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Sunday, 16 January 2011

Sewing Themed Altered Matchbox


This is another matchbox I altered for a one to one trade with a sewing theme and now I know it's been received I can post it here.

I must own up to getting inspiration for this box from the very talented Trudy - who I don't think has a blog, but you see a photo of her matchbox here.


The dress form (from Character Constructions) was rubber stamped (with Dew Drop Brilliance ink) onto Shrink Plastic and stuck onto the box with E6000 adhesive. 

I covered the outside and inside of the box with old dress pattern tissue paper (adhered with Liquitex matte medium) and did a bit of rubber stamping over the top.


The drawer pull is a little bit of Tim Holtz tape measure attached with an eyelet.


Inside is a small assortment of sewing bits and pieces.


The mannequin was moulded from air dry clay from the 'Mini Torso Set XXLge' by Krafty Lady.  Once dried, I covered it with Tim Holtz tissue tape and attached some finishing ribbon and a button.

I'm looking forward to receiving a matchbox from my swap partner Jan who makes the most amazing altered matchboxes!

23 comments:

Ira said...

What a treat to look at your box Sherry! Thanks for this wonderful eye candy :-) Have a great Sunday, Ira x

Terry said...

I don't know what is more amazing, the outside or inside of your altered matchbox! Love this! Happy Sunday!

Jana said...

This is fantastic. I love the mannequin you made. It's perfect.

Jan said...

Stunning Sherry.... LOVE IT! xx

CINDY said...

Lovely work as always!!

Shelley said...

Ingenious! Totally awesome!

Sam said...

Fantastic! Love the mannequin.These matchboxes you do are always so detailed and beautiful...can I ask what you do with all the matches though?!!!!!

MARY PERNULA said...

How darn cute is this. I had so much fun with the matchbox swap and it appears you did to. I just love this one. HUGS MARY

JoAnne said...

Another fabulous matchbox Sherry-love it!

Lilla said...

My goodness Sherry, I want one. What a great idea for we sewers. I also do matchbox art and if you look at my entry , this is ticking, It is a large matchbox too.
But this is wonderful, how did you swap? Must check out the links for others. thanks for comments on my blog
aloha Lilla

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

This matchbox is even more stunning in 'real' life!!
Thanks again Sherry!!
Jan x

Jeanie Callaghan said...

That matchbox is fabulous, Sherry! I really love the tape measure handle. Fantastic job.

oneoff said...

That's gorgeous, Sherry. Every time you look at it, there's something new to catch the eye.

Meggymay said...

Absolutely fabulous, so much detail to look at. xx

Jenxo said...

i can see 2011 is going to be the year of the matchbox!!!
love your dresmaking one, so gorgeous and it will be a good swap with jan thats for sure...

Createology said...

Oh Sherry I love this so much. Your attention to detail and follow through of the theme are perfection. Happy swapping...

Trudy said...

fantastic box...love it.x

Deborah said...

Love its shabby chic-ness!

Jinny Holt said...

Wow,so dinky and oh so very cute xx not to mention the work gone into it :~)

Healing Woman said...

Talk about clever! You win the prize. This one is great.

PetraB said...

Oh, this is gorgeous. Love what you have done to the matchbox ... the torso is so clever and looks brilliant.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

This is the cutest matchbox, Sherry. I love love this idea!
Have a happy Tuesday. xx

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

A tiny box of treasures!