Friday, 20 February 2015

Matchboxes


I was inspired to make these by an artwork I saw in the gift shop at the V and A. I had some blank matchboxes and coloured them black.  The images (including the backgrounds) are from My Craft Studio Floral Masterpieces CD - I got this CD in a bundle with several others and didn't load it onto my pc as I thought the images were too old-fashioned for me...but I like them for this project!  I created the wrappers for the matchboxes in Silhouette Studio and used 'fill pattern' for the backgrounds and did a Silhouette 'print and cut'.

I imagine them on an antique desk in a private library, holding bronze paperclips and spare pen nibs.

I'd like to enter:
CD Sunday   floral frenzy
Brown Sugar  boxes, bags, tags

13 comments:

  1. Superb and Cute.. love them..Thanks for sharing will try to make some like this :)

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  2. I love these little boxes Marina, such a lovely unusual idea. I have this CD and I love the Artwork on it.
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  3. I love these little boxes Marina, such a lovely unusual idea. I have this CD and I love the Artwork on it.
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  4. A big Wow for these Marina--I have lots of white ones so this would be a great way to use them

    Thanks for the inspiration

    Love Chrissie x

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  5. Hi Marina. What a great project. I mustn't say it but I am going to - thinking outside the box! Groan over.
    Thank you for joining in with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  6. A lovely idea Marina, make great little gifts for crafters too , filled with brads , buttons etc .
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday x
    sue-b DT

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  8. Beautiful colours and a really pretty idea, love these boxes.
    Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday this time.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

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  9. I love this idea Marina. I love the images you've used too. Thank you for sharing it with us . Wynn DT CD Sunday

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  10. Another post for unused items? Just not from the box of stamps:)
    I like these, very elegant and grown up in style, will make nice boxes for little gifts...

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  11. Pretty and a great idea for up-cycling.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

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  12. gorgeous boxes thanks for joining us at brown sugar this week and good luck with the draw
    hugs Tonnie

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  13. Wow... this is a really creative project. I like that you painted the boxes black under the antique styled cover. Great look!
    - Shauna

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