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Saturday, March 10, 2012

An Altered Box, a little late in posting!

Well, I have been meaning to post pictures of the altered box I did for a Chinese New Year swap we had over at Altered Pages, but I just haven't been spending much time online lately!
SO! Here it is...This is the Year of the Dragon, so that was our theme for the altered boxes.
I used a shadow box from an AP set & decorated the outside with scraps of Joss papers, a Chinese restaurant menu & other scrap. For the lid, I brushed on Tim Holtz's Distress Paint in Antique Brass pretty heavily to get some texture. Then I punched holes in the sides to slide the chopsticks in.
Inside, I made a mini-accordian book that's attached to the box...
I used images from 3 different Dragon collages to fill in the pages of the mini, as well as more Joss papers & scraps - including some fortunes I had saved! I think it turned out pretty cool & was a lot of fun to do! I sure hope my swap partner liked it!!
I received this AMAZING one from fellow DT member, Tristan Robin Blakeman in the swap!
It's super cool! He even included a Chinese jewelry pendant inside!! Lucky me!!
There's ALWAYS a swap going on over at Altered Pages! 
You should join in on the fun too! The rules are simple - 50% of your project(s) supplies need to be from Altered Pages (That's INCLUDING all the wonderful collage sheets!!) & follow the parameters of the swap!
Check it out on the blog & the Yahoo Group
It's nice to receive a beautifully handmade goodie or two in the mail every now & then!!

That's it for now...
I will be posting a SNEAK PEEK at my next kit later today.
So I hope you'll come back later!


littlethings1 said...

wow , you did an amazing job on your box , lots of wonderful detail in all of it ! And fun to also get a great swap in the mail !!

Jean M said...

I adore the inside book, it's so wonderful and such a nice little surprise. Of course the chop sticks are a fabulous addition too. Love 3 -D art!