Happy Saturday to you all …I have something totally contrasting to my previous post! Well, that’s how it is every time…I love to create different styles and this time it is something feminine, shabby chic, grungy, vintage, frozen in time and some PINK…Does thet make sense??? I have played around with some textures and techniques and done a fusion of Prima and Tim Holtz…you can imagine the result!
Here it is…an altered match box.
I made a jumbo match box using cereal boxes and covered it with Prima Something Blue papers. I stuck to the colors grey and ping and little bit of aged silver. This is my first time in this color combo. The theme being “Sewing”.
I have taken the focal image from We Love Vintage Journey Blog where they an amazing collection of vintage pictures that you can down load.
I have always refrained from too much pink and thank to the Grey here…I managed some grunge and texture. I mixed some fine white sand to texture paste and added color to get the cement finish and have applied this in various places.
The stamp set that I have used is Tim Holtz Visual Artistry. The flower is made using fine cotton fabric that I starched and swished it thru D Inks spun sugar and walnut stain. Then I did second generation stamping of Bo Bunny script with Archival inks and ran the fabric thru TH Tattered floral die. I layered up 3 flowers to get this one!
The little sentiment is from Whimsy stamps I have given a watered down effect on the back ground.
I have badly been wanting to use Distress embossing powders and sadly it is still in my Wish list and I couldn’t wait till it came. I saw some techniques using salt crystals/ sand and tried it out. I mixed some white sand with ranger silver embossing powder( equal parts), applied versa mark on the area to be embossed, pored this mixture and heated it from BENEATH…this is important, otherwise the sand flies off…I got it the second time only!
That is how I embossed these buttons and one side of the vintage clock face. Do you see the sand crystals peeking out, not as good as the master but somewhere there….please give me an honest feedback on this
Now for the inside of the box…I stamped the body form on prime PP and heat embossed in silver, stick it to two layers of cereal carton and cut it out to get this chipboard like embellishment!
I then dressed it up with a net fabric gathered skirt and a bow and grungy button! The edges are all distressed and inked with grey chalk edgers from Prima and DI walnut stain!
The other aged up embellishments in silver and grunge is all for you to see…all sewing related!
For the pull out I have aged some jewellery findings and attached trinkets, beads, my faux distress embossed button and a monogram ‘A”. The monogram has been given a brushed metal look using silver CS, chipboard, embossing powders, UTEE and distress crackle paint rock candy (for the back)! First I ran the CS alphabet thru an embossing folder and then went ahead to give it the aged silver look! Looking forward to hearing on this too…
For the pull out on the top, I have attached a shabby linen chord.
At the back of the cover, I have this lovely quote from the same TH set and I have altered a vintage clock face here using crackle paints and the distress embossing! I am in love with these textures and hope I have not gone too grungy !
I like this “frozen in time” look with all the textures and distressing. Do let me know if this appeals to you.
I may decide to give this to a “special” friend who is a sewing enthusiast depending on your comments and feedback.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges…
Lessology – use a monogram
We Love Vintage Challenge Blog – grey and pink ( thank you so much for this choice, else I wouldn’t have ventured on this!)
A Vintage Journey – All sewn up ( I have tried some new experiments with the master’s techniques! )
That’s Crafty Challenge- Anything Vintage
Natalie and Amy's Challenge – Stitch it
Until my next creative journey…
Happy Crafting and Recycling.