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28 June 2010

Tarnished and Tattered ~ Outside the Box Art Challenge

Today is the Day to Share our Challenge!

Hi Everyone, Today is finally the day! We all reveal our mini creations using our little soap crates! I had ideas, and more ideas and then more ideas but alas the one I really wanted to do (a little box for those little packages of tissues) was not meant to be, the tissues are too long *Sigh* So I decided to make my little box for holding a positive word a day. I had seen this in other formats, beautiful glass jars, etc. but the opening on our little soap boxes seemed perfect for this. The idea is that each day you pull out a new slip of paper with a word or affirmation and that follows you all through that day! I am still working on the list of words and positive affirmations that will eventually fill my little box, so for now - just the box.
First I decoupaged antique sheet music that I distressed and aged with Ranger Distress Ink in "vintage photo" then I glued pearls into brass earring findings and glued them to the edge of the opening. Of course I couldn't leave out my bling so I added some Swarovski bicone crystals here and there for extra sparkle. I glued a velvet ribbon around the crate sealing the edge and painted 3 round wooden beads in black and glued them to the bottom for feet.

I hope you like what I've done... and...
Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Hello Beth,

    Thanks for the comments about my soap box. Your soap box idea is great with using it to keep positive daily thoughts. I love the music and the bead closure on the side. Very pretty.


  2. Hi Beth!

    A positive word a day is an awesome thing to put in your beautiful little creative soap box :)

    I love the torn and distressed music sheets and all of your bling :)

    To answer your question about my tiny little handle...I got it at the hardware store. It's amazing the cool little things us "girl artists" can find when we are forced to go shopping with our Man! hahahaha

    Have a wonderful week Beth...I love your box :)

  3. Beth...It is sooo pretty! It's a beautiful little treasure box~ love the feet you added!

  4. Beth ~ Your Outside the Box Creative is Beautiful, So Elegant.... Great Job Beth

  5. Beth,
    Sorry it took me so long to get over here. Your beautiful jewel encrusted box is wonderful! I love your idea of a positive thought of the day. I have your first card...'I am a talented artist'.
    Thank you for playing along, I think this was so much fun seeing how differently everyone would see the soapbox. I may do another challenge someday. Lisa

  6. Beth your soap box looks wonderful, love all the the beads you put around the hole, great work.