Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A VINTAGE CHALLENGE...this time using a balsa box

this week we are going vintage, wohoo!
i love vintage but i was so freaking stressed out about this project wanting to come out at least decent since i haven't go vintage in a long while, :P

i used this balsa box i received along other goodies from a dear friend and did my best to make it look vintage.
i think these boxes are sold at michaels'.

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anyhow here is my project,

vintage look balsa box
this is my first cluster of least i do not remember making anything like it, hehe. these flowers are all beautiful but i am in love with the callas (the little pinky ones). i even added a stickpin from webster pages i had in my stash.
the sentiment (xoxo tag) is from a stamp. i almost forgot about adding it. crazy days!

the paper is from recollections. the metal tag, the leather postcard strip and the key are all vintage in my craftroom, lol. i had them since the beginning of my paper crafts adventure and i remember i was then in love with all vintage and travel stuff, hehe, but never used. 
does it sounds familiar? 

i painted the balsa box black first (so if i missed a spot when applying the patterned paper it wouldn't show up much)  and used modge podge to adhere the paper and then i used my glue gun for the rest. i had to watch some you tube videos to inspire me, not that i could even get close to all the work involved in altering these cute boxes.

at the end, i am pleased with what i came up with...not bad at all, if you asked me.
i give kuddos to these ladies who make all kind of projects like this because it does takes patience and time. i guess i won't be freaking out next time i work on anything like this...the more you do something the better you get at it...and that goes for everything out there, right?

psss...did you know the knob is screwed in? i learned that in a video. hehe...i had painted it over while in the box but taking it apart was so much easier, wink!

 and this is it for today...
as always i
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  1. Amazing and creative. You are so clever, its very beautiful.

    Smiles Sher

  2. you are too sweet and very creative too:P--- but thank you!

  3. Love your box, Agnes. Great job on your box and cluster of flowers. Great job!!

  4. you neednt have stressed its gorgeous!

  5. So pretty! I love the bright yellow flowers :)


  6. LOL Agnes you are too funny! You never would have known that you did not do vintage in a long time. I think you did an amazing job with the balsa box and pulling off the vintage look. Your choice of papers are perfect, and I love what you did with the accent stamp.

  7. You did FANTASTIC on your vintage balsa box! I am in love with it! Fellow DT sister, Julie O

  8. Wowzers, Agnes! What an awesome take on the challenge! Very gutsy of you :) Love your altered box and your cluster of flowers looks beautiful! :)

  9. Girl this is awesome. I love it. Actually I just pinned it. :-)
    The post card is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Gorgeous little box!!! Love all your pretty details :)


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