Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Whats in the box this time.

 Can you guess we love cheese in our house. This is another box that has been given a make over.
The new Try it on Tuesdays Challenge is to Recycle It'.
Please pop over to see what we have all been making.

There will be a lot of photos,  so I will keep the explanation as brief as I can.
The box was coated then painted with acrylics, the smeared with gold metalic rub on paste.
The lid I covered with  card, which had been  embossed using a  time  folder, this had the rub over with gold treatment as well

The inside of the box holds a Concertina book.
I used a Spellbinders die cut for the shapes, some of which were cut from the cover of  a Graphics 45 paper stack. This saved the papers  to be used on another day.

 On the left you can see the pages of the book.
The stamps I used for some of the images were from Stampers Anonymous and Chocolate Baroque
All the extra shading was Vintage Photo distress ink.
The trimmings were all scraps from my bits box.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look, your comments are always appreciated.


  1. Absolutely and completely gorgeous! I see I NEED some of that cheese today when I go shopping! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Wow Yvonne, this is gorgeous! Loving the little book!

  3. Really love the box, it is stunning. Hugs Bee

  4. An awesome make over Yvonne with the book inside :)
    Von ♥

  5. Gorgeous creation hun and thank you for popping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment...means a lot!!
    hugs and xxx

  6. Great box, love, love, love, the mini inside.
    Hugz, Z

  7. Gorgeous altered box! So much beauty inside and out! Love this!

  8. this is so cool - gorgeous creation.
    Big hugs
    Doreen xx

  9. How cool is this ?! Just a gorgeous idea and a fabulous piece of art.

  10. The box is gorgeous enough but then to create a book to pop inside, that is simply beyond stunning.

  11. wow Yvonne, this is stunning! Love the container and LOVE the booklet! You did a fabulous job! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  12. Love all the steampunk images and page designs Yvonne. Another great altered cheesebox.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  13. Fabulous way to recycle the cheese box. It is truly beautiful inside and out.
    Jean x

  14. This is fabulous Yvonne. The book is stunning and your decoration of the box is gorgeous. Xx

  15. Stunning project Yvonne, i love little books and yours is so beautifully decorated!
    Val x

  16. This is book just terrific and such a great idea

    Love Chrissie xx

  17. Gorgeous!! I knew there was a good reason for eating so much cheese...
    Hugs Cindyx

  18. Very neat...love the vintage look and what a clever idea!!

  19. Stunning makeover of your cheese box Yvonnbe,love it. xx

  20. Beautiful recycle and what a wonderful book inside. A real treasure.

  21. This is all gorgeousness, from papers, image to embellishments.
    Must start to buy my cheese in boxes!
    Avril xx

  22. What a fantastic creation... the upcycling of the cheese box is already fab, but then that amazing shaped album, with those wonderful stamped images - gorgeous work, Yvonne!
    Alison xx