10 June, 2018

Summer in a box

Among the numerous things that collect dust on my shelves and use up space in my drawers, I recently found a cardboard box of seashells that I've found in Piran last yearI must have forgotten about them already, but now they finally found a new place to stay.
A recycled place, to be precise. When I used up my body peeling, I had this nice plastic can which I simply couldn't throw away, and I thought I might as well use it to store part of my stash in it. 
Of course, my first idea was to squeez in some of my crafting stuff, but as nothing seemed to match the size of the box, I remembered those seashells.
The idea of a shell storage doesn't really need much of an explanation: as they come from Piran, I decided to print one of my images of this lovely little town and place it on the lid of te can. (In the end, I printed out a whole selection of photos on plain white paper to see how each motif looked like once it was cut ino shape.) 
After some consideration, I went for the image of the main square with the Tartini monument in the forefront and the church of St. George in the background. Once I printed it on thicker paper, I adjusted it on the lid and cut the circle. Once I glued it on the lid, I added a couple of flowers.
Since it still looked a bit plain to me, I decided to add a border of tiny white pearls all around the lid...
... And - to finish it off - a strip of paper with a stone pattern all around the box itself. 
On the one hand, it seemed to match in terms of colour scheme, and they match the stony coastline around Piran. On the other hand, I'd pick a stony coast above sand anytime as it's much more comfortable to me, and it makes packing up things so much easier when there isn't sand pouring out of every item you brought with you :)
A bunch of memories...
A little contribution to the June collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
craft-alnica: flowers
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty catz: ATG
crafty gals corner: summer colours
crafty sentiments: pearls
create and inspire: ATG
creative moments: ATG
cute card thursday: summer
everybody art: recycle (body peeling box)
fussy and fancy: summer fling
inspiration destination: ATG
kreativtanten: flowers
love to craft: ATG 
my time to craft: holidays
pennys papertake: ATG
scrapping4fun: summer
through the craftroom door: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG


  1. This is such a great place to store those gorgeous shells! I agree! A stony coastline is much better than having sand everywhere!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Gems or Pearls challenge.

  2. Thanks for sharing your lovely shell box with us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog. Hope you can join us again.
    Diane Louise (Guest DT) xx

  3. You have done a fabulous job with this project. It looks great. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


  4. Lovely project. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  5. Fabulous project. Love the shell box.
    Thank you for your lovely entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  6. Love your recycling and such a pretty way to treasure your shells.

    Many thanks for playing along at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  7. Wow! Beautiful and recycled too what a wonderful keepsake, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, x

  8. Lepo izdelana škatlica ponuja prave spomine ne morje! Hvala, ker sodeluješ v CRAFT-alnici.

  9. Great project and recycling-Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
    Carol DT x

  10. This is absolutely gorgeous project!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea <3
    Thanks for playing along with Scrapping4fun Challenges
    DT Spardha

  11. Krasna škatlica s školjkami :-))
    Vesela sem, ker ustvarjaš z nami v izzivu CRAFT-alnice … Srečno!

  12. Fantastična je, zelo lepo si uporabila predvidevam razglednico Pirana. Res zelo lepo, škatlica morja..
    Hvala, da si se nam pridružila v Craft-alnici. Lp Lili

  13. Wonderful idea it Looks so beautiful! Gorgeous remembering of summer. Thanks for joining us at EAC.
    Michi (DT)

  14. Our beautifull Piran <3 Amazing creation!
    Thank you to sharing this with us at Scrapping4funChallenges. Polona GDT

  15. absolutely gorgeous box, Good luck to you.Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge.Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@S4F

  16. So gorgeous....
    Thanks so much for your amazing entry at Scrapping4funchallenges.
    Hope to see you again soon...

    Good luck...
    Dr Monika Tripathi Shukla
    DT - Scrapping4funchallenges

  17. Wonderful box, Thank you for playing at Scrapping4fun challenge. Hope to see you next time.
    Hugs xx
    DT Meena Herale

  18. Great design and project. So glad you joined us for this month's Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Have a wonderful week.

    JO ANN

  19. A very cool box.
    Thanks for joining us at the Kreativtanten Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

  20. Oh my goodness! What a lovely little container! Thanks for participating with CraftyHazelnut’s Patterned Paper’s June challenge!
    ~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog Come for a visit!