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! 

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


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

  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!

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

  4. Nydelig og vakkre farger!

    Klem Fra Eva Helen

  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

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

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

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

    Hope you have a fab weekend lined up my friend!

  9. Lekkre farger :) nydelig laget :)

    Klemmer fra Vibeke

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

  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

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

  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

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

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

  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

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

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

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


  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!



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