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Friday, 1 September 2017

Altered Art for A Vintage Journey

Hello Friends, this is one of two posts today!

This month at A Vintage Journey, the very talented Alison (Butterfly) is asking us to:

  Turn something unloved and unwanted into a piece of art.  Try some re-purposing - make something new out of something old, or incorporate an unwanted object into your artwork.  Think tin cans and jars, old bottles, toothbrushes - the more inventive, the better!



Since it is near one of my favourite times of the year, Halloween, I created a 3D project by re-purposing an old gift box and some match boxes.

The gift box had two compartments which gave me the idea of creating a 'Welsh Dresser' type project.  The matchboxes are from a Tim Holtz die and were the perfect size for my dresser base.  After constructing the matchboxes and gluing them together in pairs of four, I gave all the pieces a good coat of Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Black Soot.

Next I covered the top and bottom of the dresser with some gorgeous Halloween paper, part of Tim's new release, gifted to me by my dear friend Kath Stewart.
I then glued the top part of the dresser to the bottom and it was ready to decorate (my favourite part)!  I have lots of pictures to share....
For the top shelf I created a 'ook of poison, a couple of little jars of potions (Distress Spray Stain filled) and a jar of broken bones.  The 'spells and fortunes' metal word band is from Tim's latest Halloween Idea-ology release, a gift from my lovely friend Jenny (Buttons).  I used Distress Crayon in Spiced Marmalade to highlight the wording and attached it with Tim's new string.
The bottom shelf contains a vase of flowers, using Tim's Thinlits flower die, the dome is from last year's Idea-ology release and the fabulous skulls are part of Tim's latest release.
The book was created with card and some book pages, decorated with an Idea-ology skull charm.

I just had to add the fabulous witch to my scene, she was die cut several times, once in Kraft card to create the face and hands and twice in thick black card so that I could make her 'stand' up.  The fabulous cage is from Tim's Assemblage range, which I love!
Inside the bird cage is a Raven, stamped on (with Tim's new Ravens stamp set - gifted to me by the lovely Jenny) and cut from shrink plastic, he fits perfectly!

To finish off my little scene I die cut and coloured some leaves, in Autumn tones and added a broom and pumpkins,  from Tim's Idea-ology range.

I hope you like my re-purposed gift box and that you will join in the fun over at A Vintage Journey, where my teamies have created the most fantastic projects!

Our sponsor for this month is Simon Says Stamp Store who are offering a fantastic £25 gift voucher to one randomly selected winner!  If you love Tim's Assemblage range but cannot get to a Joann's store (like me!) Simon Says Stamp Store does stock some of the range.

Thanks so much for your visit, I really appreciate it.  I hope you will have a look at my other post   (HERE) too, it contains some wonderful NEWS!!!!

Hugs, Anne xxx

30 comments:

  1. This is one of the most creative and amazing projects I've seen, Anne!! Wow!! I absolutely love, love it!! Your attention to detail is always so amazing, like the book of Brews and Potions!! I love it!! The witch is fabulous!! I love how you decorated the dresser and the details you added to the shelves!! The pumpkins are a perfect touch!! This is spectacular, my friend!! I love, love this so much!! You are so inspiring!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Hi Anne, your creation is so wonderful. I love the colors, textures and the clever way you used the boxes. so creative - Hugs, S@ndy xx

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  3. Oh wow Anne, - how clever is this! The welsh dresser under the two shelves looks fantastic and I just love how you added the witch and other elements. Brilliant, also that the shrink plastic raven could actually fit inside the cage! Sch a creative project, - love it!!!

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  4. You never cease to amaze me! This is all.so beautifully created and your attention to detail is perfect.

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  5. Another piece of 3D miniature magic, Anne - the dresser is a complete delight and I just love what you've done with the witch... so, so clever! I'm very impressed that she can actually hold the birdcage - she must be very sturdy. The tiny books are a delight. Well, the whole thing is a delight!
    Alison x

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  6. Wonderful! So detailed, and I love the witch carrying the birdcage.

