Friday, March 21, 2008

K & Co. Paper Challenge



This challenge was to take a stack of K & Co. Ancestry papers and chipboard stickers and create something with it. Since I had purchased an old hat box at an estate sale last summer, I decided to re-purpose it into something I will use. I saw the paper as fabric and decided to use my sewing skills to create the quilted pattern on the lower part of the box. After making a paper template, mod-podging the squares to the template and stitching the rows, I added the damask stamp (Heidi Swapp) across the surface for a wallpapered look. Then I embellished the lid with ephemera that I had been collecting as well as several Art Declassified stamps from my LLS. This box now houses old family photos that we cherish. The ruffled trim is some old gold crepe paper that I had in my stash as well. I'm pleased with the end result.

4 comments:

marcia said...

Hi Carol - talk about inspiration - your box is gorgeous- and I don't think I'd have the patience!

glad you found my blog - keep checking back,there's always something new and crazy!

Marcia

www.ciabscraftytimes.blogspot.com

Karen Desmet said...

Beautiful hatbox! (I love hatboxes!). The Art Declassified stamps look GREAT! Thank you for purchasing them and enjoying them. I love how you used them!

lauren said...

ok, you have *literally* made me laugh out loud this morning...at the marvelous understatement of the phrase, "i am pleased with the end result" as applied to this AMAZING and unique piece of altered art!!!!!!!!

THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS BREATH-TAKING!!! I AM IN AWE OF YOUR CREATIVITY AND SKILL!!

(sorry to shout--my caps lock got stuck there for a minute...but i'm leaving it b/c i truly am that excited about this piece! wow!) (WOW!!!)

Allison said...

This is one beautiful item Carol...I just love those papers you chose!