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Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Altered items

So today I'm showing you two altered items that I've made with my gorgeous DT kit, the first is an altered matchbox. It's one of those giant matchboxes. I covered the box with the beautiful papers from the Vintage Sarapapers range. I also added a rectangle of co ordinating paper from the same range to the top. To finnish off I used a brad on the front of the drawer to help you pull it out. Some ribbon from the HOTP cardmaker's ribbon pack and a lovely "time" charm which says " life is measured by moments" I attached that to the ribbon. I think this would be great to safely keep a lovely piece of jewellery in as a gift.

The second item is a set of vintage ATCs. Firstly I cut out three sized ATCs from the Jumbo playing cards and then I decorated them. I used the Vintage Sarapapers on all of them.
The first one I covered the whole of the ATC with the paper and then tore out a smaller rectangle from a co ordinating piece. I decorated one of the tags with some ribbon from the HOTP cardmaker's ribbon pack and a "time " charm. To finnish off I added the journey fragment and using some sandpaper I distressed the edges of all the papers. For the second ATC I left some of the playing card showing as this was to be a game ATC. Again I tore the vintage papers and distressed both the card and papers with sandpaper. I also added a little domino charm and using the lettering stencils I added "Game on". To finnish off I cut out the 8 from a HOTP round alphabet and number sheet and added a little pinwheel to the club image. For the third and final ATC I did the same again and covered it all with the vintage papers, I used a tag from the set and used a brad to adhere it to the ATC. I cut out a few of the flowers from the papers and adhered them to the ATC covering a bit of the tag so they stood out a bit more. The woman image was from the internet. Sandpapered again to create a distressed look.


Looby said...

ooh they're gorgeous Shary - love that matchbox!

Beverley Todd said...

Oh Shary! those ATCs are fabulous - I especially like the middle one (game on)!

Katie said...

These ATCs' are great Shary. You put those giant cards to good use - fab!