Friday, May 4, 2012

Altered Thrift Store Find & Card

I passed over this little recipe box twice before going back and snagging it for 50 cents at the local thrift shop on Tuesday.  Isn't she a beauty? Blue green on the outside and even though the picture looks red, that's orange on the inside. 
I had a few images I'd colored up in copics for Nicecrane Designs sitting on my desk and last night, I got a spur of motivation to alter one of my 'cheap finds' sitting out in the garage. 
Here is the sheet of digital stamps that I used called Colors of Spring.

Here is the new, and I hope, improved recipe box with a card.
 The foundation of paint is White and Vintage Lace acrylic paint.  Smudges of Black Licorice acrylic added later for aging and distressing.
 A combination of frilly-ish die cuts that I had laying around combined with the circle die cut of the copic colored image in the center, all triple layered with UTEE, purchased at Linda's Zibbet store, The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
 Typed up 'Recipe' on Microsoft Word and then mirror printed onto regular printer paper.  After trimming out the word, I applied it to the top of the recipe box using the Mod Podge Transfer Method.  Got a little too wet in places and bits of the word are missing, but it added character so I left it.
 Lined the inside with vintage papers from Brenda Walton's Scrap Pad to Go by K&Company, also attached with Mod Podge.
Another image from Nicecrane's Colors of Spring, also colored in Copics, is matched with scraps from the recipe box to complete the gift set.

So? Whatcha' think? Is it worthy to place in a craft sale or should I scrap it and retry? I'm happy to hear any and all suggestions.

Thank you so much for popping in to see this project and I hope you're doing wonderful.
Hugs n' Happy Stamping....
Lisa xx


Challenges I would like to enter:
Frilly and Funkie - Alter It (Can't decide if it's frilly or funky)


25 comments:

Mitra Pratt said...

Scrap it? WHAT? YOU got too much sun girl! That is AMAZING!!!!! And you got that transfer method to work? I have been ITCHING to try that, but way too chicken! VERY VERY VERY awesome. Please don't alter the altered item!

angelwhispers said...

My word this is awesome I just love it and love all the fabulous detail!! Chanelle xxx

Lori said...

Gorgeous - the box and the card! DO NOT SCRAP IT!!!

Chrissy said...

This is just fabulous Lisa, you cant scrap it..love the little bird image and colouring..Gorgeous papers...you will sell this easy...WOW!! Stunning work.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Ina said...

Lisa - this is AWSOME. Love what you did and all the details looks fabulous. You can't be serious about scraping it.You have done an amazing job on such a great find. It in itself is a treasure now with your personal touch. Hugs

Sue said...

Hello Q
This is your weird sense of humour at play again I see, 'Is it worthy"?
I, like all who view this altered recipe box will be in full agreement that it will find a 'worthy' home at the craft fair, I am pleased you kept it fairly plain and left the letters as they were, as it certainly adds so much character to the Box.
And I adore the card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Tracy said...

Uh nooo. Scrapping it's the last thing you need to do. It's fantastic! I love everything you did to it, especially the title on top with parts missing. That's true distressing. LOL Great save and great refurbish Twang. :-) Hugs!

Dawn said...

I think it is stunning! Don't change a thing and most certainly don't scrap it...walk away from the box...

Hugs, Dawn

Cosy Life by Elly said...

Hey you did a great job..It turned out very beautiful..including the inside of the recipe box.
Have a nice weekend,
Dear greatings Elly from Holland

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww Lisa, absolutely a delicious to watch, so different, not the usual card,,,,.I love how you colored the incredible card and all over the vintge look on your amazing box. I´ll send a gift to anyone that left a nice comment,,,,SHHHH

Dr Sonia S V said...

It looks so beautiful Lisa

Sue C said...

No don't scrap it, it's fabulous ! Love the transformation, and the use of the acrylic paints. The images you've used are gorgeous and the inside is fab too ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Lisa Jane said...

oh i just love a bit of recycling and altering.. this is fabulous
Lisa x

Shahrul Niza said...

I'm speechless Lisa! WOWWW. She is a real beauty. You're so talented. I'm so inspired now..I'm going to bed, happy.:)) Nite nite.

Shahrul Niza said...

oh and I LOVE your new banner!. LOL. what did he turn into???

Sewe said...

Awesome work with the recipe box

Donna Phelan said...

You are just sooooo creative!

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

Fabulous!!! This is just amazing Lisa ~ you've done a wonderful job....don't you even dare to think of scrapping it! Sarah xx

Teresa Kline said...

luv this...wow!

enjoy *~*

Sandy said...

I am just organizing my recipes long overdue job I'm afraid. But great to do on those rainy days. Love your recipe box what a great recycle of an old box looks awesome :)

anna christensen crafts said...

Now that box would look great - in my house! I love it! xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Super transformation.... definitely don't scrap it! Thanks for sharing at Frilly & Funkie this week.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Well, I think the jury's in, Lisa. It's a keeper, for sure! Terrific renovation on that old recipe file - great colors and I really love the image transfer on the letters - amazing work there. I've never attempted it it it looks really cool and I LOVE the way the letters are a bit worn looking! So great to have you joining in the fun with us at Frilly and Funkie for this challenge. And thanks heaps for the mention of my little shop - sure do appreciate that!

Hugs,
Linda

Margaret said...

I'm going to rebel and tell you to scrap it! As a matter of fact, I'll help you get rid of it! Just send it to me and I'll dispose of it for you. And if you happen to see one just like it in my house, I will swear it's not the one you made... :)
Love how you gave new life to that poor little neglected box! The 'oops' on the top really adds so much character and fits in so well with the 'worn' edges that you could have told us you did it on purpose!! Fantabulous work!!

Sandy said...

So you cook too? When in the world do you have time to shop? All I manage to do is food and eating out. Oh woe is me --- nice work!
Sandy