Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Simon Says Stamp DT - Ahoy there Matey!

This week's challenge at Simon Says Stamps Challenge is a pirate theme! I have made my little boy a pirate's treasure chest money box. He gets through so many money boxes bless him as he likes to count his money and ends up breaking the stoppers on them. So I've designed him one that hopefully he won't break as he can open it easilly to count his treasure LOL! I made the treasure chest from some strong brown packaging cardboard. I scored lines to look like strips of wood and swiped various brown shades of distress ink over it all to get a wood grain effect.

The gorgeous lock is from Tim Holtz' grungeboard elements set. I've used gold and bronze luster rub on all over it to give it a gold finish. I have used various Magnolia pirate images, all coloured with distress inks, along with shells from Hero Arts antique engravings set, all available from Simon Says Stamp.
Here's pirate Edwin sitting on the top of the chest guarding the treasure! The bronze brads are from my stash!

I added some tiny studs to the barrell using gold liquid pearls.

Pirate Tilda is on the side of the chest, sitting on a huge shell. Her buckles and earings were coloured with a gold gel pen.

The other side is decorated with a large shell/fossill from the Hero Arts set.
There are a couple of shells on the back of the chest, and here you can see the tab that is part of my hopefully non breakable idea for Connor to be able to open the chest himself.

On the bottom of the chest I have made a sliding panel. Pull the tab and the panel slides out so that he can get to his money!...... so!

Hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this week at Simon Says Stamps Challenge! Pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations! Thanks for looking! x


chrissy xx said...

Gorgeous!! Well worth waiting for. Love it.

paola said...

Fabulous Jane! Now i gotta remember where i saw this cos i think i would like to do something similar with my new stamps. Brilliant idea TFS

Helene said...

Wow Jane, this is really stunning, I hope he won't break it, but it's seems easy enough to open.


Jane said...

Amazing, fabulous, what else can I say, well done. Jane x

Anita said...

How lovely! You have such brilliant ideas, makes me wish my daughters were small again, (er! maybe not) LOL. xx

Kylie said...

OMG Jane - this is amazing! Do you do requests? lol. So very clever and practical and gorgeous all rolled into one project! I love it!

Debbie Pamment said...

JANE JANE JANE - YOU ARE A SUPERWOMAN!!!!!! WOW what an absolutely amazingly awesome project!!! Tooooo clever!

SusieLou said...

Wow, it looks amazing! Fab idea and the details are brilliant - bet he loves it! Susie x

Yvonne said...

Oh my! What an amazing creation you have made for your son! It's simply beautiful! Love all the details you have here, must have taken you forever to make this!
Have a wonderful day!

skylife said...

OMG, this is fabulous!!! It's soooo GREAT! I can't tell that it isn't made from wood. HOW did you do that?!

I think the little pirate will be very happy (actually - if it was for me - I'd be happy too ;-) )

Anonymous said...

Hi Jane
what a lovely money box, you come up with such wonderful ideas, hope your little boy doesn't break it lol.
Sandra (craftynan)

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous creation :-) I love this treasure chest ,, brilliant idea and perfectly finished ! :-) jaw droppingly fantastic :-)

Tax Evadin' Elanor Bonny (aka Lols)x x

Sue said...

Wow this is just fab Jane, what a great creation, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Toni Hughes said...

What a gorgeous idea no wonder your son loves it so much hugs Toni

Janette said...

This is brilliant,that box alone is fab,he will adore it.xx

Mariska said...

What a gorgeous box!! How ever did you get it looking so perfect! I'm sure your boy will love it, which little boy wouldn't?


email: said...

OH My goodness Jane!! This has got to be the cutest bank EVER! I really love the way you accessorized with shells and of course Tilda & Edwin look perfectly at home.

Blimey, your creativity and beautiful creations make me feel like I’ve struck gold! Thanks for being such a great mate on the Simon Says Stamp Design Team!

Decayin' Eve Read (aka Steph)

Amanda said...

Fantastic project, how creative and what a great idea with the sliding panel.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Jane this is absolutely fantastic!
You are so clever and your little boy must adore it!
kim x

Stampin Mindy said...

Jane this is SO CUTE! I just adore these pirate stamps. he treasure chest is perfect. I love the Tim Holtz elements. Very creative, beautifully done! Hugs!

Cordine said...

It's gorgeous!

Iren said...

Wow this is so beatiful and Cool Jane!!! Love it!


little angel said...

whaou!!! stunning work!

Andrea said...

this is just pure genius you make me sooooooo jealous wish I could have even as much talent as u have in ur little pinkie hehe x

Rainmac said...

Oh wow wow wow, this is absolutely amazing! Love it xxx

Mary Lou said...

Oh Jane this is just the CUTEST!!! Neat Idea Girl!!