Monday, August 4, 2014

Graphics 45 By The Sea Shadow Box

Good Morning Ladies,
Today is the beginning of a new week. A little lighter week than last week I am hoping. I did get some time to work on a project or two.
Today I have a Graphics 45 By The Sea Shadow Box....
This piece was inspired by the Graphics 45 By The Sea pad. The calling card with the little kids was so cute I decided it should be the main focal point of this shadow box. The shadow box started out with unfinished wood. It was stained with three different Tim Holtz distressed stains. The first layer was broken china, the second layer was white wash, and the third layer was saphire blue. The last two colors were applied while each layer was still wet. Once that was dry I started to add to the shadow box. There is a mat of cream cardstock beneath the calling card. It is inked in blue cat's eye ink. The sea shells were added next. The By The Sea sentiment was added next. It still needed a little something so I added the sea theme brass charms. The hangers on the shadow box are on each corner at the top. I used this to my advantage and added a blue star ribbon hanger.
A close-up of the inside of the shadow box showing the real seashells.
The back of the shadow box showing the hangers.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog


melody2542 said...

Love it!! Very summery colors.

Terri Urban said...

So beautiful Lori. Great job
thanks for sharing it with us.

Pssequimages said...

This is the most awesome paper! We didn't get our trip to the coast that we'd planned this year, but what a great choice for your shadowbox effect, Lori. LOVE it! Beautiful card, and thanks (again) for the inspiration you share.