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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

MATCHBOX GOTHIC ARCH


Hi,

Today I am combining two challenges:

GC69 - Ancient Ages and

Matchbox Gothic Arch

Well, this certainly been a lot of fun to make, plus a bit of bad language........as never made a matchbox one before so didn't have a clue on where to start.......anyway after a struggle I completed it.......yahhhhhhhh........the frame was cut from a Tim Holtz embossing folder and stazon swiped, black paint dabber, silver enamel paint and gold metallic cream. For the box I lined the inners with some left over folder after I had painted the centre part with texture paint, silver enamel and gold metallic creamed it. Attached some beads on a wire so the box can be pulled out of its frame. Then a mold I had already made from clay was popped in the centre.

When I get the time shall definitely make some more now have got the hang of it.....

Thank you for popping by and for your wonderful support which spurs me on and hopefully to improve. Take care, Annette x

46 comments:

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is fantastic!

Limar said...

Yes, this is awesome! :)

Effie said...

Your frame looks great!.. I like the face in the matchbox..

Doreen said...

I think this is amazing Annette,I love the face and the way it is framed.xxx

Evelyn S. said...

Fabulous piece of art, Nettie! Looks ancient, for sure!

Bobbi said...

Hi, pleased to meet you. Wow...very awesome piece! I hope that you have a wonderful day!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Andrea C said...

Netty have you heard of a site called Folksy the stuff that is sold there is good but if you put your stuff on for sale you would blow everybody away x

Patti J said...

Surely you jest...bad language while crafting??? tee hee! Love it, Nettie!

craftattack said...

This is super, Netty, and well done on the bad language, wouldn't have expected it from you!!

Netty said...

Andrea who the heck would want to buy this, anyway cannot give change for 20p.......and Patti, since I started crafting 2 years ago I have learn't a lot of new words which should never be repeated.....lol

Chris said...

Oh WOW ! this is so lovely I want to reach out and touch it. Wonderful!

Faye said...

Netty, I sat here and read with awe how you made this gorgeous matchbox creation. In spite of the bad words and difficulties, it came off as a masterpiece to me. I love the metallic surface and the face. Wow!

Daniele said...

wow this is very clever and inventive Annette
hugs

Martina2801 said...

*clap! clap! clap!*

This is gorgeous, Netty!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Annette, Love this piece, sounds like it was quite a challenge to make! and you want to make more, aren't we funny?
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog:0) xx

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Another fab art piece, again you're not a crafter, you're an artist.

Annika said...

This looks and sounds it took you months to make!! Stunning!
Hugs
Annika

stampdiva said...

This is a fantastic arch. Amazing. Lynne M

Yvonne said...

WOWSER! This is amazing, Annette!

Hells said...

This is Great Nettie. Love it. Helen xx

Meggymay said...

Amazing piece and I dont believe you use bad lanuage when you are creating works of art. xx

Terry said...

Your matchbox Gothic Arch is fabulous! Awesome face and we all (or most) of us throw in a few choice words here and there!!

johanna said...

i LOVE this one! great ethnic piece!

June said...

Hi Nettie, this is really lovely. I love the look of it. Not sure what a matchbox arch is ? but whatever it is it looks amazing
hugs June xxxx

agypsyangel said...

Just amazing. It looks like it was alot of hard work. I bought a pack of matchboxes but they are the super small ones, what size is this...
It is a wonderful work of art.

peggy gatto said...

I love this little treasure!!!
Lovely art!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful piece GF!

Junibears said...

Hi Nettie, I thought I put a post on here yesterday but I don't see it.
Iwant to tell you how clever you are to put so much detail into such a thing as a Matchbox! It's just fantastic.
Wonderful work.
Hugs June xx

Kristel said...

Looks again really stunning Netty! Wonderfull!
Hugs Kristel

Rosietoes said...

Amazing Nettie! You are soooo talented. Love your work and this is no exception.

Edna x

Dragon said...

What a clever idea... Not seen anything like this before.. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog
Hugs
Frankie
cc

coops said...

wow this is fantastic netty.such amazing details :)

xx coops xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Annette, this is fabulous i love it
Kevin xx

kayc said...

Absolutely fantastic. Kathleen x

Brenda Brown said...

Just amazing Annette, love what you have done here.
B xxx

Lisa Somerville said...

How cool is that! Love the arch and mold was just the perfect embellishment!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Netty,
Oh wow, this is fantastic!!! I just came over to say "hi" and then saw this--gorgeous!!!
Hug from me,
Cindy
xox

Viv's Visuals said...

Terrific job Netty!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Must admit I have never made a matchbox arch, yours is so effective, I love all the texture and the mould in the middle, great piece Netty. Tracy Evans x

Nicks said...

great stuff!!!

Zoechaos said...

Wow incredable little box a really cool project love it xx Zoe

My name is Toni said...

Netty how genious for your first try at a matchbox... love the idea of adding the string with beads. And the texture on the frame part is beautiful...love it !!!

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Stunning piece! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Ancient Ages Challenge!

Von said...

What a brill peice of art Netty :) very atmospheric
Von x

Linda64 said...

Beautiful Netty, really love the texture and it sure looks ancien..If you're interested in an ATC swap, please send me a note... Big hug

Linda

Otter Blue said...

Another fantastic piece...I am so inspired to try something like this.