Monday, 7 September 2015

Back with a bang.....

Hello everyone and welcome! Thank you for dropping in after my long absence from blogging while I was in Australia.

Well finally I am back home and slowly getting back into the swing of things and today I have not one, but two projects due. I am sorry to say I also did not manage to visit many of you during my absence, but from now on I should be properly back and look forward to seeing what you are up to!
This is the second project I am sharing today, the other one can be seen HERE:
This one an altered box holding a set of alphabet stamps as you can see.

To get a full description, more photos and a step by step, please visit A Vintage Journey, where I am sharing a Destination Inspiration post today. Hope to see you there!
Have a great week


29 comments:

Shari Trumbull said...

Fabulous, Astrid!! I love altered boxes, especially when they serve a practical purpose!! I can't wait to see all of your steps at AVJ!! XOXO-Shari

Vintagehandmade said...

Oh, Astrid, this is a brilliant transformation! Love your wonderfully blended colours here! Breathtaking project! Off to see more :) Branka xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Both projects are just wonderful dear Astrid! Welcome back! I missed you! Hope you had beautiful days downunder!
oxo
Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the altered box, wonderful colours, as always. Good to see you back again! Hugs, Valerie

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great box for the little letter stamps, I love it, great image and colours , beautiful like always!!

Greetings
Maria

brenda said...

Welcome home Astrid and I hope you had a great trip down under. And as the title says you sure are back with a bang and right into your lovely inky creations which are always a joy to see.

B x

Maryann Laursen said...

This is soooo fabulous and amazing, that it litterally blows my mind away. I totally LOVE how you transform a plain ordinary box into such a jawdropping piece of beautiful art. You are such a clever and talented girl. Boy I wish I lived closer to you, so I could just come and see you work on these things, that would be just awesome.

chrissie said...

Welcome back Astrid.

Amazing always wonderful to see your makes with all the textures and wonderful ideas.

Love Chrissie xx

Brenda Brown said...

Back with a bang Astrid, this is superb and so useful too. Glad you're home safe and that you had a great time away. hugs xxx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Welcome back Astrid! Just seen all the details over at AVJ - such a wonderful project. Jennie x

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Happy to see you back and blogging! Love the warm colors and how you transformed this box completely!

butterfly said...

So lovely to have you back, Astrid - and two stunning projects to kick us off. I've just been gazing at your gorgeous leaves over at Calico, and I saw the DI post last night, but didn't comment then as I was on my iPad and most of the time the comments seem to disappear, so I'm heading over there now to leave some big love!
Alison xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic!

Meggymay said...

Good to see you back and sharing your inspirational projects with us. Today's pieces are both fantastic.
Yvonne xx

Terry said...

Love your altered box and can't wait to see all the details! Welcome back to the crafting world and so glad you had some good and relaxing (well maybe) quality time with family! Big Hugs!

Marisa Job said...

Such a beautiful altered box!! Great colors and design! Hugs!

rachel said...

such a lovely box Astrid - so glad you had fun in australia - such a wonderful place! Good to see you back! Hugs rachel x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Welcome home Astrid, we have missed you and your wonderful art! Off to take a closer look at your project, what a fabulous way to store those little alphabet stamps! Deb xo

Anita Houston said...

This would be a joyous gift to any stamper! LOVE the alteration, and so glad you are back!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Welcome back Astrid ! As always your work is so fascinating! Great !Your altered box is beautiful!Barbarayaya

Sue Balawajder said...

Welcome back,you have been missed.Really hope you had a fabulous time in Australia. Your altered box is stunning, as always. See you next time I pop by.Best regards Sue Balawajder

Paper Profusion said...

A warm welcome back Astrid, hope you had a brilliant time on your visit. Beautiful transformation as always. Nicola x

Corrie Herriman said...

Welcome back, Astrid ! I hope you had a fabulous time in Australia. Love this little box you made. It is fantastic that you can actually use the things you make !
Corrie x

Diana Taylor said...

Such a stunning little box - and I love those warm honey colours.

JackieP Neal said...

So glad you are back, and must be well rested to start off with this wondrous make!! xo

Margaret Mifsud said...

Popped over to A Vintage Journey and just love this transformation Astrid .. brilliantly done!! So glad you're back to share your gorgeous art with us again!! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Still trying to catch up - so good to see you back - off to have a proper look! Chrisx

Mrs.B said...

Just had a look at this project at AJV, stunning. Gorgeous colour, texture and details add such a depth to this little box, a fabulous transformation.
So nice to see you back.
Avril xx

Marjie Kemper said...

What a super transformation from the plain stamp box. Love it! Off to pin to enjoy another day...

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