Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"Spring is in Bloom" Double Decker Matchbox


Here is my first entry!!!

 I made this double decker matchbox out of white chipboard using Cynthialoowho's tutorial. I covered it with a beautiful 12x12 floral paper sheet from the K&Co paper collection Celeste. I used a beautiful burgundy beaded dangle trim around the entire top edge. I covered the satin ribbon from the trim with white lace that was painted using a Mica Powder mixture in the colors Sunset Red Red and Mountain Lavender. The bottom lace has also been painted with the same mixture and wrapped around the bottom edge. The whole matchbox was also washed with a mixture consisting of a Starburst Spray in the color Ghostly Gargoyle White and Mica Powders in the colors Madonna Robe Blue Gold and Jolly Swagman Olive Green.

The flowers are all handmade using I Am Roses flower petals. The blue flower was painted with a Mica Powder in the color Madonna Robe Blue Gold.  All the flower centers have been painted with a Mica Powder in the color Jolly Swagman Olive Green to give them a more realistic look, then a flat back pearl was placed in all the centers.

The butterflies are recollections and are just beautiful. 


They went so well with this project that i used all that i had. So, now I'm on the hunt for more...hehe!

The purple flower was painted using a Mica Powder in the color Aurora Amethyst Violet and the inner flower with a Mica Powder in the color Blue Amethyst. The pink and purple flower was painted using Mica Powders in the colors Aurora Amethyst Violet and Sunset Red Red. The light pink flower was painted with two different mixtures of a Mica Powder in the color Sunset Red Red and a Magical Mica Powder in the color Ghostly Gargoyle White. All the flowers are sitting on a fluff of gorgeous spring colored fibers. I also accented a few of the flowers with pale pink and pale blue homemade stick pins. The top also has a pink prima flourish and a blue butterfly!

The small purple flower was painted using a Mica Powder in the color Mountain Lavender. I accented with White stamens giving some dimension here and there. 

The pink flower on the left was painted with a Magical Mica Powder in the color Wild Honeysuckle Coral and Mica Powders in the colors Crimson Red Gold and Antique Menorah Gold.

The front of each drawer was also covered with the same paper then covered in pink prima pearls. The drawer pulls are wood knobs that you can get in any craft store. I painted them using a Mica Powder in the color Daybreak Ruby Russet. You do have to use several coats as it is not paint. But it came out gorgeous. The ends of the drawer pulls were covered with a medium layer of glossy accents using a paint brush, then dipped in a mixture of martha stewart glitter. The legs are also wood painted with a Mica Powder in the color Daybreak Ruby Russet.

I just had so much fun!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Oh Misty this is all your details......unbelievable.....tfs

  2. WOW! That is a work of art! I just found your blog, and am looking forward to more of your crafty creations - yeah!!! : )

  3. Wow this really gorgeous love the way the flower turned out very pretty Great job

  4. Wow... these are awesome girl... Gorgeous!!! Good luck.

  5. this is loveley misty i love all the flowers and butterflys and the lace is fab to tfs. xxx joanne

  6. Breath taking, gorgeous, stunning, WOW Misty this project says LINDYS all over it!!!♥

  7. Beautiful Love the lace and flowers!

  8. hi Misty. love all the yummy goodness you added to your matchbox. good luck!

  9. This is stunning! So many gorgeous details! Thanks for sharing on the Lindy's Linky Party!
    Tresa Black - LSG design Team

  10. Hi,
    Do you have any of these creations for sale? In particular the one shown above? My daughter really likes it and I would like to buy one for her.

    1. Michelle,
      I'm sorry but i no longer have this one. Was there any others on my blog that you were interested in? you can email me at or just comment on the one you want. Please let me know.