Saturday, 31 March 2012

Matchbox Surprise

I did not make the gorgeous matchbox shrine below, I received it today from my swap partner Pauline D who made it on my theme of Gothic.  Isn't it beautiful?


Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Altered matchbox shrine

On UK Scrappers my most recent swap has been an altered matchbox.  My swappee's theme was fairies, and I knew just the stamp I wanted to use for the front!  Unfortunately it was way too small, so I stamped it, scanned and enlarged it and printed it out to the correct size.  I stiffened if with thin chipboard and painted it with irridescent paints.  Once the matchbox was filled appropriately the front was glued on and the various finishing touches added.

Here is a photo of the back, to show that there is still a matchbox in there somewhere!

And some more shots of the front and inside: