I made another suitcase from a matchbox, covered in dry embossed and sanded coredinations card (love their stuff!). I added a chain around the handle, sort of a luggage tag, with an Eiffel tower and “Je t’aime” charms and lined it with vintage french fabric.
Inside the suitcase are some things to represent France – a French coin, some stamps, a little tag, a miniature Limoges pottery plate (with a picture of Carcassone), a tiny Louis Vuitton handbag, a miniature bottle of Chanel No. 5 (just glass beads), a plate of baguette, wine and cheese and a photo album with various pictures from around France. I also made a pair of clip on earrings and a keyring with fleur de lys charms. Finally there are a couple of Graphic 45 French themed stamps to play with.
Having again decided it really wasn’t very shrine like yet another matchbox was sacrificed to make a mini Paris diorama, which I hand stamped and coloured. The background was an old French scene stamp and the other bits came from a miniature paper Paris set here. The outer case of the matchbox was then decorated with an assortment of Tim Holtz French themed stamps, and a key with an old French coin at the top (how appropriate was it to find that in my stash!). There is also a tag that goes with it but idiot me forgot to take a photo (doh!).
And just for fun, I'm entering it in the Simon Says Stamp "Anything Goes" challenge blog too.
I really enjoyed making both of these and I hope you like them Pauline.