Thursday, February 18, 2010

Softpencil Thursday - No Card, No Problem!

Good morning! This is not the project I expected to be sharing. I seem to be in one of those spots where everything I start mutates halfway through. I've learned to let that happen rather than force what I'm making into any preconceived notion of what it "ought" to be. Most of the time I end up with something much better than my first ideas and I always learn something.

Our mission this week? Create Anything But a Card. The artwork? Softpencil's Bichitos set.

The first photo shows the top of the matchbox. I chose 3 of the images from the set, printed them, coloured them, and then cut them out. The top image was cut out and matted with oval Nestabilities.


On one end is a ladybird, and on the other end, a dragonfly. The box is already full of some little trinkets and a shrink plastic dragonfly charm I made about a year ago, ready to be sent to a Swap-bot friend in England.
Check out the rest of the team's creations by heading to their blogs, which are listed under the Softpencil Design Team on the left sidebar.

This little box is also for the following challenges:
Belli Challenge #85: Butterflies & Dragonflies
StampTV's Inspiration Challenge: Inspire11 - What's Your Style? I think CAS fits this and most of what I create.
Pile it On #6: Let us See Flowers

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

23 comments:

Jingle said...

This is very cute!

Mia said...

Crisp, clean & classy. LOVE it~ :-)

Joanne Gilch said...

cute box. A great idea for wee gifties, too.

Kerry said...

Awesome box, I love the color! ADORABLE!!!

Cheryl said...

Very cute! I'm glad you went with it because it because this little box is great.

Cat said...

So cute! Love the matchbox and soft colors!

Liz Williams said...

Love your little box and that adorable dragonfly.
Thanks for playing along in the Belli Challenge.

Julie said...

Fantastic idea!

joy said...

I'm so glad you made a box rather than a card! Great colors! Very inspiring. Thank you for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

Lisa Atha said...

Very cute! Lovin it.

Lisa Atha

Maria Matter said...

this is a lovely project!!!
Thank you for joining us @ Creative Belli!
Blessings, Maria

Tammy said...

What a lovely creation.

Rhonda said...

This is great!! I love little things to keep trinkets in.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your box and love how you dressed it up! TFS

jennyk said...

Cute box!

(wondering how many friends you have in England to whom you might send charms ...)

Softpencil said...

So cute matchbox Carole!!! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Super cute--love how you decorated each side of the matchbox! TFS:)

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Super cute box, Carole!

LuLu said...

Fab idea and great box Carole. Lou x

Kathy said...

Neat project, I love the little dragonfly on the end of the box, a little unexpected touch.

Kathy said...

Neat project, I love the little dragonfly on the end of the box, a little unexpected touch.

Chrissy D said...

Ha! Your about me info made me smile! I can so relate! Love your box and embellishments! Thanks so much for joining us in the Belli Challenge! Stop by this Wednesday for more inspiration from our Guest DT and our designers!

Stephanie J said...

What a sweet little box!! Thanks for entering my candy, btw - good luck!