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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Colour Create FAMILY MEMORIES box...

Helloooooooooooooo EVERYONE!!!!!!

I'm so excited to post today!!!!!!!!!!!


First of all Sharon over at Colour Create ask me a few weeks back to join their team for the challenge!!! I just love this challenge because you can use any stamps that you would like.The challenge is for you to use the colours that are given. They give very unique photos for inspiration along with the colours. Did I say I love it!!!! Tons of talent over there on the DT. Come on over and check it out if you have not. They have prizes each week set up and everyone LOVES a prize!!!


Sharon THANK YOU again for inviting me to join you ladies!!



And for my second reason............I have been gone on a small holiday and I was having withdrawlsfrom my blogging... LOL....

This weeks colour combination at Colour Create Challenge is blue and white and with a vintage twist...........



So this is what I came up with.....



Not a true blue but never the less it's blue. It's a wooden cigar box decorated for all of those little special things that I don't want to put in my boy's scrapbooks. Special pictures and little things that my boy's have made me when they were young. I have made this to sit out on my coffee table in my living room. I had a blast making it.



What do ya think???




I found a very small wooden frame that did have the word FAMILY craved in it at the top. I took the glass out and put in my very cute little image. If you will look close at the image I did add some lines with my acryic paints to make the box she is sitting on look like it is a wooden box. I have taken my Autumn Leaves swirl stamp and put a few on the frame after I painted it and sanded all of the edges. I also add a few pretty pearls and stickles.





Here you can see the I have also lined the inside of the box with my papers so that it matches inside and out. I used my white acrylic paints for the edges of the box. I sanded all of the edges with my sand paper files and roughed it all up a bit to give it a very warm used feel. I have also inked all of the edges with destressed inks.




Here in this photo and the next you can see the detail up close. See all of the pretty perals and the stickles along with all of the pretty prima flowers. Notice the beautiful flower centers that I have made. I used Chatterbox pewter snaps and they had a hole in the middle so I took my Kaiser perals and added them in the middle. And what some interesting old vintage looking flowers they became. The heart charm is gold tone with rhinestones that match the clasp to close the box. So I was thinking....... oh boy I need a silver of some sort on here to balance out all of the different metals. That is when I added the flower spacers to the swirls. But then again they had holes in them and I did NOT like the look so I added the perals to the top of those and I really think they are a beautiful vintage touch.



Thank you for stopping by to see my new creation. Please leave me a comment so that I know you stopped by. I love to hear from you and love to hop to your blogs and say hello.



Have a great Thursday with many blessings, janny






Ingredients:
Papers: bazill card stocks, My Minds Eye, Making Memories, Bo Bunny

Stamps: h*Anglar girl , Autumn Leaves swirls

Ink: copic markers, watercolors pencils, Distressed inks

EmBellies: Kaiser pearls, prima flowers, 1 ribbon by MM, 3 misc. trims, sheer ribbon, necklace type heart charm, ChatterBox snaps, spacers, metal Memories plate, Tulle, wooden frame, stickles

28 comments:

Saskia said...

Ooooooh....this is soooo beautiful!!!!


Saskia :)

Vicky said...

Absolutely stunning Janny! I just love what you've created. The H&S image is adorable and I love all the pearls you've used, my favourite craft item at the minute! Good to see you back in blogland, have missed looking at your creations! Have a great day!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Missed you honey! Love what you have made! Congrats on joining the CC team..they are a fabulous bunch of gals :)) Your flower details are stunning and I love the frame you have painted..just wonderful!
Hugs Judy xx

PatR said...

Firstly congratulations on joining the DT at CC. Secondly I love your box, such a great idea and created so beautifully. It's a stunner.
Pat xx

Chris said...

Fabulous memory box Janny and it was so good to see all your close ups, I've been dying to have a closer look :) Love all the spacers and pearls with the flowers, gives a real rich Victorian look. Beautiful image too, so beautifully coloured and the papers are so pretty. Really glad to have you with us on the CC team. Hugs, Chris :)

Jackie Thomas said...

