Monday, 24 November 2008

Heather Santa is coming

I have been playing for a couple of days on this project. After seeing the stunning creations by Maya I was inspired to make a match box advent calender. I bought the matchboxes and then got busy with other bits. Then while surfing I can across Rachels wonderful take on the advent calender (bought of which where inspired by Bubblyfunk) I thought it was time I made mine.So here it is my creation. I have made it for my daughter Heather who will find out when she gets back from school today. The theme for the calender has been holly and red (I think I should call my blog the red blog) I love creating with this colour.
I have used Basicgrey paper and K&co holly paper that I have glittered.
I painted the match boxes a vintage gold colour and crackle glazed the front of the drawers with fired brick by Ranger. The glass beads are from a necklace I bought at a market for 50p. Its a great way of getting some nice beads for a fraction of the price.
I have coloured Tilda with snowball and adapted her to hold Heathers name, this has been created with cutting the letters and then embossing them with gives them a very metal look. I strung them with wire to make it more interesting and Tilda holds it like a banner. I have punched a circle from card and triple embossed it before using a christmas stamp from Magnolia to emboss the image to make a charm. Its great you can still read the whole rhyme. I hope you like it, more importantly I hope Heather likes it.
Stamps: Magnolia
Paper: Basicgrey and K&co
Acrylic paint and Ranger Distress crackle paint.



This is such a gorgeous project Jakki, you have made a lovely keepsake! lovely work hugs Linda x

Writer's Block said...

Hello. While writing an English essay for my Shakespeare class I was procrastinating online and ran across your blog. I must say that you did a fantastic job with the matchstick jewelry box. I was just wondering if you could perhaps lead me in the right direction as to how I might go about making one of these myself? As Christmas is fast approaching I would love to make one for my girlfriend, so that she might have some place to put all the jewelry I have previously bought her. :) Once again, fantastic job, and hope to here from you soon! Cheers!


6 wacky women said...

WOW, Jakki. What a beautiful creation. Fab details with the letters and the charm. I just love it!
Karen x

Emily said...

thats great! I bought my matchboxes weeks ago but they have not been transformed yet and I doubt they will... I have a Heather too :)

Poppy said...

wow its gorgeous love the crackle looks great.

Jules said...

wow, just amazing work!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your calendar is just fabulous Jakki and such a stunning creation. Your daughter must have been made up, I have something for you on my blog. Hugs, Nikki x

Rach said...

wow Jakki you calender is brilliant, love how you have adapted Tilda to hold Heathers name and the embossed detail...brilliant. I am sure Heather will be over the moon. Hugs rachxx

Maya said...

Ohhh my!
This is wonderful,Jakki!!
Heather is gonna love it!!
Beutiful colours,and Tilda holding Heather`s name is siply stunning!

Hugs from Maya :)

Suzanne said...

Oh This is gorgeous and I am sure Heather (such a pretty name) will be thrilled. Sue :o)