April 01, 2012

Shabby Tea Room Spring Challenge Shadow Box

egg shadow box

I am entering the Spring Shabby Tea Room Blog Challenge to use a butterfly with yellow, blue, lilac and kraft. This is a shadow box I am going to use as a wall hanging. I’m not sure when the Tea Room judges look at the projects but I am off to make a matching card shortly.

egg shadow box closeup front

Here’s a close up of the floral cluster. The greyish flower actually looks more bluish IRL. But there is blue in the DP and the eggs are bluish right?

egg shadow box inside

I cut the paper carefully so most of the eggs would show and the piece I trimmed off the top is now the strip at the bottom. I placed some vintage gathered lace around the base of the nest. I LOVE how this looks!

egg shadow box closeup inside

Aren’t those little eggs cute? Believe it or not, they are off of an Easter sprig from my local dollar store! Cool right?

egg shadow box side

I custom dyed the lace trim seen here so it would match the papers better. I used Copic Various inks. This is going to hang on my wall so I constructed the ribbon tab so I can replace the ribbon if it gets too gross. I am fine for it aging vintage-y but I have young kids so who knows what might end up on it! I punched two holes with my Crop-a-dile (easy-peasy) and actually sewed the button on through the ribbon and the box and into another button on the other side for strength. When it came to tying it, that got tricky so the ends were hidden but I managed!

I’ll be back with my card soon.

Enjoy, Rebecca

7 Gypsies
Ink: Antique Linen, Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo Distress inks
Accessories: mini scalloped punch-EK Success, brown acrylic paint, vintage buttons and laces, Hug Snug seam binding ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls, nest, eggs and branches, pearls-Dollarama, Box-Basic Grey, silk ribbon-May Arts, silk flowers (coloured with Copics)-Michaels, paper flowers-Recollections, Copic markers and Various inks


Starr said...

Oh Rebecca, your creation is gorgeous! I love the flower/ribbon arrangement! Thanks for joining us at TSTR!


Rebekah said...

A true work of art! Beautiful! Very creative:) Thanks for sharing it with us at TSTR!

Kathy said...

Oh.my.gosh...this is gorgeous...inside and out!!!

jacirascrap said...

uau!! Parabéns!!! Seu projeto é MARAVILHOSO!!! Adorei seu conjunto de flores e seus ovinhos!!!

grover38 said...

This is wonderful! That lace is a beautiful touch. :)

Whimsicalnotions said...

omg no wonder you won this is just gorgeous.Loving your blog very similar tastes to me :)

~LilCountryBelle~ said...

This is really cute :)

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