First of all I have to say....I AM HEADING TO CHA IN A COUPLE OF DAYS! This will be my FIRST TIME to go and I am excited beyond description! All of the incredibly talented designers, product developers and new products that I will be seeing there are AMAZING! I am sure I will be on CREATIVE SENSORY OVERLOAD...but I will be like a big sponge...just soaking in every minute of it!
Here is my entry into this week's Simon Says Challenge - A Childhood Memory. I made a series of blocks titled "FAMILY". One block for each letter. This is part of the "M" block that I share with my husband. This particular side is my side of the block devoted to my younger self.
It is a simple wooden block that is covered in different papers on all sides. Each side is then finished out in pictures and elements and tells its own story. My idea was to have a family album that is on blocks rather than in a book that gets put on a bookshelf and no one ever looks at.
On this side, I attached a "pull out" using some G45 cardstock that serves as a matting for my pictures. It is folded into 3 equal sections. I then sized my pictures to fit in the sections. I added a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the pictures and black photo corners to the edges. I love the black photo corners with the sepia tones of the photographs. I was trying to achieve a real vintage and heirloom feel with these blocks.
Finally, I added various metal letters to spell my name and a metal heart hanging by a paper clip on the other side. The paper clip and the heart serve as an embellishment when the pictures are folded out. When the pictures are folded in, the paper clip holds the pictures together.
Have a wonderful week and take time to play! It's SOUL FOOD!