Welcome to another Our Creative Corner challenge!
This month we have the wonderful Funkie Junkie Linda bringing us 'Captured Memories'....
This is such a wonderful challenge - almost an 'Anything Goes'.
Bring us any creation - Tags, Altered art, mixed media canvas, cards, ATC's anything at all.....as long as it contains a PHOTOGRAPH! This can be a photograph of yourself, a relative, a favourite holiday snap or help yourself to one of the many gorgeous vintage photos that you can find shared on blogland. Come along to Our Creative Corner and share the 'Memories' and you could be the winner and appear on Our Creative Corner as our 'Top Talent'
My 'Sugar and Spice' creation today is for my daughter - she loves anything to do with memories. She regularly gets the photo albums out, eager for a trip down memory lane and loves to have a chat about things she remembers or she wants me to fill in details from my childhood album - always on the lookout for any funny stories. The name 'Sugar and Spice' is because that is one of her favourite ways to taunt her little brother by telling him she is made of everything nice whereas he is made from 'Slugs and snails' - You know the rhyme?....Well, as he declares that earthworms are his "favourite and best animal in the world" and his favourite thing is an old tatty blanket that he won't let me wash...she might have a point!
My daughter keeps anything that triggers a memory...a day out somewhere will lead to a flower pressed in a diary, or pebbles from a beach stored on her dressing table. So I made her a delicate lacy vintage style box for her to keep those little treasures in.
I had a paper mache box from the Range - One of the wonderful £1 boxes they sell...(I bought some more yesterday and was thrilled to find they were 50p!...I LOVE a bargain!) I covered it with French Roast Fresco paint and then applied crackle glaze.
Over this went Snowflake Fresco paint and I watched the crackles appear. I cut up some Melange tissue wrap and applied bits of it to the box and covered it with a watered down Snowflake Fresco paint. Some script stamp was done along the sides of the box with Coffee archival ink and I dry brushed some Mocha Mousse Fresco paint around the edges of the lid and the corners of the sides. Crochet lace was used to cover the edges of the lid.
I painted a Tando diecut frame with Dark Roast Fresco paint and when dry I applied some Clear Rock Candy crackle glaze. I then rubbed some Snowflake paint over it to give white cracks.
The word 'Memory' was applied in the centre of the frame, some copper brads were used and a pink dyed ribbon was added
A photo of my daughter was stuck to a circle of card and glossy accents applied. This was then attached to a Tim Holtz copper pin that says 'Vintage'.
The inside of the box was decorated with some pink floral paper from a 'Fairytale' scrapbook set I own. It is full of papers of fairytale castles and mermaids....My daughter adores the whole set.
To add the vintage style I wanted 'feet' for the box. I was sure I had some that I had taken off a dolls house footstool that I had re-decorated. I would never have thrown them away (Ok...I admit it.... my daughter gets her hoarding from me - I never throw anything away either!) Sure enough, after a rummage through several boxes and I finally found the four tiny wooden 'feet'....
I attached them and painted them with Snowflake fresco paint......and we have the finished box!
My team at Our Creative Corner can't wait to see what you share with us. Dig out those photographs and have a trip down memory lane....or find a photo online and create some memories.
Be creative with us and share a story this month at Our Creative Corner.....
Hope to see you soon
I would like to enter the following challenges -
Simon Says - Anything goes
Vintage Stamping challenges - Pretty in Pink
Craft-dee Bowz - Anything goes with a bow
Created with love - For the girls