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Friday, January 13, 2012

Altered Little Matchbox

This Valentine's Day Altered matchbox was made for a swap that I have entered with Vintage Dragonfly on Flickr.  You can view our group here. For this swap we are including miniature ATCS inside the matchbox.  I created my box by glimmer misting two chipboard butterflies and attaching them to the bottom and the top of the box.  I then collaged some Valentines images on top and added embellishments.  This swap group has been lots of fun.  Our host JoAnn always comes up with swaps that spark my creativity! 

And hello to all of the wonderful visitors from Pink Saturday.  It has been such a pleasure to get to know some of you through this link party.

34 comments:

Ira said...

totally sweet matchbox, love your fab sense of detail. Have a great weekend, Ira

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Wow, so much detail! Looking very nice!

Linda M. said...

So cute! I enjoy making these little boxes too. Wow a tiny ATC, so sweet. Happy Pink Saturday. Linda

Sharon said...

OMG what gorgeous little matchboxes - just beautiful!! Happy Pink Saturday & thanks for visiting my blog!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how totally precious these all are, Marti!!! Completely adorable!! Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday and a wonderful weekend ahead~
Xo
Cindy

Maison Mutt said...

What lovely boxes. You are quite talented! Thanks for visiting & HPS from your newest follower.
Wags, Niki

Susie Jefferson said...

These are delightful! Somehow anything miniature is just so much more adorable. Hugs and Happy Pink Saturday!

Grace said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. You are such a dear. I am so glad youdid so I found your gorgeous blog. You are so creative and your attention to detail is so wonderful! I have to definately come back and read more. Happy Pink Saturday. Grace xoox

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Love it ! So creative. did a Xmas matchbox swap and it was so much fun...

Sares said...

Very sweet! Happy Pink Saturday and have a terrific weekend!

LV said...

You have done a great job on the match boxes. I have a friend in Sweden that sent me one for Christmas. I love it.

xinex said...

This is adorable! You are so creative!..Christine

Terri said...

Trying to leave comment from my Ipad but I'm having trouble, so we will see. Thanks for visiting my blog; I like your resourcefulness; it there such a word. You are quite the romantic and I like that. Blessings Terri

Terri said...

Trying to leave comment from my Ipad but I'm having trouble, so we will see. Thanks for visiting my blog; I like your resourcefulness; it there such a word. You are quite the romantic and I like that. Blessings Terri

sonya said...

Hi Marti,
I love the altered matchbox and the ATCs. The images are so sweet.
Happy Pink Saturday.
~Sonya

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Very cute idea, I do matchbox art over at Roses On My Table, sure is fun isn't it? Beautiful job on yours, hugs and HPS to you. Marilou

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Oh my goodness, your matchboxes are adorable, Marti.
Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful weekend.

1CardCreator said...

Thanks for sharing your Pink. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

very very pretty. Swaps are so much fun aren't they. And I love your exploding box in the precious post. HPS

lynne said...

Happy Pink Saturday
Oh the absolute cuteness of these.
Wishes
Lynne

suesueb said...

It amazes me how much fabulousness can go into these little works of art! Hope you have a wonderful PInk Saturday and thanks for stopping by my blog!!

tami said...

Hi Marti...this is so wonderful. I love Valentine decorations and this one is very special.
Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Mina said...

Your altered matchbox is just adorable. What a creative idea.

Desire Empire said...

This is very sweet for valentines day.
Carolyn xx

Blessings from Cindy said...

Marti~
Thanks for your sweet comments about my hearts! Your matchbox is lovely! Happy Pink Saturday to you!
Blessings,
Cindy

Lorraine said...

That turned out supercute, Marti!!

Jeanie said...

Hello, Marti,

I'm finally catchng up on PSat posts and very fond of this matchbox. I enjoy making those, too, but haven't started anything much related to Valentine's Day! You inspire!

Thanks for stopping by The Marmelade Gypsy!

Leann said...

Love the idea of using the butterflies - I have some up in my studio that I may just have to sue the same way.

Thanks for the inspiration!
Leann

Mary Ellen said...

What a sweet matchbox!! I wish I were more detail oriented to do sweet things like this! The exploding fairy box is so neat too!

Come by and sign up for my fun giveaway!

bee blessed
mary

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

This is such a cute little matchbox. Thanks for stopping by today. I am your newest follower!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

I learn something everyday! I did not know there were groups on Flickr. lol!

I have always wanted to try one of these darling little matchboxes, but I am afraid I would be all thumbs.

Yours are just too adorable for words!
HPS!
♥ Jil

Michele said...

i adore these! pure vintage beauty! xo

Holly Moore said...

Wow, pretty Marti! I love that you went outside the box, and made the angel bigger than just the top. So cool. And the mini ATC's, could they be any cuter? Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I'm really excited to swap Altered Journals with you.

mercedesscott said...

I'm also participating in this swap and am just amazed at all the beauties I've seen so far... yours is no exception! How ingenous to make a butterfly out of your matchbox! :)