Monday, July 7, 2008

Gail's art challenge...Mind Wideopen

The box is made from a stationary cardboard box. I removed the outside embellishments and added the old writing. Then I took the picture I call Sara and placed her in the center. Then I placed napkin on the box and the words and used glue to adher them. The flower I placed on the top is from my Lavender garden. The ring at the bottom is from my Great-Aunt Addy. I have opened the box so that you can see at the top framed by tiny buttons a baby picture of Sara. And her Sisters are to the left. In the box is a picture of her Grandmother, letters and her first ABC book as she was learning her alphabet. Lavender from my garden. A locket with her Mother and father, she lost the chain. A river rock she found down on the Snake River. Keys to the doors in her Grandmothers house. Her buttons from favorite dresses. The yellow Marble she won from her cousin Carolyn in the picture down front. These are Sara's treasures.
This is my first time to join in on a contest....the picture of the girl in the oval is what we had to work with, and the word was "Remembrance" So I made a box for keepsakes. It was really fun. What do you think, do I have a chance? So that you see all the entrees when completed, go to my friends list. You will find Gail-Mind Wide Open. I think that you can vote tomorrow...this is all very new to me, I am not sure how this all works. Thanks again for coming by.

14 comments:

Viola said...

Your box looks wonderful! :o)

Carrie J said...

Great job! I think it is lovely.

Jen r. said...

Love your remeberance! Jen R

Beth said...

I think you did a wonderful job and you should definetly win! Love it! I hope you had a wonderful July 4th week-end!!!
xoxoxooxoxoxoxoxox

cindy said...

It's just beautiful! I wish that I had played now! You did a fantastic job.

c

Kelli said...

Oh, it's just beautiful and filled with so many special things! You did a great job!
~Kelli

Alexandra Knittel said...

ohh what a wonderful box! Stunning work!

Miss Sandy said...

I love your and entry and that it tells a story! Fantastic job!

Cat said...

Sweeet!

My Vintage Studio said...

Great entry....just beuatiful!

KathrynAntyr said...

What a wonderful keepsake. You've included a lot of love into this piece. What a treasure.

Candace said...

This is a great little blog... and I do stuff like losing whatevers all the time when I try posting, so I need the "Dummies" book you mentioned. LOL... Found you thru NoraH's.
Best of the day,
Candace

Myrna said...

Love your keepsake box and your story that goes along with it--what a great imagination you have!
The box and goodies are just beautiful! Hope you win! ;-)

audrey h. said...

This is so beautiful. Love all the collaged elements and the treasures inside are fabulous :)