6 July 2010

stick to it (be happy)



teared painted paper, bits and pieces, heart pin, computer generated text, glossy accents (Ranger)






It's been awhile since I joined Michelle Ward's Street team (over a year, I'm not sure) and this 'strip ease' was just what i needed to alter another matchbox. Over the adhered strips an alpha-helix is stenciled with watery paint (hence the blurry image), it makes the teared edges a bit too invisible, ah well...
Het is een poos geleden dat ik meedeed aan Michelle Ward's Street team (meer dan jaar misschien?) and 'strip ease' was net wat ik nodig had om weer een luciferdoosje aan te kleden. Over de opgeplakte strookjes heb ik met waterige verf een alpha-helix gestencilled (vandaar de wazige afbeelding), het verbergt de gescheurde randjes iets te goed, 't is niet anders...


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edit:
... something weird is going on, comments do appear in my email box, but not on my blog... is this todays blogger glitch? :)
seems okay now, except for the counting that is :)

33 comments:

  1. Wat betreft je commentaar HI wat ken je ons goed houd het maar op gek :-) Wat betreft het doosje SUPER!!!!! wat maak je toch mooie dingen

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  2. Oh this little matchbook garden is so sweet! I like how the torn edges are less obvious and more a texture and depth.

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  3. Schitterende buitenlant, romantische binnenkant. Knap om op zo'n klein oppervlakte zowel stoer als romantisch te bereiken

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  4. Dymphie - it has been a long time since you played with us!! nice to hear from you. LOVE this little box! The colors are wonderful. I can see the torn edges on the close-up....I bet it is even more lovely in real life. Thanks for sharing your interpretation of the crusade!

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  5. I love this precious box!!! you gave me an idea, thanks!!

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  6. How strange - the comments thing! Love your little matchbox Dymphie... we have a lot in common I feel! I have looked at your 50 Books projects too - fascinating! It is something I would also like to return to in the future - I really liked the books I did make after taking Julie's Classes last year! =D

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  7. Van dit klein kunstwerkje word ik "happy"!
    Groetjes

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  8. gosh...this is wonderful! as usual, your talent shines. i made something like this, except in a bit larger wooden box. included was a collection of oddities that a young girl would find and keep, like: sea shells, bits of lace, feathers, pretty stones, etc. alas, i don't have a picture! with your inspiration, i might have to do it again. thank you...you touched my heart today. (i have a similar box that is full to overflowing, so i keep the rest in my studio. it is time to open those tiny drawers...seeds, a cat claw, a bob cat tooth, bits of broken glass, tiny bits of paper, etc. if you would like to visit my flickr, here is the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26744467@N02/sets/

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  9. Weer een prachtig exemplaar voor je luceferdoosjesreeks.

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  10. I heard someone was having the blogger comment issue to today ... glad it's fixed!

    Love your matchbox Dymphie, very cool!
    oxo

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  11. your altered matchbox is fabulous!!! "happy" is definitely the theme for the day!!! xox, :))

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  12. Wow! That's so tiny, I love it. You must be so patient...so pleased you could join in this time round.

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  13. I just adore your little boxes....this one is very nice.
    Someone just wrote me and said they could not post to my blog TOO!! Then the comments showed up on my email but not on the blog itself...strange. Atleast your blog is working :)

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  14. It's so cute :-) I like the colors very much!

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  15. Dymphie- you always come up with the most creative paper projects! This is so cute!!

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  16. Twee doosjes op één week, super!!! Deze heeft een heel mooie buitenkant en de bits and pieces zijn ook super, daar wordt een mens happy van :)

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  17. Oh, it's adorable! I love the colors!

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  18. A matchbox ...how cool. I seldom work so small I get sort of claustrophobic... Very nice! Mona

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  19. What a beautiful little treasure box and yes, it worked perfectly for this crusade. Lovely !

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  20. great little matchbox like all the ripped layers

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  21. wow! so beautiful and so tiny! very cool :)

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  22. Little matchboxes frustrate me so I'm quite impressed with your art here. Really sweet little thing and it DOES make me happy.

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  23. What a clever idea, and the strips work so well on the matchbox. It's lovely!

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  24. Hello Dympie,

    ik begrijp je volkomen : de crusades zijn heel leuk om te doen, maar elke maand lijkt soms voorbij te vliegen voor je de tijd hebt gehad om deel te nemen !!

    Leuk luciferdoosje : het gescheurde papier is een prachtige achtergrond. Ook al zie je er achteraf niet meer zoveel van omdat je erover heen stempelt, het geeft diepte en laagjes aan het geheel.

    groeten uit België
    Inge

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  25. Prachtig zo'n klein kunstwerkje.

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  26. This is the first altered matchbox that I have seen and it is fabulous.

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  27. Heel erg mooi, ik zou haast zeggen ... klein maar fijn !

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  28. Oh, I love altered matchboxes. It's been so long since I worked on one. This is very pretty and really an inspiration. This is a great way to work with matchboxes. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. What a cool way to complete this challenge. I've never seen an altered matchbox before, let alone thought about creating one.

    You've given me another fun task to add to my crafty to-do list!

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  30. via, via kom ik hier terecht, wat een gaaf blog heb je! ik ga je volgen!

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