Friday, 27 January 2012

The Stamp Man - Embellish it

Good morning, it's Friday and it's ........................ - oh gosh do you know what came into my head????
Those of a certain age will perhaps have had the same phrase in mind!! ........... anyway it's Friday and iiiiiiiit'ssssss .......... Crackerjack 
- no sorry I mean it's another fabulous challenge at The Stamp Man.


I had planned to make a different piece for this, but when it came to it, the mojo and magic wouldn't work, so this is what I came up with instead. Not how I would normally think of embellishing something, but I enjoyed making it all the same. As you can see my main embellishing technique is to use TH fragments and papers - on the top and on the sides of this box.







I think it will be perfect to hold my small white button collection.


Supplies
Tim Holtz paper stash - crowded attic
Tim Holtz stamps - haberdashery, shabby french, urban tapestry
Distress inks - old paper, bundled sage, fired brick, vintage photo.
Tim Holtz - fragments
Glossy Accents
White household paint
lace, buttons, pin, snaps from stash

Jill, Mrs StampMan, is generously giving the winner of the challenge a £10.00 voucher for her on-line store, and as usual the other design team members have some amazing projects to inspire you. 
Come on over and take a look.

Have a great Friday and a fabulous weekend.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox







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43 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so pretty and a perfect storage idea
Love all the habedashery embellies
Lisa x

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

what a gorgeous piece of art this tin is! I luv what u've done with the TH fragments! :)

Helen said...

Lol!!! It's Friday, it's 5 to 5 and ..... used to love Crackerjack!

Your box is gorgeous.

lisa said...

Yep that's the first think that came into my head too, Brenda!!!
Your box is so beautiful. I love how you've used the fragments. The buttons scare me somewhat though, would have to use it to store something else, you know how weird I am about buttons!!!
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Lisax

CraftyLoops said...

Wow, now this is my type of crafting. This box is amazing. Lee x

Caroline said...

Love it Love it Love it!! As you know I am box mad... what a fabulous project :)

Cheryl said...

oh Hun this is one brilliant piece of Art Hun,just brilliant,love the detail as always first class hugs Cherylx

Junibears said...

It's a great box! You've made a lovely job!
I went back furtgher than Crackerjack. 'Friday night is Amami night!! I'm as old as Methusela! xx

Gina said...

Oh yes...I too am of a certain age lol, but your box totally brought back memories of playing with my gran's button box when I was little. I know have to make a button box :S XXX

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

This is so pretty Brenda. Simply gorgeous!

Netty said...

Love the shabby chic look of your box Brenda. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

lynne said...

Brenda
At 43 years of age I can certainly say I remember this phrase - strange as I never liked Crackerjack, always too loud for my liking.
I never tire of seeing dressmaking artwork. This is as good as it gets, amazing detail and love your colour choice.
Wishes
Lynne

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

That's a gorgeous piece, Brenda! So delicate shabby chic feel, love it!

Have a lovely weekend! xx

Mrs.B said...

Loe this altered box Brenda, and perfect for the buttons.
Avril xx

Meggymay said...

Love the shabby chic look, the details are gorgeous.
Yvonne x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

What a fabulous box Brenda, it reminds me of a box my Gran had filled with buttons. I used to sit for ages making pretty patterns on a tray with all her lovely buttons.
Siobhan x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow wow wow Brenda - love this box! The embellishments are fabulous, and I really had to smile at your comment about Crackerjack - OMGoodness I am sooooooo ancient (and so are my children who used to watch it with me)!! LOL :D
Have a happy weekend - hugs, Sylvia xx

Wax Beach Artist said...

This is beautiful! I really love how you painted it! You can't go wrong with TH embellies. Isn't funny how we picture one thing and another emerges? I hear it's the muse setting itself free!

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda
your opening words made me think back to Crackerjack. Then I saw that I was right. Oh dear we are showing our age!!!!
This project is gorgeous.. How long did it take you?

Warm hug to you.
Sarah x

Margreet said...

Don't know who or what Crackerjack is, Brenda, but nevertheless is your box fab decorated....love it!... have a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous pc of artwork Brenda!

lainey said...

this is a fabulous piece, love the distressing!! lainey x

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

wowie what a lovely box, great!

DesignerDiva said...

What a gorgeous little box Brenda I love all your fragment embellishments - I so need to play with all my TH stuff!
I remember Crackerjack!
Hugs Laurie xx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Wonderful box lots and lots of magical texture and you can never have enough storage and if it can be pretty so much better. XOXO Zoe

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool - your altered box looks really fantastic. Love all the sewing details.

Jo Davies said...

Wonderful box of bits totally love it!

Have a great weekend.

Big hugs Jo xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your altered box, beautifully embellished. I remember Crackerjack too LOL. Tracy x

Vicky said...

Just so beautiful Brenda...

have a super weekend...big hugs Vicky xx

Dawn said...

Amazing!!!! Superb box Brenda. Have a lovely weekend x

Sarah said...

Hi Brenda
WOW!!! This is a beautiful project you have created chum, it is just fabulous and I'm sure you did enjoy every single moment making it too..
can hardly believe it's nearly the end off January already this month has just flown by, have a super weekend chum,
Hugs
Sarah x

Rebekah said...

This is fab Brenda what a great box with such unique embellishments hugs Rebekah xx

trisha too said...

Oooh, I like it! Very pretty box, Brenda!

:)

Miranda said...

Wow what a great box, you are a creative lady, greetz Miranda

Dolly Daydreams said...

Guilty of being of that certain age, Crackerjack !!!!!! Goodness me seems like yesterday. What a fabulous box , beautifully embellished both inside and out. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Marie

Irene said...

What a fantastic box Brenda, what a lovely thing to have, to put your bits and pieces in.
Have a good weekend,look forward to catching up soon.
Irene xx

Terry said...

Brenda, I just love your embellished box! The first thing that came to my mind, was that it would be perfect for holding buttons! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

Debbie D (Padster) said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning - love it! xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Double or drop??? :) I must be of a certain age too! Love the box. Thanks for visiting my blog x

Dezinaworld said...

Brenda, i am totally in love with this exquisite box, what an absolutely gorgeous project. Your talent just blows me away
hugs June x

Cindy F. Adkins said...

I love it! You're so very talented! Congrats on your birthdays!!
Hugs, Cindy

Gerri Herbst said...

So very sweet... I must be of a certain age too! take care, gerri

coldwaters2 said...

I think you have so much in common with Tim Holtz, Brenda, I am sure he would be as amazed as I am at the work you produce, this is yet another stunning work of art.
Hugs
Lorraine x