Thursday, 3 March 2011

A first for me, a petite inspiration box

I wanted to try and make one of these little treasure boxes for such a long time, and this afternoon I took the plunge, emptied out the biggest matchbox I could find and set about decorating it. Now why is it that these things always develop a life of their own? I spent a lovely half hour or so looking for supplies and then ended up discarding half of them and picking up totally different stuff.

I wanted to make it look a bit like a bonbon, a big sweet, so I needed frilly lace for the ends. That kinda set the tone for the rest of the embellishments. I'll just show you all the pics instead of rabbiting on -

I haven't filled it yet, that will take another few hours, lol.

Toodlepip, xxx


marigold jam said...

Beautiful - I love the little text about enjoying the little things in life so true!!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Gorgeous!! Love how you have edged it in lace! Sweet sentiment too! Love it!!
Jan x

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Oh, Liz it is lovely!!Funny, how it ends up different than what you
have in mind! TFS!
Have a lovely evening.

PetraB said...

So lovely with all the embellishments, and the sentiment is so true.

Lyn said...

very pretty, what will you put in it?

Croap Queen said...

Very pretty indeed. You're getting way too good at all this!
JJ x

Teri said...

This is a beautiful box. Looks too pretty to touch!

Klik said...

WoW! It's so lovely! I like it very much! And by the way, today I spent 2 houres decorating the box :))) And not finished! :))))))))

Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie said...

A lovely and neat little box, now what you gonna put in it?

Michele said...

Your box is fantastic. I have been wanting to create one of those myself.
I am sure it would be hard to figure out just what would belong in there...
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love it, Liz. And I know what you mean. Sometimes art takes on a life of its own. That's when it REALLY comes from the heart. Go with it!
Hugs XO

Createology said...

Your little pink lacy box is beautiful. I can see why you wanted to create this. Oh so feminine...just like bon bons.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

The box is very sweet, Liz. Have fun filling it up with little treasures!
Hugs to you,

Lynn Stevens said...

A darling box. I think its always best to just go with the flow, Thats when you know its right, when it comes together itself!!! Just look at all lace, flowers and buttons! Rarely does anything I plan out come out the way I envisioned! Well done Liz!
hugs Lynn

Maria said...

This reminded me of ouryoungest two who love to decorate boxes, not in your league of course, they fill them with treasure, old sweet wrappers, shiny jewels, leaves, stones, snail shells ! I think yours deserves more upmarket treasure though !

ben... Titbelsoeur... mais sans sa princessôptipoâ ! said...

Très jolie ta boîte !!
bravo copinette !

Dorthe said...

Dear Liz, this is the sweetest bon-bon, I have seen- looks yummy, and tasty, and very sweet.
And the colors, are so mouthwatering too :)

Big hug-Dorthe

stampdiva said...

Such a lovely piece. I have to say matchboxes are a favourite of mine - so many possibilities.
Cannot wait for you to alter more.

Robin said...

It is very sweet! Can't wait to see more of these.


Xela said...

Liz die Schachtel ist traumhaft schön geworden! Ich liebe Rosa :)
Ich wünsch dir was
Knuddel Alexandra

Viola said...

Die Box ist ganz zauberhaft geworden, liebe Liz!