Category shadowbox

Egg Hunt with Authentique

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper – an Easter shadowbox I made using Authentique’s Eastertime collection.

So, apparently I have a thing for Easter shadowboxes, as this is the third I’ve created.

I used recycled chipboard to create the box and then covered it with the beautiful paper from this collection.

I fussy cut images from the paper and layered them to create the scene. Everyone looks ready for spring and for the annual Easter egg hunt.

On top, I layered paper flowers that I made using Tim Holtz’s Tiny Tattered Florals dies. The larger leaves are from a Prima die. I covered them all in Stickles and Wink of Stella for sparkle. Vintage trim and a hand-dyed seam binding bow add softness.

We still more than a week to go, plenty of time to craft ...

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I found this spooky image of twins online and knew it would be perfect to feature in a little Halloween shadowbox.

I made the box using an old cereal box, then adhered My Mind’s Eye paper on the background. Ruffled crepe paper, Tim Holtz tinsel trim, and a couple of glittery pumpkins add more texture. The moon is the same that I used on this card, The dangling spider is a sticker I had in my stash and I simply adhered it to a piece of thread.

The black leaves around the top and side are an older Prima product that I’ve been saving for just the right project. And finally, a pair of glittered skulls make the perfect “feet” for my spooky shadowbox.

Here’s a look at my projects on display together:

I added a black fringed crepe paper garland and large millinery rose...

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Swirlydoos Kit Club, Ultimate Designer Challenge. Week 3

This week’s challenge was to emboss metal tape and create something with it. My creation is called “Easter in Fairy Grove.”

I started with this empty box that was destined for the recycle bin.

 And here is the final project:

I deconstructed the box, covered the outside with vintage wallpaper and the inside with various vintage papers. The patterned paper is Prima “Printery” and Graphic 45 “Once Upon a Springtime.”

I embossed the metal sheets and then cut it into strips and painted with gold alcohol ink to create a frame around my shadowbox.

I also made a variety of flowers using the metal, which I inked with alcohol ink or colored with permanent markers.

In case you couldn’t tell, the rabbit is moveable, so he can deliver the eggs among the fairies and friends...

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Beach Baby

This project is the inspiration for the next class I’m teaching at The Crafty Scrapper (details coming soon).

I created this “shadowbook” using an old book, beautiful Bo Bunny papers, and beach embellishments.

I used an image of my niece frolicking in the sand.

I have another beach vacation with her very soon, and we can’t wait!

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