This box started life as a rather ugly purple cardboard jewellery box (stupidly I forgot to take a "before" picture), but I liked the lining on the inside and thought it would be perfect to be altered as a little gift for a crafty friend.
I started by adding some texture to the lid with the new 6 x 6 Chevron mask, using some Paper Artsy Grunge Paste. When dry I painted the whole box with French Roast Fresco Paint and dried with my heat gun. I then added a layer of Distress Crackle Paint in Tea Dye and when that had dried and cracked I then painted the whole box again with Bundled Sage Distress Paint, the last step was to add some Walnut Stain Distress Stain over the lid to seep into the cracks created by the crackle paint.
I took a Tim Holtz Ornate Plate and altered it with the help of Salty Ocean and Bundled Sage Distress Paints
Grungy Greetings stamps on a scrap of book paper and cut out just the word Love. I glued it behind the opening in the ornate plate added a couple of little brads and adhered it to the lid of my box.
Katie Fox A Stitch in Time set 3 times, cut them out and inked around the edges a bit.