Wednesday, 25 January 2012

A Wintery Altered Matchbox

I'm back on the matchboxes again - lol
The theme for this month on the Flickr group
is 'sparkly, blue winter'.

I covered the matchbox with watercolour paper
sprayed with tones of blue.

The focal point on the top of the matchbox
is a sparkly white tree which is die cut shrink plastic
using the Sizzix Alteration Bigz die 'Branch Tree'.

I wound some white wire around a few of the
branches to hang some sparkly blue beads
- you see it is a magical winter tree!

I sprinkled some glitter here and there
and some sparkly flakes at the foot of the tree.

As you can see from the above photo, I glued
some lace on the edges and the ends (and the inside) were
covered with self adhesive glittery shiny paper.

For the drawer pull, I used a large holed bead
with a brad inserted through.

I filled the matchbox with an assortment of
little goodies - I tried to keep to the blue
and white/silver theme.

My swap partner
has now received this matchbox
and I'm pleased to say she liked it - yay!!

Thanks for looking :)


JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow...another amazing matchbox Sherry, you always have such wonderful ideas!! Lucky Les :)
Jan x

Anesha said...

Wonderful matchbox!

JoAnne said...

Les is one lucky lady! That is truly a magical little piece Sherry!

Twinkle Star said...

Wow, that is fantastic! I love miniature things, but you have put so much detail on to it, it's fab! I really love the brad/bead handle too and the contents are lovely x

Ira said...

Awesome matchbox Sherry, also love what's inside, such lovely trinkets!

Meggymay said...

Love your Matchbox, and the tree is fabulous. Your contents look fab as well.
Yvonne x

Deborah said...

That's where I like my icy winters - on a matchbox LOL Stunning, Sherry!

My name is Cindy said...

You do these so well Sherry, and what a nice selection of goodies. Cindy x

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Sherry, I love it! The sparkly tree is too cool for school!

Createology said...

Hi Sherry Sister: Your little match box is winter blue magic. It is easy to see how addicting they would be to make. Warm Winter Hugs...

WW said...

What a beautiful box. I love that tree.

SusanLotus said...

Gorgeous matchbox! And everything inside too.
Have a great weekend!

Lesley said...

Oh Sherry, the more I look at it the more I love it. It is a beautiful work of heart!!!♥
There are 40 pieces inside the box not to mention the flowers that you sent along.
Thank you so much. I LOVE it.
Pics do not do this justice.

Vicky said...

Pretty little box Sherry - so sweet! :)x

Mrs A. said...

Think I must have started something with the old shrink plastic!!! Tree looks even better here. I forgot about the heart on tag one Lol. I was expecting everyone to pick up on the hearts arranged as a flower on the back of tag 1. Bunnies bob tail is also the heart so your were right without realising. Hope you are not going to tell me that your swap item is done. Yours is in various stages some of it on the floor and one part perched precariously on top of my sewing machine. Rest is still in my head.
Have a great weekend. Hugs mrs A.


Your matchbox is totally amazing! What a wonderful treat your partner has received!

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh, a lovely altered matchbox.


Terry said...

How could she not love this??? Love that tree and touches of sparkle! Your matchboxes are always such a treat to my eyes! Enjoy!

Sam said...

Beautiful Sherry! You do these little matchboxes so well. I love the colour theme and all the sparkles, especially the little beads on wire hanging from the branches. Your swap partner must be over the moon with it! x

Jackie said...

It's so sweet and definitely 'sparkly, blue winter'. Fabulous!

Kathy said...

Beautiful matchbox Sherry.. lucky Les.. love the sparkly tree..
thanks for stopping by too.. it is supposed to warm up here this week... Yay!

Jenny said...

Oh Sherry, your matchbox is divine... I love your sparkly white tree... and how clever to use shrink plastic... it is very magical...

Jenny x

Gini said...

That is the hushed and reverend sound of shiny awe!!!!!!!!
I am dazzled by the shiny beauty of your winter blue tree and all the lace and pearls and everything else.
Hoar frost crystallizes instead of cold puffs of breath on the exhale it is that excellent a shiny.

Elaine Akers said...

I love your altered match box. I have been debating about signing up for a swap on a yahoo group that I belong to. We need to make a Valentine match box shrine, and we will get one back.

karen said...

Oh how lovely this is!! It truly is magical and sparkly! Love the sparkly tree with the ornaments! And even the inside is decorated and filled with matching bits and pieces! Well done you!
xoxo Karen