Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Spring Is Here - another matchbox!

I recently did a one to one altered matchbox trade with
Peggy had never altered a matchbox before and she chose
the theme of Spring/Easter.

For my matchbox I used an egg template which was designed by Angellea.

I cut the template from card - cut 2 of each part
as it needs to have a ribbon sandwiched inbetween to allow
the two cracked shell parts to open.

For the outside I painted the egg with MiniMezze paint (Pacific colour),
 then applied Crackle Accents.

For the inside the egg was painted with Folk Art paint
 colour Taffy and lightly rubber stamped randomly.

The drawer edges were coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I used a freebie stamp from Craft Stamper magazine (April 2012 issue) - stamped it on tissue paper then mod podged it to the inside of the drawer.
The inside was painted light blue first.


Fibres which I thought looked a bit like a bird's nest were stuck
 with hot melt glue, to the front of the box as was the egg.
The shots above show the underside and the drawer pull
which consisted of a paper flower, a bead and a brad.

The egg opens up to reveal this image
which I found on the Flickr collage group.

Here's the contents of the box

I wanted to include a wired bird nest charm which I made
following this tutorial.

I received a lovely box back from Peggy which I need to take
a photo of - I also received my March 'Shamrock' matchbox today
from my Flickr swap partner - so I will show them in
another post.

Thanks for looking - and happy first day of Spring to you xx


Netty said...

Loving your matchbox Sherry and adore your beautiful nest full of pearls..........xx

sassy said...

ooooooooooo these are so that chick one especially creative inspiring and just too darn cute...i love to see your work hunnie as it always makes me smile...and a medium to large amount of drooling lol!!!love that beaded nest ..fgabbulousooo hugs and love sassyx

My name is Cindy said...

Oh Sherry it is lovely!! I am really impressed with your wire nest - when I work with wire the wire definitely wins!! That nest is brilliant! (Funny I have just been using that bunny/hare stamp for a project myself!!) Cindy x

Mrs A. said...

Sherry not one but two posts showing gorgeous little matchboxes that you profess to hate making!!!
Your nests both wire and around the box are brill. hugs Mrs A.
p.s. epic mail on its way to you shortly. you couldn't make it up if your tried.

Elaine Akers said...

too darn cute. :-) Love it.

Deborah said...

Love your Easter matchbox, Sherry :-)

Gez said...

Fabulous altered box. Love the little nest.

Meggymay said...

Wow, its a fabulous alteration. love that little nest.
Yvonne x

Cindy Is Crafty said...

This is the cutest, Sherry! Love it! Love the next pendant, too!

Terry said...

Your matchboxes really blow me away! That egg is a very clever design and so cute! Also so amazed at the little treasures you find to enclose! Love this!

PeggyR said...

I am so happy to own this box and all the treasures inside of it!

JoAnne said...

It's adorable Sherry!

Ira Huberts said...

Superfab Easter creation Sherry, couldn't be cuter!! Hugs, Ira x

Createology said...

Sherry Sister Dear your little matchboxes are amazing. I never tire of seeing how creative you are. Happy Spring, Flowers that Bloom and Birds that Sing...

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Well, Your Easter matchbox is absolutely FABulous Sherry!...I love seeing all the clever ideas that you come up with.. for these teeny boxes! Love those little wire nests too :)
Jan x

Алексровер Анна said...

Sherry! What lovely boxes you made!!!So warm works!

Jackie said...

Oh wow, this is so lovely and so clever!

Vicky said...

How clever is that?! :)x

Gini said...

Wowser what a fabuolus egg matchbox Sherry it's just wonderful!

I also have been having trouble finding the small matchbox packs, Asda are no longer stocking them but I did find the Ship ones you've used in Wilkinson's, I don't know if this chain is down in your next of the woods.
The Ship matchboxes aren't as deep as England's glory but are the same width and length. The only other place I thought of trying was a tobacconists or a non chain newsagents.
Hope you've been enjoying the beautiful weather :-)