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Pinch and Punch! So September begins and there is already a little autumnal feel in the air. Unusually, given that I live in England, I have been going about my business this summer without coat, waterproof or umbrella for the majority of the time. As my taxi driver in Barnsley commented the other day ” at least it feels like we had a summer,” and I’d have to agree. That said, I don’t mind the approach of Autumn and I even enjoy the nights drawing in!
Today I am sharing a little shadow box to celebrate the start of the meteorological autumn. As soon as I saw this image over at The Graphics Fairy I knew I wanted to use it. This wasn’t originally what I had in mind, but I hope you like it:
This is an altered matchbox. I covered the outside with some seam binding which I had dyed in autumnal colours. I placed a copy of the image in the base of the box and then used some Autumn Flowersoft on the inside edges.
On the bottom I used, surprise, surprise, some moss and added a piece of driftwood. Tucked in amongst the moss are some little golden stamens – they could be berries, nut, acorns or toadstools, you decide! The “miss Autumn” is from the original image.
I made four additional copies of the image and cut out 3 of the tree tops and four of the little girl then used glue gel to decoupage them on top of the original.
I added some Tando chipboard shapes, coloured with distress inks, to frame the box.
On the top I’ve added more ribbon, a bow and a gorgeous sun daisy.
I love this image and you may well see it again, possibly in the project I first thought of!
Thanks for buzzing by.