What an absolutely stunning memory box. The colours are just gorgeous together. You're so talented. xo Jackie

Juls said...

absolutely gorgeous project! I love it!

craftyb said...

I think it's absolutely beautiful Janny...what a talking point in your lounge!! The colours are beautiful it's very creative and has so many inspirational touches with the spacers and pearls...thank you for sharing your creative beauty with us! bx

Tara said...

Your memory box is just divine Janny and such a brilliant start for your DT post! So glad to see that you have joined the team as your cards and projects are always so inspirational! xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Welcome to the CC Team Janny ! It's so good to have you with us ! I absolutely adore your box, so much beautiful detail in it. What a great project to keep forever with such special memories in it.

Have a great week,

Hugs,

Jo x

Jessica said...

Hey Janny! What a lovely little box! You are such an inspiration! I love your work.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh girl...another AWESOME project!!! I really lOVE your gorgeous creation and fun design!! You are da bomb!! HUGS

Riet said...

ohhhh wowww Janny,what a beautiful box,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Di said...

Oh what can i say about this ! it is just stunning, fabulous,beautiful, you are sooo clever, love it!

Hugs Di xxx

Mina said...

the memory box is fabulous Janny, I love it and your gorgeous Hanglar
Mina xxx

gina g said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning. luv gina xx

Dena said...

Janny, this is sooooo fabulous! I love all of it. The embellishments look wonderful and the little frame you painted is such a finishing touch. Beautiful work! Hugs, Dena

Gry-Heidi said...

Janny, wow, this is sooo stunning! I love it! You are an expert on making lots of lovely details :)
Congratulations as a DT-member!

Hugs, Gry-Heidi :)

Michelle said...

This is such a beautiful box Jan! You have such imagination, I would never have thought to use those spacers like that! I just learn so much from you and feel lucky to call you a friend!

Sharon said...

Your memory box is STUNNING, Janiel. All the little details you added to it are so inspirational. I knew you'd be just right for our team and the challenge. It's going to be a pleasure working with you.
Sharon xx

Kathy said...

This is gorgoeus Janny!! I love the shade of blue you have used ~ the combo is beautiful!! All your details are stunning and that image is darling!!
AND Congrats on the DT spot!! So happy for you!! I love this combo so will have to try to get it in!!
Have a great week-end :)Kathy

TattingChic said...

OMGoodness!!! That is the sweetest, most adorable memory box I have seen! Your talent just blows me away!!!

Thank you for entering my giveaway! Good luck to you! Say, you mentioned adding the button on your sidebar so be sure to come back a second time if you do so you get counted the second time! I just want to make sure you get credit for it if you do, Janny! I love that name, LOL!

June said...

Wow this is something else darling its wonderful. Ohhh Iw ish I were as good as you!!! beautiful, oh and thankyou for visitng myblog lol I live in england he he huggies June xx

Tammi said...

This is stunning, wow, a gorgeous box with so many pretty details, love it!

Rica said...

Hi Jan - what are you doing with a cigar box? - no - don't tell me - let my imagination run riot!!
This is absolutely stunning - I just love everything about it. The image , the embellies, colours - everything is just perfect. I have a box and tin to alter when time allows and I shall be coming back to this for inspiration.
hugs Heather xx

daniele-haddon said...

Congrats for joining the team at C.C. they were right your colouring of the designs are very special, love the box you have done very talented but inspiring for others.Look forward to see your others over the coming weeks.:)Daniele

daisy said...

wow this looks fab! love the idea

hugs
daisy

stephanne said...

Absolutely stunning. Congrats on joining the Colour Create DT, I look forward to seeing your creations!!! Thanks for visiting my blog, always nice to hear from folks from the U.S. And I was snooping around your blog a little
(okay, a LOT!!) and congrats to you on becoming a Sugar Nellie teamie as well!!
Stephanne