Memory Box by Cherri Robb … my life journey from Kansas to California to Colorado
Each label has special meaning for me … my first car was this shade of read, I lived on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles which was the end of Route 66, sunflowers are the state flower of Kansas where I was born, I love crossword puzzles and the fruit — cherries, are spelled like my name — Cherri; and I have a collection of vintage fruit crates most of which are apples, but my favorite is with an asparagus !
the top features cutouts from the Graphic 45 "Times Nouveau Collection". old paper Distress Ink was rubbed directly onto each label with several coats of ultra-thick embossing powder added.
the box has been painted, stained and glazed ... the edges are covered with a natural 'rose patterned' lace.
box opens to show my baby photo, odds & ends from my last year in California, and coasters from the first brewery I visited in Colorado.
inside box top features painted corrugated cardboard and paper flowers made from a butterfly punch and bathroom paper towels.
plenty of room left in box to store more memories ...
silly ... but I entertain myself with my art ... the words on the bottom of the box are from a country western song ... "God is great, beer is good & people are crazy" (sorry don't know the artist right off hand)
“Angels & Pears” altered board book by Cherri Robb… this was the beginning of angels & pears. By now I probably have two dozen stamps of both angels & pears! Wow, this book brings back fun memories … it was a very popular class I taught several times in 2006. My original design was just for myself in 2005, but everyone wanted to do one too!!!
this six spread altered book features "Wild Asparagus" papers. The buttons on the cover are vintage.
close up of buttons ... buttons, buttons, I love buttons!
"when pigs fly" ... this patent-free image was given to me by a student. each spread features ... yes, an angel and a pear. The pears are stamps colored with embossing ink in multiple colors, then lots & lots of ultra-thick powder.
each spread has a pocket & tag ... the back of the tags all have dictionary definitions of words relevant to ... what else ... angels & pears!
I love the effect of this transparency layered over flower printed paper to provide the color to the black & white image.
dream a little dream ... with layers of lace on paper with rounded corners to match the board book. the edges of the book are glazed then distressed.
friends are angels who lift us to our feet ...
when our spirit has trouble remembering how to fly (anon) ... need I say more?
back cover edge features the 'blanket stitch"
last, but not least ... I would like to thank all my students for their encouragement ... May God bless you all!
“Good Looks & Style” vintage fashion altered board book with wax by Cherri Robb.
This is another class project I taught, circa 2007. It’s one of my favorites, because I used several pattern covers that I remember my Mother wearing in the 1950’s. I spent a lot of fun time in flea markets searching for vintage sewing ephemera to go along with the patterns. The featured stamps are from B-Line Designs.
the cover features a wax coating over a magazine cover