match box swap

I joined the Halloween Matchbox swap at Vintage Dragonfly and was very excited to be paired with the very talented Lynn from Trash to Treasure Art. I have seen Lynn's work published in Stampington magazines many times and love her creations. Here is the wonderful matchbox and the awesome goodies she sent me.

First is this hauntingly spooky matchbox. We used the larger size box for this swap. I love the wicked tag chained to the skelly hand.

The inside was filled with one fabulous treat after another.

I absolutely love the coffin pendant! There's also an ATC, altered tiles and mini potion card.

Then there is this wonderful mini accordion book. Love all the haunting details.

And finally an altered tin with this great vintage image.

The best part was the inside! I love the spooky gothic vignette and the quote she used with it.

Thank you so much Lynn. I love everything!!

Be sure to visit her at Trash to Treasure Art, you will be delighted and inspired.

These are what I created for Lynn. I had to keep the contents outside because I got a little carried away decorating the inside of the matchbox!

I used the story I created about the two sisters' Apothecarium as the theme.

I wanted the matchbox to have the look of an old drawer you might find in a forgotten attic.

This is the bottom of the 'drawer'. I imagined it as the entrance to the shop.

This is the inside. You can see why I couldn't fit anything in it. I filled it with oddities found in Sybilla and Delphine's curious shop. Lynn actually has better pictures of my box here.

Among the items found in the shop is an obscure accordion book made from 4 ATCs.

A mini matchbox with a nod to the great Edgar Allen Poe.

I was also inspired to create a story about an odd species of pixies.

And I gave Lynn her very own captured Pilkington pixie. I hope it doesn't give her any trouble, they can be a handfull!

Thank you so much again Lynn. I love all my goodies and I had so much fun swapping with you.


Unknown said...

That is some awesome stuff! Very well done, both of you!

Unknown said...

Okay, I am new to these types of things...where did you learn to do things like this??

Netty said...

Both awesome swops. x

Misty said...

The matchboxes are so gorgeous! I love all the things hidden inside. Like secrets hidden away. Awesome!

Linda said...

Wow, a treasure trove of goodies. The amazing talent of the both of you is brilliant. Great works of art.

Lisa said...

Really fabulous and fun.

maddyrose said...

I had to keep going back and looking at the photos over and over so I didn't miss anything. The two of you are very creative. This was a terrific swap.

JoAnne said...

Anna, you and Lynn are the rock stars of Halloween!!!!!
Amazing creations!
Thanks so much for playing.

Melanie Statnick said...

Very nice.What a great idea

Toriz said...

You come up with some awesome ideas! :)

Wendy said...

I loved all the eye candy. What incredible creations. I love it all. You have once again inspired me. Between all the halloween tutus and outfits I will have to find time to break for the other fun stuff. Pulling out the paper and glitter and other do dads.
Hope to see you on Monday at the first Spooky Monday event.
Spells and Wishes
Wendy from Wonderland

Createology said...

Such an awesome swap...looks like you each came out the better for what you made and sent and what you received in return. Wonderful weekend of September surrendering to October...

chillin with Quillin said...

thats awsome!!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Your the best swapper ever! its all on display !!! and I Love it all!
hugs Lynn