A Place in Time Bountiful Harvest Altered Shadowbox Frame Tutorial for Frilly and Funkie
Hello Friends! Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday of the year. So I was thrilled to learn that our hostess, Nancy, chose the theme Bountiful Harvest for the latest challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.I went rummaging through the Closet of Shame and pulled together this and that to make this vintage Bountiful Harvest Altered Shadowbox Frame. Let’s see what Nancy has to say about this challenge.
Create any vintage or shabby chic project celebrating the bounty of the season in the rich hues of Autumn.
Graphic 45 A Place in Time and Tammy Tutterow Posie Stamps and Dies
I found this wooden shadowbox frame in the clearance bin at Michaels. It measures about 7.25″ wide by 9.25″ tall with a generous depth of 1.25″. That gave me lots and lots of room to create this pretty Thanksgiving vignette.
I used some fun mixed media techniques to give the frame this tree bark appearance. The flowers were such fun to design with Tammy’s Stamps and dies. If you have bits and pieces of the original Place in time calendar papers languishing in your Closet of Shame, this is a great way to use them up. You’ll learn how I did it in the Snapguide tutorial below.
How to Create a Bountiful Harvest Altered Shadowbox Frame Snapguide Tutorial
Now it’s YOUR turn to create a vintage or shabby chic Bountiful Harvest project celebrating the hues and colors of Autumn! When you’ve done so, link it up at the Frilly & Funkie Blog. Be sure to pop over there today to get inspired by the other designer projects, and to find out the dates and details for this challenge.
The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us for a Guest DT spot atFrilly and Funkie. Three more favorites will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules is entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Sound good? I thought so!
Thanks for joining me here today! I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
“Orange You Glad It’s Autumn Challenge” Artisan Style Shadowbox
It’s time for another great challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. The theme this time around is “Orange You Glad It’s Autumn?” and you can make any kind of project you like as long as it features orange in some way with ribbon or trim. You can get all the details on the RRR BLOG. I chose to go “off the page” and make an Artisan Style Shadow Box using Graphic 45 papers and an 8″ x 8″ matchbox.
This was a challenging project for me, but I really enjoyed the process! I layered and matted background papers from Graphic 45’s Artisan Style paper collection using foam dots to create loads of dimension. Then I began to build my scene on the inside, using lots of flowers, fussy cut peacocks, die cut vines, real peacock feathers, altered resin embellies and incredibly GORGEOUS Vermilion Hand-Dyed Silk Ribbon from RRR.
This close-up shot shows all the layers and layers of Petaloo Darjeelling Flowers, Spanish Moss and dainty Mulberry Sweetheart Blossoms in two-tone orange, peach and brown. I love these little guys…they are so often the perfect pop of color on a project, and they come in a rainbow of hues.
I fussy cut the door image from the 12×12 paper collection, using my craft knife to cut the door open. I painted the doors with Glossy accents to strengthen them, and added additional GA to the windows to give them a glassy finish. Turquoise brad “door knobs” were inserted and the opening was backed with a sentiment panel from the paper collection. (Photo below.) Next, I fussy cut another pair of these incredible peacocks. These were layered over the first pair to add even more dimension. Dabbing them here and there with Diamond Stickles added amazing sparkle and shine.
I love this sentiment! I painted a chipboard sentiment to go over the lintel, and then flanked the door with a Prima Shabby Chic resin piece and a Kaisercraft wood bird cage that I altered with paint. The dragonfly charm just seemed to fit as this collection features them in many of the prints.
Altering this lamp post was really fun! It was chalk white to start with. So I painted it first with a layer of DecoArt Copper Dazzling Metallics Paint. When that had dried, Black Soot Distress Paint was swiped across the surface, left to dry for a couple of minutes and then rubbed away with a paper towel. Then, I tapped it randomly with Ranger Verdigris Patina to give it that aged copper look. The lamp panels were filled with Glossy Accents.
The chipboard sentiment fit perfectly next to the lamp post, but didn’t “pop” until I added that little snippet of Vermilion Silk Ribbon and another sweetheart blossom. I tucked a little wooden protractor behind it, too. Three jade stones were also added in the upper left hand corner.
Let’s talk about these vines! For some reason, the whole time I was working on this piece I kept thinking about the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. That’s why I chose to drape these Bella Rose Leaves all along the top and sides of the shadowbox. After they were stamped, die cut and shaped, I painted each leaf with Glossy Accents. I love how they turned out.
