Well Happy Sunday gang!!! It's been pretty rainy here the past few days so I've been able to catch up on a few things....
Tim Holtz "Style" Altered Box
My husband came to me some time ago and asked me to make him something to keep all his tags and bookmarks I make him. No problemo!!!! So I went to Michaels and picked up some photo boxes and decided to get to work!!!
I started by measuring out all my papers and using Mod Podge to get them on the box. I covered the lid and inside of the box as well. After all the paper was down, I went to work embellishing!!!! I didn't want to do too much, as this is for a "man" and it will also be used quite a bit. I wanted to stay simple with no bulky embellies. Here's some pics of what I was able to come up with:
These are the sides of the box. As you can see, aside from just paper, I added some simple things to add detail like the tags (one of which I stamped with various Tim Holtz stamps) and Bingo card. I also added a button with Crinkle Ribbon which was dyed using Peeled Paint Distress Stain.
For the longer sides, I added various stickers and added a quote straight from a pack of Tim Holtz Stamps!!! I also stamped the famous "Umbrella Man" using Ranger Archival Ink and added some metal trinkets.
Now for my favorite part... The top of the box!!!! I had a little more play room here so that's exactly what I did!!! I started by adding paper and tissue tape to completely cover the lid. I also used thin black tissue tape to separate the top into "sections". I used several stamps with the Archival Ink and several tid-bits from the paper stacks. For added detail, I added metal "hands" on the clock. The "pictures" were cut into strips from the paper pack and added to form a square. I also stamped the vintage pointing-hand on some grungepaper, then colored it with Distress Markers and adhered it to the top :-)
My husband's name is Oscar and he went by the name "Osc" in his younger days which was commonly mistaken for "Ox". This animal card seemed perfect for him!!!!!
I covered the sides of the lid with tissue tape and added metal "label pieces" as handles. I also used a different tissue tape to cover the sides.
As I said, I completed the inside of the box as well. I started by using paper, then cut several "Alphabet Animal Cards" from a piece of paper from one of the paper stacks. I separated them with black ribbon style tissue tape. Then I laid a neutral colored piece of felt on the bottom for a "softer" touch :-)
Well gang... I hope you enjoyed looking at my creative ideas!!!! Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)