Friday, March 23, 2012

Inside a French Easter Egg & the Giveaway Grows

Our most recent matchbox challenge in my flickr group was to create an Easter scene inside a large matchbox, much like the wonderful decorated sugar eggs of Easters past...

A peek at the corner of my box...


A view from above...


Close-up inside..


& the finished piece,
Mademoiselle & The Joyful Lapins.


I covered the matchbox with Warm & Natural, then layered it with vintage lace and seam binding. I added some gorgeous shabby flower trim, tulle, pearls and another delicate vintage lace trim around the opening.
The interior background is a copy of an antique French postcard. I didn't capture the entire picture well but if you look closely you can see the bunnies hanging over the top of the bench. In the foreground I placed some happy dancing bunnies and a teeny, tiny nest and eggs. I finished the piece by giving it "feet"-four tattered vintage pearls.
I made this for my friend Lynn of Trash To Treasure Art.
I hope you like it Lynn!

You know, I really do LOVE altering things so let's add some alterables to my blogiversary giveaway!
(You KNEW there had to be a matchbox in there!)
If you haven't entered already you can throw your hat in the ring HERE.

19 comments:

LuLu Kellogg said...

This is GORGEOUS!

Linda M. said...

JoAnne, Gorgeous! I would not guess it was a match box. I can see the bunnies in the background. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Joyous Wishes, Linda

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

OH MY...that is AMAZING! It's just so pretty and creative! I'm so impressed. I knew I couldn't do that swap! Your are the talented one!
Happy Weekend.
Warmly,
deb

loving all those extra goodies in the giveaway!

khess136 said...

Stunning!! Who wouldn't be thrilled to receive this treasure??!! Your attention to detail inspires me, JoAnne ~ and have to love, love, love all the little "lapins"
xoxo
Karen

trisha too said...

That is SO pretty, JoAnne! Now THAT is some altering--like Linda said, would never have guessed that started out as a matchbox!

:)

Kim said...

oh my goodness this is so beautiful! JoAnne, you have a wonderful eye for the French art style! xo

Oliva said...

Simply gorgeous! Love the way you displayed the postcard with the adorable bunnies in the oval frame.
This is the reason I did not entered this swap...I knew I wouldn't be able to create one. I'm learning from the best...maybe next time!

PeggyR said...

WOW that is really lovely!

Missouris Lilac AJ said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Love the vintage charm!
~AJ

Linda said...

Gorgeous! What a prize that will be for your partners. thanks for sharing.

mercedesscott said...

Oh my, your French Easter Egg is gorgeous! I'm kicking myself for missing this swap.... love the colors you've used and that image!
p.s. LOVE your newest banner!

Kasia said...

So beautiful!!! Girl, you did it again! :)

Hugs,

debi huntsman said...

JoAnne, your matchbox is Gorgeous! I love the color, and the lace and roses make it so dreamy. And that scene inside....LOVE it!

Lynn Stevens said...

And its all MINE. LOL !!!!clap clap clap.
I Love it JoAnne. I'll be sharing it on my blog next week.
Hugs Lynn

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Just gorgeous,JoAnne.Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Lorraine said...

Oh JoAnne, it's just gorgeous!! Love the roses and pearl feet and the scene inside is fabulous!!
Have a great weekend! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Mina said...

Oh my goodness, JoAnne! This matchbox is breathtaking. I wish I'd have been as elegantly clever in creating my own. I am truly awestruck.

Linda Carole Bloom said...

This is wonderful! This is from a matchbox??! Did you cut the oval out or was it that way. The reclining lady is perfect for it! Love it!

MD said...

superbeeeeeeeeeeeee
bravo*