Autumn Days

Craft packages ordered =0, Craft packages recieved = ? – I lost count, there was a little stash waiting when I got back! (*blushes*)

So here I am back from Grimsby, absolutely shattered and aching limbs and feet having been standing on them for two very long days. The delegates on the course I was delivering were lovely and an added bonus was that it was dry when we re-loaded the van. It goes without saying that I am very pleased to be back home – and it’s Friday – whoop, whoop!

Don’t you find that it’s sometimes best  to stick with the first idea that you thought of? I should have today. I went all around the houses before I ended up back where I started. Could have saved a whole stack of time. Anyway, today I have altered a large matchbox and given it an Autumn makeover. I am entering this into the Anything But A Card challenge #2 which is all about texture.

I covered the matchbox with some paper that I had decorated using Dylusions inks. Next I added a strip of Kanban’s ivory spider’s web net and some moss in the corners. I also used a small piece of a Craftie-Emblies chicken wire mask. The leaves are from Tando and have been spritzed with Dylusions and doodled on. The little toadstool is also from Tando and I coloured this with promarkers before coating with crystal clear glitter. The words were printed out on my computer and the finishing touch was a few glass dew drops.

I couldn’t leave the inside of the box empty so lined it with some moss and some corrugated card which I had dabbed with ink. The squirrel, again from Tando, was coloured using distress inks and I’ve added a magnetic strip to the back.

I’m also entering this into the Tando Challenge Blog which has the theme leaves or trees. Love how this turned out, but once again struggled with getting good pics in the dark!


Autumn Days — 5 Comments

  1. What a wonderful, textural matchbox you have created here. I did laugh when I read what you said about going back to an original idea – I’m always doing that and it’s very annoying but I suppose it’s all about the enjoyment of the process.
    I love the way you’ve built up your woodland scene with the moss, the piece of wooden mask and those toadstools are just gorgeous. So good that there’s more inside the box too!
    Thanks so much for sharing your altered matchbox with us at ABAC and I do hope you’ll join us again soon.

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