My August challenge is to create any project that includes a small matchbox ( 2 inches x 1-1/2 inches ). Must be new as of Aug 1st and is due by the end of the month in my challenge section of the forum at the flying unicorn. Complete challenge details can be found there. I hope to see you there!
This first one uses the entire box. The flying unicorn flower pack came packaged on a page of text. As I read the paragraphs, I discovered they were about a girl's coming out dance and the dress she was getting, white with pearls. I immediately thought of a trinket box. I took apart the matchbox sleeve in order to spray the inside with Adirondack Butterscotch Color Wash. I then glued the text on top and glued the edge back together. The decorating included topping it off with a blue Zva Creative flower from the flying unicorn store.
This second example uses just the inside of the box, or the "drawer". When browsing the internet for ideas, I can across some match box "people" which inspired me think about the Wizard of Oz characters. I decided to try creating a tin man. I painted the box metallic silver. In the book, the tin man gets a red satin heart. In the movie, he gets a "tick tock" clock. So I combined the two in a bottlecap. I used Graphic 45 The Magic of Oz paper collection and fussy cut the tin man out. He currently is displayed as an embellishment on G45 Tenderhearted Tin Man paper. I spied these papers in the flying unicorn store. Wouldn't a steampunk Wizard of Oz or the wicked witch with her striped stockings look great?
My third example is an ATC shrine. You can find a template on the internet. This requires some additional design work in order to create a shadow box that is ATC size (3-1/2 inches by 2-1/2 inches). Mine uses a Gecko Galz image which is swinging freely inside the shadow box. You've seen this one before.
This is the wonderful prize to be given to the winner of my challenge. Winner will be chosen at random from the entries. The prize is sponsored by Alda Stevens, founder, at the flying unicorn:
The August Kit of the Month, Whispering Memories, is up for sale at the flying unicorn store. Act fast before it's completely sold out! Look for the kit name at the top of the left sidebar here at the store.
Here's a great video showing the products in the kit. Please pause my Mixpod music on my sidebar before starting the video.