Thursday 8 August 2013

Beach Box

Forgive me if I'm a bit in love with my own project, but I did enjoy making this and I like how it turned out.

I found the box really cheap in a charity shop - I think it must have had some kind of food in it originally , as it has a 'use by' date on the back.

With door closed - can you spot me in the reflection? 

Here's what I used:
Tilda - The Seaside Life paper pad - used to line the compartments, the word 'sea' and the bunting were cut out of it and the dolphin, seagulls and starfish were from the pad.
Shells, feathers and a button.
Silhouette stamp free with a magazine
Tando Creative compass
Bottle, label sticker and map made out of distress inks and a Papermania map stamp.
Crafty Individuals 'miniatures (in the two middle compartments).
A photo of my son and his dad.

I'd like to enter:
Out of a Hat Creations Things beginning with B ( beach, bottle,bird, boy, beach huts,bunting and button)
Simply Create Too  Photo Inspiration
Craft your Passion All at sea
Parade your Crafts Down by the Sea
Crafting with Dragonflies Alter Something
Creative Moments Sea/seashore


Lisa Mensing said...

Oh this is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job on it. Thank you for joining us Parade Your Crafts.

chrissie said...

This is wonderful Marina and lots of wonderful B things for our challenge at Put of a Hat this week. Always great to have you join in with us

Love Chrissie xx

sam21ski said...

WOW you've got lots and lots of things beginning with B in this fantastic creation Marina.

You should be very proud, it's stunning and so much to see.

Thanks for playing along with Out of a Hat Creations this week.

Sam xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, that's a fantastic piece of art.

Michelle J M said...

OMG! This is absolutely fabulous Marina and proud of it you should be! What an amazing keepsake. Clever you! Michelle x

Sandra's Spot said...

I just love this it's fantastic lots of Bs as well. Thanks for joining us at OOAH hugs Sandra X

~ginny said...

You have every right to be in love with this project! Most interesting to the eye, for sure - and a keepsake to pass on to your son. Thank you for sharing your project in the “All at Sea” challenge!
Design Team - Craft Your Passion
RubberMAD at

Ina G said...

An absolutely awesome creation - just fabulous and you should be happy with how everything has come together perfectly. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Ina

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Your project blows me away. I love that there are so many details in each little box. Beautiful project.
Thanks for joining our challenge at Parade Your craft.

Susan Hogan said...

How beautiful is this! You are quite justified to be proud of your project. Its fabulous. Thanksfor sharing with us at CWD for our altered item challenge.

Anonymous said...

great Box - love all details

Zella said...

I'd be in love with my own project too if I could do this! WOW!!!!!

Pia S said...

If I'd done this I'd be so proud of myself too! I think this looks fabulous, all the elements you've used work so well together. A lovely summer themed project!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I love your shadow box - so creative! Perfect take on the challenge!

Thank you so much for entering Simply Create Too’s challenge! I hope you will play again in the upcoming challenges!
Cornelia – Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Amy Martin said...

Wow..Your project is so Beautiful. All of your details are wonderful. Thanks for joining us over at Parade Your Crafts.
Amy-Parade Your Crafts DT

Janet said...

Oh!!! I do love your Beach Box,just right for our theme this week at the Hatters
Janet x

Unknown said...

wow wow wow.....I love this....I so need to find one of those shadow boxes and make one for my girlfriend. THank you for the inspiration and for playing at parade your crafts

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Your beach box is wonderful--I love seeing 'up'cycled items! Thanks for entering our challenge.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Bonnie Irvine said...

I'm in a bit (OK a lot) in love with your project, too. The beach theme is fabulous. Love the mix of papers and 3-D embellies. Great composition. The bird and the bunting coming outside the box are wonderful details. Thanks for joining our All at Sea challenge this week at Craft Your Passion. I look forward to seeing your next project.

Jessie L. said...

I love shadow box projects and yours is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week for our All At Sea challenge at Craft Your Passion! Hope to see you again for our newest challenge this week!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Beautiful project with some lovely details added in. It's really gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies, Judith xx

Anonymous said...

what a great shadow box , a total collection of all things beachy and full of Summer , thx for joining us for our challenge at the paper parade.

Gerda said...

What a fabulous beach box! I love it! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

DT-Member SCT

kel Acopan said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Crafting with Dragonflies!

lovies, =o) kel
Crafting with Dragonflies DT

Unknown said...

Very pretty. Love the papers you used.

Thanks for playing along with PYC! Hope to see you next time!

Jenn C.

Unknown said...

Wow! Absolutely brill, really love it. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments
Claire x

~ Barb said...

Great idea to cut your embellishments out of your background paper, ties everything together perfectly! And to have your own special picture that matches the silhouette so well is a treasure. Thank-you for sharing with us at Crafting With Dragonflies.
{Hugs} Barb, DT