Thursday, 15 September 2011

Design Team - Vintage challenge #28 - Anything goes!


Hi people, and welcome to my newest followers, 
I have passed 100! woohoo hehe.
I think that will be calling for my first candy soon me thinks, 
I would also like to celebrate my new
showing the before and after shots of  projects that I am working on,and a bit of 'eye candy' too
More about all that later, moving on to this project...
I have made a keychain fob (?) and a decorated an old matchbox as a gift box for 
who this time has a challenge where 'Anything goes' - as long as it is shabby/vintage style!




I sprayed the metal butterfly, the flowers and the tyll with matt white spraypaint. 

The key fob was a thin plywood heart that I have painted a couple of layers with Gesso mixed with a few drops of Distress ink refiler to give a soft blue colour, then I painted a THICK layer of crackle paint on each side. A day or so later when  the paint was completely dry I polished it with Fiddes furniture was in 'Rugger brown' colour, this gives a bit of shine, protection and aged colour especially in the distressed cracks.(and it smells pretty wicked too hehe)

I have distressed around the paper edges and 'wiped' the butterfly with sand paper. Inside the box is a rub-on text from aMelissa Frances collection.

Some more photos.....


Inside the box

Details from top of box

Be sure to link up your entry (s) before 28th September 1800hrs! 
at

I am also entering this project into the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge #49 - Vintage/shabby chic


Papertake weekly - Things with wings


Pixie dust studio #92 - Recycling is good

Wishing you all a fab week, 
be sure to check out my new Furniture Rehab page every now and then! :O))

Hugs Nina

20 comments:

  1. Hi Nina, What a gorgeous box, love what you created from a match box of all things, brilliant.xx

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  2. That is one fine delicate box you created Nina, but it also has that grungy feel to it, apart from being totally vintage! Love it to pieces!

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  3. WOW!
    Nina this is so very beautifully stunning!
    What amazing work I love it!
    hugs
    kim x

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  4. Nydelig og vakkre farger!

    Klem Fra Eva Helen

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  5. Gosh utterly beautiful work Nina I love that butterfly and the soothing blues just beautiful thanks for playing at Creative inspirations hugs Rebekah GDT xx

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  6. this is beautiful Nina
    hope you are well
    hugs Sarah x

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  7. me again
    we have a DT call at Totally Gorjuss
    sarah

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  8. Nina, simply stunning as usual! I can never embellish as perfectly as you!

    Hope you have a fab weekend lined up my friend!

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  9. Lekkre farger :) nydelig laget :)

    Klemmer fra Vibeke

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  10. Hi honey - forgot to say thank you for joining us at Take the Pixie Challenge!!

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  11. Wow a gorgeous card hun! Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes Challenge at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog this week! xxx

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  12. Nydelig!
    Lekre farger og pynt:) Flotte detaljer.
    Ha en fin helg, klem:)

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  13. oh this is one super card just love the colors and the detail is,gorgeous bless you for playing at anything goes,this week love hugs cherylxxx

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  14. Wonderful project thank you for joining us at Anything goes
    Hugs
    Tamara

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  15. Gorgeous, beautiful matchbox.
    Thank for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  16. Hei, hei Nina!
    Nyyyydelige ting du har laget! Sååå vakkert.
    Stilig med malingen.
    Nå begynner det å nærme seg treff - gleder meg stort!!
    klem fra
    Mette

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  17. Oh this are just gorjuss, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Shell xx

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  18. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! Great job with your projects, and thanks for playing along with us at Pixie Dust Studio!

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  19. Oh this is just so cute, love all the textures!!

    Hugs,
    Patricia

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  20. SÅ nydelig, Nina! ♥♥♥ Og så søt tekst du har brukt!

    Sier som Mette her - GLEDER meg til treff - det nærmer seg nå! Håper vi får det akkurat like gøy sammen denne gangen som vi har hatt tidligere!

    Det blir godt å se deg igjen, Nina!

    Klem

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