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!
WOW, I think this is my biggest Halloween project yet. It took me 5 days to complete and I could have kept adding!!! As you know I adore Halloween and yes I have begun bringing out my Halloween goodies. Lots of photos in this post and there is so much to see. So lets get into the project and get you inspired for Halloween!
I was asked by Scrapbooker's Paradise (where I teach) to make one of these Kaiser Craft Shadow Boxes...with a Halloween Theme!!! Arm twisted and mission accepted. I am going all Tim on this one! I started by spraying all the pieces with a Hammered Finish in a gun metal grey.
The set even comes with numbers;)
I used My Minds Eye Happy Haunting paper to create each box with a great pattern paper background. Then using all my Tim Holtz goodies and $1 Store finds I went to town decorating. I used various numbers from the rub ons, metal numbers, wooden and those that came with the Shadow Box.
Be sure to dry fit before gluing! It took me 4 hours to die cut…
Are you looking for some Halloween Decor ideas? I have a few for you. These are projects I have been working on for the past couple of weeks. BANNERS
I made Boo and Beware for my 2 corner windows. These are cut from Birthday Bash, using Recollections Halloween paper and Stampin Up Halloween Paper.
I made this Tim Holtz Banner, "Trick or Treat". Hangs over my spooky dining room. Black sheets are there for the holidays.
Cut from Birthday Bash and the frames/ font are a Sophisticated cut. I added beads from Walmart and skulls are a $1 store necklace cut up.
This BIG Banner is "Happy Halloween"
The charms are Walmart and the tulle is from an old Halloween costume. This glitter spiders are a $1 store find.
Happy Halloween! Candles
Cheap-o-la...You can make this on a budget...promise! I picked these candelabras up from Michaels for $12 at 50% off. I bought them on a day they there was an additional 25% off so in the end they were less than…
Creepy coffin, I love this one! I saw these little wooden coffins at the $1 Store and had to get one. I ended up making this for a class and everyone loved making them. Halloween is the best! All the creepy stuff I get away with creating!
I picked up these great skeletons at Michaels on a string of garland...6 per rope. With a little force he fits!
I made a template of the coffin and cut Tim Holtz Laboratorie paper to fir in the back.
I accidentally broke my skeleton's arm. Oops! So, I glued his arm holding the glitter pumpkin. SAVE!
I picked up these skulls on a bracelet for $1. Layering the Curiosities Coffin is key! You want to look at the layers, like mesh, pen nib and a spider!
I added the "shelves" using popsicle sticks cut to size. This way it has a cabinet feel.
The Apothecary Remnant Rubs are so perfect of the glass bottles full of eyes!
Adding a little Spanish Moss makes it all creepy.
I LOVE HIM!
After the sprayed coffins were dry I sanded them to …