Saturday, July 6, 2013

Heart Memory Box for my Bathroom-Yeah Really LOL

I  just repainted my bathroom off my craft room a couple of weeks ago and needed some kind of print or decor above the toilet and couldn't decide whether to make it or thrift shop something?!?  I was bored on Wednesday and so I made a quick dash to Michael's and found some Memory boxes on sale for 4.99 instead of the usual 14.99.  I grabbed this heart thinking I could make something for my bathroom.  This is what I came up with.

I enjoy making cards, but I love creating altered projects, it took me hours to find and print and cut out all of the images I used for my different sections.  The heart was brown to begin with and I painted it with Tim Holtz white crackle paint and because I am such a patient person dried it with my heat gun so I could keep working :).

I knew I wanted an outhouse so I found one on line and printed it out the appropriate size and but it out for the upper left hand corner.  I cut out my new cute bicycle, two gate sections, a flower and added a wood die cut flower stem with leaves and a bird which I added to the roof of the outhouse.
The other top section I added a arch window which I mounted on mounted tape for dimention I found a man and woman which I printed and cut out and the Vintage directional finger often used to point to restrooms  and a medium size flower.

Lower bottom I added some stripe dp and added some clothes pins in two different sizes, wood buttons and a cute clother hanger which I just love all of these darling embellishments and rather perfect since my craft room, bathroom is right next to my laundry room :)

My final section is of course my favorite because I love to make flowers by hand, I use my Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die and cut each plate out 4 times so that each flower would have lots of fullness.  I crumpled each piece into a ball, and after uncrumpling each piece, I punched a hole with my frog stabber, I not to play with the flowers too much because they can be a little fragile after I have beat them up as much as I have but I usually scrunch them up a bit if needed.  The two smaller flowers are made using my cuttlebug quill die cut set.
To finish this section I airbrushed a string of faux pearls grey and added  translucent seed beads.  A couple of dragon flies which I sponged with distressed ink and a butterfly which I also sponged with distress ink.  A couple of wooden die cut leaves and my project is done.

Thanks for stopping by to see my project.  I am trying to decide if I want to hang it with ribbon or alone.  Any suggestions are welcome.  Leave them in the comment area :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day.



Za ovinkom said...

Simply gorgeous! Great detail and fab creation. Love it!

nwilliams6 said...

Fun and sooo creative! Love the outhouse in the top panel - so fun for a bathroom!

Linda Compton said...

Cathy it is perfect. It would look good hung with or without ribbon. Even twine would make a good hanger. I clicked on it to enlarge and each element is better than the one before. Airbrushing the pearls was pure genius.

Pat said...

Hey girl!! What the what?? I knew you were talented...but I had no idea you created projects like this!! It's, it's beyond fabulous!!! I sooooo want to make one now!! I love everything about this work of art! I bow to your creativity and patience (hehe...funny about drying the crackle paint with the heat gun! That's worse than ME! hahaha!) Luvs ya, sugar!! Pat