Pages

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Altered Matchbox - for Valentine

It looks as though I may be (almost) back to normal - 
although the font looks a little different to usual.
Just to bore you a little more - I have got the Mozilla Firefox
up and working.  For my previous post, I was still browsing on 
Internet Explorer .... hmmm, we'll see how it goes now ....

Still there?   Good, I'll show you something I've made...


This is a matchbox I altered for the February challenge
over on the Matchbox Monthly Flickr group. 
Now my swap partner, 
 has received it, I can show it here.

The theme was Valentines - all things hearts, love and cupid.

I stated off by covering the matchbox with some self adhesive silver tape 


I used Tim Holtz (doh, don't mention Tim Holtz - my credit card is still
hot from all the purchases I made on QVC's craft day on Tuesday!)
well, I used his Sizzix/Alterations die to cut the heart.
(I also embossed it for more detail)


.... I covered the card with silver tape and book text before
putting through the die cut machine.
Then used three colours of alcohol ink 


This is one of my favourite colour combinations 
Pink Sherbert - Cloudy Blue - Cool Peri

I used a piercing tool to etch a few feathery lines on the wings.


Now the fun part, finding little bits and pieces to fill the matchbox with!


and just for good measure, I filled a little glass bottle
 with teeny weeny hearts too


For next month, the challenge is to alter a matchbox
to the theme of 'Shamrocks'!
"March will be all about the Shamrock, you must have a shamrock or shamrocks in or on the outside of the box. It can be the main theme it can be small it can be held in the hand of an image, but, you must have a shamrock."
Les, the owner of the Flickr group is looking for some new members,
 so if you'd like to join in you have until 9th March
to sign up for the swap
 
Thanks for staying with me .... I promise not to moan
any more .... well, maybe I won't promise, but you get my drift!
 

22 comments:

sassy said...

cor blimey my dear this is just too beautiful and just so cute especially that ickle teeny bottle..fabulous youhave a wonderful creative mind truly wonderful and...can you tell me hunnie if Mr Holtz;s dies go through a grand callibur as i saw a die i liked but wasnt sure...hugs and love sassyxx

sassy said...

cor blimey my dear this is just too beautiful and just so cute especially that ickle teeny bottle..fabulous youhave a wonderful creative mind truly wonderful and...can you tell me hunnie if Mr Holtz;s dies go through a grand callibur as i saw a die i liked but wasnt sure...hugs and love sassyxx

sassy said...

soz about leaving two meassages i had a cucumer sarni for lunch and its repeating on me...hahahaxxxx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous box, love what you managed to get in the bottle. I was sat on my hands on Craft Day far to many tempting items. Enjoy yours when they come.
Yvonne x

Deborah said...

A lovely way to package trinkets and little gifts. But what do you do with all the matches? I don't need them for anything but am loathe to throw them away (don't know any smokers either).

Netty said...

Oh wow this is a fabulous project, love how you've embellished and filled it. Brill. x

flutterbycrafter said...

This is so beautiful, what a great idea, fabulous

Lins Artyblobs said...

When I first saw the picture I thought it was a brooch but then read '...matchbox'. It's lovely and I like the colours.

May said...

FABULOUS, Hugs May x x

Jenny said...

WOW Sherry... your matchbox is incredibly gorgeous... such beautiful colors... and I love that die... looks amazing... and the little bottle with the tiny hearts... adorable... am sure Les LOVED it...

Hugs
Jenny x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

OH, I LOVE IT! i am sure Les was so delighted to receive this! you might want to include it in Sarah's Monthly Mojo about hearts http://blueboxbabe.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-mojo-monthly-february-heartstrings.html
it's perfect for it!
thank you for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Createology said...

Stunning alteration of the simple little matchbox Sherry Sister Dear. I love all the hearts you have included. Heartfelt Hugs...

PeggyR said...

I love what you did! I haven't done matchboxes yet!

Jackie said...

This is just so fabulous - I love the oversized heart and the metal work. Wonderful!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

WOW Sherry... your matchbox is a beaut... the little bottle with the tiny hearts is a sweet touch ... Lucky Les!
I'm still having probs with Blogger?? Some days it's ok, some days not?! So have no idea whats going on?!
Have fun with your new QVC purchases!!
Jan x

Gio said...

Lovely matchbox, Sherry. Very inspiring piece!

Sam said...

So beautiful, i love the colours of the alcohol ink on the silver and the embossed heart is stunning! I expect your swap partner was over the moon.
I keep having trouble with my blog and it doesnt seem to matter if im using explorer or firefox, I think its a blogger issue that they still have not resolved!
Thanks for your input on my non comentor status, still trying to get that sorted out, and for letting me know im not mad when i hear bells on your blog!!

Mrs A. said...

This is gorgeous Sherry. I love making the little boxes but never have a clue as to what to put in them!!!!! Hugs Mrs A.

Ira Huberts said...

That silver tape works miracles Sherry! Love your use of it! Another fine piece of art! Ira x

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW that's one incredible matchbox. Lucky swap partner.

I using google chrome now. its so much faster.
hugs Lynn

SusanLotus said...

Great tutorial!
And so beautiful work!

Gini said...

This is GORGEOUS Sherry, that's the best use of that die I have seen!
This is another technique I am inspired to have a go at from looking at your wonderful creations.
Gini
xx