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Saturday, September 3, 2011


Happy Saturday, everyone!!!  I truly hope you're all enjoying a great holiday weekend!!!

We are under a severe weather threat here right now and it's becoming increasingly dark outside, so I'm going to make this as quick as possible!

I purchased a plain little wooden box at a Michael's sale for 50 cents and here is how it looks now:

Close up of the top:

The front of the box:

And I felt I had to do something to the inside:

The bird on the top of the box I made with melted wax I poured into a mold and colored using Luster Rub-On colors after it solidified; I colored the box  by rubbing assorted shades of Viva Inka-Gold colors on it using my fingers, and I think they blended beautifully; the words are computer generated.  I haven't a clue what I'll be using it for but, assuredly, when an occassion comes up, it'll be out of here... LOL!

Well, there goes another TV announcement saying to relocate to the lowest exteriors of our homes for our protection, and I'm hearing raindrops now hitting my window -- and thunder, so I've got to go!!!  (God is trying to tell us something!!!)  Depending on the weather, I'll try to get back later to catch up on some visiting!!!

Oh!!!  Don't forget tomorrow, I'll be announcing the winner of my blog candy from McVic's birthday hop, and I'll have another small giveaway for you!!!

Hope you like my project for today...

I'll be seeing you!


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, that is a BEAUTY!!!

jessica said...

beautiful box Audrey! Stay safe and dry :)

Monique Barr said...

You and your hubby and dog (kid) stay safe. TFP the box I love it. Praying for you guys.
Your sister Monique

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Isn't it a great feeling when you take a plain item and can transform into a beautiful item? Love that you used so many fun goodies on this...even the gold nails are worth it.
The one I showed last week is PROUDLY displayed at a friends house like it was a shine.
Thanks for sharing and stay safe

shari said...

Audrey, This box is beautiful! Great job my friend. I hope your holiday weekend is great. Shari (cricutrookie)

Raina said...

I think someone else needs to do some videos! I love this box! Do you use modge podge at all?

Congrats to the winner!


Cricut Couple said...

This is absolutely STUNNING! I just don't know what else to say but Stunning!

Jean said...

This is great Audrey!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Audrey, Audrey, Audrey, this is just stunning. You never cease to amaze me my friend... I will be praying for you... hugs from ukiah

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great altered box! Love all the details you added and wow what a great deal!

Rhonda Emery said...

this is so beautiful. you make the most wonderful boxes. hugs

lisa808 said...

Wow, you sure turned a 50 cent item into a beautiful gift that would be treasured by whoever receives it.

Hope you are safe.

lovemypaper said...

Very pretty box!

Beebeebabs said...

Hi Audrey thanks for stopping by - I love love love your box it is absolutely beautiful you did a nice job thanks for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

your box is soooo beautiful

Christine said...

Beautiful box, Audrey. Just love it!! I've been wanting to do some decorative boxes for awhile, and you're giving me even more inspiration. Guess I need to go out and see if I can find some great bargains like you did! :)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your wooden box Audrey. Gorgeous details. Happy Labor Day!

Staying Crafty said...

Gorgeous! I ESPECIALLY LOVE that bird on the inside. Just stunning :)

Kate said...

Poor you - facing the storm! I know you are okay as I read the post above already! I'm so thankful!
Audrey, your ability to alter items is incredible! This box is stunning! I love the little beads you've added to the bottom.

The Archiving Angel said...

I adore your box Audrey! It is a wow piece!
What a showstopper!!!
Thanks for your lovely comments.
Yes, I have been told I am an enabler...sorry about that. I really think our love of this hobby just puts me in that precarious position. Or at least that is what I keep telling myself.
At least everybody knows what to get us for holidays, birthdays & special occasions, right?
There I go justifying it again. I don't always have all the tools or finds either. I just happen to seek them out & find them.
Hope you stay safe. Take care my friend.

Stephanie said...

This is beautiful, Audrey! :)

You are too sweet for dropping by amd for all of your kind comments!! You rock, Audrey! Love your projects- theyre always beautiful!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Beautiful. I can't believe you turned a 50 cent box in to a work of art...well actually I can, you always work your magic on every project. It looks awesome!!!

Glad to see you are taking precautions. I drive by neighbors dailey that either lost their home or had severe damage due to the tornadoes in April. On that day, my 8 yr old son put a post it note in our safe zone that read, "God is in Control". It gave me peace as we listened to a tornado go over our house that day. Take care and always be alert!!!

Brenda said...

What a beautiful box. I love the bird inside. Wonderful job as always.

Marita ♫♫♫ said...

This is a lovely box♥. Love all the details, but i especially love the bird inside♥. Take care♥

Hugs Marita