I've been making a memory box - I had a mixed box of items from the MDF man and have enjoyed altering them all - I still have a couple of boxes and a set of drawers left to do but anyway - I'm getting distracted. I wanted somewhere to put photos and things all ready for scrapbooking - I'm getting behind and have accumulated some stuff that needs somewhere to live - this box file is perfect - I've decorated it using mostly TH items (plus a prima doll) and this is where I'm going to keep adding my stuff for scrapbooking!
I added distress paints directly to the MDF on this occasion without using gesso below to prime. I think the paints sit well and while they are not quite as bright I think the subtle look is cool.
Once the paints had dried (including the black gesso n the edge and back and also inside the folder) I set about doing some stamping using TH stamps - then I added the texture paste using TH layering stencil. I used another layering stencil to add some black soot distress ink in places. I also diecut some trellis and Tim words and added that and stamped the prima doll. I coloured some adage tickets using DI and stuck them along the edge.
I coloured the prima doll then fussy cut her then added the paper pieced dress. I had stamped this on papers made up using distress paint.
I didn't spend long on the inside - just added some TH papers from the laboratoire set that I had sprayed up using dylusions inks.
I think my box file will be a very useful addition to my craft room and I look forward to tidying some photographs into it and paraphenalia associated with scrapbooking.
I would like to enter this memory box file into the challenge at vintagejourney AVJ where the theme is Fond memories.
Also into the following challenges:
Rhedd and Rosiesrheddandrosies: Texture
simon says stamp mon simonsaysstampblog- 5 adage tickets
Stamping sensationssirstampalotchallenge: Anything goes
Premium brandspanpasteluk - pick a colour palette
I've also got some purple in mine - lol!
we do doobabdoowedodoobadoo - lots of layers
Thanks for joining me on my crafty journey today - hope you have a great Friday - I'm off to see mum and dad - its my dads 80th Birthday and this is the cake we had made for him:
He loves his gardening and owls! I'm hoping he'll feel up to a trip to the garden centre this morning!
Big Hugs to you and yours!