Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Seeing Stars!

And no i've not had a bang on the head!
Over @ Simon Says Stamp'n'Show this week there theme is 'Stars'
I knew i had a Timmy stamp somewhere with stars on,
 and the piece just evolved from there.
I altered a round thin wood box.
The base had some paint and ink before i stamped the stars and scene in stazon.
When you lift the lid you can see hidden stars i added just for fun.
The top was covered with retro grunge star paper and then embellished with a mix of scrabble tiles, dice, champagne glasses and mini red disco balls.
I also printed off a sheet of playing cards from Tim's distressables paper cd,
mounted them on card and inked the edges.
All in all i am quite please how it turned out as it looks nothing like the picture i had in mind to start off with!! Maybe i did have a small bang on the head!! lol
Thanks for stopping by x
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥
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17 comments:

Zuzu's Blog said...

Awesomely well done and ingenious. its great seeing just how different these boxes can be made to look with a bit of imagination... love that town silhouette scene stamp.

Jingle said...

This is a fun box! Great job!

craftytrog said...

This is brilliant, love how you embellished the lid! xx

Charli said...

Oh, this is awesome! Love the little collection of stuff on the lid - the playing cards look fab!!

The city scape around the base is a great touch too!

Charli x

ps, thanks for your reply on your reply about the shadowboxes, much appreciated.

Chris said...

Fantastic box Minxy and I love how your box evolved from that star stamp...brilliant! Love the game pieces on top too. :)

Angelnorth said...

Great piece, love the hidden stars under the lid! Those little red beads made me think of pomegranate seeds!

shirley said...

Love this star studded box!
The lid looks fab.

Gillian said...

Cool Minxy, loving the complete look to this, everything works really well together:)x Not having much luck in trying to get a decent pic tonight for my entry!

Lori said...

This is such a cool box, Minxy! Love the stamping and those little embellishments on top are perfect! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Ann said...

Minxy, I'm 'star struck' at your amazing box!! Love it, and the top is so cool xxx

Sid said...

Fab box, love your embellies !!

Candy C said...

Minxy...this is darling! As per your usual....such a cute and unique design! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! Good luck! :)

Candy C said...

Hi Minxy...not sure if my post went through or not...so I'm redoing it. Your entry into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge is darling! As per your usual...it's a wonderful unique design! Love it! Thanks for joing us at the challenge! Good luck!

Dragon said...

Cool project... Love the hidden stars and the embellishment of the lid... Great idea... Been doing boxes myself...
Frankie
xx

sam21ski said...

Fantastic box Nicky, the unmounted stamped stamps make it much easier to go round corners don't they. Imagine trying to do that with a piece of wood attached - lol!!!!!!

Love the top and how you've arranged the game pieces xxx

Lynn Stevens said...

Bravo!!! Love the round box, too fun!

kim-paperbabe said...

Brilliant altered box Nicky, I love the stars as a border!
Thanks for playing along with us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week.
Hope you are well,
HuGs Kim :)