Friday, June 29, 2012

A Midsummer Night's Dream Reveal

Okay, so it really doesn't have a thing to do with one of Shakespeare's most beloved works. The idea was to alter a matchbox and fill it with treasures that capture the feel of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
I had such fun delighting in the details...

lots of shimmering tulle, butterflies, dragonflies, lush flowers and bling...

the perfect paper to complement...

and the inside treasures needed to be magical and ethereal, right down to the bottle of faerie dust and vintage flower-topped spool of blue lace.

There were touches and retouches (and a little bit of a desire to keep this one, truth be told).

But my little box has found a new home with Linda in North Dakota.
I hope you love it Linda and I'll be certain to share yours when it arrives!

14 comments:

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh my goodness JoAnne this is over precious and filled with magic!
Mine is almost done...I have turned mine into a three dimensional fold out card...like the stage door opening up and revealing all the faeries inside.
Thank you for all the wonderful fun we have on your group...it helps to be able to make magic in a hectic world...
XOXO Karla

Linda said...

I love love love it! The pictures don't do it justice, it's more beautiful than the photos. And new fun things to create with! Lots of imagination in this piece of art. So glad you decided to send it on but do understand why you were tempted.

Linda said...

PS-THANK YOU JOANNE!

Marti McClure said...

Jo Ann, Your matchbox is gorgeous! Linda was so lucky to recieve it. Hope you have a great weekend and happy 4th of July! ~Marti

khess136 said...

Your matchbox lives up to your fabulous talent, dear JoAnne. I definitely felt the 'Dream-iness" of it! Beautiful creation, and I'm sure Linda will give it the best home!
xoxo
Karen

Barb said...

Beautiful !

Tracie Dean said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love that you have such a great talent. Look forward to seeing more of your amazing work.

Createology said...

This is very dreamy anytime of day or night or season! Blissful creating...

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Oh, this is so pretty! I just found a little slide-open box with soap inside. It even has a tassel on the side. I'm getting inspired!

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

So pretty, JoAnne!

Daniele said...

wow what a stunner, so many elements to look at, love the jewel like colouring
hugs

Mina said...

Oh JoAnne, this is so amazing! You always make the most eye catching, serene treasures. So beautiful! Hugs to you always, Mina

Something Special said...

Hi JoAnne, this fairy matchbox is absolutely loaded both inside and out! So pretty and really captures the whole theme well. Was looking on flickr, and just had to come and see it here.

debi said...

JoAnne, your matchbox is gorgeous!! I love the color palette, and the soft, magical feel you've brought to it.