Monday, 3 January 2011

My Recycled / Upcycled Bit-Box






What's a Bit-Box? Good question. I recycled a corrugated cardboard box which was filled with silver night-lights. The ribbon that was round the box already got recycled in my winter door-wreath, and the box has been calling to be used for days. First I rubbed all the edges with embossing ink, and then embossed with bronze and gold powder and a touch of perfect pearls in gold and pink to give the cardboard a bit of shine. The background has been covered with a scrap of hand-made Indian paper with gold stars, which I stamped with a script stamp and a clock. Then I gathered all the bits that were flying around on my desk and stuck as many of them as I could onto / into the box - a stamped and embossed TH bird, some Prima flowers and leaves, some gold numerals, a key, some clocks, some words, a vintage picture, a cameo and a vintage fairy which I placed under a TH fragment. The copper coloured clock is also from TH, and the words from Dark Room Door.
Now you know what a Bit-Box is; I'm not sure if I really like it, but my desk definately looks better. Thanks for looking, and have a nice day/afternoon/evening as the case may be.

16 comments:

  1. Well, if you don't like it, you've got my address - I love it! Hugs, T

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  2. I think its smasing Valerie can't think why you are not sure about it. Great recycling. Annette x

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  3. I agree with the above two comments! It's lovely, and if it's cleared off your desk too, then that's also a bonus! Love the flowers and the birdie.

    Hugs

    Carole xxx

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  4. Thanks for the kind comments, Ladies, now I feel a bit better!

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  5. I love it, as usual! Hugs, Sarah & Kids

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  6. I like it and I like the idea of a bit-box or bit-something else!I'll try it!!!It's a very creative recycling!:)

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  7. Wow- that is a nice box! I never heard of a bit box before!

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  8. WOW...this is absolutely stunning Valerie, a beautiful piece of art! Welldone you!
    Sue x

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  9. this is a masterful creation Valerie! you've made something so beautiful recycled goods and artistic inspiration. i love it.

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  10. Thanks Ladies! I had never heard of a bit-box before either!

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  11. Well val I love it Val well done you hugs alma xx

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  12. Beautiful piece! I love how you combined all those great elements!

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  13. This is the kind of thing I love looking at, you do a great job with this sort of project and I love how you arrange all the elements in it. Fab work Valerie! CoB

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