The monthly challenge is created by the Bombshell of the Month (aka- guest designer). This month’s Bombshell, Ms. July- Alison, challenged us to use photos on our project and called the challenge “Photo-Synthesis”. I had an idea that I had wanted to do since last month’s challenge (which I didn’t get to participate in). Ms. June- Kelli, challenged us with the theme “Memory Lane”- to create a memory box or similar project.
A friend had given me a wooden book box. For a long time I had wanted to alter it, but I’m not very good at altering things, so, I kept putting it off. When I saw Kelli’s and then Alison’s challenges, I knew I couldn’t put it off any longer, so…
I pulled out the box, found some small crocheted doilies, old photos of my parents, some scraps of ribbon, stick-on gems, some flowers, and a couple of Bombshell images and this is what I came up with:
The box was already covered with DSP when she gave it to my (thanks, Rhonda!!). I printed out the photos that I wanted to use, trimmed them down to size and then mounted them onto Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip cardstock. I attached scraps of Cranberry Crisp stitched ribbon to the sides of each photo and some burgundy self-stick gems (Bling It from Basic Grey) to my Mom’s photo. I stamped the No Regrets (from Bombshell’s Girl’s Ruin stamp set), the rose verse (from Bombshell’s Rose’s Portrait stamp set) and the measuring tape (Impression Obsession) onto confetti white cardstock using Chocolate Chip ink. Burgundy roses would have been perfect if I had any, but…I was running out of time and I had to use what I had on hand! The yellow flowers were a bit bright for the rest of the items on the box, so I toned them down a bit by sponging on Cranberry Crisp and Chocolate Chip ink. Everything is attached to the box using glue dots.
I love the photos I used. They were taken probably in the mid-1940s. My parents will be celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday! Although I’m not good at altering, I’m very happy with how this turned out! I think it’s the perfect memory box in honor of my parents. Thanks Kelli and Alison for the fabulous challenges!!!