Monday, 20 June 2011


My latest assignment for Bo Bunny was to focus on rub-ons.  I love rub-ons as they are so versatile and can be used on lots of different surfaces so instead of a layout I decided to alter this cute little wooden box I bought from the Range for only £1!  Yup only £1 which I thought was pretty amazing and since I bought this one they have added some different shapes instore too so I will definitely be getting some more of those!

Bo Bunny has sooo many gorgeous rub-ons but as I was going to make a little treasure box for my son who is always collecting all sorts of little "treasures", I decided to use the rub-ons from the Zoology line which are just perfect for him!  I started off by giving the box a couple of coats of everyday emulsion paints from one of those little tester pots.

Once that was done I inked all the edges and corners using Ranger Distress Inks.

I used a sort of Modge Podge ( I make my own using PVA glue, a small amount of water and a few drops of glossy accents) to coat the sides and then added some pieces of the Zoology papers with the glue and then adding another coat over the top and one more once that was dried.  I used the rub-ons on the sides and top of the lid as well as some alphabet stickers and then sealed those all in with the Modge Podge too. I even used some of the Modge Podge on the leaves I cut out to make them more hard wearing too, which is definitely needed with those little fingers!

Lastly I just added a few more embelishments and some pewter liquid pearls around the edges of the lid, and this is the finished box :)

I had to add that coin brad because Christopher was just oohing and aahing over them when he saw them!  As I said he just loves "treasures" :)

Well Christopher just loves it and was so excited when he saw his name on it and seeing that happiness over something you have made for someone is always the best feeling in the world! :)


Luz Maria Bruna said...

Wow I so love this box my friend,simply BEAUTIFUL!!!

Louise said...

no wonder Christopher was pleased it's a gorgeously dressed it xx

KraftyKaren said...

Simply gorgeous Carin - not surprised that he is made up with it.

Karen x

Fran Brunke said...

Fabulous treasure box!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow wow wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwww! GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeee it!! I need to try that line!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

scrappingmabel said...

hi Carin
wow wow ur so talented and this box is fab!!! My two girls would just love this as they are animal mad.Been so busy lately only gettin to check ur blog out now have missed so many awesome things till next time Carin x

Lisa said...

Wow!!! that is absolutely fantastic!!! just gorgeous and brilliant and proves how talented you are too!!

L xx

Crystal said...

WOOOOOWEEEE what an AWESOME altered project, omg this is FABULOUS!!!

Jessica said...

Wow, this is super duper awesome. I love mod podge and altering different things. Great steal on the box. It is fantastic. Making others smile is the whole reason I love to create.

Kim Sonksen said...

Ohhhhh what a fabulous box - no wonder Christopher was delighted with it