Friday, April 30, 2010

Paper Cubed Shadow Box Challenge

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.



Michelle said...

Hi Tammy
Absolutely stunning!
I love that birdcage and bird!
So much detail, just awesome.

C said...

Gorgeous, Tammy...lucky you to have such great friends.

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

Tammy, I love this. I love anything with birds and that cage is just over the top!

PocketsOfInspiration said...

WOWZERS! This is amazing!!!! So my style.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Tammy this is one amazing creation in fact it is stunning your attention to detail and the techniques you have used is wonderful and so creative wonderful work.
Lorraine x

Jo said...

this is grogeous Tammy. love it!

Lorrinda said...

Stunning Tammy! I love all the details, there's so much to look at! I really like the romantic yet shabby chic feel to this. Beautiful Job!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy,
Thanks so much for today on ustream.
Sorry i didn't get to say goodbye.
You were great:-)
Just had a quick look at your blog, it's fab.
Will come back later for a better look.
Inky Hugs,
Michelle xx

Banner Market said...

WOW! this is amazing! I love the texture. the look and everything about this. Its terrific! Great job!

Chelsea said...

This is beautiful. I love it.

Lisa Jane said...

what a gorgeous creation. Love the birdcage and vintage feel
Lisa ;)

Teri C said...

Wonderful! Love the bird cage!!

Kim said...

I love vintage and this is so incredible it made my jaw drop! All the details are so wonderful and the design and execution is perfect!

Unknown said...

OMG Girl...that shadow box is GORGEOUSLY BEAUTIFUL!!! Is gorgeously a word? lol ;)
You are very talented with a naturally creative hand. I say hand or hands because I believe our hands are the most true creative tool we own. Somehow the moment we pick something up wether it be paper, glue, ink or some tool.. it activates the creativity in all of us. Thanks for sharing YOUR creativity with us :) Hugsss

Anna Fearer said...

I love your shadow box!!! Your hand made flower is beautiful!!! I'm going to share your link to my fan page!!! I know a couple of girls who would to get a few of these!!