Sunday, 14 July 2013

Alter Box for Calico

Good morning everyone and welcome to you all! Lovely to see you here in my little corner of blogland.

I was happy and excited to be asked to be guest designer once more for Calico Crafts, a wonderful shop with amazing and unusual products for the altered artist.
I decided to alter one of their fantastic book boxes, using some of the new Graphics 45 Steampunk Spells collection.
To see the full project and how I made it, please head over to their BLOG

Hope you will like it and thank you for visiting!

40 comments:

Norma Gomez said...

Looks beautiful, heading off to check it out!!

Dots Dabbles said...

WOW!!!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Astrid you are so talented I really love and admire your work , your stamping stuff and other projects are so beautiful and perfect in all there details , as this project, so amazing!!!Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us, I 'm looking forward to see your salt technic, I think it will be very special!!! (sorry for my mistakes in Englisch , I hope you can understand what I want to say!!)

Greetings
Maria

Heather Rogers said...

I really don't know what to say Astrid this book box is truly amazing. Your design and the thought that you have put in to it is wonderful and your place as guest designer is richly deserved. Well done!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Margaret Mifsud said...


An amazing cover Astrid. I'm off to check it out!! ox

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness, such a stunning creation here again Astrid. You´re amzing and always so such fabulous creations. I´m totally blown away, sooooo gorgeous work again.

Brenda Brown said...

Such rich and beautiful colours Astrid and what a fabulous design. Love it.
Happy Sunday.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Redanne said...

What an absolutely stunning piece of work Astrid, I love everything about it. Hugs, Anne x

Stamps and Paper said...

Amazing piece of work Astrid, fabulous colours and textures .
Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Anne

Rita said...

Wow Astrid, another stunning creation from you. I want to hold it and touch the textures. Fabulous make. Hugs Rita xxxxx

craftimamma said...

Awesome piece of work Astrid and your guest DT spot is very well deserved.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

chrissies said...

Amazing work on this-such wonderful texture in the background and the image stands out so well. The little extras in the corners and on the spine make it special

Love Chrissie x

Martina2801 said...

Oh my God, Astrid, the book is a dream! I'm totally thrilled! Congratulations to this masterful work. I wish you a nice Sunday.
Hugs MARTINA

Aquarius said...

Not sure how I've missed hearing of Calico Crafts - off to take a look right now. Love the lady!

Deborah said...

She blends in beautifully with your altering - looks gorgeous, Astrid. Off to have a look....

bockel24 said...

absolutely beautiful, Astrid!

Maryanne said...

This is beautiful and a great idea to alter a book box! I love the way you've used the Steampunk Spells paper!

Dianne said...

Gorgeous Astrid, going over for a good look, thanks for sharing, I think your leaving today so have a wonderful safe time away...

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your box is simply sensational. I just popped over to Calico Crafts for a look and couldn't stop drooling. Fabulous job creating a masterpiece!

Hugs,
Linda

Fandhmum said...

Absolutely amazing!
Rosie x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely gorgeus, Astrid,,,,,such a bright colors,,,,so vibrant,,,,,you are talented my friend.

Lorraine said...

Absolutely stunning Astrid.

Lillibelle said...

A fantastic piece with great details! Really pretty Astrid!

Annie said...

Oh Astrid......this looks amazing...off to take a closer look

Hugs Annie x

Rose said...

hooo c'est une petite merveille, j'aime beaucoup,
merci pour le tuto
douce soirée
rose

May said...

Looking fabulous Astrid... heading over to check it out...Hugs May x x x

Netty said...

wow your book is fabulous, such a brilliant design, hugs Annette x

marda said...

This is amazing...WOW.. what a beautiful book box you've created. Totally in awe of your talents.

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous box!!!!

Shirley Chillman said...

How lush does this look Astrid so rich and opulent it is amazing. Can't wait to get my hands on those papers.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely Fabulous!!! Love the cover and the inside is perfect!

Claire said...

Oh wow Astrid I'm just having a catch up and you've made some stunning projects since my last visit. I'm off to find our more about this one, its absolutely gorgeous
Claire xx

Kym Decker said...

Dear Astrid--
I fell in love with your blog and your delightful altered art! I would like to send an invitation for you to join our group Digital Whisper. I have a group there and we are working on our challenge this month by creating scenes of Paris at night!

This challenge is how I found your blog! I was looking for Paris images to use for this challenge and found your beautiful blog and saw your amazing altered art but simply adored all of the collage sheets that you have designed and offer for free! I did use a few of the backgrounds in my art for this challenge!

We are looking for someone to help us with a Digital Journal Group and wonder if you would be interested? I would love to talk to you about your amazing talent---contact me at kymdecker@charter.net

Thank you for the freebies and for such a delightful blog! I will provide the link to my blog where the art is located.

Thank you,
Kym Decker

Kim Dellow said...

Just totally Stunning! Lovely work Astrid. Kim

Terry said...

What an awesome altered box! Love those G-45 Papers! It is no secret why they would ask you to guest DT! Love this! Enjoy the week! Hugs!

butterfly said...

Oh, it looks like an absolute beauty, Astrid... off for a look!
Alison x

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Victoria said...

Wow!!!!!!! This book is stunning! I love Steampunk!

Sandie Edwards said...

Another grand creation Astrid, love seeing more over at Calico Crafts, how amazing ....

Ephemera said...

Oooh this looks fab Astrid. off to have a proper look. xx

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