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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Opus Gluei Challenge #125 That's the Ticket

The lovely Jana over at Opus Gluei blog has sent out the challenge That's the ticket.

I am Ticket Stash Poor but I do have an old Craft Stamper Magazine freebie ticket to the Enchanted Kingdom stamp from years ago so that was my starting point.
This plaque will have to go on the wall as I can't think of another way of displaying it as it is a decoration and a completely nonfunctional thingamajig.

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I cut the largest Nestie Postage Die out of chipboard. Leaving the die in place I sponged two layers of Worn Lipstick Distress Ink onto the front using cut and dry foam.
I painted Deco Art Glamour Dust ice crystal paint around the white edge of the chipboard for some subtle shiny.
I used Kay and Co paper throughout.
I cut the largest Nellie Snellen die MFD010 out of the flower garden paper and edged with Worn lipstick ink.

I stamped an old Dovecraft Fantasy Fairy or Fantasy Flourish stamp set (can't remember quite what it was called) using Versafine in Imperial purple and used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch (the one with the 3 butterflies on it) to cut some little butterflies.
Everything glued with Anita's white PVA unless described differently.

I painted a 3 inch Swan Vesta matchbox with Docrafts Artiste Acrylic Paint in Lush Pink. This is a good matt acrylic craft paint for the price £1.25 for 59ml/2oz. It's thinner than Reeves Acrylics or Claudine Hellmuth studio acrylic but thicker and more opaque than Dylusions Acrylic paint. There are some lovely bright modern colours in the range too.
I added a rectangle of paper to the bottom of the drawer and added some beads around the inside edge using Anita's 3D gloss as the glue.

I stamped the ticket in Versafine black onto gold card and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I used 3 layers of foam pads to raise the ticket up.

I wrapped a piece of patterned paper around the sleeve of the matchbox and used a scoreboard to score folds where the corners are so it gave a neater wrap effect.
I cut 4 Marianne Design die cut flowers and followed the instructions on the back to make the 3D flower. I used Anita's 3D gloss to glue a bead in the centre of the flower and used silicon dimensional glue to glue the shaped petals to the base flower.
The flourish is part of a Sizzlits set called Decorative Flourishes Set 656538.

Happy Creating!


Sherry Edwards said...

Oooh it's lovely Gini! Now you've altered a matchbox are you hooked? I never used to like doing them, but am now totally addicted!

Hope you're well xx

Jana said...

Oooooh. I love this. I love that little freebie ticket. It's perfect. Your details are amazing. It's a wonderful ticket to fairyland. Do you have an extra? I'd love to join you on this trip.

Kristen said...

What a cool idea! This is so cool. It is so creative. I want to go to fairyland too... we can all go!
Have a great week!

Rosemary said...

Well, I'm with the group here that this is a fantastic project, Gini. I guess what makes me really smile about it is that displaying it on the wall is like one of those emergency boxes - in the event of an emergency, break glass and pull the alarm. In this case, it's open the drawer and escape to fairyland. Everyone who is an artist should have an escape to whimsy and this is perfect.

Love the details as well, that's one of the things I love about your projects. They are always well finished; from adding a flourish here, or the beading here and there on the flower and then in the drawers, and even the little butterflies that were punched, placed, and then their wings folded up to add to the scene. Really well done!

Rosemary said...

as if one comment wasn't enough, I have to say that I love those Kay & Company papers and the overall color palette.

Karen said...

Awe...this is such a lovely piece sweetheart! I love the little drawer HUGS xxx


This is so pretty Gini - beautifully created as always. Love the pinks and pearls, and I think it would be very useful indeed, for storing a secret stash of chocolate.

Hope all is well with you and yours - Hugs, Sylvia xxxx