A very large match box

Hi Just a quick post this morning before I head off to the Sincerely Yours show at Lincoln.   This is yesterday's project, the box has been on the alterables mountain for quite a while (as these things so often are).   Yesterday an idea took shape.

Box coated all over with white gesso.   Dreamweaver stencils and a dimension paste.    Once the paste was dry first colours of DI ink applied with ink dusters.   Then some Artquest shimmer paint and Sakura gel pens.   Still not satisfied this morning I've added touches of Treasure Gold to the raised areas.

But it's a box and I can see things sticking to the sides you say.  well yes some die cut flowers and a couple of stamped and embossed images.   More Sakura pens used here to finish them off.

Sharing this project with
Country View Crafts' - How does your garden grow
Crafty Calender - Blooms and Blossoms
Rogue Redhead - May flowers
Fashionable Stamping - Alter it

Right all those new craft goodies are calling to me.   Must remember good quality 'heavy' card.


  1. Oh wow, this is just gorgeous with beautiful colouring.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. What a gorgeous project! Love it!

  3. Gorgeous mixed media project! Thanks for joining the Rogue Redhead Designs, May Flower Challenge.

  4. Beautiful altered box Zoe. Hugs Annette x

  5. Oh wow, Zoe! This is beautiful! What a stunning project!

  6. hi Zoe, this is a gorgeous project, love the wisteria and those colours are really lovely. Hope you've had a good time at the show. Thanks for joining us at FSC this time
    Claire xx

  7. Very beautiful alteration Zoe. Hope you had a good day at the show

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. Delicious Zoe the Wisteria hanging down looks gorgeous also the added dimension on the box sides gives it another stunning dimension.

    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  9. This is such a wonderful matchbox! Loving the colours, so spingy!
    Hope you find your essentials at the show!

  10. Wonderful colours, images and textures together Zoe. I hope you enjoyed the show.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  11. That's cool, a fantastic idea and a great creation. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  12. This is a fab box Zoe - love the textured stenciling, my mum chose some wallpaper with pink wisteria on when I was very little, but it looks much better on your box !! Thanks for sharing with us at FSC...Esther xx

  13. Look at me I hadn't noticed your challenge list. Thanks for sharing at Country View Challenges and FSC.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  14. LOVE your project!

    Thanks for playing at FSC..

    xxx Ellie xxx

  15. Hi Zoe, gorgeous altered matchbox, beautifully textured and love the curved shape. Thanks for sharing it with us at FSC. XX


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