Friday, 26 September 2008

ALBUM IN A MATCHBOX


I made this little album as our weekly challenge over on the Awfully Big Art Adventure and really enjoyed doing it! It's just an ordinary matchbox, but I decided to remake the inner box in black card.

The pages of the little album and the cover of the matchbox are all made with a Paper Whimsy digital collage sheet, and I've added various faces from other PW collage sheets.

The pages are 3 x 4.5cm and are all double sided. They each have a brass eyelet in the top through which I've passed a brass bead chain to connect them, and added a ribbon tie. I wanted to add beads etc but then it wouldn't fit in the matchbox. The brass piece on the top is a random item from my stash and I honestly can't remember where it came from!!

I had so much fun making this - it was relatively quick to do and would make a lovely gift for a friend.

11 comments:

Sarah said...

Love the challenge this week..and love matchboxes. Dont you just love the digi sheets at paperwhimsy. Love your matchbox..

pammyjo said...

Very nice piece. Kind of an intriquing look. You would have to open if you saw it. Pretty.

Jaqi said...

Just beautiful, Im sure anyone would be over the moon to recieve something like this. It could be adapted for many different occasions. Well Done, JAQI x

Chriss Rollins said...

beautiful piece Rosie.
chriss x

Viola said...

Looks so great, Rosie! Wonderful!

herminesplace said...

Absolutelty fabulous

Simple Journeys said...

I had quite a nice time browsing your blog. Lovely work and fun stories. I will be back!

Ruth said...

stunning

Stempelchaotin said...

Rosie I´ve missed my words.
Stunning matchbox. Amazing style. Love them.

MAGPIE said...

Love your colours. great job a nice album
Sharon x

LazyKay said...

This is inspired, love the darker edges, looks like sorching - so suited to the matches!

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