Thursday, September 20, 2012

In Memory....

Hi Blogging Friends!
I have once again neglected my blog.. life has indeed been very hectic lately! I have a very special project to share with you today...
I altered this wooden box in memory of my father who passed away Sept 12, 2007.
     It has taken me 5 yrs to be able to do this.... My daddy was a very wonderful man who loved God, his wife and two children very much! He is dearly missed! This box will be passed down to my children and grandchildren some day! I know they will cherish it as much as I have!
I purchased this box from my local thrift store for 99 cents!
I painted it with white gesso and then with Folkart champagne gold( my fav), painted on
crackle medium , let dry over night and then went over it with vintage photo crackle paint. Distressed
with black soot and vintage photo distress inks, then stamped a script stamp on top of all that!

You can see the crackle better in this picture!
I loved how it turned out.
The flowers are from I am Roses and they are sprayed with Lindy's stamp gang, chocolate
truffle and cocoa bean copper... The little wooden piece is from a necklace my Mom gave My Dad.

My Dad was in the US Air Force. This is his dog tag. I draped the chain over the I am Roses.
I loved this effect.

Here is a pic of yours truly and my daddy. This is the last
pic taken before he passed...

A pic of him when he was alot younger.

I made this little booklet inspired by Leanne with LuvLee Scrappin.
Next to the booklet is a grease fitting, another rose and some burlap. I crackled the heck out of this box ! lol
Bottom Compartment is a pic of my dad when he was about 2 yrs old. I fussy cut
a butterfly and added anothe copper plumbing part.

Top compartment is a pin nib wrapped in
copper wire and a copper plumbing piece. The whole box is lined with
DCWV Tattered Times paper.
Bottom Compartment has a Prima Tea Thyme wooden ticket held
on with a clip from Tim Holtz.
On the left side is a copper strap and a tiny light bulb also some gears.
Some screws and a spring.

I bought this tiny tool box from Etsy. I loved it so much because it reminds me
of the many days I spent organizing my daddys tools in his garage. We spent alot of time
out there just talking and laughing... the blade is for a drimmel tool.
The bottom compartment features a Prima wooden clock and a memo pin.
More I am Roses, ( I love those!) the one in the back is stamped with
my script stamp.

This is a pic of me and my Dad. I was 8 yrs old in this pic!
I mounted the pic on a Tim Holtz fragment.
The bottom compartment features a pic of my Daddy in his uniform and a
glass vial, some bead chain and some light fixture parts. I also adhered some Tim Holtz
ornate feet on the bottom of the box.
Whew! That was a long post! I hope you have enjoyed it!
Take care my friends! Until next time....

1 comment:

  1. So sorry for your loss.
    My dad passed away 2 years ago and I still feel the loss, hugs my friend.
    Your memory boxes are such a thoughtful was to preserve his memory, so touching.