The top of the box has a double layer of a Kaisercraft wood flourish that was painted with Black Soot Distress Paint and glued down. They I went to work on my multi-layered, multi-loop bow tied with Vermillion Hand Dyed silk and tied with my Zutter Bow it All. I topped this with a flaming yellow Trellis Rose that was sponged with shades of brown and orange distress ink. It sits like a fiery crown atop this creation.
Now it’s your turn! Link your “Orange You Glad It’s Autumn” project up on the RRR BLOG. You’ll find all the details and submission dates there.
Crafty Secrets and Really Reasonable Ribbon: A Perfect Match!
NOTE: If you are looking for my April Blog Candy Event, please scroll down! Thanks!
Welcome to the Crafty Secrets April 2015 Linky Party! We are excited to be partnering with Really Reasonable Ribbon in this fun cross-promotional event that we are calling “Anything Goes with Ribbon.”
Really Reasonable Ribbon sponsored the Crafty Secrets Design team this month, giving us the beautiful April Ribbon Club Collection of Ribbons to add to our projects.
I chose to alter a little shadowbox tray for my project, and I have a tutorial showing you how to make the little banner, too.
I worked with one of the darling Solo Trays from Canvas Corp Brands. These measure about 6″ square. I printed the Happy Thoughts paper from the Vintage Typography CD to 8″ square and trimmed the top portion with the sentiment to fit inside the largest box of the tray. That’s one of the big benefits of working with digital…being able to print out a paper that fits the size of your project! I fussy cut the bird from the paper, inked the edges with Vintage photo and layered him on top of the background with a double row of foam dots.
Next, Spanish Moss was glued in place, then a whole host of pretty Prima and Petaloo flowers followed. I added in a pretty little Prima bird nest that I found in my stash, and a piece of star anise, too. I love the shape and texture that added to the mix. A couple of stamps from Birds and Blossoms, and a tiny little pocket watch were added to the mix. I topped it all off with a gorgeous bow tied with Light Coral Satin Ribbon. I just love these spring colors…they make me think of sherbet…and that is a good thing!
I was pretty happy with this creation, but I felt it needed just a little finishing touch. So I decided to make a banner. I printed off an 8″ square piece of the beautiful Rose Diamonds Paper and in no time flat, I had a banner for my altered tray. Here’s how I made it!
Print off the paper sized at 8″ square.
Cut out the individual diamond shapes and ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Fold each diamond shape in half to form a triangle. Twist two strands of Natural Jute String together. Fold in half and tie a knot on each end. You want it to match the width of your tray when you are finished.
Lay the triangles over the prepared twine so that you can glue the triangle tips shut. Then hot glue onto the sides of your tray, or card or layout…whatever you are making! Easy, Right?
Crafty Secrets shared some awesome goodies with the design team at RRR, and they will be featuring those projects on the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG from April 3rd through April 11th, so you will want to pop over for even more inspiration from the RRR Design team.
To play along, simply create any project that features Crafty Secrets products and add ribbon or trim to your project. You do not have to use Really Reasonable Ribbon to play along, any ribbon or trim will do.
To thank you for playing along, we have selected a pretty digital paper and a fun seasonal image that you can download.. You may use this on your project if you wish, or save it for another day. You may link any project you like, however if you wish to be eligible for this month’s prize package, you must feature Crafty Secrets products in your project.
Crafty Secrets Birds and Blossoms Digital Creative Scraps
Paper from Crafty Secrets Birds and Blooms Digital Paper Collection
This month’s lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate for any DIGITAL products in our online store! You can choose from our Digital Art Stamps, digital paper packs, digital printable sheets or digital Creative Scraps and fill your shopping cart to the brim with wonderful digital vintage goodies from Crafty Secrets!
Link your “Anything Goes with Ribbon” project to the Crafty Secrets BLOG no later than midnight PT on Sunday, April 19th. I’ll be hopping by to take a peek at your beautiful creations and leave a nice comment on your blog. On Wednesday, April 22nd, the winner of this month’s prize package will be announced on the Crafty Secrets Blog.
Now, go visit the rest of the amazing Crafty Secrets Design team, and prepare to be inspired!
Don’t forget to visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog for more inspiration! They also have a great challenge going on right now, so you might as well play there, too! I can’t wait to see what you make!