Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Mind Wide Open - "All Dressed Up"

This is the image we were given for this month's Mind Wide Open challenge. Such sweet faces! The prompt for this image was "All Dressed Up" and was a lot of fun.

Below is my entry. My project was to repurpose a stationary box. I turned it into a keepsake box by adding party hats to the little girls, vintage sheet music, lace, ribbon, buttons, and a photo of my grandmother and her sister. The image of the little girls made me think of sisters growing up together, playing dress up and sharing their dreams.

I also decorated the inside of the box. I can't show that to you since I still have no camera. I was able to get an image of the top of it by laying it on my scanner for this photo.

There is a lovely prize for the winner, so please visit the Mind Wide Open blog (photo link over to the right on my sidebar) and place a vote for your favorite.


Little Blue Violet said...

Stunning did a fabulus job ! Impressive.

Anonymous said...

This is so sweet! I like the photo of the "grown-up" girls and their little hats are adorable!


The photo of your grandma and her sister brings such depth to your beautiful piece. :o)

Lucy Edson said...

Love the adorable little hats you added to the image! Adding the vintage photo is a very special touch! Beautiful job!

The Hallman Tribe said...

the box is beautiful! wish we could see the inside because if it is anything like the outside it is worth a view. you did a fantastic job.


I love the way you dressed up the little girls! How fun!


Susan Hickam said...

I like your piece very much-the prompt image actually reminds me of two little girls I babysit sometimes-the sister conection is one that I wish I had made. I'm glad your scanner worked since you didn't have a camera. Show the inside when you have a chance. I for one want to seeit.

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

beautiful box !!!

Nita Jo said...

Thank you all for such nice comments! I'm definitely in the amateur status when it come to art, but I'm having so much fun!

I will do more pictures once I get a camera!

Nita Jo

Kathy said...

I love your entry! An I am glad you are keeping yours for yourself too! great job!

Carolyn said...

I hope you get your camera soon - the cover is gorgeous ! I love the buttons and other photo you included in this piece - a brilliant idea !

Mrs. W said...

What a wonderful use of this graphic of the little girls. Very sweet. Love how you added the hats-talk about creative? Great job. Thanks for your visit on my blog I appreciate you stopping by and giving me such positive feedback!

Nita Jo said...

I want to thank everyone who has stopped and left comments! I've never made anything to sell, but have some projects in mind for that.

I enjoyed using the lace and vintage buttons. I liked how the hats turned out... what I really wanted to do was 3D hats, but ran out of time, plus I've never tried it before. Maybe on another project!

I will be trying to post on a more regular basis, so please drop back by!

Nita Jo

Anonymous said...

Fabulous project! I love repurposing. So satisfying. You did a wonderful job on it! Thanks for visiting and please call again.