I have never tackled a project of this size for a shadow box. I must admit it was a little daunting looking at the size. How could I possible fill this space while creating a cohesive flow! I started with a couple anchor points and went from there!
Not to mention a ton on new Tim Holtz and Sizzix goodies! No tutorial here:( Sometimes I just get in the zone and when it's all done I realize I should have had my camera near me. Sorry:(
The start; I was asked to make some displays for theLSS I teach at. I re-purposed 2 shadow boxes. The smaller one I postedHERE. I took them both apart and started over with a fresh new look!
I threw all these new goodies at it!
I started with the 8x8 Menagerie paper pack. I pieced it all together, distressing and inking with evergreen bough, picked raspberry and mustard seed.
I kept making bows! I just couldn't help myself. I love the new Family Reunion cards. I may have a couple packs!
I made the matchbox (bottom left) with some of the Menagerie paper. Leaving it open so all the butterfly's appear to fly out, large to small. They meander through the project.
The matchbox is on some stacked wood to give it height. While all the paper, floral and greenery elements make up the background.
It's no secret I love the writing desk feather. I stack 3 with a tied bow and pen nib. Tucking a family reunion card in there adds a great point of interest. All the colour around the card makes it pop.
It's hard to tell here but I added this 4x7 canvas. This on it's own is a craft project. But a project of this size needs an anchor point or 2. I layered the new honeycomb frameworks die over the family reunion card. I stamped the canvas, inked and added some paper. Then layered with more butterflies in pattern paper, bows, burlap and Idea-Ology.
A closer look at the medium bow along with a wee flower cut from the tattered floral die. It's 2 cuts of the smallest flower then layered. Strands of burlap add texture.
Another use for the honeycomb die. This time cut with grungeboard and painted with the new tattered rose distress paint. I attached it in a curve next to the matchbox. When the butterflies come out they flow over it and down to the base of the shadow box.
The smallest of the butterflies end up half way across the whole shadow box where the black ones meet up with the pattern paper ones on the canvas.
Thanks ever so much for checking out my project featuring a bunch of the new Sizzix dies and Tim Holtz goodies!
I am so excited to share this Tutorial with you!
This is a tutorial on how to "draw" an image to scale! How to take a small image and make it life size using a grid pattern. I'm sure if you are on Pinterest like I am you've seen The Grinch stealing Christmas lights. I looked for a tutorial on how to make my own but I couldn't find one. Not to say someone hasn't created a tutorial. So, I decided to create my own. With the help of my husband who created the Grid pattern for me to make these characters come to life. Much like he did for my daughter's Union Jack Headboard.
Keep in mind, this is NOT A COPY of The Grinch. Before you consider purchasing the class...you will have to DRAW him yourself. In this class you'll be shown how to grid a print out and grid your plywood so you can "DRAW BY NUMBER" if you will. Even if you can't draw... you can draw the lines in each grid connecting them to the next grid. I can draw but not s…
Sometimes it starts with an idea... like silver rich brush bottle trees. OH YA IT DOES...
Do you remember the ghostly cloche... well I am repurposing the cloche for Christmas. Why buy more when I can use it again by simply creating a removable base.
There's the empty cloche and a new cut out base. Gather a bunch of trees and ink up some glittery paper for die cutting.
More inking and die cutting the Snowman Scene snowman then assemble this adorable snow stopping snowman. I had some left over gold deers from last year so I snapped them up for a little added gold.
Here's the inspiration... this brushed pewter brush bottle trees. Once dry brush some distress collage medium coating the trees and coat in distress glitter.
They look like flocked Canadian trees. Too add more gold I inked up an adornment star with alcohol ink topped to the tree.
Mini Holiday Green cut and the little berry's in more gold. I rolled up woodgrain paper to look like wee logs. Then wrapped the b…
I stamped the Woodland Winter Santa designed by yours truly onto watercolor paper and used my Scribble sticks to add a little color.
I cut a piece of clear packaging and ran it through my little Xyron Disposable Sticker Makerto create a cover for my Santa. Perfection!