Okay, on to the altered box details.
Then I used gesso and a stencil on the box ends. Next was some random stamping with a pretty script stamp and a flourishy stamp in timber brown stazon ink. Again drying with heat tool.
Next layer was a small honey comb stamped in dove grey stazon ink. More drying. Then some line art hearts in sepia, drying. And some peacock feathers through a larger honey comb stencil. More drying.
On the cover I glued down a lacy heart die cut. Immediately did not like the color combo. What to do to get it off? Ah! I read in blogland when you don't like it, paint over it! So that's what I did to the cover only. Another layer of gesso. You can just see the outline of the lacy heart die cut. For embellies I went digging through my stash of stuff on the shelf over my desk and found the perfect lacy heart! and some leftover heart punch outs from class. Hmm, still needed something. Aha! Mr. Postman brought it today! The small wing and hearts sizzix mover & shapers dies! I stamped Love on the smallest heart, attached the wings and added to the box. A small banner was stamped using my mini alpha stamp set and fussy cut in the shape of a banner.
I'm submitting my altered Hearts and Love box to these challenges:
Sunday Stamper - Love & Hearts
Anything But a Card #12 - Share the Love
Quietfire Designs - Queen of Hearts
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Have a Heart
I'm really tickled with my 'so unlike me' altered box. Hope y'all like it too.
I will definitely . . . Celebrate today!
ink: distress inks, stazon, archival, versamagic
dies: spellbinders, sizzix
stamps: stampers anonymous (TH), justrite stamps, mini alpha and the small honey comb (both unknown)
paper: heartfelt creations d.p., bazzill
other: gesso, utee e.p., heart punch, glue n seal, crafters workshop stencils