Though I'd try something totally new, so recently I participated in my first match book swap at Vintage Dragonfly Altered Matchbook Group on Flickr. The matchbox theme was "The Sea". Its surprising what you can do with such a tiny little box only 2" by 1 1/2". The good news is that besides the outside of the box, there's the interior and I added a little stand. I enjoyed this so much that I actually made one for myself too. LOL. Think I will save that little matchbox to show you in a future post.
The pastel plaid exterior was decorated with a colorful fish image dotted with "Stickles" glitter which is the challenge at Inspiration Emporium this month. There are lots of sea details with die cuts of shells and a seahorse, a shell image, a plastic starfish and tiny real seashells and pearls. (the pearls are not real!). Some sparkly fiber and glitter and more Stickles give it the sparkles of the sea. The interior aquarium as all the same type of details but with an acrylic window and pretty pink german scrap. The little pastel plaid stand has button and shell feet with more glitter. I did include a lot of pics today cause this is definitely my new favorite sea piece!
Hope you will see something as precious as a sea pearl this week.
artfully yours, gerri
"Precious Pearl Matchbox Exterior, Interior and Stand"