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Sunday, 20 February 2011

"Faded" Challenge

This is my submission for the Inspiration Avenue creative challenge. 

To be honest it's not actually finished, but as it was my turn to pick the challenge theme this week I thought I'd better make the effort and post what I've done so far!

The theme I chose was "faded", and my submission is based on the idea of faded memories. It's a little wooden shadow box which I have painted, and I've started to add some inks/collage/bits and pieces.  

I do want to do some more work on this yet, but if it works out reasonably well I'd like to make a larger one, with some old photos and love letters maybe.

You can see all the submissions (and the rest of them are even finished I do believe!) here.
Enjoy!

14 comments:

  1. very pretty I am developing an obsession for old boxes

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  2. I love where this is going and can't wait to see the piece completed. I have only done one shadow box but am inspired to more now. ~Theresa

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  3. Hi! Thanks for the great challenge. Your faded memories shadow box is a wonderful idea and already has some pretty memories tucked in.

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  4. Hi! Thanks for the great challenge. Your faded memories shadow box is a wonderful idea and already has some pretty memories tucked in.

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  5. wow angie ... what are these made off? whatever they are, they look really good. a lovely old world romance feel ... really really pretty!

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  6. Very very pretty, Angie. I like thought of love letters. How romantic.

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  7. I love the memory box! My mind is swirling now with ideas! Very inspirational!

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  8. To me this is like an extension from your canvases with the tags- what an AMAZING next step- I can't wait to see this completed and the larger one you've planned- this is gorgeous!

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  9. Hi Angie...this is such a great idea...moving your art to a whole new level...I love it :)
    Your art is always so layered and textured and this is like tiny vinettes of 3D. I hope you will reshare it when you are done fiddling with it ;-)
    XoXX

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  10. I'm so late with my blog visits...but better late than never, and I'm so glad I made it over here to you!

    This is so pretty and nostalgic. I really like how romantic it is. Don't forget to show us the completed piece!

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  11. Like me you were drawn to faded memories. Beautiful art work. Love the colours, images, effects & framing.

    Thanks for inspiring us with this week's challenge!

    Kat X

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  12. Thank you everyone, and I'm glad you enjoyed the challenge :)

    Luthien it's just a painted wooden box with papers, tiny scraps of fabric, little bottles and a paper flower!

    Lisa I love the idea of "tiny vinettes" - you have such a great way with words!

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  13. 'Faded' memories ... lovely title for a great challenge. Love how you build up the textures with currogated card and by using fabric. For a - not finished yet - it looks already wonderful :)

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