Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Memories To Come

January Use Your Stash Blog Hop

Welcome the January Use Your Stash Blog Hop and our theme, Memory Jar/Box. We all have so many memories throughout the year, whether good or bad, but at the end of the year, how many do we actually remember? I love the idea of a Memory Box for this month and will do my best to add at least one memory each week. 

As this is a circular hop, you can start anywhere, so if you got here from Pricilla Gotham's blog, you are on the right track, but if you get lost along the way, just return here where I will have the complete list of hoppers. As you are hopping, please leave your comments as we love to hear what you have to say about our projects!

When we were told the theme this month would be a memory jar/box, I thought "Okay. I can do this". But then I had a brain dump and couldn't think what to do! After chatting with a co-worker, I made a trip to the dollar store and found the PERFECT container!! And here it is...

It's a little wooden treasure chest! Of course, Sticky Boy had to be part of it! He is so cute and one of my first wonderful memories of 2015!

I removed all of the hardware then covered the box with Seaside paper and smoothed the edges with my finishing files and sandpaper. When they were all done, I distressed the edges with Chocolate ink, making sure to smudge it around here and there. I love how this paper made the box looked aged, and the ink adds a bit more age. I coloured Sticky Boy's balloon with Marine Blue and Turquoise Blue Touch Twin markers and used the blending pen to add the bit of highlight. His hat is coloured with Marine Blue and two of my coloured pencils (can't remember the colours I used), then added a Sparkle Gem for the pom pom.
I wanted to add a cluster of flowers on the top, but since my Cricut mats are still MIA after our flood, I made a rosette instead using some paper from the Frosted WOTG from the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book, an Irresistibles flower from a few idea books ago coloured with Glacier ink, a silver sequin and a sparkle gem. The Frosted paper works great with Seaside!
I had the Flourishes in my stash so added them for a little extra bling, as well as the three silver sequins with sparkle gems in the center. All in all, I love how this turned out! Now to add more memories!

Thanks for hopping along with us this month! Now hop on over to Tabitha's blog for some more beautiful artwork! And remember that if you get lost, just return here for the list of hoppers. Here are the hoppers this month:

Janet McCormick - (That's me!)

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  1. Love the box, great find! I have to say that my favorite part is sticky boy and the detail you did on his balloon.

    1. Thanks Tabitha! I LOVE my Sticky Boy! Just learning how to do some blending with our pens and adding highlights with the blending pen, but the balloon turned out okay! I am going to add some liquid glass to make it shiny - more like a real balloon...

  2. Janet great job! Would never have known that was Seaside and how wonderful it worked with Frosted!! Looks like a treasure box!!

    1. Thanks Shirley! It is a treasure chest for my treasured memories. :-)

  3. Lovely! The paper looks like it came with the box. :) You did a fabulous job and I like your Sticky ;)