Saturday, 6 January 2018

altered match box

Hello everyone. I altered this matchbox (I got a set of these in my Christmas gifts)by first applying gesso. I then covered with paper and inked all my edges. A pretty cameo was placed in the centre of the box (I raised it up slightly using silicone gel) The centre of the outer box was cut and rolled slightly to expose the cameo. The butterflies and flower were die cut using mulberry paper. I inked this lightly with a chalk ink pad ,added tiny beads to the centre of the flower. Ribbon (lace effect) in two colours was added around the bottom. I then placed a pearl dangling from the underside. To complete I added a chain to the top to allow the box to be hung.

Challenges entered -
Creative artist
Crafty Gals Corner
Allsorts challenge blog
Scrap travel and Bark
DLART - January
Noor Design


  1. You would never know--this is so beautifully created! Thanks for joining us at CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

  2. A really beautiful creation and a lovely idea, pretty papers and colours.
    Thank you for joining our 'Something New' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  3. Fabulous and pretty altered box.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous I love the turn paper and the color combo along with all the different textures you used.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  5. A wonderful project. Lovely paper, elements and colour.
    Thank you for joining in with our January challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Happy New Year and good luck x

  6. Such a beautiful altered match box. Stunning. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  7. Fantastic job!Your altered matchbox is gorgeous!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner this week!Hope you join us again soon!
    Kleri DT (My blog)

  8. This is a gorgeous altered box. The paper you used is so pretty and feminine and all of the details are just lovely.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

  9. Such a lovely project, thank you for joining us at Noor Designs UK for our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

  10. So much detail within such a tiny space to work with. Love it. Thanks for playing along with us over at