Friday, March 18, 2011

Crafty Secrets & eclectic Paperie (Shabby) blog hop

EDIT: I've had several inquiries about the stamped knife.
You can get the metal punch set at places like Home Depot or Lowe's, I got mine online, I can't remember where. I found a set at Amazon, I have the 1/8" set like that one. I have a bench block that I use that I got online also to do the hammering on but, you could do it on a cement floor I'd think or any super hard surface. I used a little hammer to do the stamping.
I hope that helps, have fun!
Oh yeah, Sandy has uped the prizes to a total of 16 instead of 6 - she's good like that!!
Are you ready for a fun shabby blog hop?
Check it out....Both EP and Crafty Secrets will be giving away prizes. A total of six prizes all together! You can find out more about the prizes on the Heartwarming Vintage and eclectic Paperie blogs ( linked below). The more DT blogs you visit and leave comments on, the more you increase your chances to win one of the 6 prizes. Winners to be announced on Monday.
For my project I altered an old wooden box that was a flea market find a few years back.
I used Tim Holtz's brilliant idea in using his Tissue Tape to cover the edges, so simple and it looks great!
This compartment has a tiny metal tart tin, a bingo game piece and a lock and keys. The flower on top is an old Prima flower, I put a vintage earring in the center of the book page flower I made.
This is the box I started with. I covered the edges and then I added Wonderland Tea Creative Scraps to the back of each compartment, I like to use the collage side of the Creative Scraps when I'm covering something. See the houses on the left? They came with the box. I was going to paint them, but, I decided not too.
When I was done covering everything I put on a coat of Mod Podge to protect it.

See the little boy flying the kite? He's from the Crafty Secrets Little Boy stamp set.
I stamped him and paper pieced his clothes. I cut him out and glued him to a dowel. My hubby drilled the hole in the block for me.
I used some of my little collectibles in this box, it always fun to fill boxes like this!

This one has vintage rubber alpha stamps, a vintage button card and an altered domino.
along with the kite.
This one has a pocket watch and a giant ball chain that I got from SkyBlue Pink a couple of years ago. I put a punched image from the Creative Scraps inside with some trinkets.

This one has a soldered piece with a picture of my cat and a vintage pin.
I added a painted ledge from some doll house trim for the charm and pin to sit on.

This compartment has a vintage tracing wheel, one of the houses and 2 printers blocks.
Here is 3 pieces of silverware I tied together with seam binding.
I stamped the knife with the word play.
Isn't the Campbells kid spoon sweet? I rubbed some Walnut Distress ink on the letters to make them pop.
I made the flower with a mini tart tin and some tin snips.
There is tatting on a spool and a cloth measuring tape.
Well, that's it!

Make sure you check out all of the designers blogs on this fun hop for a chance to win!
Crafty Secrets DT girls...
Vicki Chrisman Team Leader
Pam Hooten <--- here="" re="" span="" you="">
Y'all have a great weekend!
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DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh My Goodness!!! Everytime I look I see somthing different. Love your project!

Shannon said...

Wow, this looks like it was very time consuming. It's a stunning piece of artwork. I like how you made the compartments long. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Julie {CalleLillyCafe} said...

Love love love your altered box!

Norma Robnett said...

I love it! And to think that most of the time I would just toss some of those items...

Anonymous said...

Love what you did with your box -- so many gorgeous things in it -- thank you for showing us.
Greetings from Sally in France

Judy said...

Pam...what a beautiful project...I absolutely love it!


Tamara DeCoito said...

very nice project,Love the vintage

Teri said...

I love your work... and this blog hop...*and* Crafty Secrets! So much inspiration...thank you for sharing!! I've been seeing these cubby-hole boxes around and want to alter one! What fun!

Candy said...

I love the vintage look! You are so creative!

quinn57 said...

That is amazing, beautiful, breathtaking and unbelievably fabulous. WOW.

Anonymous said...

I love your project. I never would have thought of something so neat. Thanks for sharing.

Keri said...

Wow, this is AMAZING...all the priceless treasures tucked into each compartment, and that Tim Holtz tissue tape is perfect, definitely going to try it! :)

Barb said...

What a neat altered box. I will have to try one with all the little things I have to put inside. I didn't know about TH's tissue tape for the edges. Cool!

jp10 said...

the box is just beautiful!! i am trying something similar right now--but hate to give up little treasures!! thanks!!

April said...

I love your box! You did a wonderful job! Loved looking at each nook and cranny!

Lynne said...

I have a box full of silverware that I had no idea what to do with. Thanks for the ideas.

Valerie said...

What a great project, lots of creativity there! Thanks for sharing!

Laura /sandytoz art said...

wow, now that is sure somethin!

Susan said...

Tim Holtz has nothing on you!! this is an awesome shadow box!!! I have punch letters and numbers also. I have a set that belong to my late FIL, 1/4" then hubby bought me the 1/8" and the 3/16" from Harbor freight.

I love all you did to this and would love it if this was one of the prizes, LOL!!!
GREAT job on a labor of love (it shows)

Lynda said...

What a wonderful eclectic projects. Great job!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow you have out done yourself this is so very cool, love everything you did with it!!

QC said...

You are my vintage altering IDOL!!!!!!!

I love and miss you!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! I just got a Configurations Box and now I am inspired to start working on it!! LOVE this Pam....

Barb in CA said...

Luv how you decorated this altered box! I'm collecting little things to eventually make one of my own. Thanks also for the info on stamping the knife.

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