Thursday, February 23, 2012

HAND-CRAFTED BOX ART BY GAYLE





I am always drawn to buying or creating boxes...all types of boxes for trinkets, hats, and general use. I created this set of boxes from a set of paper mache boxes I purchased at Michaels. I have used a French theme, covering the boxes, inside and out, with pages from a vintage French book about art. I apologize for not taking photos of the insides of the boxes but I took care to make sure the inside was treated equally with the outside. I embellished the boxes with cotton lace in an ecru shade, the flowers are velvet with pearl centers. the gold embellishments were painted grunge and the black trim are transparencies that I created from stamped images. Hope you like them.

I am sharing my box art at the following link spots:

http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com
http://katherinescorner.com
http://www.romantichome.blogspot.com
http://twenty-eight-0-five.blogspot.com
http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com

21 comments:

Denise from Beaded Embellishments said...

These boxes are beautiful Gayle! Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)
Denise

Carla said...

Wow I love them, I love to work on boxes and your work is really inspiring!
Check out my latest box at :
carla-writes.blogspot.com

Gina said...

Beautifully done & oh so sweet!

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

Hi Gayle, love the boxes!! Those are so nice. I use decorative boxes as gift bags. Thanks for coming by my blog and following, I followed you back!!

Rosie said...

Now those are some awesome boxes. Thanks for sharing.

Naperville Now said...

Gayle -- Thanks for following Naperville Now. Much appreciated! Love your boxes -- absolutely wonderful.

DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

Hi Gayle - thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your kind words and the follow! It really made my night. I am following you back too and am just loving looking at all of your creations. You are very talented! Looking forward to keeping up with you.

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Your boxes are darling...you are so talented...love the little embelishments...I am a new followerm o yours...see you soon..

Renee @ Rustic Crafts and Chic Decor said...

I love these boxes!
I just started a brand new themed link party just for rustic and shabby chic projects. I would love to have you share this - http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=5388

Maki said...

Gayle, your boxes are beautiful!!!
Hugs, Maki

Katherines Corner said...

gorgeous.Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party xo

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Gayle, these are completely dreamy--I love them!!! So delicate and "ohhh-la-la!"
Love,
Cindy

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

estas caixas são lindas!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for
visiting Flora Doora!

Jane
Flora Doora

Swede Dreamer said...

So glad you stopped by my blog today~I am following you now as well!
Angie

Barbara Jean said...

These little boxes are so very sweet.
nice job!

blessings
barbara jean

pinkkandy said...

Happy Pink Saturday!
It is always nice to see what each lovely lady is up to...and the creativity that flows...I pray that you all have a blessed week !
Please come by my blog anytime...I love having you!
God Bless......Kandy

Stephanie said...

cute little boxes, reminds me how much I love keys

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Gayle, Happy Pink Saturday
This is a style I so adore, French themed. Boxes are so useful but when they are as beautiful as this that is when it is not only practical but makes them a beautiful piece of home decor.
Wishes
Lynne

Katherines Corner said...

Beautiful a perfect place to hide away little treasures. xo

Laura said...

Hello Gayle,
Your blog is amazing, full of inspiration, I love your vintage boxes.
Big hug
Laura =)