' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: A little work

Sunday 9 December 2018

A little work

Little indeed... way too small to cram much into it, but on the upside small enough to be made in an afternoon and just make the deadline for the Paper Artsy Matchbox challenge!

The outside of the box has been stamped with JM06 and embossed in Wow embossing powder in Perissa, a gorgeous rose gold.

The box itself has been prepared with a coat of PA Fresco paint, then stamped with MN30 (small hand script) and the branch from HP1008 stamp set.

I added mica flakes and microbeads at the bottom, as a sort of ground for my Paper Doll, and if you look closely you'll see the glue hasn't even dried yet!

A few die-cut stars with gold mica powder and voila, set and matchbox!

Thanks for coming by,
I am also entering the SSS Monday Challenge (my B is for Box), SSS Wednesday Challenge, Creative ArtisteVintage Journey and That's crafty challenges.


  1. That's utterly brilliant - I love the rose-gold embossing, so jazzy on the front, and then you open up to the perfect little vintage vignette, and some more fabulously glamorous stars. Great to have you playing along at PaperArtsy and of course joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  2. Magical creation there Christine.

  3. This is so cool, and a perfect way to use up those tiny Paper Dolls! Merry Christmas!

  4. A fabulous little, but delightful, project. The embossing and gorgeous stars look wonderful.
    Thank you for joining in with our December challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

  5. What a wonderful little matchbox Christine! Love the bold bubbly stars on the cover and the bright gold ones layered on the inside along with the vintage images! thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey this month! xx

  6. Hi! I'm back to say thank you for sharing this matchbox art with us at A Vintage Journey! Merry Christmas!

  7. Oh this is just delightful, I love the embossed stars and then to be able to open and reveal that gorgeous little collage inside the box is wonderful.
    Wishing you and your family wonderful festive celebrations and a joyous new year. Huge hugs. Brenda xxx