Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Woodware - Treasured Memories

Our challenge this week at Woodware was set by Christina from A Maze of Memories. As well as setting the theme she has also a tutorial on her blog on how to create a chalkboard effect. I must make time to have a go at that, it looks really effective.
I have been having an on-going clear out over the past few weeks. I keep coming across little things my kids have given me over the years and other mementos from loved ones past and present. So when I so this week's theme that gave me the idea to decorate a box to keep them in.

My box started life as an A4 Manila document box. It was fine as it was but a bit utilitarian. So I gave it a makeover. I painted the whole box with gesso first to prime it. Then a couple of coats of acrylic paint. I also sponged a soft pink on the lid to soften the effect.

On the top of the lid I stamped a panel of paper using various Stampendous stamps. I used a scroll stamp (also Stampendous) around the edges to frame it and embossed it in gold. I then finished off with some frantage powders round the edges of the lid.

The photos aren't great. I was starting to get dark. I am quite pleased with my altered box. And it's nice to have a proper place to store all those little memories.

Talking of memories. My sister and I are meeting up in London on Thursday. It's her 50th birthday soon so we are going to celebrate it together by having a little trip together. So no doubt we will create some nice new memories.
Be sure to check out the Woodware blog for lots of great ideas and inspiration.
Keep warm and keep crafting.
Siobhan x


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Siobhan x

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