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Red, White and Blue Pin up Altered Matchbox

It's July! And that means another challenge over at Unique Crafters. To celebrate Independence Day, this month's theme is "Patriotic!" As part of the UC design team, I decided to make a little altered matchbox. I'll admit, this theme was a bit of a challenge, since I'm not sure I've ever crafted in a red/white/blue color scheme and I didn't just want to do a monster in an Uncle Sam hat :)
 I went with a vintage pinup image, because pinups are so Americana, and I felt like it worked with the theme. I thought of eagles and maps and fireworks and stuff, but came back around to this. I got this image from an Etsy shop called itkupilli (lovely collage sheets!)
The feet are little beads, and I did more embellishing with paper flowers, brads, and wee metallic stars. 

So if you're up for making something festive and patriotic, don't forget to head over to the Unique Crafters Challenge Blog and enter it in July's challenge! Happy 4th of July :)


ARTiMAGINE said...


Love this, you always come up with amazing matchbox creations....

Unknown said...

this is freaking awesome! i've never seen a custom made matchbox. very creative. thanks for sharing this!

Kathi said...

So very fabulous!