Happy National Scrapbook Day everyone! Today is also special for another reason. It is also the first time I am participating in the Paper Cubed Challenge as one of their new Design Team members. The challenge was to create a Shadow Box. This is what I came up with.
I colored the box with some vintage photo and walnut stain distress inks. I then took a gold dauber and added some highlight to the edges. I wanted to be sure the frame had lots of depth. The very back of the inside of the box is covered with a piece of vintage sheet music that the edges have been distressed. I then stamped a flourish in Peeled Paint distress ink in the lower left corner.
I added some homemade flowers to the lower inside right corner. They are attached on top of a bit of cheesecloth and then some feathers are tucked in as well. These are actually some of the flowers my daughter made here. She was so pleased I used them on this project.
A friend has this great leaf stem die and she cut me out a bunch as a favor. I glimmer misted them with a green and them shaded one side with peeled paint distress ink. I also added some bling to the branch part.
I colored my bird with watercolor crayons using chocolate, more mustard and ruby red. The added glossy accents to the whole bird. Once dry I attached him to the cage.
I die cut this frame out of a Stampin Up die. I then edged with vintage photo and stamped a damask also in vintage photo. Then I chose a sentiment and stamped it in black. I used crackle accents to highlight the letters. The whole sentiment is on dimensionals.
The same friend who die cut me the branch also die cut me some birdcages since at the time my Tim dies were not here yet. I used one for this project. I used some brushed corduroy distress crackle paint to cover the die cut and then highlighted areas with my gold dauber. I wanted the cage to appear round and not flat so I curled it a bit and then attached only the outside edges so the center was curved. I then added some fun gem bling to the cage.
I added a few other elements like faux hinges at the top and a Prima flower to the outside corner of the box. The cage also appears to be hanging from a piece of chain.
I had a great time making this project and hope you enjoy it as well.
So if you like 3D crafts check out Paper Cubed and participate in the challenge. You get a whole month to complete your project and you can have a chance to win some great goodies and don't forget to sign up as a follower so you can keep up with all the great challenges.