Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wicked Forest Altered Matchbox

 Oh, you all know I love to do Craftster swaps :) This time around, the swap was an altered matchbox with a "Wicked Forest" theme. I love matchbox swaps because it's such a challenge to fit all your big ideas into a teeny weeny matchbox... Good thing I like to work small... The quote I used for the outside of the matchbox is "All things truly wicked start from innocence." by Ernest Hemingway. I thought the quote was a perfect fit for my little box.
 You slide off the cover revealing a leafy green, lush watercolored box.
 Swing open the doors...
 And a wee fluffy and friendly squirrel greets you! The piece folds out...
 To reveal a plethora of cute fluffy forest friends.
But wait...
Holy crap! The reverse side shows how secretly sinister they are!
I know they're pretty scary, but the theme was wicked after all. The animals are watercolor and ink, drawn and painted just for this matchbox. I showed it to Bobby and he didn't want me to send it off to my swap partner... But I did anyway.

Happy Wednesday, everybody :)

23 comments:

Lisa Leggett said...

So great, Kira! What a lucky swap partner you have!

Martina Visnjic art said...

So sweet, I like it!

Laurella De Vile said...

That is BRILLIANT! What a great idea :D

Basement Stamper said...

OMG, this is so cool! I love that it has a dual side to them.

LimeRiot said...

Absolutely AMAZING!!

spidermom said...

oh. my. glob.
amazing!!!!

Heather said...

I love it! So CUTE!

Kirsten Corby said...

I came across your blog from Pinterest. Very nice! I love your style and your sense of color. Did you go to art school or are you self-taught? Just wondering.

I do papercrafting myself. I love your monster stamps. I am on a stamp-buying moratorium right now, but when it's done I'll buy some!

FloridaBird said...

VERY, VERY clever!

Audrey said...

um oh my gosh WOW! You couldn't have gotten more wicked that this! What a fantastic original idea!! I'm seriously blown away! Your wicked little animals are the cutesT!

Kira - oopsicraftmypants.com said...

Thanks for the kind words, guys :D

Kirsten, nope, no art school, just taught as a kid by my dad and a life full of doodling and making things!

Li'l Pidge said...

Brilliant, love it....one of the best matchbox altering I have ever seen.
Kyla

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is so hilarious. I love it. Sweet, sweet, sweet, nasty! So fun.

ARTiMAGINE said...

Oh I love these little monster coming out of the match box...

Great Work...

Montse said...

Love your jobs, Kira! You have a new follower! Hugs from Spain! :-)

A.Margaret Barganier said...

Very twisted....I love it!

Jolette said...

How beautiful!!!

Helena said...

WOW! I love this idea! Beautiful!!

waggonswest said...

That is wonderful! I always knew those little fuzzies weren't so innocent!

jengd said...

LOVE it! I can't stop smiling actually. :)

Kathi said...

Brilliant, fun, clever. Scary in a cool way. Pinning it!

artgirl said...

You are so creative! I just happened upon your site this morning and what a great way to start my day! Thank you for taking the time to share with us!

Sha DiLeo said...

beautiful and creative! i'm a new big fan!