Here's the matchbox:
Using the Chutney paint from the Lin Brown Eclectica Limited Edition Paint Set , I firstly painted the matchbox, then covered it with bits and pieces I stamped onto cream cardstock and cut to fit. I added some tea stained gauze under each piece, and used a brad as a drawer pull. Oooh - look! There's something inside:
It's a little accordion book, made with the little house images at the bottom of the stamp set:
I stamped the image onto cream cardstock, and cut them into separate houses. I then mounted each house with some gauze behind it onto a strip of burgundy cardstock that had been concertina'd. I sponged some Brushed Corduroy ink onto the edges to created a vintage look, and then I was done!
I've got room to write a little message on the back - a birthday message for a friend who loves little houses.
Thanks for stopping by - hope you've enjoyed my 'little' project!