Sunday, March 6, 2011

Shadow Box Swap

My local art group is swapping shadow boxes this month.  We could pick any size, so I chose some 3.5-inch square jewelry boxes to work with.  I covered the edges with Tim Holtz tape, a la Configurations, then filled the box with images from Oxford Impressions' The Fairest Flower plate.  The sweet little girl image is colored with Distress Inks.  Since I wanted some 3D action, I added a posy and a little pull out accordion booklet.  Here are some shots with the booklet unfolded (sorry for the pitiful photos - after a stormy, rainy day, I just gave up and took them anyway):
The accordion booklet has stamped images from Cornish Heritage Farms.....
 
...and a few from House of 3 and Serendipity.  One down, eleven more to go.... eeeek!  I've got an assembly line system going, though, so I'm in the groove.

Hope you have a great week! 

19 comments:

2amscrapper said...

I love everything about this--what a great idea to cover a small jewelry box a la configurations.

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love your shadow box. I really like the accordion booklet and the little quotes in there! Great idea:) Connie.

Daniele said...

so pretty, love the vintage style and colours
hugs

mustavcoffee said...

So pretty, love your colours again! :0) xxx

craftattack said...

Great box, it all looks so pretty!

Susan Allan said...

What a lovely idea and how beautifully executed. Whoever gets your swap is very lucky indeed!
It is such a nice touch to put in the little concertina 'booklet' inside, just lovely!
Sue xxx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful, you are so artsy GF, can I be a fly on your wall? Luv this

1CardCreator said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! ~Diane

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Jean, it's gorgeous! But eleven more of them? Yikes....

stampdiva said...

Jean the book adds such a dynamic quality to the shadowbox. It is so adorable.
Wishes
Lynne M

Linda R. said...

Oh WOW.. This is beautiful. I just love it.. Your are so creative..
Hope you have a happy Monday..

Hugs, Linda

Lori said...

Wow! Stunning little box! Love all the images, very cool! Eleven? YIKES!

Cgra said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. :)

I love the color scheme you have on your boxes - what a great way to use jewelry boxes.

Lucy Edmondson said...

I absolutely adore it! Your work is gorgeous, Jean. Gave you a mention the other day as I was dying seam binding,

Lucy x

Jacqueline said...

Oh wow! I so love this Jean - what an amazing project!! Class!

Cindy Adkins said...

This is perfection, Jean!!! I love it!!!
XO

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! I love the details! This is just a stunning piece of work.

Shar said...

Completely gorgeous! Your details are amazing and I adore the fabulous fresh and fun Spring colors!

Lynn Stevens said...

Stunning, Love your box, so many beautiful details!!