Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Day Ten of the 31 Days of Halloween

Although this may be my favorite project this year, it's completely unrelated to the finished creation or the level of skill it took. The little box was given to me by my father maybe 20 years ago and although I always treasured it and made room for it on our two cross country moves, I had never used it for anything. So seeing it in a new light and using for this bloghop was special to me. That being said, I would like to issue a WARNING...WARNING...WARNING  that the box contains some scatological material so if this would offend you or if you have children viewing with you, just take a look at the closed box and skip to the bottom of the post: I'll make it easy by separating the possibly offensive material by lots of spaces.



The box is walnut wood with the sweetest little catch.The stamp is one by Inkadinkado that Pam had with her when we were working together. After I stamped and colored the image, I crumpled and recrumpled the  paper to age it, then cut it to fit the top. I used Tac-It Over and Over to avoid a permanent bond. Like I'm going to think of something else to do with it in the next twenty years should I live that long!!

Okay I'm going to add the extra spaces now:

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I do not remember if my dad brought all of the little tubes also or if I happened upon them at another time but I have 10 or 15 or them. It would be nice to have a miniature test tube stand to display all of them. Plus who knows what my wicked brain would think of to put in them!!
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Well that about takes care of it on my monitor - hope it worked for yours too! The Blogroll is on the right side of the page and I guess we all know how to use it!! If not, click on Terra's blog link but be sure not to peek at the contents as you scroll back up to find it. Thanks for the comments you've being leaving. I saw someone today say they make all the work worthwhile - so true!! Plus seeing all the incredible things you're doing!!

15 comments:

~Lady B~ said...

Holy Halloween! Wow! I have no words that would describe the pure genius that is your project! I am in awe! You have made the most fantabulous piece with your father's box. Both gorgeous and witty. I could go on and on for hours and still not find the perfect words for the awesomeness that is your piece of art!

lisa aka b.creative said...

What a FAB project! You are so talentet, wow!

ike said...

WoWza - fabulous piece and soooo funny LMAO The contents of the little tubes are genius and I love the writing. I did chuckle :-D xxxx

ScrappinCSI said...

Awesome recycling work. THe top is gorgeous and I love the accents on the inside. It was also so kind to add a warning, that was very thoughtful. You dad would be proud of this piece. Thank you for sharing your creation.

Wendy said...

this project is outstanding...love the box and the way you created the cover and the tubes inside...speechless!

DonnaMundinger said...

Your father would be proud! Fabulous alteration and the inside is an absolute hoot! How fun and creative. LOVE IT! xxD

silvia said...

Super cool Halloween project!! LOVE the box and the test tubes!!

monique said...

so cooool ,love it

Jane said...

Wow love it awesome work
Hugs xxx

Celeste said...

What a great box! Nice that you have done something with it after all these years. I love how you filled the tubes and how nicely they fit in the box. I love the top too.

Ally White Cat said...

This is awesome. what work and details. love the tube bottle and their fillings .beautiful cover.
susan s.

Kristina said...

oh my what a treasure for sure, that is a beautiful box, and you have decorated it wonderfully, I love the stamp you used then crumbled the paper to age it. The test tubes w/ bat shit is a riot!!! I have never heard of "Tac-it" and yes, that is the sweetest looking latch! Just awesome my friend!
Peace,
Kristy

Julia said...

Beautiful project! This is great!
Hugs,
Julia

Dieverdog said...

I think I am batshit crazy for this one – LOL! You knocked this one out of the park! It was just the perfect thing to do with that little box. I wonder what it was really meant to be used for? Your sayings on the inside lid are so creative - up to your usual high standard. I know you will treasure this forever. Maybe you can use it with the larger dolls in a photo shoot.

Steph said...

Fabulous-ness! Love this altered box AND all the goodies it holds.