Monday, 2 August 2010

Hidden Treasure

I don't know if i've told you folks
 but i am of Pirate decent..
"shiver me timbers" and all that
Way way back it appears to have descended
from my fathers side of the family
To prove it i shall share with you
 something that has been handed down
through the generations
It is a framed display
of some of the treasure
with a note of authentication.
PMSL.. Did i have you fooled for a second...No! oh ok then lol 
So i'm not of pirate decent, 
I am however partaking in this weeks Compendium of Curiosities challenge which is 'Inked Grunge'
I diecut my grunge using a sizzix parchment die, then followed the instructions on page 39.. You may spot i have indeed used some of the brand spanking new mini halloween timmy stamps. Aren't they awesome!
I covered the inside of the box frame with a mix of terra, ferro and croco {although you cant see the cracks of the croco as the piece is still wet lol} Then i just glued in lots of trinkets and treasures in the form of gems and charms and other pretty things
I gave the top frame a coat of amber gold ferra, I stuck the grunge parchment piece to the side.
I then made a sword by stamping an image onto metal, cutting it out and then removing the ink, and then embossing it to make it dimensional. My last finishing touch was to stamp the quote 'Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also' onto the glass with black stazon.
So what treasures will you come up with for the challenge!
This is also my entry for Hels Sunday Stamper Challenge with the theme 'Old & New'
The box frame and sizzix die were yonks old and i used my new timmy stamps!
{oh by the way the Brand New Artistic Stamper team blog has the same theme for there new challenge this month, so why not join in both, I'll be showcasing my artwork for it on the 7th}
Happy Creating
♥ HUGZ ♥


MarleneMAZ said...

Looks fabulous! Love that parchment die you used too.

Lori said...

That is so awesome! And I totally believed you were pirate folk!

Terry said...

I was buying into your story!! Love your treasure box! Totally awesome!

Julie Forest said...

Super awesome piece, Minxy! Very creative!! And, I think that parchment looks pretty darn authentic! ;)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Minxy, I'm completely smitten with your treasure box! This is an amazing work of art, and such a cool design!

I love the inked grunge parchment-- it's just perfect, and all your little trinkets look so inviting and, well, treasure-y!

Brilliant way to make that sword. You are one clever lady! And those new Tim stamps? Fab!

This is completely spectacular. If you do have a pirate somewhere back in your ancestry, he'd no doubt be very proud (and then he'd steal it!). ;-)

Charlene said...

Thanks for the smiles and giggles - I love your treasure box! Great reminder too with the verse you added. Very fun piece all around!

Sherry Goodloe said...

You had ME fooled! LOL This box of treasures is just fab-u-lous Minxy!! I'm lovin' everything about this.

Anonymous said...

ooooo arrrrrgghh! brilliant artwork nicky! x

CuddlyBunny said...

Aw man, your piece is SUPER! I love the treasure box and the treasure map and EVERYTHING!

Also, I must be the biggest sucker that ever lived!

I read your first two sentences and literally though to myself, "Ouuu! When I do My Guy's pirate birthday I can ask Miss Minxy for help to make sure it's authentic!"

Oh well. I guess it's back to margartias and all of his tooted friends yelling "Yarr! Avast ye Matey!" :)

Helen said...

Well, shiver my timbers indeed, you had me fooled! You have surpassed yourself, this is truly magnificent.

Claireabelle said...

Bloomin' fantastic!!!! 'why are pirates called pirates? because they.....aaaarrrrrggghhhh!' LOL

sam21ski said...

Fantastic concept Nicky, love the idea of all those treasures - fab xxxx

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby altered art me hearty :O)) Thanks for joining in with teh Sunday Stamper... fab theme this week ;O)) xx

Cath Wilson said...

Stunning, Minxy. LOVE that parchment and the whole thing just fits together so perfectly. Great artwork.

Artyjen said...

Are you sure you are not of pirate decent?! LOL Fab treasures and the parchment is perfect too :) Only a pirate could know these things :)
xoxo Sioux

Jason said...

Great Creation I love the die that you used. . . I am thinking I need to find that one.


Netty said...

Fabulous box, so interesting and magical. Annette x

Kim said...

I absolutely love your treasure box! And I bought your story; you didn't need to confess! I'm new to die-cutting; and this parchment one goes on the "need" list!

minnie_mac said...

A real treasure trove. Love it.


Esther said...

This is amazing - and has also reminded me I got that parchment die in an E-bay job lot, never used and completely forgotten about definately be digging that out now ! I am in awe of this...Esther xx

P.S. thanks for your lovely comments

Barbara Mason said...

AAARGHHHH!!!! Great job - You had way tooooo much fun with this!

JeanFB said...

Ooooh, I saw that skull and crossbones in the thumbnail over at Linda's, and had to come take a look - LOVE IT!! What a fab piece! TFS :)

Sherry said...

What a little minx you are - LOL. Fabulous treasure trove of a box you've created - and the parchment - love it all!

(ps, I too still have our little 3 piece art plaque on display x)

Nan said...

Love your piratey box....that die is perfect for the grunge and your treasures make the project!

Celina said...

What a creative poject for this challenge! I love the document you made and the stamping and inking you did on it! So cool!

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