Nov 3, 2016

Upcycled Phone Box Turned Mixed Media Gift Box


We have an exciting new challenge for you at Stamps and Stencils today with our lovely host Cec.  She's chosen the theme Tags, Bags & Boxes!  Cec says, "With Christmas coming up and the gift buying underway, we are going to need something to wrap them in.  Let's make some mixed media tags, bags & boxes that will be as treasured by the recipient as the gift itself.  Don't forget to include some stamping or stenciling."  Isn't that a wonderful concept?!  Thank you Cec!


I've saved this Samsung Galaxy phone box for ages because of the beautiful woodgrain design.  I used white gesso to cover the logo, then texture paste through a DIY stencil.  To make my stencil I cut a Tim Holtz die from recycled plastic sheet.  Talk about a cheapie project!  Anyway, I used Lindy's sprays to color the texture paste, adding some drips for interest.  I also dripped on Prima Color Bloom in gold.


The Lindy's spray was quite magenta!  I thought it would be more red, so I had to make a flower to coordinate.  I used two large and five medium tattered floral cutouts.  I gave the flower another splash of gold.


I added several die cuts and some gold ribbon for a festive touch.


The metallic brown dies tie back into the box's seam.  I hope you are inspired to celebrate with us!  


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29 comments:

  1. Oh Autumn this is fabulous - love the rich magenta flower over the textured background, and all the gold splats!!.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. OMG, Autumn, what a stunning transformation of that Samsung Galaxy box! This is just a genius idea! Oooooh, I adore your vibrant colors and that touch of gold is brilliant! Beautiful stenciled background with such an amazing texture! Your flower is fantastic and I love your layering! It's brilliant, my friend! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  3. Gorgeous !! loved tbe bold purple bloom and gold combo :)

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  4. No one will ever discard your incredibly upcycled gift box, Autumn! Those amazing colors immediately grab my attention, and then melt my heart, and them make my eyes wander enjoyably all around the pretty additions, like that gorgeous metallic bow, the dark holly leaves, the pretty snowflakes and what I call "bird's nest fixings". It's an amazing design, Autumn! Thank you for sharing! xo

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  5. Love, love, love it!!! The large flower is beautiful with the splashes of gold. Now I will be hoarding boxes to decorate. Thanks for sharing.
    Madelyn

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  6. WOW!! This is absolutely amazing!! I would have never guessed this to be one of those phone boxes nor would I have thought to save mine for making a project like this, but I sure will now! :) Love your colors and amazing details! TFS! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

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  7. Autumn, this is just gorgeous!! xx

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  8. Oh wow, what a stunning gift box this is!! I love the colors and the texture!! The flower, the bow, the snowflakes...everything is just perfect!! You don't even need to add anything inside...the box is a gift itself!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  9. WOWZA! Beautiful upcycled box and that flower is GORGEOUS! Great job!!!!

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  10. Merci pour les belles idées ,c'est une jolie boite à offrir à bientôt nate

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  11. Gorgeous upcycled gift box, Autumn! Love the colors and all of the texture. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ November Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow."

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  12. Fabulous upcycling Autumn, such a pretty result. Carol x

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  13. absolutely stunning autumn - I don't think you need to put anything in this box - its a gift in itself xx

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  14. Hi Autumn
    This mixed media box is gorgeous, i love these colors and the big flower is a real eyecatcher........i think i'm going to look if i can find some boxes here in my house;-)
    Greetings, Danoesja

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  15. Fantastic recycling, Autumn!! And as always, fabulous colors and composition.... Absolutely stunning!! xxx Lynn

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  16. Wow, Autumn! I love your colors and die cuts and that flower is to die for. Gorgeous! Hugs :-)

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  17. What a stunning way to recycle that beautiful phone box, the original woodgrain effect is lovely and you have just enhanced it more with your stencilling. Beautiful colours, wonderful design - and such a great idea too!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  18. A great design! Thank you for joining Try It On Tuesday!
    oxo Susi

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  19. Wowzers! This is gorgeous and using the wood grain that was already there to enhance your design was a splendid idea. That big flower adds the perfect depth to this lovely altered box. I bet the gift that will go inside is just as lovely! Gorgeous and stunning dearie! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  20. Glorious mixed media work - stunningly vivid colours and great use of the die-cuts to create detail, dimension and texture.
    Alison x

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  21. Fabulous transformation great stencilling and love the big gorgeous flower-what gift could you possibly put inside that could compete with the box
    Carol x

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  22. stunning project Autumn...love the woodgrain and that gorgeous bloom...thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

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  23. This is gorgeous Autumn, so sumptuous it is a gift in itself! I am guilty of keeping way too many boxes as "they might be useful one day" I really must use them to make some Christmas gift boxes. Hugs, Jannet

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  24. This is awesome. So many fabulous details! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  25. Gorgeous piece of art Autumn! Love the magenta flower over the textured background and all the gold splats! Thanks bunches for sharing it with us at TioT. Crafty hugs from Lula!

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  26. A fabulous project Autumn, love the vivid colour of that flower.
    Avril xx
    p.s. Thanks for linking to TioT

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  27. A beautiful makeover! I love that you recycled this box! the flower is gorgeous in shape and color! Hugs!

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  28. Absolutely stunning!! Beautiful work!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  29. Oh my goodness..this is just so beautiful..I love the textures and the embellishing and the colour palette is stunning...a fab entry for this months challenge at Altered Eclectics...x

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