Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Create Memories with your Smile

What a pretty lady.  These Found Relatives make me wonder who these people are.  What is their story?  This girl has such a lovely smile.  She just looks like she is enjoying life.  

For this project I used an 8x10 wooden box.  It had a saying on it that really wasn't my style, so it got a remake.   The background is various bits of paper glued down with matte medium.  This was my first time using matte medium.  I have always used Mod Podge.  I love, love, love how the mate medium is truly matte.  I can layer on color and it stays.  Awesome stuff.  
Once I had my paper down I used Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to dirty up the ripped edges.  Some areas also got a touch of Vintage Photo Distress Marker.  



There are rub ons, industrious stickers, some stenciling and gesso on the background.  The vintage lace is colored with Ripe Persimmon and Gathered Twigs.  The 
vintage measuring tape was colored with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  

I love the orange juice 
cap.  She looks like she could be named Winona.  
These flowers were made using the Tattered Florals die.  The yellow flower was colored with Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo Distress Stains.  The brown flower was colored with Gathered Twigs, and Vintage Photo.  Both of them were also stamped with a large script stamp.  For the top flower l put washi tape on the paper before I cut it out.  The leaves are a really old Sizzix die and colored with Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive, and Vintage Photo distress ink.  I really love how these flowers turn out and I have made a ton for my stash.  
The metal banner on the bottom was aged using Alcohol Inks in various brown tones.  A strip of washi tape adds a nice layer under the words.  
There she is smiling that gorgeous smile that makes me smile too.
Imagination-craftschallenges is having an anything goes challenge and Inspiration Emporium  is having a favorite things challenge.  
What have you been crafting?
Jess





15 comments:

  1. This is superb Jess! I love your style and the way you've created this with so much attention to detail has me jumping for joy. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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    1. Thank you Jenny and congratulations on being a blogworthy link!

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  2. Really awesome piece of art...I am totally in love with this box...great colours and embellishments!
    Hugs from Slovenia

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    1. Thank you Ana. Your work is always so stunning.

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  3. Beautiful project Jess ! The flowers are gorgeous and it does make you wonder who the girl in the photo is ! Thanks for joining us at eclectic Paperie and Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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    1. Isn't she so pretty? I just love the tint on the photo.

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  4. This is just lovely with that vintage photo! love the colors on your flowers and all the details - I just keep seeing more each time I look! (I have that older Sizzix stem as well - it's such a great shape with the lines in the middle for shaping!) I really need to work more with the tattered floral - my flowers don't come out like this at all!! thanks so much for joining in for the ePlay wood challenge!

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    1. I just started playing with my tattered floral die when I did the April tag challenge. I might be addicted. I watched a bunch of youtube videos on how to make them since I don't have the pinecone die. Love youtube!

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  5. This is a such a fun project with an eclectic combination of embellishments that mix beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  6. Thank you Cec! I love blending new and vintage items together. It's how the house is decorated too :)

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  7. Love it!! I really like the Found Relatives cards too. Thanks for sharing with us again at Inspiration Journal. =)

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    1. The found relative cards are addictive. I had to force myself to not use them in all of my projects!

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  8. This is beautiful.....Thanks for joining is at Imagination Crafts Challenge xx

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    1. Thank you Cheremane. I had a lot of fun making it.

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  9. This is lovely! It looks truly vintage, like something you would pick up in an antiques shop. :)

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