Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here with an extra special project I created as a gift for my Daughter in Law for her Birthday. The story behind this project is our first vacation we took all together after she joined our family. We went on holiday to the beach as we do for Christmas and had a wonderful time. She and I happened into a craft store and she found a little package of glass bottles and she mentioned how much she liked them. A light bulb went off and I decided right then and there to create a shadowbox for her and include a tiny bottle filled with sand from the beach from our first family trip.
I altered many chippies to embellish a recycled candy box to create the shadow box.
There’s the little jar of sand. I wrapped a bit of twine around it and added some tiny key charms.
A vintage jewelry finding was layered onto the altered chipboard for accent.
Loads of flowers to coordinate with the beachy color scheme and to disguise the structure holding the tiny sand jar. There’s a printed bible verse in the frame with a lovely sentiment to let her know how much we love her.
I created faux netting by spraying cheese cloth then twisting it in and around the flowers and inside the box. A few little loops of roping completes the nautical embellishing.
1. Wipe down the chippies to prepare them to be altered. 2. The base is finished with a layer of flat white acrylic paint and the flourish pieces are dabbed with Distress Paint in Peacock Feathers. 3. I’m incorporating the portion of the chippies that would usually be discarded to create the front opening of the box. It’s been finished with the Distress Paint and the snipped Deco Frame pieces are also. Using 3D Matt I adhered the flourish pieces to the frame base and allowed it to set. 4. The Deco Frame pieces are added to the box front and ready to attach to the candy box. I filled in the frame with Sugar Glitter Paste then sprinkled in 3D Powder and Micro Beads. This took quite a while to dry but well worth it!
A generous coat of Glitter Paste tops off the frame. I decided to grunge up the sides just a bit too which you can see in the finished pictures : )
Gypsy Soul Chippes~Deco Frames 6 Inch, Doodle Frame Rectangle.
Flowers from Petaloo~Botanica Magnolia Mix Blue/ Green, Mixed Textured Elements Teal, Burlap Poinsettia Teal, Botanica Vintage Velvet Mini White.
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G
Hey Peeps I’m dropping in to share a sweet little shadow box that I created with charming little bird houses and loads of spring flowers.
Spring Bird House Shadow Box
This stand alone shadow box would look just perfect with an Easter bunny but can be displayed all season long as it’s not too ” Eastery”.
This little chipboard shadow box is deep enough to adhere the birdhouses inside at different depths for a nice dimensional look. I’ve painted it in a gorgeous spring green to show off the flourishes and birdhouses.
I’ve selected blooms in bright cheerful colors and created a nice balance by adding some to the top and bottom of the shadowbox.
I’ve chosen a nice selection of pinks, green and white flowers and tucked in some speckled eggs. The birdhouse in the back also has a sweet little nest to welcome birds and make them feel at home.
To add a bit of softness to the hard edge of the roof line I incorporated some cheesecloth. It also helps to fill in the arrangement.
Okay that’s all for me. Whishing you all a happy and productive day.
Darjeeling Petites – Teastained Pink pl-1465-110
Darjeeling Mini Daisy – Pink pl-1494-110
Chantilly Velvet Hydrangeas – Rose pl-1272-161
Darjeeling Anenome – Cream pl-1490-105
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Mini House Room Box, Leafy Swirl, For The Birds.
Well Paper Peeps I’ve given a whole new meaning to March Madness with all the projects I’ve been creating. I haven’t left my studio too much..but that’s not such a bad thing is it? I whipped up this project for the Bright Spring Colors and Ribbon Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Petite Easter Shadow Box
I made a sweet little poof of Light Coral Double Faced Satin and used it as a base for the tiny tart tin that’s filled with craft paper nesting and itty bitty speckled eggs. There’s also a button sewn tag, lovely dimensional frame, crepe fringe, fussy cut flowers and antique sheet music..all in a painted and distressed paper mache frame.
Now it’s your turn to get your Bright Spring Color craft on and link up with us to play along.
Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : )G
Hey there all you fabulous Paper Peeps. It’s time again for another great challenge at C.H.A.C.B.
Remember our awesome prize this month was very generously donated by the kind folks at Hampton Art!
Hampton Art, founded in 1980 in picturesque Long Island, NY, has been inspiring stampers, crafters and papercraft enthusiasts for over 20 years. One of the earliest “art stamp” companies, Hampton has transformed over the years to become a complete provider of creative products such as stamps, inks, papers, kids crafts, stationery, scrapbooking supplies, and card making accessories for crafters of every age and skill level. We focus on working together with other companies through strong, personal relationships and licensing partnerships to consistently bring fun, inspiring products to market. We have a portfolio of brands including Hampton Art™, Studio G™, Diffusion, Ditto™, and our latest addition, Ki Memories®, acquired in 2012. Our products can be found via most national craft retailers at over 5000 stores across the US and Canada. We also ship to 20 different countries across the globe. Hampton was acquired by National Spinning Co, Inc. of Washington, NC, our current home, in 2008. For more information, visit our Website. ******The prize is the rolling craft cart only and does not include the craft supplies inside shown for the purpose of display only*****
So the theme this time is a fabulous sketch map designed by Gloria Stengel:
I have never worked with a sketch map before……but once I got stared working I really enjoyed it! My take on the sketch:
I thought this was a nice addition to my Easter Decor : )
Okay…now it’s your turn to take that sketch map and dig into your hoard and create a project so you can play along in our challenge! I can not wait to see what all of you super talented crafters come up with!! Speaking of talented crafters…..my fellow design team Sisters have some really great inspiration for you with their take on the sketch…hop on over and check em out. Don’t forget to leave em a little love for sharing their creativity. Click HERE to go to C.H.A.C.B. to find the linky to play along.
Okay that’s all for me today…gonna get outside and enjoy our nice warm weather….have lots of leaves to clean out of the flower beds! Wishing you all a happy and productive day and lots of time to be creative : ) G