Sunday, 26 April 2015

See Another World


The current theme over on the Paperartsy blog is 'niches' - this topic has been floating around in my head for the past two weeks but I couldn't find anything niche-like to create! Yesterday I was in The Works and spotted some little craft matchboxes so got them so I could join in :0)

So here is my little matchbox niche:

Used grunge paste and the Clare Lloyd zigzag stamp (ECL04) to create the outer texture - painted using Jade, Buff and Olive Bronze Treasure Gold.

The inner part is painted using Prawn and Carribean Sea:

The main image is from Lynne Perella set LPC030. I masked part of the image off to create the border around the inner box.

The same Clare Lloyd zigzag stamp was used inside the box also and highlighted using a white sharpie.

I added a brad as a handle and then to finish some Tim Holtz chit chat stickers with some doodled borders.

All done!

Linking up to Paperartsy Topic 7 - Niches HERE.

Thanks for looking,

Claire xx




  1. I started a mini matchbox too but got no further than a coat of paint!! Great little niche, good luck in the draw.

  2. Texture and colours look great Claire! Must get the prawn! Xx

  3. Claire this is a brilliant idea with the match box for the niche. Love what you've done with it.
    Avril xx

  4. A great find Claire! Loving all the textures and the words are fab, matchboxes are a great niche idea! :-) xxx

  5. Great matchbox Claire, fab decoration, love the inside image you chose xxx

  6. That's an adorable little niche - love the texture on the outside.
    Alison xx