Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Strike A Light

One of the pleasures I get from playing with inks and stamps is finding something really quite boring such as an empty match box and turning it in to something much nicer. This altered matchbox matched the challenge theme at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog this week where our hostess Valerie is asking us to use Handles, hinges, buckles, fasteners, pulls - different ways to flip, fold, fasten, open, close and grasp! These could be used on cards, dimensional projects, envelopes or altered/recycled/found objects.... faux or real - anything goes! I decided to use a Tim Holtz Hitch Fastener on the front of the match box for a little handle and it works a treat!
To decorate I used distress inks, I finished with a beeswax coating and the stamps used are:
Wishing you a wonderful day filled with love and light, Sam xxx


  1. smashing alteration Sam, Annette x

  2. You really have a handle on this art project, Samantha....literally! I love it! Have never "done" a matchbox, but it may just be time. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Love the transition from matchbox to beautiful altered art Sam.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  4. it's so cute i want to open it up to peek inside! and looooove the background you created!

  5. Oh love your little box, an adorable trinket box and much more interesting than a match box :)
    Hugs to you and Poppy
    Lynn xx

  6. Really cute and lovely, and another great idea hehe !! Must take inspiration of that I think, I have the same fasteners sleeping in my stash for so long... Lol :) Coco xxx

  7. It's so cute and fun, Sam!

    Happy weekend to you and Poppy!


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, Sam x