Monday, August 19, 2013

Altered Box with "Scarlet" Digitals...

I was so thrilled beyond measure to be able to create with Marion Smith's new digitals named "Scarlet"!
This new collection has beautiful soft tones with a pop of color!
I decided to create a little altered box for my daughter who is going to college, she wanted a little pretty jewerly box to sit upon her dresser.
I know I needed to use this beautiful digial collection "Scarlet" just screams shabby chic!
I started with white washing the box and painting the tiny spools for the feet.
Glued the papers to the box after I distressed all the edges of the papers.
Using a mask and stucco/gesso mixture added a beautiful demask texture to the box.
What is awesome about this paper is there are so many possiblites of making your own embellishments from within the paper alone...see here I took a resin frame and cut out this little lady to place inside. Along with that I used chipboard pieces and covered with the papers!
To help my daughter know how much we love her I created a little bit of home in creating the silky flowers (pinks and grey ones) for the altered box, added some mother of pearl buttons for the daughter just loves these flowers I make....
I just love this little altered box and it also thrills my heart to know  that my daughter will enjoy it everyday as she gets ready for her day in college life....a little piece of home and love...

Here is the amazing paper collection I used called "Scarlet"

Thanks for stopping in today,
Peggy Lee


  1. It's gorgeous, Peggy! What a special gift to send with your daughter to college. Each time she looks at her box, she will remember how very much she is loved and missed! You did a beautiful job!!!

  2. Love this jewellery box Peggy, very special

  3. This is so beautiful Peggy. I love the spool cute. Your daughter will love it I'm sure : )

  4. this is fantastic Peggy and you know how much I love it :)

  5. lovely off the page project, great show casing of the papers!!!