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  7. What a fabulous creation Anne xxx I totally love the details and all those little ornaments. The witch is just fabulous xx You really are the queen of Halloween makes

    TFS and have a lovely weekend
    Annie xx

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  8. Absolutely brilliant Anne, I adore this. The details are fantastic as always. The little books I just love love love. The papers are gorgeous and the whole concept wonderful. Have a lovely weekend . Tracy x

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  9. A delightful Halloween project, Anne, with so many adorable details to squeal over! Like that book of brews and potions! So wonderfully made; I want to shrink down, open it's clasp, and turn it's ruffled pages for some good Halloween recipes! And that dresser is simply amazing; what a job you did in constructing that! Great assemblage! Big hugs to you!

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  10. Stunning, stunning, stunning Anne! What an amazing Halloween creation with all those wonderful details . I love the little books ..... just sooooo amazing! Great altered art! Jennie x

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  11. I absolutely love this Anne...another fabulous kicked the ball right out of the park creation...hugs kath xxx

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  12. This is absolutely stunning! BRILLIANT!!!

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  13. How creative and talented you are - you always amaze me Anne - Happy Halloween!!!!
    Sandy xx

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  14. This is an amazing piece Anne - I absolutely adore what you have done and can imagine this joining all of your other amazing spooktacular creations! Big hugs lovely! Looking forward to seeing you on the 16th xx

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  15. You are a carpenter using paper Anne! SO creative in making your drawers and top shelf - LOVE that witch with her bustled dress and your wonderful little book and scary bits! Julia xx

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  16. After seeing this on FB, I had to pop over to see more photos and read about your wonderful project!

    Thanks so much for sharing he details of your creative process!

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  17. Oh, my, this is so unbelievable darling and creative, Annie! I know you are in your element now that you can play with your favorite Halloween papers and charms! Each detail is spectacular, but that witch and cage do steal the show!! Love it! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  18. Anne, you did it again!! An incredible Halloween "Welsh Dresser". I love this along with the standing witch, the Assemblage cage with raven, the little books, etc, etc.

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  19. WOW this is absolutely AWESOME! Love the design and fabulous step by step too. I have added you to my blog list so I don't miss anymore of your amazing creations. So inspirational! Thank you!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  20. This an amazing creation Anne!! I love all your details and you can see all that hard work pays off. Thank you for your comment over on my blog too!! Hugs, Georgie x

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  21. Oh my gosh Anne, this is fabulous, adore your Welsh dresser adorned with those wonderful Tim papers and that wee book is amazing, incredible detail! Love the witch and brilliant idea to use the shrink plastic for your caged raven, a wonderful Halloween transformation, thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo

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  22. What can I say? Anne . Your really are , without a shadow of a doubt 'the Halloween crafting Queen'. Year after year you create some amazing halloween art that I so greatly admire and of course LOVE to bits .
    Do I love this one? you bet I do!, The concept and execution, the detail, character and personality of this piece of halloween altered art is superb! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE .
    Big hugs x

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  23. What a fabulous creation Anne. I just adore your spooky dresser.
    Toni xx

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  24. This is absolutely awesome! Every little detail of your dresser is amazing - you are so creative and never cease to amaze me my friend! xxx

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  25. I loved it when I first saw the project and now I have seen the details I love it even more! An amazing idea and all those perfectly constructed details - a work of art. Look at your little book! Wonderful Anne xxx

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  26. Anne...this Halloween duo is absolutely adorable! Love your design and the papers you've used! Your details are so fun...even down to the black raven inside the cage. Very clever!!

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  27. Oh my gosh, another brilliant witchy piece! Your 3 dimensional scenes are always so well thought out, and you can see how much work goes into each and every piece! The geometric patterns work so well together and of course the orange and black is bang on for the theme. I never get tired of your creativity with the embellishments. A display case of skulls, a vase of flowers, vials of liquids, the bird in the cage, the pumpkins, the broom, and my favourite, that amazing book with the amulet on the front! I so wish that we celebrated Halloween because I would be copying your brilliant design ideas Anne! hugs :)

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  28. Stunnng project with amazing details. Gosh your house must look amazing at Halloween with all the incredible spooky projects you have made over the years.
    Julie x

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  29. Oh this is fantabulous Anne!! So dinky and perfect! LOvE all the wonderful doodads and that marvellous witch!!! Best of all might be the shrunk raven fitting inside the idea-ology cage!! Another incredible 3d make!! Nicola x

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