I'm a little behind in posting these. They were created for Round 5 of the Matchbox Swap on Craftster a few months ago.
My first partner, cackle, loves mermaids, the ocean, shells, Victoriana, steampunk, and Pre-Raphealite art. I tried to combine all of those loves in my Mermaid Expedition Matchbox. I pictured an adventuresome and very scientific Victorian heroine setting out on the Nautilus in search of the elusive mermaids of the sea. With a log book in hand and her bustle firmly in place, she would no doubt bring back proof to all of London society that these beautiful sirens of the deep do in fact exist!
the Graphics Fairy.
My second partner was jmiller614, who after some messaging back and fourth, I discovered is also from New Hampshire! She is equally "stuck" in another state, far from home too. As I adore - and greatly miss - NH, I couldn't resist the idea of creating a Granite State themed box for her.