Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Memory Box

Hi Everyone, Today I am sharing with you a Memory Box for my DT project for Craft Consortium. My idea behind this was a young couple met each other, fell in love and gathered special memories into their keepsake box.

First of all I painted all the edges with DecoArt Crackle Paint, rubbing in some Distress Ink in Milled Lavender when dry and highlighting with some Gilding Wax. On the inside I tore a co-ordinating Decoupage Paper from the Bloom Beautiful range and added it onto the base of my box and to the inside.

Next I measured all the sides of my box and cut out my paper choice from the Bloom Beautiful Pad. I tattered at the edges with scissors and stitched with 2 co-ordinating colours of thread in a shabby style, gluing them all in place onto my box.

The top of my box I fussy cut out birds from the pad and die cut out my Lacey frame adding on a stamped sentiment. Finishing off with a couple of metal embellishments, pearls and flowers.

On the inside I painted a couple of frames with Crackle Paint highlighting with Gold Gilding wax.

Adding a couple of fussy cut birds onto the frames, mounting my vintage photos into them.

The inside edges of my box were painted with Gesso and sanded back, stamping on some crackles with Archival ink for a shabby feel.

My sentiment was also fussy cut from the Bloom Beautiful Paper pad. I added a little stamping around the perimeter and tattered the edges mounting onto a die cut.

My ticket was stamped and fussy cut out adding a variety of die cuts for interest.

Finishing off my box with some metal feet, a Cameo at the opening and an MDF Memories word which I heat Embossed with Silver powder.

Please head over to Craft Consortium on FB and like their page to see upcoming new products, ideas and free giveaways.

Thanks so much for all your lovely visits to my blog, I really appreciate it. You may also have noticed Chris my Husband has given my blog a new look and changed the layout, this way I can now get larger photographs on to show the detail in my projects, I'm so pleased with the results.

Julie x

Craft Consortium Products Used:
Other Products Used:

Cheery Lynn Dies:
  • DL279 Snowflake Doily
  • B178 Flourish Leaf Strip
  • B434 Sweet Christine
  • B369 Quill and Ink Pot
  • B465 Double Scalloped Border
  • Royal Scandinavian Oval Doily

That Craft Place - MDF Memories word 


  1. WOW how beautiful and I Especially love the crackle
    Dr Sonia

  2. WOW!!! Julie this is one simply breathtaking work of art!!!

  3. A slice of vintage heaven ;)
    Donna xxx

  4. Oh I like the new blog look Julie, it looks wonderful. As for your memory box, it is stunning, I just love the crackle you achieved and those little frames are beautiful. Anne x

  5. Such a stunning box Julie!! Those papers are pretty but your special touches, crackle and embellishments really make this for me, love the photos you added on the inside of the lid, such a lovely idea. The new look blog looks totally fantastic! Love the fresh look make over!!

  6. Such a beautiful box - and it looks perfect in your new blog setting too!
    Alison xx

  7. What a beauty julie. Those papers are so bbeautiful and thst stitching idea is ffabulous. Love love love.

  8. absolutely gorgeous! love the vintage style.. just beautiful :)

  9. WoW - this is stunning! I adore the inside of the lid - gorgeous! WOW!

  10. What a lovely memory box your created Julie! love the crackle and beautiful papers inside and out! Julia xx

  11. This beautiful both inside and out Julie.....amazing details. Your blog looks amazing too x
    Sending my best wishes to both you and Chris

    Hugs Annie xx

  12. I love your new blog design and they looks perfect as your first post on it! This is just so romantic - I love the gorgeous crackle and those beautiful flowers! Chrisx

  13. Your new blog design looks great Julie.....well done Chris, he has make it look beautiful. I love your gorgeous box, so perfectly shabby chic. Hope you are getting better. Hugs xx

  14. The concept behind this creation is so touching, I could imagine them starting a life together with a special place to keep their treasures.
    The colours are so delicate and perfectly vintage especially with the crackle and the beautiful surprise of opening the lid to discover the framed photos inside.

    Julie, before I go, just to say your new blog design is so pretty.

  15. Absolutely gorgeous box and that inner lid is just beautiful. Nicola x

  16. A gorgeously altered box! Julie it has a real touch of femininity with those subtle hues . Wonderful crackle hugs x


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Julie x


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