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Friday, July 15, 2011

'Live' Box




Here is a box have I crafted using All Tim Holtz products and I think it fits the bill for this weeks Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge which requires us to 'Show some Stitching - Faux or otherwise' & The Stamp Man Challenge 'Anything by T!m'. 

The stitching on my box is definately faux and I have made a sort of patchwork effect with 'Lost & Found' papers on the top.

I cut out roughly 9 squares of paper and after distressing the edges stuck them on the top of a 4 inch square box blank which was painted black with Adirondack acrylic paint dabber in pitch black. I used Matte Medium as an adhesive. When dry I distressed the edges with sandpaper.







The sides of the top of the box were covered with die-cuts using the TH 'on the edge' mini scallop and pinking die from more lost and found paper. These were stuck in place on all sides with matte medium and again distressed. All the distressed edges were coloured with aged mahogony Distress ink and foam. The sides were then treated with clear rock candy Distress Stickles and rubbed over with a finger.








I then used stamps from the TH 'Bitty Grunge' plate to add some images onto the top in archival black ink and some faux stitches were added on some edges of the patchwork squares with a black Posca pen.








All the embellishmnets were made from Grungeboard shapes and letters coloured with aged mahogony, dried marigold, faded denim and pine needles Distress inks on bases coloured with more black dabber.  The number 18 is a lost and found salvage sticker.  All were adhered with Glossy accents.







I was tempted to add more but I think that was enough.  This box would make great storage for cufflinks !

Sid xx

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18 comments:

  1. Hello! Your Tim Holtz-ish box is great! I love the Lost and Found patchwork top you created. The faux stitching looks wonderful as well! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

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  2. Looks great - love the patchwork on the top.....

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  3. thanks for stopping by my blog. I've visited 2 of yours--fantastic art work to be seen !

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  4. Perfect Grunge. Wonderful piece of art here. Tim would love it. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it. I have been snooping on 2 of yours. I will be back..Donna

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  5. Loving the grunge box! So many wonderful details! Thank you for the blog visit!

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  6. Great little box, love the patchwork effect with the papers and faux stitching!

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  7. Great box Sid. Love how you have done your faux stitching

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  8. Fab. papers Sid, and I really like the patchwork effect - great faux stitching too. Have been taking a snoop around your blog - love your work.
    Cheers, Sylvia.

    PS: Thank you for visiting my blog!

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  9. Great work. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog, much appreciated.
    Carrie

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  10. Such a fabulous box, looks great.

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  11. this is ace Sid love all that texture..I must use my tim holtz paper pad instead of just looking at it!

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  12. Fabulous box ! I love all of the patchwork top and the Grunge Board letters are perfect ! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

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  13. love your box ! It's gorgeous and absolutely perfect!

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  14. Fabulous! love the inky grungy feel to your box!

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  15. Sid as always just wonderful. I love coming to your site and seeing what you have created.

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  16. What a super job you have made of this Sid. I have fallen behind with blogging so am now wading through to see all your super things that I have missed.

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