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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Little Things Mean a Lot


Hello,  it's true, Little Things Mean a Lot - especially over at Try it on Tuesday this fortnight as that's the new challenge theme.  So anything under 4" is perfect!

I've made a little Memories Box for my young couple.  I used a matchbox, covered it with a couple of coats of Gesso, and then covered the sides and bottom with vintage newsprint.  I applied Crackle paste through a stencil on the top, but the sides were just smeared with the paste.  For the old worn effect I dry brushed on a mix of Vintage Photo Distress paint and ParperArtsy Taupe paint.  Memories was stamped with Vintage Photo Oxide and heat set with Clear EP.



The inside was covered with some distressed DP scraps, before adding the treasured photos - my gent is a stamp from Oxford Impressions and the lady was found on the internet ( although I don't think the idea of internet dating was around at that time!)  A torn piece of french script, a bundle of postcards and a faded bouquet - but the memories remain.


The rest of the DT have some wonderful inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will find all the details.

I am entering this at:
  Love to Create - Challenge 9 Anything Goes

I've just come back from a great weekend in the Wirral,  we traveled down on Friday and did the tourist route and museums of Port Sunlight and then it was back the next day for the Happy Stampers show.  What a great day, met up with a couple of blog buddies and met some new ones too and had a little spend as well.  Lovely weather and a day out in Chester to finish off.

Have a great day, I'm hoping to have some play time with the new goodies.
Avril xx




19 comments:

chrissie said...

This is fantastic Avril and so small as well. Beautiful textures and great ideas

Love Chrissie xx

Brenda Brown said...

A gorgeous vintage box for your couple, love the textures and neutral colours xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your memories box is an amazing treasure box .. I adore this vintage look you achieved and the texture is fabulous! Just beautiful Avriloxo Susi

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely work, I was just over on the blog looking at this and had to come and see your blog, fabulous work as always Avril I have a project but sadly it's more than the required measurements. ♥[aNNie]

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is absolutely beautiful Avril. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Marjut said...

What a pretty box, so many fabulous details!

pearshapedcrafting said...

This little memory box is so beautiful! Love the texture on the outside of the box and the inside is such a treat! Glad you had a good time and it was great to meet up on Saturday! Enjoy your playtime - I have made a start into mine! Hugs, Chrisx

Meggymay said...

I wondered what would be inside the box when I saw your first photo. It looks gorgeous and would be a super keepsake gift as well.
Yvonne xx

butterfly said...

This is utterly charming, Avril - a perfect vintage look for your little box full of memories, beautifully weathered and aged, and full of stories.
Alison x

Judith said...

Aw this is fab Avril - small nd perfectly formed! - I was amazed to see how small it was xx

Sandy said...

You have stolen my heart. This is my favorite of all favorites!! Can you tell how much I love your little box? I fell in love with the outside and then when you opened it up I swooned!
Outstanding job Avril!
sandy xx

Valerie-Jael said...

This is really fantastic, love the vintage look. Hugs, Valerie

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Avril!! I love how you've decorate the box with the vintage images and papers!! So stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Janette said...

This is precious Avril, love it...
Wished I could have got to the Port Sunlight fair, so much to see, and I love that part of the wold to...glad you enjoyed...xxx

Lucyna Marynowska said...

What a little treasure you have created! Love every detail Avril! Hugs!

Margik said...

Love your little vintage box, Avril! Fabulous textures and great details.
Mar xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful little box of memories, I really enjoyed reading how you created it too. The crackle glaze that you applied through a stencil looks stunning - I love it! Thanks for the inspiration, I'm definitely going to give it a try. It sounds like you had fun on your travels at Happy Stampers and Chester, which is such a lovely place ๐Ÿ˜Š. Wishing you a great week! J ๐Ÿ˜€

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wowwwww, this really fantastic. A very wonderful look and so sweet little. Great!
Hugs Carola

Pia S said...

A lovely little box, love the aged look you've created, it looks truly vintage, great idea with the crackle paint too.