I had loads of spooky fun creating this matchbox for my partner Karen. We were asked to make 4 handmade items, and they did not all have to fit in the box. I made some things that would not fit in the box, and some that would go in there. But the box was full. I don't like super gothic, or scary, but I did want to have it look very old almost victorian halloweenish! I hope it doesn't look to gothic/
So I made this chipboard faux coffin for the top, an decorated it with ribbon roses and velvety leaves.
One thing that did not fit inside was this witchy tag book. I wish I had one of these to keep.
I went through my stash and found these Alice in Wonderland halloween images by graphics 45. I also purchased digitally the antique witch images from Etsy for this tag book.
I pulled out the meanings of words like Witch, ghost and vampire from a very old dictionary, and embellished. The spider rub-ons looked a little bit to real, cause I kept trying to kill that little spider on this tag.
Got some cute quotes of some vintage postcards.
All 10 tags put together with a ring
Some of the other things inside the box. Notice the rope pendant. I don't know what it is, I just know that it is very old~it looks like it is made out of floss. A crystal chandelier prism that is definitely vintage, a little vintage doily, which the lace on it reminds me of a beautiful spider web, a vial of black german glass glitter and other stuff.
a cello bag of buttons and earrings that I made.
I framed this image with an old part of a buckle and crepe paper ruffle
This thick domino was just asking to be decorated.
the back of the domino
I put this necklace together for Karen and decided it needed it's own display card, so it did not go into the box either.