Friday, February 14, 2014

CottageCutz Altered Valentine Heart

 Happy Valentine's Day!   Here is an altered heart shaped box I picked up at from the Dollar Tree.  I had a blast creating this sweet little heart to fill with Valentine candy.  This box was originally red.  So that the color wouldn't show through the pink and white paper I chose to cover the box with, I painted this box white.  The paper is recollection and I cover the inside and outside of the box.
The Sweetheart Border die was cut six times, painted with Gesso and sprinkled with glitter.  After they dried I applied them to the top and bottom of the box along with a string of iridescent pearl trim. 
 
 On top of the box I used the Flourish Love Heart cut from white cardstock and also painted with Gesso and  glitter.  For the vine between the roses I used the Sweet Flourish.  The flowers were hand made.  I was experimenting with distressing the edges of the petals.  I love how much texture I was able to achieve on the petals.  In real life it gives them a fuzzy look.  I also painted the flowers with Gesso and sprinkled with glitter.  The box is topped off with a butterfly from the Fiigree Butterfly Trio.
As promised here is my little mini album that coordinates with this box.  Thanks for stopping by today to view my project.  I sure do appreciate it.  Happy Crafting.  See you soon.  Here are the dies I used:

14 comments:

Glenda Brooks said...

I love both your projects! So very Valentiny! Have a great weekend!

Pinklady 68 said...

Absolutely gorgeous box and mini album!!! Beautiful in pink and white:-) As always...loooove your dies use sooo perfect put together!!
Happy Valentine:-)

Hugs Laila.

Benzi said...

Carol, your album and box are just beautiful, as always. The love you put into your crafts shows immensely.
I want to wish you a wonderful Valentine's Day.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous box Carol so beautiful decorated.

gr karin

Marisa Job said...

Another beautiful creation!! I love everything about it!!!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

it is beautiful!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Warmly,
Bibiana

Sherri said...

This is magnificent! I would never have thought of taking a box from the dollar store & turning it into this gorgeous creation! WOW! Whoever this goes to is going to be just dancing with joy! You are the absolute queen of gorgeous projects! Hands down!

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow Carol--this is fabulous!!!! Hope all is well with you & your family. Happy Valentine's Day. hugs~~Patty

Marisa said...

Gorgeous box! Gorgeous flowers.

Donna Ellis said...

ohhhhh, how gorgeous, Miss Carol! Such pretty pink colors and wonderful flowers on your delightful candy-holding hearts! how fun these must have been to make - I like the idea of painting over the red to keep things looking pastel. All your little "fru-fru's" are pure delight! Happy Valentine's Day one day late. hugs, de

Becky said...

wow & wow Carol, this heart is gorgeous!

JD/ Jill said...

You decorated that box so beautifully!

Shirley said...

The album and the box are gorgeous!! They will be cherished forever. Wow!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - the flowers on this box are scrumptious! I am going to learn to make them one day. This is one of the prettiest boxes I have ever seen! Love, love, love it! What a special thing to make. Hugz!!!!! Millions of them!