Monday, March 25, 2013

Quote, quote, quote...

Good morning to you all. Be it sunny or snowy where you are I hope you are well. I'm in the house again as it is a new challenge them over at Simon Says Stamp & Show! This week we want to hear all about it! It's all about the quotes this time.
I was asked to create a piece for a friend's 40th wedding anniversary and so my piece is all about love, years of togetherness and memories. It's a very photo heavy post so hang in there...
 I've had this printers tray in my craft room for years and had forgotten about it. When I found it I knew it was just what I needed to kick start my mojo! I started by cutting and stitching paper to fit each box which took me ages!
An old rusty key, some antique crochet lace, one word and buttons...
A put a Muse token inside a bottle top with skeleton leaves.
 The picture of romance. Don't you think! With a little Wendy Vecchi fern stamping and bits and bobs.
Embossed stick back canvas hearts, extracts from bigger stamps and an old pen nib...
A small grunge rose, Worn Text stamping and a 'hearty' quote...

 This is the famous quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning that first sprung to mind and so I started with this box first actually. 
I have used just a snippet but I do think it is a such beautiful poem... More Wendy stamps lie undderneath; wrought iron and the words are typed on my own typewriter. I can't live without it.
 Three hanging glass fragments, coloured with Alcohol Ink and over stamped. They look a bit wonky but they do hang straight. They moved when I moved the tray! The letters are the initials of the couple I have created it for.
More lace, buttons, tickets and a mini flower... with a few butterflies above for good measure.
It's a 40th wedding anniversary but we had agreed on no bright ruby red colours. Phew! Can't imagine this all in red! I covered the Idea-ology numbers in lots of paint and added some Distress Ink.
In an old old dictionary I still had this page with a definition of beloved. Thankfully, as most of my love words and pages have already been torn out and used.
An element of time seemed fitting. How do you measure always??? In some boxes I added one or two Chit Chat words to give things more meaning.
More lace, dried flowers and a Word Band with yet more quotability!
This butterfly was in my box of metal goodies, bought many moons ago, somewhere! At last she has a home.
 It took me quite a while to create (due to mummy duty) but dabbling with a couple of boxes each day was a lot of fun. I hope you have enjoyed a little romance and vintage art!
For more quotes and fabulous art do take a look at all the really wonderful creations from the Design Team here!
We can't wait to see what you will come up with this week. Quote away! We'll be choosing our Top Three Artists and there is also this great $50 shopping voucher to be won.
Thanks for calling by.
See you soon... Sarah.


30 comments:

Helen said...

Sarah this is fabulous!! I'd love to "do" a printer's tray, must put the plan in action one day.

Redanne said...

Hi Sarah, this is a stunning creation ans just so perfect for a 40th anniversary. It is a real feast for the eyes, so much to see, so many elements all coming together so beautifully - this is wonderful! Hugs, Anne x

Neil said...

Wow, it's beautiful and I'm sure it will be treasured by the recipient!

inkypinkycraft said...

A really stunning creation, gorgeous detàils and wonderful colours trace x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

A beautiful piece for a 40th Wedding Anniversary Sarah, so well thought out. I love the romantic picture behind the ornate plate. All the ephemera works so beautifully. Love the metal butterfly, adage tickets, philosophy tags, lace, text, and I love the ruby colours too, PERFECT. Tracy x x

Candy C said...

Sarah...your typeset try is gorgeous! What a beautiful and perfect 40th anniversary gift. I love everything about this piece...the placement of each and every Ideaology element...perfection! Love the aging you've done on so many of the pieces. The typeset try is itself looks amazing, with it's washed finish. Beautiful job, Sarah! <3 Candy

Dorothy said...

This is so pretty! What a great idea!!

Scrapthat said...

Beautiful Sarah!! TFS! :D

sara j said...

This is amazing...so full of love, but in a subtle manner. Red would have been, well difficult. I love the little fragments with the initials...What an amazing gift for the couple. Beautiful piece Sarah.

Kate said...

What a lovely tribute to love and marriage! I love hearing about couples that have been married so long! Love all the vintage touches & embellishments to your tray!
Kate

Lori said...

A treasured piece for sure, Sarah! I love all the details you put on this, really fabulous!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Neat anniversary project, Sarah! I have no doubt that it will be forever cherished :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

nathalie crestois said...

lovely deatils

barbarayaya62 said...

I'm totally in love with this project! It 'amazing! Barbarayaya

Francine said...

Sarah, this is a gorgeous project. The recipients are bound to love it! Great job.

fairyrocks said...

WOW, wish I could see this one in real life. So full of detailed goodness. Keep smiling and creating

Kezzy said...

Wow Sarah this is beautiful, all the detail is gorgeous. Hugs Kezzy :-) xxx

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant and beautiful! Love all the boxes and the thought behind them!

RosA said...

That's gorgeous Sarah! Inspires me to look at the printer's tray I have been "saving" for ages :)

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWW this is fabulous Sarah.
Love every detial.
Greetings Janny

Karin R. said...

Such a gorgeous creation!, Sure to be treasured by the happy couple.

Sandra said...

Wow, Sarah, this is amazing! Love the theme and what a stunning keepsake! Love all the pretty embellies and sentiments in every compartment! Hugs, Sandra

butterfly said...

Gorgeous altered printers' tray - what an absolutely stunning gift it makes - an heirloom in the making! Every detail is perfection... each box so full of interest, and together they add up to a brilliant make!
Alison x

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Sarah. Love all the wonderful elements you have used and I wonder if you mind if I borrowed this idea for Hubby and I as we celebrate our 25th next year?
Hugs and hope you and Ruby are fine.
xxx

Yvonne said...

so sweet...what an amazing gift this will make!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is truly a work of love. The detailing is incredible. Blessings!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous board! Oh, Sarah, each box is lovely. It's sure to be treasured.

Kaz said...

So beautiful, what gorgeous present the details are fabulous xx hope you are good, so need to catch up xxx

Kaz x
P.s. have a lovely Easter xx

Anita Houston said...

With all you have to do I don't know how you got this done! It's fabulous! I love every box, and all the details...so special...lucky friend!

Maura said...

What an awesome gift you made for your friends! Bet they will treasure this!