Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Me to U January

{And before you ask what happened to December, Well...it hasn't been sent to its new home yet as it took alot longer than planned.. you'll have to be patient and wait to see that piece}
But you still have this months piece to view.
I'm hoping it reached its destination before this goes out as I've not heard from the receiver in a while {sending hugs for you A}
I decided to alter a Matchbox after seeing a picture in a book i had recently bought.
So anyway here it is

I made this piece a while ago actually when i was messing about with my melt pot
I covered the outside with foil tape, inked it, then bashed it about with my texture hammer, inked it a bit more.
I added an ickle flip fold book to the top held on with ribbon. This also had a topper of the foil tape treated in the same way but with the added embossing of the word Friend.
I used the UTEE to fill the base and keep all the trinkets in place.
It has little wooden bead feet which i think finish it off nicely.
I hope the recipient liked it, i had fun making it so that's half the battle won.
Thanks for looking in
& stop by again soon.
xx Hugz xx


Emily said...

Thats great, you would never think it was a matchbox! I have been lookng through your other recent creations, you have some amazing pieces, I love the metal work!

Allotment Lady said...

I absolutely adore this - what a brilliant treasure - truly wonderful - the best I have ever seen. It is gorgeous.


Anonymous said...

It's a work of art Nicky....so much detail! xx

sam21ski said...

WOW this is fantastic Nicky

Anonymous said...

Hi Nicky,
There's an award waiting for you over at my blog!
Alison xx

Juanita said...

Super cool

Hazel said...

Wow, this is brilliant! I really love the colour and the distressed feel it has. What a great gift! I bet your friend loved it :D

Andrea said...

that looks fantastic Nicky x

Jaqi said...

What an inspiration you are , your work is stunning. Everything you make is a credit to you, well done, Jaqi

Sue said...

Fab, Minxy. Love the little book with it. Wonderful idea. x

Hels said...

So cute - love it!! :O))

crafty creations said...

Its absolutely stunning Nikki so much texture and such a gorgeous colour - lucky friend!!!!

have a great weekend

hugs Hilda

Claireabelle said...

It's fantastic Nicky!

Audrey said...

this is amazing -really really love it

Linda said...

This is just brilliant - I love it!
Linda x

IsaNorris said...

your work is truly amazing !!!! Wow love this box!