Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tresors De Luxe~So Sweet Altered Book Box


Hello everybody!! Hope you are having a great week! Today,  I wanted to share an "off the page" project that I did using lots of yummy flowers and lace from the Tresors De Luxe Etsy Shop, and the Scraps Of Elegance July Kit-Home Sweet Home.

This project is an altered book box that features lots of layering, painting, distress, and stamping. I used the following Tresors De Luxe Items to get the soft,  Shabby~Vintage,  look that I love:

White Venice Lace Item #LA-023



Here you can see the softness that the background lace lends along with the softness of the organza flowers~don't you just love those little pearl centers~such a wonderful Tresors touch!



To create the little roll back at the corner of the book, I tucked in a small cut off piece of the lace that I used in the background to create a soft little bed for my bird brad.


Here you can see what a gorgeous touch that pearl appliqued lace adds to the distress crackled finish of the spine of the book.


A detail shot of the dimension and distress crackle technique I created on the sides of the box.


To finish out the back of the book, I hand stamped music notes onto it.

All of the gorgeous lace and flowers from the Tresors De Luxe Etsy Shop, makes it so much fun to put together wonderful treasues  like this altered book box. When you are finished, you not only have a  decorative piece, but a functional piece as well. This book box will make a FABulous decorative piece on it's own, and then it can also be used to store momentos, letters and trinkets in. So romantic and so chic!! 

Thank you for dropping by and for all the sweetness that you bring to my day~ Hugs ~Renea


8 comments:

MichelleMc said...

Oh my! I'm drooling all over my keyboard- this is so fabulously yummy!! Love it, Renea! Sigh. I sooo want to create like you when I grow up.

Karen Otterbacher said...

Hi Renea! I was away for a bit on a visit... just getting back
into the routine~
WOW I love this book box! And all your sweet details~
Such a beautiful showpiece of artistry! The laces are gorgeous~
TFS and hope your week goes well!!
Karen

Lizzy Hill said...

Wow!!! Such beautiful softness...love the spine & those lace flowers are just soooo scrumptious:):):)

Mandy Zimmerman said...

Hi Renea! Dropping by to check out this beautiful creation! Gorgeous details as always!
Have a great day!
Mandy

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Goodness - this is delightful!!!

Sandie Edwards said...

Stunning in every imaginable way ... love this so much, as with everything you create Renae.

Rachael Funnell said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! You are SERIOUSLY TALENTED girl...

Cindy Gay said...

I love your color combo in the chevron layout! Very nice!