Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Altered matchboxes


Hi everybody!  
I discovered some large and small matchboxes in my bottomless pit, so decided to alter some.
I am entering the large matchbox into the 'Mail' challenge at FSC
'a little stamping'  and
Anything but a card - steampunk and
Craft-Room Challenge - Vintage Stamping

The stamps used are from Paper Artsy and Scrollswork. I covered the box and the tray inside with some scraps of railway-ticket DP, and added some stamping to the sides using mail stamps from Chocolate Baroque. The pen has been fussy cut, varnished and rolled to give it more dimension. The little letter with the sentiment has been made from an ancient envelope. The paper artsy figures and the train have all been stamped with archival black and  fussy cut. The train is the mail train, of course!







Have a good day, take care and thanks for coming by.

38 comments:

  1. Love your matchboxes, Val, and the big box would be a good hiding place for little letters and souvenirs! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. love your 3D work! would be great for Paper Saturdays too!

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  3. wow Valerie, fabulous three dimensional boxes, hugs Annette x

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  4. Very pretty and loving all the dimension!

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  5. Fabulously quirky Valerie. Love them!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  6. Hi Valerie,
    I love the whimsical steam-punkiness of these.
    You are so talented!
    Great job,
    Connie :)

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    1. Thanks Connie, I had fun making them, too!

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  7. Love your little boxes, they'd be great for little presents. Beautiful.
    xx

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  8. Fabulous altered boxes - love all the details.
    Avril xx

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  9. Super schön ist die geworden!!!!

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  10. Wie cool, das ist eine megageniale Idee, deine Streichholzschachtel ist echt der Hit. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei FSC.

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  11. So wonderful, creative and fun what a great make over for those match boxes. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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  12. Fabulous alteration to those little boxes. Love the Mail Train.
    Yvonne x

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  13. A really lovely and fun piece - love it! Hugs, Barb

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  14. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me Valerie. ANother cracking piece of art! :0) Mo x

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  15. This is so clever and fun, Valerie! I love the altered matchboxes! Scrolls Work was my first DT! Have fun!

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  16. well, i have never seen altered match boxes i like as well ss these! JUST BRILLIANT, Valerie. hugs, donna

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  17. You are just so artistic. I love your matchboxes. Great job.:)
    gloria

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  18. Fantastic Valerie and such a lot going on. I have some hidden away somewhere so must dig them out and make something--you have inspired me yet again

    Love Chrissie x

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  19. You do have fun making all your different artworks. These 3D pieces are lovely, I like all the cut-outs and text.

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  20. A brilliant 3D piece Valerie - great use of matchboxes. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  21. Oh I do love an altered matchbox...these are fabulous Valerie! :)

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  22. Die Schachteln sind echt super geworden, eine tolle Idee, genial umgesetzt, Valerie

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  23. More than stunning.....great dimensional piece. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room. Xx

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  24. I love vintage and I love altered art, you have combined my two all time favourite things into the most stunning 3d piece of art. A fabulous creation which I am so glad you have entered into our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxxxx

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  25. Fabulous! Love your creation, and those PA stamp people are gorgeous indeed.

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  26. What a fun idea and it looks stunning too! Thanks so much for joining us at FSC this time
    Claire xx

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  27. Beautiful! Love that there is the pen with the note inside! Beautiful layers of images! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

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  28. Hi Valerie, Amazingly creative, just love this. Thanks so much for sharing it with us this fortnight at FSC. Good luck in the prize draw. xx

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  29. Valerie, how cool!!!! just love it all, lots to look at, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  30. Valerie - your project is totally awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Congratulations on your spotlight from Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  32. Great altered matchbook! Love the stamp images you used. Congrats on being featured at SSS!!!

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  33. Wow! I'm so glad you found matchboxes in your bottomless pit (don't we all have those!!). What a great idea to highlight the mail train on the box and I love the Paper Artsy figures that the mail connects. The pen in the box is a fabulous detail. Fabulous make -- congrats on the spotlight at SSS&S!

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  34. Fabulous project! I adore the stamp-head. Very creative!

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  35. I love altered matchboxes and yours ticks all the boxes (no pun intended!!). Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.

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  36. Fabulous piece for the Craft Room challenge! Helene

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