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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:
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:
By keeping my project very much Valentine's related with hearts and Cupid...

And finally I used the challenge from:
Mixed media think pink:
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


  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.

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

  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!

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

  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

  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!

  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!

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


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

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