Friday, 12 February 2016

Sharing an 'Oldie' with Erika on Friday - Memory/Keepsake Box

Hi Crafters,

Friday has come around again and time to 'Share an Oldie' with Erika from Snappy Crafts.

I've been looking through an old memory card for a camera that I had a few years back and found these dated in 2012 - the photo's are rather grainy I'm afraid but you can still see them ok.

 This was commissioned by a work colleague and she had asked for a large vintage looking box for her mother using blue and white to keep old photos and memorabilia inside.

I painted the box a gorgeous rich blue and lined it with patterned papers.
I can remember at the time that I had just purchased some crackle medium and welcomed the chance to use it on a project such as this. I was really pleased at how it turned out - after having a few practise goes on a scrap of card I took the plunge and covered the whole box with it.

I then set about creating the embellishments for the lid. The frame for the Tim Holtz quote stamp was made using a Spellbinders die and covering it with UTEE, thick embossing enamel, and sprinkling a little glitter on it whilst it was still wet. The flowers were from Wild Orchid Crafts and were arranged and adorned with charms, jewellery findings and pearl brads for the centres.
I also covered the chipboard letters with clear UTEE after painting them blue.

I'd like to enter this challenge:
Country View Challenges - Make Your Own Background

Hope you liked my little trip down memory lane today. 
If you would like to join in the fun at Erika's, pop over to her blog and leave a comment and she will visit you back.

Thank you for visiting me today I really appreciate each and every one of you and your kind comments here.
I hope you have a lovely day whatever you are up too.



Erika said...

Hi Lorraine, wow what a super memory box, this is exactly why I love sharing an oldie. A super project, loving the colour combo, the sentiment is perfect, the floral display is beautiful and you can't beat a bit of crackle for texture!

Thanks for joining me today and have a super weekend, hugs Erika. x

brenda said...

As pretty now as it must have been then Lorraine, lovely cracking and texture and floral arrangement.

B x

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
what a very super, and lovely designed memory box.
My there is some beautiful work gone into this.
This has been a very fab Oldie for Friday.
Hope you have a very lovely weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Judy Corner said...

Thanks for your lovely comment left on my Blog. Oh WOW it fair made my day! Oh now I love this creation! Happy Weekend. Judy x

Gina Knott said...

WOW Lorraine, this is so beautiful! I bet the recipient loved it!!
Gina xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Lorraine, what a gorgeous box, beautifully decorated, love it, Kate x

cotnob said...

A gorgeous memory box Lorraine, beautifully embellished and lovely quote - I hope it's full of memorabilia now.

Carol S. said...

A beautiful box and love the decoration. I bet it was well loved. Hugs, Carol S.xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful box and love the texture and sentiment
Carol x

Barb said...

Wow Lorraine what an absolutely gorgeous memory box. The crackle looks splendid too. A really stunning make.

I got one of your ATCs from Jo today. It's beautiful! Barbxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely box, great flowers and texture

meg said...

Beautiful floral lace and pearl display on this wonderful crackle glazed box lovely keepsake

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow gorgeous box Lorraine, look at all that mixed media, wow!! Amazing texture on the lid, and that frame is just beautiful! Great colours and your flower arrangement is stunning! Great find with those images. hugs :)

Tracy said...

Oh I bet she was thrilled to have this to keep her treasures in. It's fabulous Lorraine!

Kat W said...

That's a wonderful project to look back on, it's just gorgeous. The crackle effect looks lovely and all the flowers are stunning :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Linda Levoir said...

Amazing box, I'm sure your colleague was thrilled with it! :) xx