Thursday, September 15, 2011

All for You !!

This little altered matchbox was done as part of a swap over on UK Stampers Forum.  The theme was freeform so I decided on a green and maroon colourway.  The contents of the box was decided upon 'on the hoof' and evolved as I looked at my stash of things to put in.

The box was first covered in a printed paper from Stella Rose - Mabel design adhered with tacky PVA glue.  Once applied I used stamps to add a mini ruler, a flourish and the words 'All for you' in fired brick, pine needles and Versafine onyz black.  All edges were finished with fired brick Distress Ink applied with cut'n'dry foam.  Some pale green flat backed gems were added to finish.

The inner matchbox tray was coloured on all sides with fired brick Distress Ink and the base of the tray lined with a spotty Mabel paper.

The handle on the front of the tray was made using a green square brad and a green seed bead used as a spacer.  The contents (homemade plastic beads, spotty button, red bead, leaves, gold metal butterfly, green jingle bell, pearl green micro beads and a metal washer with the word 'reminisce') were selected and stuck in place with Matte Medium and Glossy Accents.  Some maroon stickles were added to embellish.

Do hope the lady who receives it is pleased.

Sid xx

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  1. Wow Sid what a gorgeous box.
    Lovely things inside.

  2. Great matchbox....love your sparkly stones

  3. Great matchbox Sid, love the microbead detail inside the tray!

  4. Well, the recipient should be pleased with that. It is lovely Sid.
    Hugs, Neet

  5. great swap box. I love the altered work you did and what lovely goodies are inclosed.
    hugs June xxx

  6. this is excellent love all the layers and the contrast of grunge with bling

  7. I'm sure your swapee will love this, must make time to work out how the uk swap site works this weekend so I can join in the fun.

  8. Love this box side, the glittery glass beads on the inside work brilliantly

  9. Beautiful little matchbox, love all the bits and bobs inside too - whoever receives this is sure to be over the moon with it!

  10. A wonderful matchbox Sid, I love the bits inside.
    xxx Hazel.


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