16th birthday memory frame

I can’t believe the backlog of projects I’ve got to blog. You may have noticed I’ve been busy moving and redesigning my blog. I should be back to regular posting soon.
TodayI’m sharing a comissioned project for a 16th birthday gift. I was asked to make a one of a kind memory frame with blue in the colour scheme and for several reasons I decided an astronomical theme was appropriate.
I took the photos in a bit of a rush and they aren’t brilliant as it is difficult to photograph due to the glass.
16th memory frame 1

I decided to use some cork in the layers.

16th memory frame 2

I thought for a teenage boy it would be fun to use some wood stars with red beer bottle tops to add some colour.

16th memory frame 3

I thought I could get away with a bit of bling to give a starry effect.

16th memory frame 4

I cropped and resized the photos digitally and placed them to show the progression through the years.

16th memory frame 5

The current photo was taken by his brother and I digitally merged it with some paper and overlaid the lyrics from my wish for you.

16th memory frame 6

I made up the stars using layers of paper and a touch of bling to draw attention.

16th memory frame 7

I couldn’t resist using the little kraft photo corners.

16th memory frame 8

This is my first memory frame for a teenage boy so fingers crossed that he likes it and that he has a great birthday!

I’d like to enter my layout to the following challenges

Not Just Cards challenge 15

Craft My Life- all crafts challenge

Bimini Moose Scrapbook Challenges- Always anything goes

Scrapper’s Delights- Always anything goes

Scrapbooker PhD- challenge 21 bling

Crafting with Attitude- anything goes






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