Friday, 13 September 2013

Paper Saturday

Hi you all!
Today I am sharing a piece I made as one of my Guest-DT jobs at Gecko Galz.
Here I have recycled a large matchbox. I cut the sleeve open through the middle, folded the 'wings' right and left, and fixed the drawer in place. I painted it all with black acrylic paint, sprinkled with a little fairy dust. The images in the background and wings are from the Gecko Galz Collage sheet 'Witchy women'- For the roof I die cut a Sizzix spooky house from some spidery paper and mounted it behind the box. The little book has been made from  some vintage book pages, cut to size and sewn into the black cover. The potion jars at the front have been fussy cut from DCWV 'Fairy Stack' paper. The hair round the skull is NOT mine! The bat is a Sizzix die-cut, the cat was cut for me by Diane. I had fun playing with these witchy 'sistahs'.






I am linking to Manon's Paper Saturdays.

Have a great weekend, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

31 comments:

  1. ooh so spooky! Well done Valerie!

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  2. What a fantastic piece of spooky imagination! Love it! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Oh I do love Halloween and this is one fabulous Spooky creation! Love this and of course the two-toned bat eye color! Enjoy the weekend!

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  4. Fabulous Halloween piece Valerie, love how you've used the matchbox with these spooky images.
    Avril xx

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  5. Hi Valerie, I'm doing catch up after a busy couple of days. How is your hand. Dear me, that must have been sore. Love your spooky sisters - you wouldn't by any chance be getting a teeny bit excited about hallowe'en would you! Lol. TAKE CARE!! Xx

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  6. Yes, I must admit that I do love Halloween!

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  7. You've possibly outdone yourself here, I am sitting in total admiration. All the details are just marvellous, it is just such an excellent whole piece. I do especially like the book of spells, the cat with the green eyes, the sistahs, and you didn't mention the pumpkin so I'll give it a shout. I like the bat too......

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    1. Thanks Sheila - sorry I forgot the pumpkin, won't happen again!

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  8. Brilliant, love the matchbox idea. You are so ready for Halloween... :)

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  9. It's hard to believe this is made from a large matchbox, it's so packed with drawings and cutouts, just marvellous. You have so much patience and originality. I particularly like the central panel, the pretty witch behind the potion jars, and the clever way you have wound hair around the skull. Very spooky. I'm going to hide with the curtains drawn on Hallowe'en.

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    1. Ghosts and ghouls get in even when the curtains are drawn - you can run, but you can't hide!

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  10. Wow, Valerie, das ist ein großartiges Projekt. Ich mag Halloween-Werke sehr gerne. Toll gemacht.

    Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende

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  11. you always create the most awesome Halloween projects Valerie and this one is spooktacular, Annette x

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  12. I love it and it reminds me to get ready for Halloween. Happy Paper Saturdays!
    ManonXx

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  13. Super creation Valerie. Love the glow on your witch so spooky! x

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  14. Love these sisters, great images, Super big matchbox to alter as well so make a fantastic scene.
    Yvonne x

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  15. Frightfully delightful! Very creative!

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  16. Oh how wonderful!!!!!!!! I totally love it! I love Halloween! :D Very festive! :D

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  17. "WOW!"
    This is a fantastic altered matchbox, great work Valerie!! :]

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  18. Absolutely FABULOUS! The Queen of Halloween. hugs, Donna PS. Love the little book.

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  19. A fabulous spooky creation Valerie - I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

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  20. Wonderful alteration, you really are the Halloween Queen! Hugs, Barb

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  21. WOW!! I LOVE this. Well done my friend.

    Hugs~

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  22. This is one of my all time favorites of yours. ~Diane

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  23. So spooky and so well done. But one has to wonder and worry about the hair wrapped around the skull. If not yours than whose? Is there a curse wandering around amongst us?
    Sandy

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    1. Witches know how to magic away the hair of their victims!

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  24. What a cute halloween gathering =) Great idea to use a matchbox this way.
    xx Monique

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  25. This is such a fun piece Valerie, I LOVE your witchy women, and all this from a matchbox lol xx

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  26. Creepy fun! Love those green eyes ~ a great touch!

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