Monday, February 25, 2013

Graphic 45 French Country Altered Matchbook Box

Hello all and happy Monday! ♥ I have another fun project to you share with you today. If you haven't seen Graphic 45's new paper collections, be sure to head on over to the Graphic 45 website for an eye treat. French Country is one of the new collections and oh what FUN this collection is! Think rustic, French countryside with the Graphic 45 vintage flair. Here's a peek:

For Winter CHA 2013, I created an altered matchbook box using this new collection. I couldn't get the picture of a French countryside farm house out of my head when I starting thinking about what to create. When I think country farm house, I think windows with worn shutters, overlooking the hillside. That was my inspiration for this box.

Here are some pictures:

I created the window shutters using mini popsicle sticks from Michaels...

I fussy cut the diamond border with Fleur de Lis and layered it over strips of design paper...

I finished off the back of the box...

The matchbook box opens just like this to display the layout inside...

I found these auburn feathers at Michael's and thought they would be perfect for the rooster's tail!

Here is a video I created walking you through the details of this altered box:

 Be sure to stop by the Graphic 45 blog where this project will be featured in detail. There will be a new Graphic 45 blog contest up as well, so don't miss out!

Have an amazing week my friends! Thanks for stopping by! ♥



French Country collection - French Country, Grandeur, Rendez Vous, Bon Appetite, Bonjour, Montage
Graphic 45 Staples: Stamped Metal Brads, Antique Metal Door Pull
Wood/Mini Popsicle Sticks
White Acrylic paint
Recollections sunflowers
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
AccuCut - Business Card Envelope die
Paper Trey ink - Black card stock
Glossy Accents
E6000 glue
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Chicken wire


Els Paesen said...

Gorgeous creation Arlene!

Marcy said...

This is so stunning Arlene! I love this collection and your project is amazing. Love it! :)

Atty Fatty said...

oh wow ! very nice ! love d idea ! .ATB.