Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Vintage Mementos Box

 
 
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Welcome back to my little spot in the blogosphere! I have an altered paper mache box to share with you today that features Vintage British Playing Cards from Nicecrane Designs. This is the second project in a row that my DD snatched as soon as it was finished. Do you think she's a fan of Nicecrane Designs? lol


 

I applied ephemera paper to my box and used Faber Castell Pitt Pens in dark sepia & raw umber to shade and age my paper. There are four images of vintage women on these playing cards and I imported them to Microsoft Word where I sized them to 2.5" x 3.5" (standard playing card size). I fussy cut them out and all of the edges were inked with antique linen distress ink and applied to the box with Plaid's Mod Podge. I chose various embellishments by Bo Bunny & Prima to adorn the front and I did the same for the inside cover. The wild rose is handmade and the Queen Elizabeth brad is a nod to the British nature of these cards. The inside of the box will be used to store my daughter's mementos from our travels and special events. She collects and keeps everything so I may have to make a few more of these. ;-) I wanted her to be able to close the box as it will be stuffed when she fills it with her treasures. A combo of a Zutter Hang-it-All and Tim Holtz swivel clasp works perfectly and adds to the vintage feel. The memo bags are pre made paper gift bags which I purchased from Taylored Expressions. They are a bit contemporary so to age them I went over each one with vintage photo distress ink and attached the vintage playing card with a Tim Holtz memo pin. I stamped a notebook image on the back so she can easily list the contents of the bag. I received not one but two big hugs from her which made my day. :D





Back Cover


 
 
 


If you are a fan of vintage images you will love the digital collage sheets and scrapbook products offered at Nicecrane Designs. Happy shopping everyone and thanks for visiting me today! 





Hugs,
Lisa 

15 comments:

sassy said...

wow stunning piece..must of took ages its really inventive and gorgeous hugs sassyxxx

Nicecrane Designs said...

So amazing altered book Lisa, love the vintage effect and the way youused my playing cards, your daughter ´ll ejoy it....I am sure....very well done.

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

A great altered book Lisa
Love the vintage look

Greetings Janny

butterfly said...

So gorgeous, Lisa! Love what you've done with Nicecrane's beautiful images... your box is just lovely!
Alison x

Tracy said...

I think your DD is a fan of her mom's work! :-) No reason why anyone wouldn't want to scoop this project up Lisa. Lot's of fun details and those images are amazing. It's fantastic! Hugs!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous altered project Lisa! Love the elegant Vintage look!

Lisa M said...

Your daughter and I need to have a little chat about her snagging all the goodies! Either that or you just need to adopt me. :D I can't say as I blame her though...this is freakin' AMAZING L1!! My gosh, the detail and vintage flair that looks genuinely vintage and that crack on the back of the book. AWEEEE-some! I am so thrilled that you are on Nicecrane as your ideas are TRULY inspirational. Just love it. :D
hugs to you,
L2

Asha said...

Woweee, Lisa! I'm so loving this vintage look. Meticulously done with stunning details. Awesome stuff from Nicecrane. I need to pay them a visit! Hugs.

Sue Lelli said...

Just AMAZING, Lisa! LOVE the images and the back cover is pretty FAB, too!

Shannon White said...

Wowie Lisa!! What a super Project!! Loving all the Gorgeous vintagey goodness you'v got going on here! Just Fabulous Lady!

Hugs
Shannon

Margaret said...

Umm...Did Lisa M mention that she and I are a package deal? If you adopt her, you get me too!! I would say your daughter has impeccable taste when it comes to creative pieces!!This is GORGEOUS!! I love the vintage images and the fabulous latch!!
I'll draw up those adoption papers and get them in the mail this weekend...

Lucia said...

Hi Lisa! and WOW, this is one amazing project!! really like it a lot :-) i'm happy to be back on blogger and to be able to see your beautiful creations again :) xxx Lucia

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Lisa, this is beautiful! Love the metal clasp you used for closure and all that wonderful collage work.

~Tammy~ said...

This is absolutely one cool altered Project!! It's obvious why she snatched this up! She is proud of her mom!!!

Lisa M said...

LOL....Did you get the papers yet??? :D

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