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Dienstag, 12. Februar 2013

Valentine Shadow Box

My name is Elly and i'm a messy crafter (:o) I have my own room for crafting, just because i need a bit messiness for my inspiration. I have to see all my stuff i can work with. If i put everything in boxes, i'm not using it...or buy a lot twice. I don't want to waste time with searching *lol*
Well.....i have a  big box with a lot scraps of embossed cardstock from other projects and i had the idea to use them for this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show: Something Messy
Actually i'm taking another Dry - Time - Out from my PEZ Dispenser Transforming. I have to use a lot Apoxie Clay and that stuff has a drytime of 24 hours. It's a slow work progress even more i'm not the best artist in sculpting. This is absolutly out of my comfort zone. A sample...?

A face on old keys.....



They look a little bit better with paint (:o)


And now up to the pictures, how i made this shadow box


Cut a frame from cardboard


Used strong glue and glued pieces of embossed cardstock on frame, overlapping a bit


Gears, pearls, magic mash and diecuts from LaBlanche speciality stampingpaper are glued on with Glossy Accents


 It's hard to see, but i used dark brown paint first


A light brush with silver paint and drybrushing with white paint 


Some accents with turqoise and a lot washes with Quinacridone Gold


Cutting a big box in half and....


...pushed together for a smaller size


Painted the inside with turqoise and a wash of Q - Gold


Applyed broken china distress ink to LaBlanche speciality stamping paper


LaBlanche Stamp and black archival ink


Gloss Gel Medium and a stencil


Finished with a wash of Q - Gold and glued the paper into the box


The heart with wings is made of plaster 

A beautiful Valentine Shadow Box, don't you think?

Thanks as always for your very appreciated comments and a big Hello to my new followers.
Happy Valentines Day!!


Elly



Kommentare:

whyducks hat gesagt…

Amazing as always Elly, love it big time!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries hat gesagt…

Amazing art Elly...wow wow...love this!!!!

greetings, Alie :-)

Caroline hat gesagt…

A great shadow box, the steampunk valentine is great.
The step by step of how you made it is very clear.
Great job.

Candy C hat gesagt…

Elly...YOU never cease to amaze me with your creativity and how you repurpose stuff! I mean...you took a simple box and turned it into a real work of art! I so love this! Love your Andy Skinner techniques to age and make the cardstock look metallic! Love your patina masks. They are too cool! In fact, each of the panels that you've embossed and added to this are exceptionally cool! LOVE IT ALL! Thanks for sharing your always wonderful art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Saskia hat gesagt…

Wow, gorgeous shadow box!

Caro *schoki* hat gesagt…

Ich mag Deine Valentins-Shadow-Karte sehr und wünsche Dir morgen einen tollen Valentinstag!!!

inkypinkycraft hat gesagt…

elly this is wonderful, would look great on my wall!
love the heart with wings absolutely gorgeous..need some!
the frame stunning, well can you tell I love it! trace x

Silvia(Barnie) hat gesagt…

Mir fehlen mal wieder die Worte. Deine Kreativität ist ja wirklich grenzenlos. Ich bin total fasziniert.

SanDee1899 hat gesagt…

Dear Elly your work is just amazing oustanding and I just love it fantastic. Than you so much for sharing the step by step this means such a lot to me and I really like to try it out!
Thank you so much Elly
Cheers,
SanDee

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans hat gesagt…

A stunning Valentine's shadow box Elly. I love how you recycled an old box to create your shadow box, wonderful idea and the decorated frame is stunning. I love the paint effect and your heart with wings is gorgeous as are your plaster faces. I love all the embossed panels too. This is a wonderful creative piece from start to finish. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x x

Gio hat gesagt…

Thanks for sharing the process, Elly. It's amazing how you create Art from nothing. The little faces are funny, the frame it's stunning!

WaldfrauAlexa hat gesagt…

total klasse........die idee mit den Schlüsselgesichtern werd ich sicher mal klauen......aber der ganze Rahmen ist Hammer!!! Elly like eben :-)

Selma hat gesagt…

That's so cool! Happy Valentine's Day...:-)

die amelie hat gesagt…

Can't stop looking at your awesome frame, Elly!!!

This is sooo wonderfully timeworn steampunk lovely....have to go have a good look at it again... ;)

One of the best things I have seen so far! (Except the projects from your blog in general *lol)

Hugs,

Claudia xx

mark gould hat gesagt…

How cool is this?? I love that you have made your own box, I am so lazy when it comes to that sort of thing, the end result is awesome so much texture and richness of colour. xx

Helen hat gesagt…

I would never have imagined what lies beneath. A beautiful piece. I love the texture the gel medium and a stencil brings.

Martina2801 hat gesagt…

Meine Güte, Elly - wie genial ist das denn? Eine wunderschöne Valentins-Shadow-Box ist das! Total genial, kann ich nur sagen.

Wünsche Dir noch ein schönes, restliches WE.

Candy C hat gesagt…

Wow Elly!!! You totally made my day with your comment left about my steam punk balloon! Thank you so so much. As you know, I am such a fan of your art. So your comment really means a lot to me. I can only imagine what you're hot air balloon made from a Styrofoam ball would look like! It would put mine to shame. Love, Candy

Anna-Karin hat gesagt…

Wow, such a wonderful shadow frame. Love all the embossing, so cool, and all the details are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing another gorgeous project with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Katherine (sutty) hat gesagt…

Amazing love it :)

Annie hat gesagt…

Wow Elly. Congratulations on your win at SSSS. I have to say that this is stunning. I love everything about it...so creative and inspiring. Beautiful project :-)

Your newest follower

Annie x

butterfly hat gesagt…

I do think! It's a fantastic creation... congratulations on your top 3 at SSSaS!
Alison x

Jo hat gesagt…

totally stunning!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA hat gesagt…

Congratulations on being named one of the top 3 at Simon Says Stamp and Show. This is an amazing mixed media shadow box, so I can see why you got it. Blessings!

Norma Gomez hat gesagt…

Wow what a gorgeous project, very cool. Congratulations on winning the SSS Get Messy Challenge!! I'm happy to be a new follower :D

Paula Whittaker hat gesagt…

Congrats on being in the top 3 for your super projects and thanks for the step-by-step images on how you created this piece.

Jessica Sporn hat gesagt…

Fabulous creation and great step outs! Congratulations for being in the top 3 at SSSS -- well deserved for this beautiful box.

sara j hat gesagt…

This is stunning.. really beautiful. And thank you for such a great documentation of your process. Congratulations on the Simon Says Stamp selection...this is really cool!!

Maura hat gesagt…

Gorgeous! Love the steampunk style!
Congratulations at Simon Says!

Izzwizz hat gesagt…

Congratulations on your top 3 at SASS, it is much deserved! A wonderful project. Maddy x