Monday, February 4, 2013

USA Altered Box


gloria picture

I created an altered shadow box filled with patriotic colors to honor my older brother Larry, who served in the US Navy.

Gloria Stengel Hampton Art USA-Box-1 

The box is a "drawer" from a Graphic 45 Matchbook Box Staples and measures 8x8 inches. I covered all the sides of the box with decorative paper.


The dimension of the box was perfect for adding many lumpy embellishments to the altered tag.


I stamped images onto paper and then cut them out with die templates. I also added rosettes cut from decorative papers.


I think the saying about time being fleeting is a good one to use for this project. The photo of my brother was taken when he was 18 years old, and he is soon to celebrate his 62nd birthday! I am sure he will agree, that time is fleeting and precious.



Hampton Art Stamps:

7 Gypsies: Time Pieces (IC0235), Months (IC0236), Abundance (IC0148)

Other Hampton Art:

Clear Embossing Powder

Clearsnap Inks:

Colorbox Mix'd Media Inx: Leather, Schoolhouse, Jasmine

Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Bon Voyage, Photogenic

Box: Graphic 45 8x8 Matchbook Box Staples

Tag: Graphic 45 Tag Small Staples

Designer paper: Authentique Glory

Cardstock: Bazzill Kraft; Neenah Natural White; American Crafts Pomegranate

Sticker: Authentique

Die cuts: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Small; Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Ticket Strip, Paper Rosette, Mini Paper Rosettes

Star pins: Maya Road

Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Button: Buttons Galore and More

Other: Scrabble tiles, Bingo numbers, Doily

Adhesive: Scotch ATG, Scor-tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares

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