18 July, 2014

Gentleman's Pandora Box by Adriana Bolzon

Hi there everyone, welcome bloggers....

Adriana here today, with a project I created using the wonderful papers from 
"Meg's Garden of Papercraft delight" paper, 
The Gentlemen's Collectiondesigned by Kerry-Jean Watson.

These papers are great for all your Vintage Projects.
So, as many of you who follow my blog and my
projects, will know that I love vintage and altering things.

I have a collection of old boxes, which are screaming to be
altered to some way, and are too good to throw out.

So, I have created, a "Gentleman's Pandora Box"
a place for a gentleman to collect little things and tokens along his travels. 

There is a little draw at the bottom of this box, so I also
created a very small notebook, which one
can hold photos, a collection of notes and memories.

So, sit back and relax, let me take you all back in time to around 1915, 
a time of simple things, where ladies wore long dresses with petticoats and 
men wore suits with tails and top hats. 

I decorated the outside as well as the inside of the box 
Here is the side view of the box.
All the metal elements are available from Meg's garden 

I lightly painted a little gesso on the metal elements to
make them look older.

Now I chose not to decorate the outside too much,
because these papers are so wonderful as they.
They have textured finishes, which is great.
I just inked around the edges to hide any white bits.

the front view of the box deocrated with
metal elements from Meg's Garden embellishments.

For inside of the box,
I decorated the lid and compartments.
Here I decorated it with washi tape,
Metal and chipboard cogs.
All available from Megs Garden Website

Now I want to show you what the box looked like before
I altered it. It was very blue and has a lid that lifts off, 
I think it was a jewel box.
It has little compartments inside and a little secret draw on the bottom.

Inside the lid. I altered all the metal cogs with
distress paints and ink.
Making them look very old and rusty.

The little draw pulls out to reveal a mini notebook inside
which I also created with The Gentlemen's Collection

Some little treasures a Gentleman collects on his travels. Mini Glass bottles
a little compass, some coins and metal keys...

The mini Notebook with some of
the inside pages.

List of Materials used from Meg's Garden website
here are the links to all the products
Please check out all the wonderful products 
and see all the design team members inspirational work at

Thanks for looking, till next time :)
Cheers Adriana XX


  1. Such a fabulous collection and an inspirational project Adriana.

  2. Wow!! An absolutely stunning project Adriana!! The 'Gentleman' papers are so perfect for this and I'm so glad you kept the embellies to a minimum and didn't cover them up. The gears on the inside lid are fabulous and I love your little mini book!! Also love the bits and pieces you put into the compartments ... absolutely fabulous!!! A truly awesome creation!! ox

  3. can't say enough how much I love this project of yours Adriana!