An altered matchbox (this was the long, cooks matches sort of box, so its nice and big). Matchboxes come in quite a few shapes and sites (ok; mostly rectangle but different dimensions of rectangle) and fear not if you dont have matches (so no matchbox)... Calico crafts sell nice clean white new matchboxes on their website. they even have triangular pie shaped ones! (details will be listed at the bottom of the post in the supplies list.)
I covered my matchbox in 7 gypsies papers (inside and out) then decorated it. I firstly used chalk inks (gingerbread) all around the edges to age the paper just a little. then i glued on my embellishments to build up a little mini diorama. I used K&Co Ephemera, wooden shapes, lace and some metal bits i had in my personal stash.I coloured my wooden tree using 'chalk inks' in 'gingerbread' and 'turquoise gem'.
Because I use the vellum butterfly from the K&Co flora and fauna vellum and card-stock ephemera, I would like to add this to the challenge over at the stamp man....
Supplies used from Calico Crafts:
7 gypsies papers (conservatory)HERE
K&Co Ephemera HERE (I used the flora and fauna cardstock and vellum pack)
wooden tree HERE
Versamagic chalk inks HERE