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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May Blog Hop - Artistic Outpost - Route 66

Greetings!  It's time for another Blog Hop by the Design Team at Artistic Outpost!  For the month of May, AO's Design Team chose between the Huck Finn plate and the Route 66 plate to create inspiration pieces for your viewing pleasure.  I love both of these sets, but decided upon the Route 66 plate. 
I decided to alter a plain wooden box.  Using several coats of Gesso, I than layered Spiced Apple Acrylic paint onto the box surface.  Next I stamped various images with White VersaMagic Ink and Black StazOn Ink onto the various surfaces.  The motor cycle was stamped onto card stock, watercolored and distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before mounting to the box.  The box was also distressed with DIs.  
Since the hinges and fastener were gold, I added gold metal corners from Idea-ology.  I added some alcohol ink over the gold to tone it down, but it is still fairly bright.  For embellishments, I added a Dream Ticket and Memo Pin, both by Idea-ology, Black Liquid Pearls, a vintage button and a Philosophy Tag by Idea-ology.

I hope you will take a look at the other Design Team inspiration pieces.  They are absolutely gorgeous!You can link to them below.  Thanks for dropping by.  Best wishes, Yvonne

12 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous altered box Yvonne, love ge rich colour against the images. Great way to showcase Route 66. Tracy x

Colleen said...

Fantastic box!!! You could hold some great road trip trinkets in there :) Great colors and the pin with the ticket on the front.

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

what a super duper travel treasure box. I love it!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Okay, red is my favorite color so I am totally drooling over this gorgeous red altered creation! The white stamping looks so COOL on it and the embellishments are spot on. Super piece for the hop this month!

Hugs,
Linda

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful colllage of Route 66 images on your altered box! Great masculine gift or home decor piece!

Meggymay said...

Wonderful treasure box, love the shade of red.
Yvonne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful altered box. Love the bike theme.

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Yvonne.
hugs {brenda} xox

Anita Houston said...

Yay...I can post a comment! Yvonne, you win the prize...lol!!! This is fabulous! The images look so great against the red...what an awesome altered project!

Suzanne C said...

Sweet wooden box! Wonderful layering of the images. Love how the cycle pops on the front!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

That is so very cool....I can just see James Dean, drool, jammin' down rt 66 at 140 mph. Nice place to store those memories.

Terry said...

Love this box and Route 66 stamps are some of my favorites! The red is hot! My hubby uses his altered cigar box I made some time back to store his keys and wallet!