Friday, March 16, 2012

Something French matchbox shrine swap

Now, silly me but I signed up to do two of these, so here is my second shrine on the theme of Something French. Having made this one along the same lines as the Burlesque one there are also two bits to it. you can't say you don't get value for money with my swaps!

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.

7 comments:

Sue said...

what a lovely idea- they are all fab!

Emy said...

Fabulous - I love the matchbox suitcase xxx

jill said...

Fantastic Rebbeca , such talent. I would'nt mind the little suitcase myself

Dan said...

These are lovely, great idea! :)

fatmonica said...

it's stunning!

Linda Elbourne said...

Really beautiful work! So many details to look at! Thank you for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week ... we hope to see you again soon!

Karen said...

I thought I had commented on these but I think it was when Blogger hated me lol !! Love them ... absolutely fantastic and so many extras too ... the recipients will be so pleased.