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Friday, August 10, 2012

MAMA Altered Mini Matchbox

Another Marie Antoinette Mail Art (MAMA) group swap, this one is for an altered mini-matchbox that holds an altered domino.  Thank goodness for MAMA this summer, or I think I would not be creating at all!  Sometimes we end up in a rut, and the heat really kills my creativity.  Now I really shouldn't feel sorry for myself since I live in San Diego and a heat spell is 85 degrees! 

Anyways, I have signed up for a few MAMA swaps this summer and that is what has kept me creating.  This piece is an altered matchbox.  I had fun with the domino trying to cover the graphic with UTEE to seal it in.  It required a few coats but I am happy with the result.  Although it took me weeks to pick out the compenents, the matchbox went to together in just a few minutes.  For this swap I am trading with Bobbi Ann.  I have not yet had the pleasure of trading with her so I am looking forward to sending this her way and hope she likes it!

I hope you all are enjoying your summer and that you are staying cool and creative!  Happy Pink Saturday to my pinkie visitors.


Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! Just love this!
greetings from Holland.
with love,

The French Hutch said...

Wow, these are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday.

The French Hutch

Olivia said...

Oh my sweetness how adorable!

Lorraine said...

Oh Marti, Bobbi Ann will just love this! It turned out so beautifully! Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Antiques And Teacups said...

How cute! You guys are so talented! Love the pink for PS!

Penny said...

Beautiful!!! Happy PS! Penny

chubskulit said...

How creative. Visiting from Pink Saturday.

Wedding Anniversary Pink, your comment will mean so much!

Gabriela Delworth said...


Just lovely! Great details.


Anonymous said...

Eighty-five degrees sounds wonderful. Central Texas heat here. HOT. Humid too. I've visited San Diego several times and it's great there.

Great job on the matchbox, domino and photos!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Cindy Adkins said...

That is truly beautiful! What a wonderful little treasure.

JoAnne said...

Bobbi Ann will be thrilled! It's gorgeous Marti!

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Marti, WOW! Gorgeous, it's hard to believe it was a match box and a domino. Have a great week. Joyous wishes, Linda

cassandrasminicorner said...

So colorful. I like it:)

Visiting from Pink Saturday- hope you can stop by..

Fun With This and That said...

Great box Happy PS

Jeanie said...

Oh, Marti, simply beautiful. I love doing matchboxes. You find the best swaps! Whomever gets yours is lucky indeed!