I hope you had a very good weekend.
I have great news to share with you today, it's time for another Crafty Boots Challenge! Yes, another two weeks has passed by and a new challenge is launched today. The theme for the next two weeks has been chosen by the Pink Haired Elf herself, Tracie.
Tracie has challenged us all to do something outside of our comfort zone. Do something different, for instance, if colouring is your thing, then make something with no colouring. If you are usually the clean and simple type, then make something fussy.
I decided to really step out of my comfort zone by altering something. Inspired by my good friend Mrs Beez, I chose a matchbox. In fact, with typical generosity, Lisette gave me a few of her matchboxes so I could play. I do urge you to take a look at her blog, it is full of wonderful things.
I covered my blank matchbox with some white and purple polka dot paper by Papermania and I added a brad to act as a handle for the drawer.
I then pushed my boundaries even further and distressed the matchbox with Victorian Velvet, Dusty Concord and Tattered Rose TH Distress Inks. I very rarely use distress inks and I was worried that I might use too much and ruin everything, but I think I stopped in time. After that I added a little glitter - just a bit here and there.
Then it was a matter of decorating it with a few of my favourite things. Cherry Blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts, some distressed cheesecloth, a purple glittered star, some MS Bakers Twine and a little silver bell on some purple ribbon.