The Mixed Media Art Group on Facebook had a recent Mystery Caravan Swap that I joined. You had to create a caravan with a scene for your partner.
I used a cigar box base, painted it and added a little boat made from cardboard and lace. I glued glass to the front of my box and then added striped "washi" tape around the edges.
The boy in the boat is a blue plastic cake topper that I painted.
The lighthouse came from one of those decorative shadow box thingies you can buy for your kitchen. It was a wooden flat backed piece that was supposed to represent a salt/pepper shaker.
The wheels are from old wine corks. I added tiny shells. The little fish is a bone bead that I attached to wire to raise him up. The rock is a piece of coral from one of my beach walks.
I added screw eyes to the top to make a wire hanging so it can be hung on the wall.
The words in the poem go around all four sides of the box.
blessing the boats (at st. mary’s) by Lucille Clifton
may the tide
that is entering even now
the lip of our understanding
carry you out
beyond the face of fear
may you kiss
the wind then turn from it
certain that it will
love your back may you
open your eyes to water
water waving forever
and may you in your innocence
sail through this to that
Have a wonderful day with lots of Vintage style.