Saturday, 17 April 2010

Altered Art Monthly Challenge - No.1. Matchbox Challenge

This is my first attempt at Zuzu's monthly Challenge.
An altered matchbox
I found this a rather difficult challenge to do.
I inked, distressed, stamped, embossed. and rub and buffed.
I used texture paste, metallic paints, and perfect pearls.
And this was the end result.

It took me hours to do - and I tried my best, but it is not good enough.
So I left it a number of days and tried again this morning.
As you will see in the post above.


Sandie's Patch said...

Lottie, it's a beautiful work of art! I'd have serious eye strain working on such a small area with so much detail!
The colours are a lovely,opulent choice.
Well done!

Sandie xx

Zuzu's Blog said...

Lottie.. I have to say I love them Both.... this one reminds me of the walls in a wonderful French palace or something .. with the lovely blue and gold leafing.
Beautiful work and thank you for joining in...

Gillian said...

Hi Lottie, Good to see you, love the shabby chic look to this altered matchbox, it has parisian qualities about it, thanks for joining in our first challenge x

Cath Wilson said...

Love the inside of this one AND the colours - fab combo.

Sally H said...

Stunning colours and wonderful image. I love it!

LazyKay said...

Looks oriental to me and I love the colours - don't know why you're not happy with it but I suppose it's just not what you had in your head.


cockney blonde said...

Love it Lottie, you are a talented lady, x

LazyKay said...

Love the effect of this colour on the work.