Last month KCUK had and altered matchbox swap - now that Nicki has received the matchbox that I sent her I can share what I made with you.
This is the matchbox that I used.
I adhered some embossed card to the top and painted everything with gesso. I scrunched up tissue paper and adhered it to the inside and then I added the lace, flowers and bird. I painted the box and embellishments with acrylic paint and sprayed it with various mica sprays.
I stamped the Crafty Individuals image onto some patterned card and embossed it with clear embossing powder, then it was matted onto some black card and adhered it to the top of the box.
I made a mini tag book to go inside and thought I had photographed it but it was winging its way to Switzerland before I realised that I hadn't taken photos.
I also made a wire birds nest to go inside. I didn't make the chain.
Here is a photo of the other goodies that I put in the box. The birds nest is wrapped in the tissue paper and you can just about see the tag book.
I'd like to enter my matchbox into the following challenges.
Tando Creative Recycle.
Altered Eclectics Anything Altered.
Rhedd's Creative Spirit Altered Art Only.
Anythhing But A Card Spring Forward.
Frilly and Funkie Flights of Fancy.
Crafty Individuals Natures Beauty.