Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Memento Altered Box

This is an altered box that I've created using tons of Tim Holtz products. I've actually shared about the altered tag in one of my older post. The tag is to secure the box and could also be used as a gift tag.

Below are some close-ups on the altered box. 
  
I've embossed some grunge paper using Tim Holtz texture fades embossing folder and later inks them with distress ink. I've cut them into strips to attach around the edges of the cover. I've also added some metal corners to the corners of the cover.

Since it is a "memento" box, "time" is definitely important here. So I've added a metal time piece with spinners and gears. To add some colours to the metal foliage, I've painted the mini brad and the center of the foliage with alcohol ink.  
I've added a compass sticker from Tim Holtz salvage stickers collection on the cover, I've attached it onto a grungeboard and later stitched around it's edges. I've added a memo pin on it as the direction needle and cover it with Glossy Accent. I've embossed a metal sheet using another texture fades embossing folder and attached it onto the surface cover. Another symbol of "memento" would be the film strip. I've added some cut-outs from a pattern paper to some of the film windows.

Hope you all find this project to be inspiring.
Sources: Pattern Papers: 7Gypsies; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Ranger Alcohol Ink; Others: Tim Holtz idea-ology metal embellishment, film strip ribbon, grungepaper, grungeboard and stickers, Ten Seconds Studio metal sheet, Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades Embossing folders, old box, old tag, Prima paper flowers, bottle, sand, crafting wire, Zip Dry, Ranger Glossy Accents, Glue Dots and other adhesives. 

23 comments:

Scrapthat said...

It's very cool...like all your work Irene! TFS!

Gabi Alberti - ScrapBi said...

I have no words to discribe!! Ireneeeeeee!!! This altered is fabulous!!! OMG!! It's perfect!! The color is perfect!! All is perfect!! Congratulations!!! :)

Tammy Tutterow said...

Wow, gorgeous. wow.

Mina974 said...

wow!! fabulous!!! i love it!!

Michelle said...

Very Sunning and Amazing!!
Love them both!!

Didelis\Gele said...

Wow!! is an amazing work!

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

woohoo Irene! this is saweeet! love it!

STAMP ENJOY said...

superbe réalisation Irene. Où trouves-tu le film en rhodoïd, j'en cherche partout mais je ne le trouve pas. Merci

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

Sandrine,
That's the film strip ribbon by Tim Holtz idea-ology line. They are in a small round tin packaging.

jonaks said...

wow, this is beyond stunning!!! so much eye candy!

Sandy Ang said...

So much to admire on your box and tag ! Thanks for the inspiration

Sandy Davis said...

I saw this on the Two Peas site, and had to come and see more. This is so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

Peggy said...

Irene, WOW!!!! Beyond stunning!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Karen said...

I don't even have the words. I work for Beacon Adhesives, the makers of Zip Dry, so I check your blog often. Thanks for using our product! You are awe inspiring. Your creativity and sense of beauty and detail is incredible. I hope you don't mind that I linked your page to our Facebook site today-I just had to share.
Karen

life is art said...

Gorgeous project!!!! love the details!

Rhayne said...

Very nicely done! When you say you painted the metal with alcohol ink, do you mean you literally dipped your brush in alcohol in and painted it on? I will need to try that :o)

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

Hi Rhayne,
yes. That's what I did. But make sure you shake your alcohol inks well first. A better option is to pour a few drips of it onto a paint pallete and dip your brush into that. Use blending solutions if it dries up.

Linda Cain said...

WOW! Simply WOW!!! Love it to pieces!!!

Linda

Jolanda said...

This is so beautiful, fabulous, stunning, gorgeous.... need I go on?!
I love it, it's great!!!!

Carolas lilla Vrå said...

I just love this! Great details. Love that M- moments circle :)
Greetings from Sweden

My name is Cindy said...

awesome!!

lilia said...

Bellissimo,complimenti !!!

Karen said...

these projects are absolutely gorgeous Irene!!

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