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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Be my Valentine Shadow Box (Graphic 45) and some challenges

Dear Scrappers,
For this project I used 3 challenges as inspiration:

Simons say Stamp blog, Wednesday challenge: all things bright and beautiful:
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-all-things-bright-and-beautiful/
For this challenge, I used tons of Rock Candy distress glitter from TH and blings from Queens and co... To make my project extra bright and beautiful ;-)

Next I used the inspiration from:
The crafty boots challenge: hearts and valentine:
http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/hearts-and-valentines.html
By keeping my project very much Valentine's related with hearts and Cupid...

And finally I used the challenge from:
Mixed media think pink:
http://mixedmediamc.blogspot.com/2015/02/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-9-think.html
I used the paper collection from Graphic 45 "sweet sentiments" and kept my project in a pink mood, by using spun sugar distress paint (TH), felt pink heart, prickled raspberry spray ink, and pink blings...

And this is what I finally ended up doing:




I found this cute 4.5" x 4.5" wooden box at our local Scrapbooking store before they close, and after looking at Pinterest for ideas I found that the sweet sentiment papers from Graphic 45 were perfect and lucky me, I found them online and the Hampton Arts stamps to got with the idea...
When I saw the challenge this week, I got to work and put all the idea together into this cute shadow box.

I painted the whole box with gesso to give the acrylic paint something to grab on.


I painted the box with a mixture of white acrylic paint and prickled raspberry spray stain to make a cute tone of pink.


I sprayed the back of the box with the spray ink to see the effect:


But decided to use modeling paste instead for more a mixed media feeling.


I added a heart charm from TH (IdeOlogy).


This is a close up of the embossed Dollie.


I stamped a postcard image with a Dollie heart (using slate ink from CTMH) to give it some contrast as a background. I fussy cut a Cupid image with a Cello and added some edging lace (with is sticky back) and some rock candy distress glitter.
I finished the inside with some flowers I found at Jo Ann's attached them together with a wooden button from Michaels and baker twine, finishing the look with a flower bling.
The felt heart shape was stamped with "Love" using slate ink.
I added some more red lace as contrast in my final layer...


For the outside, I fussy cut some of the postage images adding some rock candy glitter to the edges, and added a veneer bird I had in my stash, painted it with spung sugar and added some rock candy distress glitter.


I added some more glitter to the fresh added modeling paste before it dried out, but it is a very delicate sparkle, difficult to get on camera...
I combined two of "Be my Valentine" sayings from the paper collection and added two blings to the sides. I added the TH charm to the center of the title using more baker twine.
Finally I stamped on the glass the "I love You" using claret StanzOn...



I hope you enjoy my project and leave me some feedback...
Have a very blessed week,


- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Vicky Tovar




- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Vicky Tovar

10 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous shadow box! I love how you used the pink and layered the elements. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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    1. Thank you Donna, I was dying to play in one of your challenges....

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  2. This is a real treasure, Vicky! This could be an heirloom some day! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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    1. That's very sweet. Thank you Lin, I love your work btw.

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  3. Such a gorgeous creation, love the colours that you have chosen, thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this time, hugs Pops x

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  4. beautiful collage! i really love the banner element you created along the bottom. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  5. love your Valentine's shadow box - love the way you used the modeling paste through the doilies!! Thank you so much for playing with us The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  6. Great project Vicky. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  7. Beautiful shadow box! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  8. Such a lovely piece, love what you did, just gorgeous! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly!!

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