Saturday, 1 March 2014

Paper Chase Anniversary!




Hello Everyone and a very special welcome to more new followers! It is really lovely having you here on this amazing journey!  

This month over at Country View Challenges we celebrate our first anniversary and as paper is a traditional present for a first wedding anniversary our challenge this month is


Paper Chase

anything goes as long as 
there is a strong theme of paper



My love of paper started at a very young age and I was so proud of a lovely writing case and fountain pen given to me by my Nana for I think my 7th Birthday.  So for my DT make I decided to make a little shadow box including lots of little things I used to make when that age too.


I used to love making little postcards, stamps and rolled up bits of paper with red ribbon. I was always a great hoarder of old calendar's as well.

I made the shadow box using the Tim Holtz postage stamp die and covered it with old style papers - again more of my favourites.

I aged the front quite by mistake!  I tried to cover it with Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder but for some reason it only took here and there. I was just about to throw it in the bin and start again when I dropped the Vintage Photo DI on it and so I decided to start rubbing it in to the Embossing Powder - the result was this rather aged looking effect!



When I was in Rome last October I found a fabulous shop selling old fashioned sealing wax and stamps, so I treated myself, as it really is just a lovely thing to own and great fun too. 


I hope you will join us this month for our anniversary challenge. Click the link HERE for the today's showcase of DT makes, but keep visiting as there are lots more to show you through the month.

This is a scheduled post for me as I am on holiday in Ireland but I hope to catch up with you all soon.  









Have a lovely weekend x

PS Photos are not great as I had to take them in the greenhouse as the house was too dark and then there was too much sun in the greenhouse!!


12 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

a gorgeous piece..love all the details and how you were inspired by the paper theme! X trace x

rachel said...

hi Jennie - love your card - it looks amazing and so full of interest and depth - brilliant xx

Redanne said...

That was a great happy accident Jennie, the frame looks so beautifully aged. I love all the bits and pieces you added and how wonderful that it took you back to your childhood too. Hope you are enjoying your holiday! Anne xx

Maryanne said...

This is a beautiful remembrance of your childhood loves, Jenny. The frame looks great, sometimes accidents turn out to be just what a piece needs!

Rita said...

Magnificent shadow box Jennie, with a lovely little story behind it. The elements are all beautiful and they add lots of interest too. Have a Good Weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

diane hasthorpe said...

Brilliant idea. I love how you've recreated special childhood memories and how you've tucked them into this delightful shadow box. Cheers, Di

sara j said...

So excited to find your blog!!

butterfly said...

A beautiful celebration of the dying art of letter-writing, Jennie. Fabulous accidental ageing on the frame, and I love all the elements you've included from that glossy ink pot to the wax seal. Completely delightful.
Alison xx

Terry said...

Jennie, I love the shadow box you created using the postal die and all the memorabilia. Congratulations on your win at Tim's!

Ana K. said...

Adorable piece Jennie!

Brenda Brown said...

What a great happy accident aging the frame, the technique has worked beautifully, love it. The whole array of little elements look fabulous with so much detail and how lovely they link back to your childhood. Great make Jennie. xx

Jane said...

HI Jenny your vintage shadow box is amazing, all the little details are fab including the scrolls tied with ribbon. Enjoy your trip x