Challenge #4 over at Craft Hoarders Anonymous is “Sparkle, glitz or glam” and, not for the first time this year I have gone for a subtle sparkle rather than my full on glittery bling thing.
This started life as a large sized matchbox. I cut open the outer sleeve to make a door, attached it to the box and then covered everything with fabulous Teresa Collins papers from my stash. I particularly love the music manuscript in this collection so I’m a little anxious that my supply is dwindling!!
The image is one from the Gecko Galz Easter Bonnets ephemera set and I’ve mounted it on a couple of more layers of the designer papers. I added a scrap of that gorgeous lace, a glittery padded heart and a tiny peach rose. It’s attached to the inside of the box with glue gel to attach, that way it doesn’t disappear into the background.
The edge of the box is decorated with strips of tiny pearls.
I’ve further embellished the box with organza rose trim, stamped and punched butterflies, more of that lace and some extra pearly swirls.
One thing that did become apparent through making this project is that pearly swirls and me are not a match made in heaven. I love them but applying them, quite frankly, is a nightmare. I’m sure you are far more calm and controlled with them and so don’t have the same problem.
Thanks for buzzing by.
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