Sunday, 2 August 2015

Memory Frame

Hi Everyone, today it's the turn of the Mixed Media Team to host the challenge at That Craft Place which is Mixed Media-Anything Goes. I had so much fun making my Shabby Chic Frame for the last challenge I decided to use my bits I had kept aside from my Printers Tray pack and make a Memory Frame with my daughters in it celebrating them passing all their exams to become Long Haul Cabin Crew. That Craft Place sell the most fabulous Laser Cut MDF and Greyboard and their latest travel pieces gave me the inspiration for my frame.

I started off by giving my frame a thick coat of Decoart Crackle Paint and once dry I gave a wash with black paint and rubbed in some Distress Stain with a baby wipe in Pewter and highlighted with Gilding Wax, the compass is from Cheery Lynn Designs.

My stars were embossed with Red Tinsel Embossing Powder and my planes with White Embossing Powder distressing the edges with a little Black Paint. I used Tim Holtz Correspondence Papers and stamped some more details onto the paper in Black Archival.

My suitcases I gave a wash with Picket Fence DP and highlighted the detail with a Fineliner and Gold pen. I sat the little cat on the top of the cases as they both miss their cats so much staying in London.

My Globe I used a Blue Copic for the sea and stamped texture on using Andy Skinners Industrial Stamp Set and Archival Ink. The land was heat embossed with Aged Green Frantage and the stand I heat embossed with Distress Powder, highlighting with some gilding wax.

I took a mould of my daughter's Wings Brooch with 2 step Silicone Putty and pressed in some paper clay, painting them with Silver. The trolley bag I coloured with Copics and heat embossed with Clear powder and added some computer generated words for the British Airways moto.

If you would love to see more of the laser cuts That Craft Place cut along with Deco Art, Ranger, Creative Expression etc. you can check them out by joining the Facebook link on my sidebar.

Thanks so much for your visit today. 

Julie x


  1. Julie, this is just another one of your many great projects and as always, so inspiring! Love all the details and you are always so generous with tips! Have a beautiful weekend! Hugs!

  2. What a wonderful project Julie!!! Big congratulations to your daughter on her achievement!
    Hugs :)

    Paper Talk with Samra

  3. What a wonderful memory frame Julie! I love that you used photos of your daughters, what a great way to create a lasting record of their graduations. Lots of fabulous elements and techniques! hugs :)

  4. Julie this is incredibly special and how wonderful to have created a piece of art with your daughters' achievements as your inspiration. This will also become a family heirloom, possibly with them fighting over it! The attention to detail is outstanding. A very touching piece of art.

  5. Absolutely brilliant Julie, what a wonderful keepsake and I love the touch of putting the little moggy there too ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  6. Hi Juliz, loving your project for this challenge. I am having a visit to the DT members, thought it would be a nice thing to do and keep in touch with everyone. Joined your followers too. Happy crafting, Angela x

  7. Julie, this memory frame is so heartfelt and gorgeous! I love each little compartment and your daughters' photos are adorable. What a wonderful keepsake! Hugs!

  8. I love your daughters' photos and what a great way to frame them. I agree with Lynne, this is very special and will surely become a family heirloom!

    It was so lovely to finally meet you and Chris this last weekend!

    Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Hi Julie, just wanted to pop in and say how lovely it was to meet you and of course Chris over the Wendy weekend. What a great time we all had! It was lovely sitting opposite you and no I still haven't stamped my bottom! Ha ha ! Love your gorgeous memory frame, what a great way to celebrate your beautiful daughters successes! Hope to meet you again some time ! Toni xx

  10. Absolutely Fabulous, Julie!! Congrats to your daughters--they look gorgeous in their uniforms! YAY for them!! This is such an awesome way to commemorate their wonderful achievement! All of the tiny itty bitty details you've added are PURR-FECT!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

  11. Julie, that is wonderful! What a great remembrance of your daughters accomplishments (congratulations to them!) and love that you made a mold of those special wings to use on this great frame. Thanks for sharing it with us, Deb xo

  12. Gorgeous piece and a fabulous idea to remember your daughters achievements. Gorgeous details. Tracy x

  13. What a fabulous way to display your daughters photos - congratulations to them! Chrisx


Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x


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