Friday, August 2, 2013

From Matchboxes to Art

What do you get when you take two small matchbooks, some pretty paper and diecuts, and add a little bling? You get a lovely little gift box with drawers. This week the challenge at Bloggers Challenge is to alter something.
To make this box, I started with two small match boxes and glued them together along one side. To make the top and bottom, I cut chipboard pieces the size of atc cards. (2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches) I applied gesso to both sides of both pieces for strength and to the striking area on the outer sides of the glued boxes. Using paint and design paper I covered the top and bottom cardstock and the sides of the boxes as well as the front, back, and inside of the drawers. Brads were added as drawer pulls. For the top of the box, I decorated it as I would an atc. The heart is die cut using the plain heart from Spellbinders and the ornate heart from Cheery Lynn. The silhouette heads are cut using a Tim Holtz die. I cut them several times from black cardstock and glued the cuts together for dimension. I inked the edges, added some bling and some paper roses to finish off the box.
I am also entering my box into the Take a Word Challenge which is pink.


Shelly Schmidt said...

How cool is this- love the die cuts and the silhouette!!!

Lucy said...

This is such a great idea! Very pretty!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Barbara - fabulous use of the dies!