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Monday, May 14, 2012

For You #3

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

Match Box # 2

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

Matchbox Creation

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.