Sunday, February 6, 2011

altered matchbox

Here is a matchbox!!


The box has been covered with Tim Holtz papers and then stamped on with sepia ink, the top and bottom were also stamped with white acryllic paint and a ribbon wrapped around.  The stamped image is a domino stamp and was mounted onto brown cardstock.  The beads and pearls were threaded onto a headpin and attached to the main image...


then...... when opened:-




closer:-

Inside the box is again Tim's stamped papers.....the hand was moulded out of air dry clay and painted using a gold dauber, this was then scratched and wiped off to age it....a length of wire was threaded with beads and a small charm added this was then wrapped around the hand.  A stamped piece of paper was then made into a fragment charm.  Three beads and a little quote saying "unspoken words" were added.  I can assure you it does say "Unspoken word" the hand is covering up the "un" lol..................

TFL xx

11 comments:

Janet said...

GORGEOUS matchbox,it is FABULOUS
Carol.
Janet x
(I've seen it IRL aswell)

Kaz said...

Carol this is gorgeous! xx

Traceyr said...

Oh what a lovely like box Carol and so much to it.

:)

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous box Carol and the contents as well that hand is amazing. XOXO Zoe

Nat said...

Thats fab Carol - a proper little treasure :) xx

Karen said...

ooooo this is just gorgeous and what a lovely surprise inside!!! HUGS XXX

Angelnorth said...

Great matchbox Carol, love the blue and sepia and all the little details you've managed to incorporate in such a small piece!

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Totally gorgeous and having seen it in real life the amount of detail in this tiny box is fantastic....

Fab work Carol xxx

Sandra's Spot said...

WOW Simply GORGEOUS,I love it. The little things inside amazing X

Paula said...

wonderful creation Carol.

Nora B. Peevy said...

Hi,

I sent your blog link to a good friend of mine who is a scrapping nut. I love Tim H. stuff. I just started using his inks and paper recently. Great products!

Hope to see you visit my blog sometime. I have a blog dedicated to books and writing. I am a fantasy and horror author, but I read and talk about almost anything book related.

-Nora
http://norabpeevy.blogspot.com/