Saturday, September 3, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday and Back to School Freebies!

It's the waning hours of Pink Saturday,
but I am going to get this post in today or bust!

My monthly *aRt*pArTy!! swap last month was to alter a cigar/pencil box.
Due to summer vacations, we were but a small group,
but had so much fun swapping boxes, sipping Skinny Margaritas
and eating Mexican fare at our potluck!

I made this little box:

I used Tim Holtz's "Ornamental" die with a 4x6" patterned cardstock to make the frame. Then glued butterflies upon butterflies to give it more dimension.

The side view:

I received this lovely box from Rosa:

These are all the boxes. Oddly enough, they are all the same size,
but you'd never know it from this picture!

Some kind of trompe l'oeil with perspective. :/?
I love the embellishments Vicki made for the turquoise box.
And Ginger's Wizard of OZ theme was just so fun and cute!

Since next week marks the end of summer with a return to school,
I tought I'd share a couple of my favorite vintage School pix:



Michele said...

your box is stunning! so glad i stopped by to see your work. thanks for visiting me. i shall follow you now. happy pink saturday! xo

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Love your artwork! Gorgeous!!!
Have a great rest of the weekend!

Lorraine said...

What wonderful treasures you and your "swappees" have created. That must have been loads of fun putting your beautiful box together.

Something Special said...

I finally made my way to your sweet french inspired blog. Love the music, and all your creations. I am absolutely hooked on the matchbox swapping, but I have been so busy, I didn't get in on the curiosities. At least I still have the vintage dragonfly halloween one on flickr. I love your display of matchboxes too. Isn't it fun to see what all can be stuffed into that little box.

Natasha in Oz said...

Your work is beautiful! I wish I was that creative.

I'm visiting via Pink Saturday...I'm a bit late, sorry!

Best wishes,

Terri said...

Love the box you made! Isn't creating with friends so much fun?

Gerri Herbst said...

Amazing boxes...Oh and thanks for yr freebie images too.


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