Friday, 31 October 2008

ALTER A BOX FILE

Oooo we had some fun with ours, and hope you will too! My pink (and though you can't see it SPARKLY!) box is a foolscap size, and Linda's is a smaller A5, so there's lots of scope. Neither of ours were new, but did I point out that they do come in lovely colours now, so you might be tempted to buy one specially?? And of course this is yet another challenge in which you make something you can actually USE.

Funnily enough we've both used K & Co papers - the pink is from the Smitten range and the gorgeous folksy one is Wild Saffron. The interesting details are mainly the gorgeous grungeboard that Karen from Scrapz was kind enough to send us. It's fabulous stuff so get on over there to buy some!
The pink box was originally dark red and a bit scruffy, so I painted it with acrylics (Anita's Fuschia) and then added a sealant coat of matte Mod Podge. I fastened the paper down with double-sided tape taken right to the edge as this gives a really strong bond. I painted the hinges and other decorations with metallic black, which as you can see from the close-up gave a really good effect.




We're both very pleased with our efforts (and won't they look great on the shelf) but as usual we expect you'll have even better and more original ideas .... so can't wait to see them!

18 comments:

Chriss Rollins said...

fabulous both of them.
chriss x

Jaqi said...

What great boxes, you have both done an excellent job, these look too good to use. Im off to play, Jaqi xx

Kaz Scrapz said...

These look stunning - and will look fabulous adorning any shelf. xxxx Karen

inkythings said...

Fantastic!!!!!Love them both and looking forward to altering my rather grotty one!!!!

x Hilda

Claireabelle said...

Fantastic idea! I love them. Another addition to my already arms length 'to do' list LOL
xx

Lisa said...

I'd like to know how are you going to use your??? I have the one I have because I've never felt like I knew what to do with it. ( : Lisa

sesga loves 1950s said...

Stunning work as always I love them Bothe xx.
I also LOVE all the Houses that have been created ,So Amazing what you can do with a old box and lots of tallent .
Your blog is so inspiring
Love from sesga xxxx

magpie said...

AMAZING I love what both of you have done with the box files........
Can't wait to start..... one problem..... I will want to do more to make the office smart with posh files...
Sharon xx

crafty creations said...

I've done it!!!!!! Taken me all day but it's finished!!!!

thanks for looking

http://inkythings.blogspot.com/2008/10/art-adventure-box-file.html

x Hilda

crafty creations said...

I've done it!!!!!! Taken me all day but it's finished!!!!

thanks for looking

http://inkythings.blogspot.com/2008/10/art-adventure-box-file.html

x Hilda

hurleymurley said...

Well here's mine!

I didn't spend a lot of time on it but I really enjoyed it anyway. Thanks again for another great idea!

Hayley x

hurleymurley said...

Whoops, direct link

Chris said...

Wowee!! Fabulous girls..you rock :D
Loving these challenges but I didn't manage to finish my house box yet so will put this weeks challenge with it on my blog when I have. eeeeeh I'm always last aren't I, sorry :D but thanks for the inspiration :D
hugs
Chris xx

Dawne said...

heres mine

http://dawne-abitofthisabitofthat.blogspot.com/2008/11/awfully-big-art-adventure.html

LaY hOoN said...

Hi, thanks for this month challenge,
I enjoy doing it.

here's mine

http://mescrap.blogspot.com

magpie said...

I am looking very sparklie tonight
I have sprayed everything in sight the nozzle on my sparkles clogged (Yes we have all done it)I poked a pin in the hole and it is has gone everywhere but where it should have.
BUT I have finished my box file The first of a few now I've had practice......
Thanks for the challenge Rosie and Linda...
I hope everyone has had as much fun ......
Sharon xx

Jaqi said...

Hi, My box is done, and I had a brilliant time. Loved working with the grungeboard, dont know how Ive lived without it, LOL.
You can find my box here
Thanks for looking, Jaqi

Rosie said...

Loved this challenge ladies! Your examples were so lovely, I made my own too! (Although I did call it a file box - doh!)

http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2008/11/06/altered-file-box/