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Chinese New Year - a little late!

Hi everyone! Becky here today to share a post that I have been meaning to get up for about a month now!!
These pictures are of the altered box I did for a Chinese New Year swap some of the Yahoo Group members participated in earlier this year.
SO! Here it is...This is the Year of the Dragon, so that was our theme for the altered boxes.
I used a shadow box from an AP set & decorated the outside with scraps of Joss papers, a Chinese restaurant menu & other scrap. For the lid, I brushed on Tim Holtz's Distress Paint in Antique Brass pretty heavily to get some texture. Then I punched holes in the sides to slide the chopsticks in.
Inside, I made a mini-accordian book that's attached to the box...
I used images from 3 different Dragon collages to fill in the pages of the mini, as well as more Joss papers & scraps - including some fortunes I had saved! I think it turned out pretty cool & was a lot of fun to do! I sure hope my swap partner liked it!!
I received this AMAZING one from fellow DT member, Tristan Robin Blakeman in the swap!
It's super cool! He even included a Chinese jewelry pendant inside!! Lucky me!!
There's ALWAYS a swap going on over at Altered Pages! 
You should join in on the fun too! The rules are simple - 50% of your project(s) supplies need to be from Altered Pages (That's INCLUDING all the wonderful collage sheets!!) & follow the parameters of the swap!
Check it out inn the Yahoo Group & occasionally, there will be one announced here, on the blog too! 
It's nice to receive a beautifully handmade goodie or two in the mail every now & then!!

That's it for now...

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