Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Alter it

This is my entry for ABAA alter a blank and also The Lots to do Challenge alter it.

I chose a blank bottle box, the smallest of a set of 3. I used 4 different distress inks to ink the box , then used the Tim Holtz clock masks and used a dark distress ink to stencil the clocks and cogs.
I stamped Mona and Frida onto velum and then added them to the box so that the clock and cog images showed through the velum to give it a layered effect.

Then i added the quote, "Time waits for no man" on the side. ( I should have used men stamps and not women)

Im not sure what at all I will use it for but im sure it will come in for something.

Thanks for visiting my blog.


Rosie said...

Love what you've done with this Jaqi - you've used some brilliant techniques and I love the way you can see through the vellum. Great to have you with us again.
Rosie ABAA

crafty creations said...

Jaqi this is amazing love the masked background and the way you've used the vellum for stamping. Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week with such a stunning piece of art work

Hugs Hilda

Chriss Rollins said...

Just gorgeous...well done!

hope that you are well and keeping warm.

chriss x

Flo said...

Jaqi - This is absolutely lovely! I love your use of Tim Holtz' stencils. The color combination is stunning, too!

Denise said...

hehehe you done it again missus! You'll find a use, knowing you. Noticed the husband bit again in the background ROFL

Linda said...

Great artwork and fab techniques Jaqi! Its lovely - and very useful!!
Linda xox

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Oooo Jaqi ~ you certainly transformed a common item into something fabulous. Frida and Mona two of my favorite ladies! Brilliant stamping them on vellum! It will make a great holder for something special.
P.S. The husband sign in the background made me giggle :)

Jeanette said...

Frida is one of my all time favorites. My daughter gave me a beautiful picture magnet of her for my refrig.


LaY hOoN said...

This is definitely awesome !!
Love the background !

Caroline and Jayne said...

Love what youve done with an boring plain box x
If you are feeling lucky pop over to we have just launched a great competition & its a good place to share your crafts too
x jayne x

nancy said...

Jaqi, I love this altered can. I've just stopped by to admire your recent work. I received my pink crow series and LOVE them. I'm looking for a way to display them attractively. I'd like to use them as a wall decoration somehow.
Now, with my current confusion going on, I just need to remind myself of our trade. Do I need to make you some special ones or what? I cannot remember.
Email me?

This is brilliant , i love it !