Monday, May 14, 2012
Finally finished my third little matchbox - they measure 1-1/2" x 2". I had covered and lined all three with the same script covered scrapbook paper and aged the edges with my trusty Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink and a bit of gold paint. I had coffee stained the tiny roses and a piece of a crocheted doily to use in the creations. After gluing everything in place (thank heaven for my tweezers to handle all the tiny bits and pieces), I added some gold glitter glue to these roses and a few amber colored rhinestones to finish it off. There were 12 matchboxes in the package I purchased -- don't know when I will ever use all of the matches, but, this pack was quite a bit less expensive than buying the pre-made boxes at a craft store. Now, to think up some themes for the rest of them !! As always, click on the photos for a close up view.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
This little matchbox has a surprise inside. My friend, Sharon, gave me a "teddy bear" ring awhile back that she had picked up somewhere, thinking I could use it. I detached him from the ring and attached him to the bottom of this box. I'm thinking I will probably give him back to her in this creation. She always loves things I make and give to her !
Monday, May 7, 2012
I had purchased a package of small matchboxes at the grocery store recently because I had seen one on a blog I follow that inspired me. I don't remember whose it was -- wish I could so I could give her credit -- the sentiment is much the same, but, the elements on mine are quite different. I have two more in the making, but, for me, the tiny work is quite tedious. I like the way this one turned out. One of the other ones will be much the same -- the third one - well, we'll see !! Click on the photos for a better view.