Thursday, 26 April 2012

Shadow Box

Today I want to show you a little project I have been working on the last couple of days.  Of course, it wouldn't normally take very long to make, it's just that I do a bit and then get distracted by family, chores etc and so pick it up again later.

This is a little shadow box from Twiddleybitz, really easy to put together, and I used the new SU papers 'Twitterpated'.  The flower is cut using a Tim Holtz die 'Tattered Florals' and the leaves are the SU 'Bird Builder' punch.  Ribbon is the gorgeous seam binding 'cherry cobbler' and I've used a 'real red' glimmer brad for the flower centre.  The reds seem to work together, just far enough away not to notice the difference.

Here is a close up of the flower embellishment on the finished frame.  Of course, a pretty frame needs an appropriate photo and purely coincidentally colour-wise, I popped in a photo of my BFF and I taken a few years back.  I don't think we've changed very much and this is one of my favourite photos of us.

Bev is on the left in red, and I'm on the right in blue.  So now my photo is no longer under a ladybird magnet, but is framed instead.

Have a crafty day!


  1. What a fabulous project Helen - and a lovely photo too! I wouldn't have thought to use floral paper but it looks great and the flower and ribbon embellishment in the corner is the perfect finishing touch. Vicky x

  2. Gorgeous frame and love the way the photo picks up the papers!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. Hope you're enjoying the March edt. of Craft Stamper.

    Claire xxx

  3. Nice work. The lovely frame makes us look pretty good. Haha.


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