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Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Putting on the Glitz - An Altered Matchbox


Altering matchboxes is not one of my favourite things - that's why I altered 25 for the swap last Christmas and that's why I've just joined a new matchbox swap group - go figure!!!

I think it must be a kind of addiction, I don't want to do them, but can't stop myself - lol.


The new group is over on Flickr called

The first swap is 'Gold and Glamour' - makes a change from my usual dowdy and vintage - not that's there's anything wrong with dowdy and vintage, but this is something different which is quite refreshing.

The matchbox I covered with Tim Holtz tissue tape and rubbed over some gold cream paste.  The centrepiece is a painted gold clay mannequin with a corset of gold Beadazzles (stuck on with Glossy Accents).  The wings are a gold embossed fabric die cut - again Tim Holtz (Sizzix Alterations 'Heart Wings').


I brighted up the sides with some tiny mirrors tiles and beads so it has quite a bit of sparkle to it!


The back is just covered with the tissue tape and coloured with the gold rub on paste.


The inside drawer has also been covered with Tissue Tape and coloured gold.  The outside of the drawer has been painted with gold acrylic and a few gold beads added.


So what's inside?  Some gold fabric stars and an altered scrabble tile charm.

We were supposed to use a glamourous image of some kind and mine can be found on the front of the scrabble tile charm.


It's a Gustav Klimt image - from an old calendar.  The image has been attached to the scrabble tile with glue then covered with ultra thick embossing enamel so is nice and shiny - all adding to the glamour I hope.

Partners for the swap will be announced in a couple of days time - can't wait to see who I get!


17 comments:

CINDY said...

Really scrummylumscious!! At least you do them Sherry, I love the idea but always have a bit of a blank when it comes to doing them! Might keep an eye on that group though.

Lesley said...

Again I will say it Sherry, GORGEOUS!!! I had to come look from FlickR. This is stunning. I know whoever gets this will be very happy, I know I would.
Invite Cindy if you like, all are welcome.
PS will add you to my blog list.

JoAnne said...

Hi Sherry,
What an amazing matchbox!!!!!! I would love to check out the group. Could I have an invite please?

Createology said...

Sherry if you are addicted to tiny match box alterations it is because you make them look so fabulous. Love this one. Happy matchboxing...

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

WOW!! Absolutely Stunning Sherry!!
Love the little mannequin.
Hope I get you as a partner ;)
Mmmmm.... yes they are very addictive LOL!!

Jan x

Debs said...

Scrumptious! I love it xx

Maureen said...

A great box Sherry!!

Healing Woman said...

You don't get tired of making them and I don't get tired of looking at your gorgeous boxes! I think this one may be my favorite. She soars!

Minxy said...

A beautiful job done, i just love the body top, I don't know where you manage to find all these cool swaps :D

Meggymay said...

Wow, Sherry this is definately eye candy, its fabulous.

Ira said...

Good heavens what a lovely box Sherry! I LOVE it! (always have been fond of dress forms :-) SUPER!!

Jenxo said...

oh Sherry this is spectacular, i just adore it...the mannequin form looks wonderful...

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Just a fabulous box, Sherry! Whoever gets it is very fortunate. But I know most of the people in the group - and believe me, EVERYONE will be happy with what they get! It will be such fun to learn from each other.

Sam said...

Stunning matchbox Sherry! Love the style and blingness of it! The wings are amazing, your swap partner will be bowled over to recieve this! x

Carmen said...

I am literally drooling here! How can you bear to let it go?

Just adore the Klimt image inside and everything, EVERYTHING about the outsdie. Wow, Wow, WOW!

I keep saying I don't need any of those alterations but think you may have sold me on those wings - I'm blaming you TOTALLY!

Now am going to do what I came here for and check out your WOYWW before I got distracted by pretties.

Jana said...

WOW. This is stunning. I love all the work you've put into the details.

Sherry Edwards said...

Thanks for already visiting my desk this week WoYwW #8