Sunday, January 06, 2008

Sew Special Shadow Box

I got this unfinished shadow box at Hobby Lobby in their Christmas clearance stuff, I love those after Christmas sales! I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I painted it with acrylic off white paint and then I painted it with Tim Holtz's Tattered Rose Distress Crackle Paint by Ranger. I glued on some pink rick rack and the outside was done! It was kind of hard to get real clear pic's with the glare from the glass, I hope you can see it. The paint and rick rack are more pink than whats showing here, a pale pink.

I covered the inside with paper from the Crafty Secrets Classic Paper Pad. I stamped the dress form, pin cushion, scissors and sentiment from the Sew Special stamp set by Crafty Secrets. I used Walnut Stain Ink by Ranger and I colored them with Copic markers, I embossed the scissors with silver EP. There are vintage buttons around the sentiment a wooden spool with pink thread in the right corner and mini scrabble tiles glued down in front. I made some tabs out of card stock and glued them at the top and bottom of the dress form so I could glue it in and it would stand up. I glued the bottom tab to the bottom of the shadow box and the top tab to the back of the box. I made a tab for the pin cushion too and glued it to the spool. I glued the pins to the back of the pin cushion. Get a load of the vintage tracing wheel!! I got it at an antique store for $2, I immediately thought of Vicki when I saw it, LOL!! It's so cool, love the old wood handle, but, it's not very good at tracing on card stock, the wheel thingys aren't so pointy, LOL!

Here is a close up of the crackle paint, so vintagey!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I've been working on a little Love Shack for Valentine's, I need to get some candy and take pic's, it's been fun!
It was so nice here yesterday, in the 70's! Me and Terry did some yard work, shrub trimming and carrying off. A perfect day for it. It's supposed to be in the 70's again today with rain starting this evening. Ahhhh, love this warm weather in January!
Have a sweet day, thanks for stopping by!



Vicki C said...

Ahhhhhh!!!!!! Pam I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! This is just fantastic! I think I better make a Hobby Lobby run!

Belas Creating Place said...

This is sew (s0) pretty.....what a nice gift that would be or to preserve some of my mom's sewing notions.

Bevie Pearl said...

What a perfect sewing themed wall hanging for a room. Gorgeous work and great idea.

Rose Ann said...

Oh my....I love your shadowbox!! What a beautiful job you've done with this!!

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