Monday, October 18, 2010

DAY 18!!!!


hello and welcome all who stop by, whether you leave a comment or not :). this is my halloween treat box, granted i can only put candy corn in it, but it's cool. halloween to me is also worn and tattered, not just dark and creepy(even though, i love the creepy). so, 16 matchboxes, and several hours later, i have made this groovy box.  so i saw this and i thought, i could do that, well, i didn't read the directions, so mine is not as neat as hers, but i had fun with it. i used a mini grumpie from smeared ink. i distress the book paper with yellow ink and then used green alcohol ink on top of that. i painted all the boxes green and then when over them with the alcohol ink. i'm really wishing that i didn't used the red beads, but i realized this after i had 4 glued on, and it was such a pain, that i just left it. i embossed the grumpies with distress embossing powder. i had several issues with this along the way, but it turned out pretty well, if i do say so myself! i'm entering this into stampotique designers challenge, make a treat box. get back or start your hop!!!! enjoy! lisa

17 comments:

SuzieQ said...

It turned out great!! Love the lil' grumpy and the grunge look.

Alex said...

I think it is fabulous! It needs to be a bit wonky to work with the distressing. I figured it was on purpose!

Now WHERE did you get all the matchboxes? That is the kicker :)

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW!!! How FAB! Love how distressed and old it looks. I've been dying to try one of these. LOVE it! xxD

Kaz said...

Fab box, a lot of work has gone into it. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

Danielle said...

What a great idea! Awesome!

Stitchinwitch said...

That looks fab, be careful though as the grumpies look like they may steal your candy

Alison said...

This is so cool!!! I love that you made the box out of matchboxes! If you don't like the red beads...you could always color them with some alcohol ink. It will at the very least, deepen the red tone. Great job!

Jane said...

I love your matchbox Halloween box it is awesome
Luv Jane xxx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A neat treat box would be out of place - the wonkiness is part of the distressing ? Isn't it?
Great project and love the Grumpies
Helen xx

Steph said...

I dont think I'd have the patience to put this together, it's awesome! Love all the texture and distressing, great job!

KC said...

I love this! I'm going to have to try it out!!! you never cease to amaze me!!!

Kelli said...

That is awesome! I am so going to get some matchboxes now! Thanks for the orig. site! I will have to check that out!!!! AWESOMENESS!

Sherry said...

Fantastic creation. I love the aged and distressed look to it.

Sugar said...

wow that is awesome!! i love the grungy look!!

Basement Stamper said...

I think your treat box turned out perfect, I love the tattered and beaten look to it. Thanks for joining us at SDC this week!

Willy said...

Love your treat box; it's great! Thanks for joining us at SDC 17.

Valerie H. Wilson said...

This is great fun! What a boat load of work! The result is TOTALLY worth it - superb! (ok, I'm a candy freak and it needs more drawers!!! maybe a second storey LOL! :) We're so glad you joined us for the Stampotique Designer's Challenge and we hope you'll join us again for our upcoming challenges.
Cheers,
Val :)