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Thursday, February 18

Box of Love

Hi all, I have been waiting for the weather to clear so I could take some photos of an OTP project I have been working on for "Lets Get Shabby" February challenge. It is still very gray outside but at least it has stopped raining for the moment.

Over at Lets Get Shabby, the challenge for February was to use your imagination and create something which must include a love letter or message. I chose to create a "Box of Love" that could hold all the precious cards, notes and letters that my girls and husband have given me over the years.

I have adhered a scanned copy of a message from two of my daughters to the inside flap of the box. I just couldn't bear to cut the original. (That was the year I got a Cuttlebug for Mother's Day). To help keep the flap shut, I used metal magnets. I concealed one half by using a clock face rub-on and turned it into a feature (image 9).

I had a lot of fun playing with all sorts of bits and pieces as well as some different techniques. Thanks to the girls from Lets Get Shabby, I now have a special box that I can keep all that love stored safely inside.






















Thanks again girls for a fun challenge.

Hugs, Irene xx

18 comments:

aussiescrapper said...

Wow this is magnificent, and putting all the cards and letters in it is just gorgeous, wow this must have taken ages to do, but is just so beautiful.

Lynette said...

I totally agree...this is magnificent and so full of art. Wow, Irene you outdid yourself.

LuvLoz said...

Wow, that is a stunning box and it must contain even more beautiful memories.

Tracey said...

OMG Irene this is absolutely stunning, what a lovely keepsake, I adore your attention to detail, wow !!!!!!!! TFS XXX

mandysea said...

wow!! just stunning! and what a wonderful memory keeper!! I love the colour and all the embellies...so much detail to look at!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby!

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, what a fabby memory box, love all the elements you have used to make it. Just perfect to store all that memorable love!!

Julie said...

wow what a beautiful box you have created. thanks for playing along with us at shabby

phillipa said...

Oh my gosh Irene...this is stunning! You have put so much into it and what a beautiful thing to have to keep your special treasures in.

Timcsoca said...

Oh wow this is stunning!Such a wonderful creation!Absolute amazing the details!Love it!!:)

Thanks for playing with us at Shabby!

Hugs, Tímea

Lou said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love it so much! Good luck with your entry!
Lou xx

debbrown said...

Oh my goodness!!! Mum, this is simply stunning. I can actually 'see' you in this piece. It is just beautiful - like you! love Deb #3.

Ruth said...

Hi Irene!!

I love your memory keeper box every side is decorated and detialed and painted and guilded and inked to the max!!

You must be delighted with your project.

Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby:)

Lou said...

Congratulations on your Hm at Shabby!! Your box is beautiful!!
Hugs Louxx

Deb said...

Congratulations on your HM over at Let's get Shabby. Your creation is gorgeous.

downrightcrafty said...

Oh Irene, thank you so much for your lovely comment....I am myself aw inspired by your beautiful creation and the details on it. That flower is amazing and it stands out so much in the colours used.
Hugs Kate xx

zandra said...

Congrats on your Hm! Love your project!
Hugz, Z

Tracey said...

lol it is me again, I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the comment, I was in the middle of posting another blog post and read your comment, you made me chuckle, thanks Irene, take care XXX

*Bling* said...

Love it, speachless

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