Monday, November 07, 2011

Although I'm in the middle of my busiest time, I decided to participate in a challenge swap at Paper & Digital Art. I was so intrigued by the challenge which is to alter a large match box. This is a first for turned to be a lot of fun.
Here it is...

I chose a non-traditional color scheme for this Christmas box honoring Jolly Old St. Nicholas. I covered the outside with music from a vintage songbook and it was printed in blue so I picked blue and silver as my main colors. Image on front is a stamped image using a Tim Holtz stamp.

I strayed from the assignment just a bit. Rather than filling the box with goodies, I created a little dimentional scene.

A close-up of the inside.
I learned a few things and will do them differently next time. By covering the inside box it made it a bit too tight for sliding in and out, next time I'll paint the inside. I added a long ribbon at the top so that it could be hung as an ornament. Also, I used a box I had on hand and it wasn't very sturdy, maybe a new box next time.
I know it's a little early for Christmas but I wanted to share before it's sent off to it's new  home.
Have a great evening.


ramsam said...

It is gorgeous! Lee is right, you are amazing. I love the wintry feel, and LOVE the use of the Holtz stamp. Beautiful!

Jean Elizabeth said...

Blue, Blue, winter Blues! Lovely!

Lee said...

Cool, love the palette. I am not in the CHristmas spirit yet... but soon!!

Robin said...

This is adorable Shannon! Have a great weekend.