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:

Radhika said...

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

Christine said...

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

Christine said...

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

chrissies said...

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

Carol said...

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

sue-b said...

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

starcyl said...
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starcyl said...

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

Wynn Walton said...

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

Pia S said...

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...

Jocelyn said...

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

Tonnie Deijkers said...

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

Shauna said...

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