Saturday, 17 April 2010

AIM... mini book/matchbox!

I came across a new monthly challenge blog that just started this month called
Perfect i thought for giving my creativity a jump start each month.
They're starting off with 'altered matchboxes'
Now i know this looks more like a book than a matchbox but i'm hoping it still counts, as i have used a matchbox is a main part of the piece!... Honest!
As you can see i've altered a tiny ickle hardback book, i cut a hole in the front and added a wire window {totally inspired by a piece i saw on Effie's blog some months ago} I've distressed it with some viva paints and a couple of dabbers.
Ok so your wondering where the matchbox is.. well the handle is a clue!!
Yep you guessed it, the matchbox has been altered to become
 a secret draw in the book filled with an ickle message.
Thanks for the fab challenge {even though i went a little off track with it} and i look forward to next months theme x
♥ HUGZ ♥

18 comments:

Effie said...

That is just so cute.. what a fab little book!

Kim Dellow said...

Wow totally love this Minxy! Kim

Zuzu's Blog said...

fantastic work. I love it.
putting matchbox drawers in to altered books is something I love doing too...
thank you so much for taking part, and with such a wonderful piece too

June said...

Ohhh its fabulous. so cute and so beautifully made
hugs June xxx

craftytrog said...

Fantastic, I totally love it! The little drawer is a brilliant idea! x

Charli said...

Wow Minxy I love it!

I found that blog too, and am currently looking at a matchbox, not quite sure what to do with it yet - altered art is still new to me. But your blog can always be relied upon to provide some much needed inspiration!!

Charli xx

Lottie said...

Fantastic - stunningly gorgeous - I have never seen a book so small - and you are genious to put a matchbox into it.

I have had two attempts at this challenge - wish I had seen this before I tried mine. Mind you I wouldn't have a clue where to get a small book from. It truly is 'out of this world'

Gillian said...

Hi Nicky, thanks for joining in our challenge this month, this piece is completely inspiring, love all the details from the wire window to the matchbox drawer, a fab piece all round.

Kaz said...

Very clever! It's gorgeous xx

Loulabelle said...

Very imaginative, looks really cute. I especially love the tiny drawer and window.

Lucy Edmondson said...

I absolutely love this! So imaginative, and worked out so well,

Lucy x

Kathy said...

Oh, this is totally beautiful and a truly inspirational piece of art

sam21ski said...

Stunning piece of work Nicky xxx Love the handle

Angelnorth said...

Fantastic bit of altering, a book for the price of a matchbox, can't be bad!

Heavens2Betsy said...

Your matchbox book is a small thing of beauty! However did you work with something so tiny and create something so perfect? Awe inspiring!

My name is CINDY...... said...

Oh this is heavenly. What a brilliant piece of altering, especially love the handles on your matchbox drawer!!

Ginger said...

This is really lovely. Thank you for joining in with the challenge this month. I do love draws in altered books.

Moira said...

This is fantastic, great altering, I really love it