Tuesday, 26 February 2013

An Altered Matchbox

I do believe this is my 100th blog post and I think I am well and truly addicted to blogging about my crafty makes.  So on to today's post which is for challenge 48 at Out of a hat Creations with the theme 'Alter a Matchbox'.  Now I have been thinking about this project since the challenge was posted last Thursday and then last night my idea just flashed up like a light bulb and it includes the new Docrafts Papermania Chronology range.  I had to think small for this project as I have used a small matchbox.

For the outside of the matchbox I started by running a piece of Ranger foil tape sheet through my big shot inside the Papermania cogs Tri-boss embossing folder before sticking it to the matchbox.  I coloured with Ranger alcohol inks before sanding to reveal some of the silver again.  I added more of a grunge look by using the Ranger adirondack black acrylic paint dabber on all of the edges.  I cut out a saying and an image from the one of the Chronology background papers and adhered with double sided foam before adding 3 Tim Holtz mini gears.  I covered the word with Ranger glossy accents and the image with Tim Holtz rock candy crackle paint.  For the inside I started by painting the match tray with the black paint dabber and then cut a piece of the background paper to fit the base plus an image and sentiment.  I attached the pieces with double sided foam again for depth and covered the words with the rock candy and the hand with glossy accents.  Finally I added one brad as the handle and 3 more inside for decoration.
Thanks for looking!
Tracey x


  1. This is fantastic Tracey and very different from the others

    Great to have you join in with the Hatters challenge this week

    Love Chrissie xxxx

  2. That is so lovely Tracey! I was tempted to buy some of those cogs at Stamparama :)

  3. fabulous steampunk box :)
    Von ☺

  4. Oh this fabulous Tracey love how you have used the cogs in such a small box. Thanks for joining us at OOAH. Hugs Sandra X

  5. Oh Tracey great match box,love the detail,cogs are brilliant
    Thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat
    Janet x

  6. Love steampunk and this is fabulous. So much with one matchbox.
    Hugs, Neet xx


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