Sounds funny doesn't it? But it worked!
It was so much fun. Days and days of creating. And now we're all in the process of swapping it out. Our Handmade Halloween swap challenge was to create a Halloween themed altered matchbox and at least 4 other handcrafted items that did or didn't fit inside the matchbox.
Here's what I made for my partner, Kimberly, of ArtJoyStuff.
I used scrapbook paper to cover the box and embellished the edges with dresden trim. The focal point is a pretty coordinating rosette covered with little paper rosettes,a skull and a handstamped message scroll. I found that wonderful skeleton ribbon at Michael's.
Isn't this the yummiest gathered lace with beads and rosettes?
I also sent her a domino book
a little gothic arch book
a paper doll made on a pack of pumpkin seeds
an altered, handstamped cartes de visite
a festive altered skelly (yes, his parasol really does open!)
and other assorted tags, cards and goodies.
If you'd like to see what other group members have created visit our flickr group. The next swap for December is already posted. Ho, ho, ho, I think we'll have a lot of Santa's joining in on this one! Maybe YOU?
If you haven't entered my Trick or Treat Domino Book Giveaway, you can do that HERE.
I'm linked with French Cupboard's Handmade Harvest Party.