Altered Mailbox – A Touch Of Spring

Altered Mailbox at Create With Joy

I don’t remember when or how I first discovered Julia’s Stampin Ground blog, but from the moment I first read about her What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday Challenge, I became hooked. Since January, I have been participating in this challenge, and today, I’m delighted to wish Julia and my friends a Happy 1st Anniversary, and unveil the very special project I created in honor of the occasion – a beautiful altered mailbox!

The original mailbox first made an appearance on my second WOYWW post back in January – I purchased it at a Michael’s Dollar Day Sale for a buck or two!

The Original Mailbox

Now, it looks like a treasure you might uncover it a vintage boutique!

Altered Mailbox - Front View - Create With Joy

When I first purchased this mailbox, I knew I wanted to alter this with “a touch of spring” in mind, so I chose the pretty soft colors scheme and the floral and butterfly embellishments with that in mind.

Altered Mailbox - Angle View - Create With Joy

I incorporated lots of lace along with my favorite image from the Altered Pages Little Lassie Collage Sheet I recently featured to add a nostalgic touch. I love collage so I incorporated that into the mailbox as well.

Altered Mailbox - Side View - Create With Joy

I am sharing my project with my friends at the following challenge sites:

Altered Mailbox - Side View 2 - Create WIth Joy
These days, my mailbox is bursting with love, friendship and wonderful memories – the very things I think of when I think of my experience with WOYWW!

Altered Mailbox - Back View - Create With Joy

Thanks Julia, for bringing us all together – here’s looking forward to another fabulous year!

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  1. Darcy says:

    Awww thats just great, a fab birthday project all the more special because you have covered it in all the stash that you love the most.

  2. Lindsay Weirich says:

    looks fantastic! I love how you turned the plain mailbox into a fabulous treasure!

  3. Denise says:

    Your mailbox is truly a work of art. It's gorgeous!!!

  4. SmilynStef says:

    Love all of those fabulous details … and what a fun little butterfly crown on her head.

  5. Anita says:

    Stunning! I love the colors.

  6. Christine says:

    Beautiful!

    Blessings,
    Christine

  7. Lori says:

    Great detail, nice and soft and pretty! Lovely work!

  8. Bleubeard and Elizabeth says:

    What a great WOYWWAC and a wonderful tribute to Julia and this project. This lovely mailbox really does look like something you would find in a vintage shop. I know you will treasure it for years to come. Happy WOYWW.

  9. jude says:

    Wowzer this is amazing love how youve altered this ,The colours the detail is beautiful!
    Just love it!
    hugs judex

  10. Small Footprints says:

    Wow … your mailbox is just beautiful! I'm curious … do you actually put it outside and use it for mail? While I think it would be great to have such a lovely piece of art as a functional mailbox, I'd probably be tempted to use it inside and place all kinds of treasures in it. It's really lovely!

    Thanks for sharing it with the Inspiration Avenue gang!

  11. Hels Sheridan says:

    Wow, this is just so pretty.. love it! thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper hun x

  12. Brynwood Needleworks says:

    What a beautiful result for a little mailbox! You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us.
    xoxo
    Donna

  13. Sheri says:

    WOW..WOW….WOW! Beautiful!

  14. Lynn Stevens says:

    really lovely!love those beautiful colors

  15. Wipso says:

    What a pretty job you've done with that mail box.
    A x

  16. Chrissie says:

    This is a great project… and so pretty! I love the colours.
    Happy WOYWW to you!
    Chrissie

  17. Helen says:

    Wow, what a great project. Perfect for all those challenges you made it fit!!

  18. Cheryl says:

    oh wow this is just stunning love it so much great detail love cheryl xxx

  19. Wendi says:

    Wow absolutley gorgeous and very creative thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
    Wendi

  20. Julia Dunnit says:

    Wow Ramona that's fantastic, beautiful colours and such an appropriate subject for us WOYWWers seperated by miles..Thanks for joining in, it was I have to say, a marvellous day that I wasn't expecting!

  21. Operation Write Home says:

    Hi Ramona! I'm offering up a freebie red rubber stamp (unmounted) of the OWH logo for the backs of cards for all of you who used "imagine" in your comment yet didn't win – email me your addy if you'd like one!

    sandy@operationwritehome.org

  22. peggy aplSEEDS says:

    pretty, pretty, pretty!

  23. Andrea - Wales, UK says:

    Wow…that is beautiful!!

    xx

  24. Dawn says:

    Very pretty and just so Spring!

    love Dawn xx

  25. Spyder says:

    oh wowo your WOYWW make is fabulous, I love the colours and the papers all go so well together, I doubt mine will ever be seen again…or maybe when it's finished!
    (Lyn)

  26. Penny Duncan Creations says:

    Oh that is SO VERY gorgeous!!!!!! GREAT job and so so sweet!!!! Would be perfect in a little girl's room on a shelf!!!

  27. Twiglet says:

    A beautiful little treasure!

  28. Alex says:

    WOW! This is fabulous! Love the stencil work you did, and all the collage! Just gorgeous!

  29. Netty says:

    This totally beautiful. Annette

  30. Kay says:

    That is so pretty!

  31. Reta says:

    What a beautiful mailbox and I know Julia will be surprised and delighted with the results of your labor. I'm glade I waited till this morning at work to view your latest creation.

  32. Wendy K. says:

    Very pretty!

  33. Lorraine A says:

    fabulous project 🙂 I love the image and the colours and embellies are so pretty 🙂

    Luv
    lols x x

  34. Paula Gale says:

    oooh Ramona – what lovely colours and delish things you've adorned your mailbox with… that is really altered!!! very special.

    Big hugs and happy WOYWW anniversary to you…

    Paula x x x

  35. Linby says:

    Beautiful. Such a lovely sentiment also as to why it is a mailbox.
    Linbyx

  36. Sid says:

    Fab piece of Anniversary art !

  37. Linda Elbourne says:

    What a fab WOYWWAC project … I have one of those mail boxes and I now feel inspired!

  38. Paper and Ribbons says:

    That is just beautiful!

  39. Robin Norgren-Well of Creations says:

    Hi there, I am popping over from Inspiration Avenue-the mailbox is just lovely. I am in love with the idea of mailboxes and getting letters in the mail; thank for the happy thoughts.

  40. Sheilagh (60 x60) says:

    That is so GorGeous!!!

  41. Grace says:

    Wow, this is gorgeous. I love the vintage look & feel of this mailbox. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad our paths crossed!

  42. Angie says:

    That is such a pretty box you created ….so you

  43. trisha too says:

    That's lovely! It's one of my favorite Altered Pages images, too–she looks so thoughtful . . .

    🙂

  44. 2amscrapper says:

    prettiest mailbox I've ever seen

  45. Kathy says:

    Ohhh what a fab WOYWWAC, it's absolutely stunning

  46. artangel says:

    What an amazing transformation – you've done a wonderful job here!

  47. Terry says:

    Wow, that is some mailbox!! Such a beautiful job! Love it!

  48. scrappindianeh says:

    absolutely adorable Lisa!!

  49. Tracey says:

    Gorgeous, love it.
    x

  50. priti.lisa says:

    Sweet, blinged-out mailbox. What a trasure!

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