Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Vintage Journey Challenge 5. Fond Memories.

I have always enjoyed picking up things from the forest floor on walks, or shells and pieces of drift wood and the like. When I saw the title for this challenge I thought of when I was a young girl and had boxes that I stored my 'treasures' in. One of the marvelous creative guides, Terry, has altered a cigar box and I remembered I had one squirreled away and I hope she won't mind if I use mine for this challenge!
Here it is before I used some of Tim's wonderful products on it.

Here it is after its transformation.
I used the wonderful new Wildflower cardstock and some metal pieces.
I also covered the inside.
I used DP in Bundled Sage and Bronze on the outside and then die cut some Trellis pieces for the sides. I ripped and aged the papers. 
The  top was distressed and aged in the same way and then I layered up two of the flowers and the bird and treated them to a layer of Distress glitter. Then an Ornate Frame was coloured with DP and the beetle was coloured with alcohol ink. I'm sorry the photo does not show up the aged effect of the glitter due to the light and the ones I took of the sides of the box did not show at all. My camera needs attention! There is an key that has the word Secret on it on the front. I love that this is so shabby and aged it so reminds me of my little boxes of schoolgirl memories!
As usual Country View Crafts has sponsored this fabulous challenge and if you click here you will be transported to the fabulous challenge and the wonderful work of the creative team!
Make lovely memories this week, and thanks for looking! X


  1. I love what you did with the box. It truly has the perfect tattered look of a box filled with treasures. Blessings!

  2. i am not sure i could have made myself alter that box. its gloriously old and interesting looking.
    On saying that, its a beautiful result that is another box worth the having and loving.

  3. I kind of agree with Louise (Zuzu) above but you have made it look so beautiful that it really was worth it, you have transformed it into something that will hold lots of wonderful treasures Barb. I love it! Thanks so much for joining in our Fond Memories Challenge with A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xxx

  4. This is totally beautiful and I just love the tattered look that you have achieved. What a nice way to store those Fond Memories for years to come. Thanks for strolling down memory lane with us here at A Vintage Journey.

  5. Barb... Your memories box is beautiful. I also love Tim's Wallflowers paper. How could you go wrong when using it in any project. You have done a gorgeous job on this! I also wanted to thank you for joining us at AVintsge Journey and thank you fir the nice comment you left on my blog. <3 Candy

  6. I absolutely don't mind at all that you altered your stashed cigar box! This is gorgeous and I love how you used that lovely Wallflower paper! The transformation is amazing and I am so happy you shared this with us at A Vintage Journey!

  7. Hi Barb, sorry I've been so busy this week that I missed this fabulous creation, absolutely beautiful both outside and in, the paper is fabulous! Carole Z X

  8. Love your memory box Barb...what a gorgeous transformation!! Jan x

  9. Beautiful Barb - what a gorgeous box. The more I see those papers I am going to have to place an order soon! LOL. I love the way you have given them the shabby look in keeping with the old box. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Nikki xx

  10. A beautiful box completely transformed.x