Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Vintage shadow box

Hello there… thank you for swinging by.

Today I would love to show you an other 3D project created with some recycled items and odds and ends I had left from previous projects and I couldn’t bear to throw out. I have found that I always find use for those little things to use later on.


Usually I try not to post more than 2 pictures but since there are so many details on this shadow box I show off a few more. On this picture you can see quite well all the Frantage I used. Made it just so much quicker than lining all the squares with patterned paper. I first painted the mini shadow box, which I recycled from one of the Prima wood embellishments with Distress Crackle paint and than added Frantage over it. I used some vintage hardware findings as hooks on the frame and looped a thick string through it so the frame can be hung or it just can stand on a shelf. You need a strong adhesive (Tacky!!) for that.


Most of the Findings are “left overs” from Prima marketing / Recollections or Melissa Frances. There is even a really odd shaped felt branch I could not toss but used on the frame you can’t tell how funny it looked.

There is some stamping going on with the Magnolia love background stamp onto a Doo Hickey Doily cut out and adhered right to the frame which gave me more “surface” to adhere my Tim Holtz metal embellishment from his Idea-ology line and of course Tilda.


The large vintage key was picked up at Michaels in the $1 bin. They always go fast. I think they would make awesome housewarming or wedding invites too.

other things used: Flowers by Prima, Distress ink,Heat tool, Versamark, Magnolia Doo Hickey banner, coloring: Copic, Stickles in Star dust and Platinum, mounting pads, ivory pins, brads


Thank you Smile with Love


Sandra H said...

So beautiful x

Kelly said...

Wow your shadow box is beautiful. I love the big key and frame you have on it. The frontage looks great and the shabby embellishing is soft and elegant. I think your leftovers have been used perfectly here. Have a great day,


Stunning and beautiful Claudia
Hug Dianne xx :-)

Durvina said...

This is really stunning!!
I love this one <3

hugs, Durvina

claudia said...

many hugs

My name is Wynneth said...

This is totally adorable Claudia, so many sweet embellishments. I love all the Frantage - what a great idea to use that rather than line each box with paper. As for that darling Cupid, I love him ! your colouring is superb as always. It is a so very lucky person who will have this hanging on their wall !


Hilde said...

So adorable!! Happy Valentines day <3

Маги said...

Oh, this is so adorable! :)

Sol said...

WOW... Stunning Coloring!!! And WOW.. to the coloring of the black hair... !!! Fantastic Details.. Sooo much to look at .. Love this creation... FAB Colors. and so many layers of different things... Love it!!
PS.. M is sending me a New one... for the missing one!!! Sooooo Happy!!! :o)

Elena F Scrap said...

Very pretty project!. Elena.

Fran Gibson said...

I cannot find the Tilda cupid angel stamp anywhere on the net. Is this a Magnolia Tilda stamp that is still available? Thanks -- Fran Gibson (Berkeley, CA, USA)