gift from sis


Lessology - birthday party
Itsy Bitsy - P challenge (My P's are pearls, purple flowers, pink flowers, punched butterflies)
DCAM - Shabby is chic
Inspired by stamping customer gallery (used big wishes stamp set)
Simons says stamp - Anything goes


Hussena said...

What a beautiful upcycled box Sathya ..Love the floral arrangement and the pretty colors of your shabby chic box you have done here... looks gorgeous !

Vijaylaxmi Siyal said...

this is gorgeous sathya....very nicely detailed.....fab alteration....grt.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Sathya I was surprised it was the first time you were upcycling!! I love to recycle/ upcycle and its so gratifying to see the transformation. Love the colors of your project

Smita Satish said...

awesome the shabby colors

zub momi said...

Gorgeous! Love the floral arrangement and all the embellishments :)

SD pooja said...

What a make over you have given to the box Sathya !! I am loving your shabby chic project and want to see more upcycling !! All the best !

Suman Pandit said...

Beautiful upcycled box, Sathya!! love the colors!!

Mitralee said...

Very very pretty!

Thanks for hanging with us at LESSology!

Hugs from NY


Sunehra Koshy said...

Wow what excellent use of those Itsy Bitsy blooms - the flourishes, the die cuts, everything is lovely Sathya! Thanks so much for playing along ItsyBitsy's Pretty P Challenge. All the very best!
ItsyBitsy - The Blog Place

yyam said...'ve certainly given a new lease of life to this box! This is soooo pretty! Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

P/s: Please note that we only allow for a total of 5 challenges combined at LESSology.

painted princess collection said...

Fantastic work sathya.have given idea to recycle
all the best

Mandy said...

Gorgeous box, so many pretty details to look at, love it :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Rose said...

WOW!! girl you took a plain old box and turned it into an AWESOME beauty!!!! So glad you shared with us on IBS.

SUGANTHI said...

Very pretty sathya.You have done a great job at altering the box. Really good.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty, thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

Very Very Pretty! Love all your details. xxx

Shirley said...

So glad you shared. You have transformed something quite plain into a work of art.

Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Sathya, wow!!! what a transformation! I love your choice of colours and how something bland is made into something quite uplifting.
Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.
Dot x