Hi, this is my last post of 2011!!! Having spotted the new challenge over at The Stamp Man, The Stamp Man Awards - Your Favourite/Best Project from 2011, I just had to join in with a project I made in my early blogging days. There's a £30 prize in the random draw, and 4 runner up prizes. 2011 is the year I started blogging and the project I'm entering is one of my very first altered projects (possibly the first!) - it is also one that is very dear to me, and also to my mum as it hangs proudly on her wall. You can view the original post, from May, here.
A bit of background to my project: earlier this year my lovely uncle passed away, after losing his battle with cancer. I wanted to do something special for my mum's birthday so I decided to decorate/alter this house shaped curio box. As my uncle was into fishing in a big way, he lived in New York for many years, and was married to a wonderful Japanese lady, I tried to symbolise these parts of his life in this project. All of the photos I used on this were taken by me when I went to stay with him and his wife, about 25 years ago.
The box was painted with acrylic paint, and a little crackle accents and metallic gold rub-on added here and there.....
Stamps used were from Tim Holtz and Creative Expressions.
I hope you like it.