Thursday, March 8, 2012

Secret Garden Altered Memory Book Box

Have you heard? Berry71Bleu is the sponsor of the March Sketch Challenge over at Once Upon A Sketch , so I invite you to come play along for a chance at one of the prizes that are being given away.

One of the  prizes that will be randomly chosen by entry is this GORGEOUS handmade tag from Berry71Bleu. Here is an example of the kind of tag you could receive.


You can choose to do a layout and journaling based on the sketch, or an altered item that includes a quote. I chose to do an Altered Memory Book Box, and my quote on it reads, "A mother's love is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.# ~ Errich Fromm

 I created this book box using my Scraps Of Darkness February Kit. As you can see the kit was loaded with so many gorgeous papers that were perfect for layering and fussy cutting. My beautiful Berry Bleu Tag takes center stage, and then is surrounded by fussy cut timepieces, Kaisercraft Rub Ons that I rubbed onto card stock and then fussy cut and layered in.

 I used lots of inks and stains on the papers and Doilies to give them a vintage look. The Secret Garden Butterflies are from my Etsy Shop.




 I created the look of old worn pages, through layers of modeling paste that I textured and then inked and stained in multiple layers.


 I got the look of a worn book binding from Lisa Novogrodski's (Raining) Masking Tape Tutorial over at Scraps Of Darkness. I loved this technique when I saw a project that Lisa made using her fabulous tutorial, and I just had to recreate it. Instead of masking tape, I used Tim Holtz Tissue Tape and I love how it turned out. Thank you Lisa!!


 This is the back of the book box. I wanted to give it the look of an old, love worn book so I used multiple layers of ink, distress paints, stains and stamping. 

I just love how easy Marivic's Berry Bleu Tags make putting together a beautiful project. I love how this book box turned out, and I love that you let me share it with you!! ~Renea

8 comments:

Lisa aka Raining said...

***GASP*** Renea sweetie that came out SPECTACULAR!!! Love it!
I'll send you my addy and you can mail it to me. **wink**

MicheleC said...

WOW Renea!!!! My jaw is on the floor. This is so beautiful and very inspiring. WOW. Did I say WOW??? LOVE IT!

Micupoftea~ said...

This is wonderful, Renea~ Love the layering, details and special touches. Nice work :)
Happy March~

Jolaine Frias said...

Ooooh! This book is totally amaizng! You did such a fantastic job layering paper and embellies, love the vintage flare!

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

Just amazing..so much great details!! Thank you so much for another beautiful work!!

Lisa will get the bottom part and I will take the top part...you know where I live :-)

♥ Marivic

Cindy Gay said...

The book box is lovely!

Becky said...

Hi Renea! This is just stunning! What beautiful touches you have done here!

ingrid said...

wow! this box is just gorgeous!!! beautiful detailed!