Wednesday, March 9, 2011

"Our Family" Shadow Box

I finished the shadow box I have been working on and thought I would share some pictures with you.  As many of you know, I used Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) to design this layout.  If you missed it, click here to see last week's post (I included instructions as well).

I am really pleased with how this shadow box turned out.  So here are some pictures.  I kept the color scheme warm and neutral so it can hang on the wall all year round.

I made the blue and yellow flowers and I absolutely love how they turned out.  I used the water distressing method (get tutorial link here) and I think I am addicted to making these flowers now!  There are so many color combinations to try!  Here is a close-up of the flowers I made.

I included a quote about love.  To make this quote, I used a free "Love" word art from Scrap Orchard and changed the color of it to yellow.  Then, I added the quote in brown text.  The font used for the quote is Blackjack available at Font Squirrel.  The quote says:  "Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading to its hope; It can outlast anything. Love stands when all else has fallen." ~Corinthians 13:7-8.  I used Tim Holtz ink in Tea Dye to give the white cardstock an aged look. 

Other materials used:
  • Orange paper flowers by Prima Marketing Inc., I layered them and put a yellow skittle in the center.
  • Yellow striped paper by We R Memory Keepers
  • Cardstock by Baazill
  • Lace by Stampin' Up!
  • Glimmer Mists in Tattered Leather, Blue Skies, Riptide, and Pearl to color and add shimmer to the flowers
  • I used my Cricut and SCAL to cut the flourishes by Skhedr Designs, the doily mat by Sensationally Chic Boutique, 6 petal flowers by Images by Heather M, bracket frame by Cricut Crafty Clare, and the title using the Blackjack font mentioned earlier.  All are free SVG or font files.
I am entering this project into the Sugar and Spice Challenge at Getting Cricky.  I think it has "sugar" - lots of family love, and "spice" - per the candid shots and colors used. 

My next project will be a Spring themed project.  There are lots of Spring challenges going on and I am hoping to enter a couple! 

Thanks for taking the time to look at my project!  Have a great day!


  1. You're totally going to win that contest :)

  2. It was my pleasure. I absolutely loved making this and am so happy you love it too. As for the challenge, there are so many talented ladies that enter these things. I can dream though. :)

  3. Okay...I totally posted a comment yesterday! Love the shadow box and can't wait for you to show me how to make those flowers!

  4. WOW - I love how this turned out! Fantastic! Where do you get your frames - have never seen any that open up like that. Amy - Mind if I feature this & your spring one on my blog??