I have had no time this week to indulge in a little crafty respite. 🙁 Last night I got home after a day in the office and had to carry on working just so that I felt like I was on top of everything. My email inbox for work looks like a giant slalom ski-slope – peppered with lots of red flags marking things that need my urgent attention. I have also made two lists – one to help me remember all the things I need to do and the other of things that must be done today without fail. I love a list, I love crossing thing off and feeling like I’m making progress. Unfortunately, I seem to be adding things rather than crossing them off at the moment!!!!
Want to see what’s inside?
How cute is that little bird? When I arrived at the workshop, Kate had a selection of the matchboxes she had made for us to look at. Everyone that opened them squealed with delight when they saw the little paper clay bird she had made. The squeals increased when she told us that we would get to make one like it!!
The matchbox was decorated in the same way as the ones I shared earlier this week. The card to cover this one has a different colour palette. The draw pull is, I think, an Ideaology fastening by Tim Holtz. I’ve added some stamping and doodling, plus computer generated words, to the front.
The little bird was made by shaping the clay into a teardrop shape and then pinching the ends. The legs are some pieces of rusty wire which was inserted before the clay dried. We made the bird as one of the first things we did and then left it to air dry. I decorated mine once we got home and coloured it with Tumbled glass distress ink and Picket Fence distress stain.
The base of the box is lined with more Dylusion coloured card that has been decorated with doodles and stamping.
I am definitely planning some more of these birds – a pink one is definitely called for!
Thanks for buzzing by.