Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Completed Project....

I've been working on this suitcase for about a year now. I don't have a "before" picture, but it was a dark grey. I didn't like that, so I painted most of it. I used acrylic paint and scrapbooking paper for the body. The rest is pieces of emphemera and clip art that I found on the internet. This is the front......This is the back of it.......


Here are some closeups of some of the pieces that I used on it......
A calendar from the day I was born....
A saying about vacation.....
A Mickey piece from the airport when we last went to Disney....
An airline sticker........

This is a copy of a real picture that was taken on Easter Sunday 1947. I'm the little one in the front wwearing the "babushka" (scarf). I had just turned 3 years old. The tall girl in the back is my sister, "BeeBee". The boy on the right is my brother, and the boy on the left is a neighbor boy. We didn't have fancy clothes, but we had beautiful Easter Baskets.



A beautiful butterfly, Disney castle from the last time I was there, a postage stamp from the year I was born, flowers, because I love them....



My breast cancer badge from my blog ........ "Dream" description from an old dictionery.....



I'd say this is pretty true of my personality and determination......



Tinkerbell......in memory of my sister "BeeBee" who went to Heaven 3 1/2 yrs ago. During her funeral, the priest likened her to Tinkerbell because she was always helping everyone. So, she's our "Tink" and is always with us. You'll see many "hidden Tinks" all over the case.... (just like they have "hidden Mickeys" all over Disney)



I just finished it off by putting the braid around the edges of the decoupage . This concealed the edges of the paper and looks great.



This is the back side of the suitcase.....it's dedicated to my family.....




Don is my DBF, He plays the guitar.....





I have two lovely daughters and two wonderful sons-in-laws.....




My Mom and my Stepdad.....the best Mom and Dad in the world.....
Music has always been a big part of our family, Mum and several of my siblings play guitar (not me) and we all sing.....




Of course, you all know my little Dusty......
I have six sisters.......
I like this fortune.....



My six grandchildren........




My horoscope.......
I have many Nieces and Nephews........


I have four brothers........





This couple is not related to me, I just put them in there for fun.....

So, this is one project that I've finished ...... I hope you enjoyed the little "tour"....... I'm so loving my retirement!! It's so nice to have some free time to do what I want, when I want.....
I made a tag with my name and address to match, but I didn't get a picture of it. I used the same papers and laminated it to make it stronger. I'll take a picture of it and post it later.
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

















4 comments:

Connie said...

Jean, that's adorable! I have some vintage suitcases I bought for 50¢ at garage sales and decoupaged them with fabric and love them. I store items in them since we don't have much space in our home...I should say "enough space to store all I WANT to store"!! Yours turned out darling, sugar.
xoxo,
Connie

Kudzu said...

it's perfect! i bought 2 gray-lavender flat suitcases to recover for storage, but they never got done, and they're both filled with costumes and hats i buy at yard sales...the grandkids love them the way they are i guess!
kudzu

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Oh my goodness! This is so inspiring....well done! I just feel so thrilled to have found your site through another blog....i'll follow you as soon as I post this comment ..

you're welcome to come for a visit to my site as well...anytime is good for me!

ciao for now...and thanks for sharing, it's been wonderful meeting creative people like you!

Kim G. said...

It's just darling Jean! Love the grandbabies! And the picture from 1947! So sweet!