Thursday, August 14, 2014

Altered Matchboxes, Graphic 45's Botanical Tea Paper Collection

Awhile ago I participated in a challenge that required us to alter a matchbox (s). I decided to try altering the small size matchbox and combine several of them together. You can see the result of that challenge in my February 14, 2014 post. I have become addicted to altering matchboxes since that challenge! This is my latest matchbox creation which is similar to my first one. The first one is two matchboxes high and this one is three high. I made this one for a good friend of mine who loves the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea paper collection. So there was no question that I had to use that collection for this creation. She also loves hummingbirds. Hence the stick pin with hummingbird charm. Here are several views showing all the sides, top and inside the drawers.
Side view

All matchboxes are covered with Graphic 45's Botanical Tea  paper. Matchboxes are adhered to painted chipboard pieces that are also covered with the Botanical Tea paper.

Stick pin is handmade with a hummingbird charm attached.

Close up of stick pin and charm

  All drawers are painted on the inside and then lined with paper. Drawer pulls are made with ribbon.

Top view

 I hope I inspired you to try altering a matchbox or two! As always...thanks for stopping by and happy creating!


GeminiJen said...

Said friend ;) LOVES her present.
I will treasure it forever!

Becky said...

wow! This is stunning girl. Gorgeous design paper too.