Saturday, March 25, 2017

Upcycled Mandarin Box

Hello everyone!

Today I have a quick post just to show you how I upcycled a mandarin box. 

I'm a kind of person who always has problems with throwing things away... 
This time I decided to try to give a new life to this mandarin box – to turn it into a storage box for my craft supplies.

Here are the photos before and after:

If you are interested how I did it:
  • I wanted to give an antique look to this box. So, I painted it firstly in brown color.
  • When it dried, I did a second layer – in turquoise, and left it to dry for a night.
  • Then I distressed a top layer with a sand block and for more contrast I added with my brash a light touch of the same brown paint that I used underneath.
  • Of course, I strengthened a bottom of the box with a chipboard and an appropriate pattern paper.
  •  And a piece of furniture.
  It was fun! And now I have an additional storage box that looks perfect on my bookshelf.

See you later,


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Altered gift box for Words&Paintery


It's time for a new challenge at Words&Paintery. For this month I altered a gift box:

A March challenge has a beautiful color palette:

You can enter the challenge till April 15 - here is a link.

And a little bit more photos:

Thanks for stepping by!
Hugs, Anna.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

"Thank you" Card for Words&Paintery


Today I want to share with you a Card that I created for Words&Paintery new challenge:

This month a color palette is very vibrant and at the same time quite challenging for me:
Here is a link to February challenge.


Thank you for stepping by.
Hugs, Anna

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Rusty Steampunk Altered Box

Hello everyone!

Do you remember my previous altered Industrial box that I made from a simple wooden box – here is a link. As I was happy with the result, I decided to try myself again. That time my challenge was to make a Rusty old Steampunk Box. Besides I couldn’t wait any longer to try my new stash – a Rusty paste from Viva decor.
So again I bought a simple wooden box in a dollar store and I went crazy!!! Oh, I can’t describe how I love all these gears, chains and other metal stuff (I’m telling this every time – BUT this is true!).This time I also used a lot of chipboards, tones of mediums, sprays, paints and pastes.

I can’t wait to show you my recent creation:

This box looks so old and rusty…

A look from other sides:

And look inside!



I want to enter into the next challenges: 

Retrokraftshop - Retromania 20

SanDee&Amelie's Steampunk Challenge Blog - New Stash/Forgotten Stash
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - February's Challenge

Have a great day! 
Hugs, Anna

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Altered Photo Frame

Hi again!
Today I came to share with you my altered photo frame.

I altered this photo frame for a present. 

And I’m proud to say that this purple flower just under the bird I did it by myself! J Yes, I’ve never done flowers by my hands before – I always use purchased flowers (it’s faster and easier). But this time I wanted something special… 
So this is my first baby-flower ;)

Some close-ups:

With my project I want to enter the next challenges:

13arts - Love is in the air                                                                                 

Berry71Bleu - A PoP of Colour                                                  

Fabrika decoru - Stay Gold

Thank you for stepping by!
Hugs, Anna

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mixed-Media Layout 'Strasbourg' for Words&Paintery


It's time for a new challenge at Words&Paintery. And this time I created a layout which I want to share with you:

I should admit that January challenge wasn't so easy for me. The color combo seemed to be hard (especially these two greens), but I hope I succeeded.

I couldn't find a pattern paper that fits me so I decided to create a background by myself... I took acrylics and painted a cardstock in a color that I needed and created some texture. 
On this layout I used different fabrics, modeling paste, chipboards, wooden and metal embellishments, book page for a flower, die cuts, thread and other - everything I found in my stash. It was fun!


That's all for today.
Thanks for stepping by!


Friday, December 23, 2016

Shaker Christmas Card

Christmas is knocking on the door!!!

Just a last share before the Christmas - my shaker card:

All these sequences and beads inside the window are moving when you shake a card :)

And a little bit more photos:

This year I was totally inspired by the snow outside!
Here in Montreal (Canada) we had already -25C! Now it's warmer but snow is everywhere! How I love it! :)
There is a Christmas spirit in everything! Lots of decorations and holidays mood! Smell of cinnamon and mandarins can't leave you indifferent :)

With my card I want to enter a Canvas corp brands December challenge and Mixed Media Place December challenge.

A Very Merry Christmas to all of you!!!!
Hugs, Anna.