Wednesday, 27 May 2009

UK Stampers' Altered Art Challenge- Pegs



You may have picked up that I host an altered art swap on UK Stampers each month. Last month we did pegs, which I have wanted to do for a while. I had been sent a couple of pegs to play with (thanks, Ann!) and this was my opportunity. And since I don't do simple... this is also an altered matchbox!

Colour: The usual culprits- Distress Inks and Liberon Gilt wax, plus the book was covered with an old baby-wipe I had saved which had been used to clean up after paint and ink.
Stamp: Paperartsy swirl. It is faint, but I promise it is there!
Other: Book pages, cover from a match-box, mount-board, wire, beads, button, pins, Prima flower, vellum butterfly (free from 'Making Cards' magazine), and lots of PVA glue.

The book was a bit fiddly to make, but worth it to me. The ends of the pages are cut from my book and sized to fit inside the matchbox cover. They were gilded so that they would blend in with the front of the book, which is solid with 'pretend' pages. There was a gap between the two stacks of end pages which was big enough to take the peg doll. Then I made a book cover as I would for a real book. It even opens! You may need to click on the photos for more detail... :)

14 comments:

sam21ski said...

WOW Hazel, it's just fabby , love the colour and the matchbox book - stunning xxxx

Lorraine said...

this is marvellous and so much detail to look at

Paula said...

its blooming marveleous and ingenius....top notch work Hazel!

Angelnorth said...

Wow, fantastic piece Hazel! The little book looks incredible and I love the text paper for the skirt and wings, looks like she's risen up out of the very pages!

My name is CINDY...... said...

That looks great Hazel, I like it a lot!

lottie said...

That is absolutely amazing - you make such gorgeous things

Sid said...

What a lot of gorgeous detail Hazel.....must have taken you ages !

Vicky said...

I was lucky enough to see this in the making. And I must say it looks fab now it is finished!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

What a wonderful idea. Its like a Phoenix from ashes only with a book and its pages. Ingenious.

Minx said...

OMG Hazel, this is absolutly amazing, i absolutly love everything about it you clever thing you xx sorry i've not had chance to pop by more often x

art raffle said...

hi

just to let you know that the ART RAFFLE is back up and running. Sarah who was running it has now passed the rains over to me , i do hop eyou will join in again. you can now find use at www.monthlyartraffle.blogspot.com

regards
jean
www.3djean.co.uk

petrasart said...

What is thiiiis??? GREAT artwork!!!! *respect*

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fabulous Hazel! Found your blog via http://www.blogger.com/profile/14760774061428918055 - (Jennie)
Anne x

Nicks said...

wow this is so cute! ugh, cute is a bad word, I'll try awesome and inspiring!