Friday, May 22, 2009

Travel.....

Finally I've got something to show and personally, I love it!
At the Mixed Media Divas group I'm a member of, I participated in a Spring Challenge. The group owner sends every participant a box filled with goodies, and gives you a challenge. For this one you had to use letters and numbers.

It took me a long time and almost some sleepless nights to come up with something, but after going to the Dollarama and finding this cute Shadow box, the plan started to take shape!
I've painted the box with Distress crackle paint Faded Jeans and added some Distress ink Tea Dye to accent the crackles. Some paintchips came of during that, but that looks kind of old/vintagy, so I didn't do anything about it. Glued some scrapbookpaper in the inside, added some pieces out of the goody box, (map and letter/number paper) cut some numbers out of bingo cards. After that I cut out the cute fairy and glued in on the side of the box. Then I started playing with the letters and numbers that were in the goody box but couldn't make the words I wanted to, so I used my own letter beads (good thing to never throw anything out!) and used Aleene's Tacky Glue for them. The moss and hummingbird I got at Walmart, and just had to use them, looks so darn cute!
The numbers inside the box, don't mean a lot to you, but mean everything to me, streetnumbers, birthdays, the number 17 which is the date we moved to Canada, a turning point in my life. 6 Numbers, moved 6 times in my life, "Travel with Me" is the journey I/we have made to come at the point in our lives where I/we feel good! (sounds kind of sentimentel, but that's how I feel it!)
Here some more detailed pictures.
The fairy.........

And the hummingbird.... love those and have them in my backyard sometimes too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!






12 comments:

Mireille said...

Ziet er weer mooi uit!

Fenny said...

Wababalababalababoem.......this is great, a wonderful idea. When I read about the number, then I understood what the ment to you. Senimentel? Mayby but why not?

Paula said...

And so you should be proud, it is a beautiful piece.
I often find the longer a piece of art takes to make the better it is once completed. I have a piece here that I started last Bank Holiday weekend (2 weeks ago) & until I know just what Im going to do with it next i am keeping it out of sight or i fear i will mess it up & i am loving how it looks right now!!!

scrappy jen d said...

|Sweety,
What a gorgeous box you made of it!
I just love it! And yes...ofcourse things like this are making you sentimentel!
But you know the old song: A sentimental journey?
You touch the reality, girl!
I am proud of you!
Lots of love, Jen.

eliane said...

goh wat leuk Marjolein ! wat een uitdaging , kan me voorstellen dat je daar niet van slaapt maar hij is erg mooi.........idd een beetje een sentimental journey. toch ook wel goed om er even bij stil te staan.

Riet said...

Wat schitterend Marjolein,hoe krijgen jullie dit voor elkaar.
Ik zeg het ook aldoor tegen Jen,ik kan het echt niet.

Liefs Riet.x

Mireille said...

hon this is absolutely gorgeous.. great to see you scrapping again!

Elly said...

Dit is echt geweldig Marjolein!!!!! Helemaal gaaf gedaan! Leuk met die landkaart erachter, en al die getallen! En natuurlijk super met je uitleg erbij! Ik ga ook eens neuzen op die groep!

lauren said...

this is just ♥BEYOND FABULOUS♥!!! i love everything about it...the fairy is so cute...and the HUMMINGBIRD! (i am jealous that you get them in your yard!) i love the distressing and the cool ephemera from your "goodie box"...plus the way you've used the numbers is VERY COOL!

ps: hooooooooooray! you can leave comments now!!! :)

Je@net said...

Wauw Marjo, wat een super gaaf project is dit geworden zeg!! Vind 'm helemaal te gek meis!

Ilse said...

Wow, gaaf meid!

Mika said...

Love the box. Mika (www.mikascrap.typepad.com)