Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bucket List, Again.

Nope...still not dyin'. : ) It's just that I had to try my hand at one of these shadow boxes before I do die. I'm just going show you my steps in photo form because I had no instructions. Just made it up as I went.





I used my Tim Holtz disc for the picture of the little girl. I just printed her off.


The strings holding up the cloud and moon went up and through the cardboard above, then I taped them down on top. I distressed the paper a bit and added stamps and postmark stickers.
Christmas earrings I got for 75% at Target after the holidays. I knew I would use them in my crafting.



Very sloppy job of Mod podge and tissue paper on the back, but it sure was a fast way to cover everything.

Clear as mud? Ha-ha! CAUTION...do not try this at home... unless you have an entire day to devote to it. But what a FUN day it was! : )

33 comments:

marie said...

I love this ~ amazing transformation! I love to see things re-purposed!

Also, I wanted to mention what a nice picture that was of your mom in your previous post! She definitely looked very happy!

Mind Your Manors said...

Holy Cow! That is amazing!

Amy

Tami said...

M.L.~

It is adorable!! Love the idea of repurposing the baby frame. Very cute, very cute!!!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs~ T

Scrap for Joy said...

There is nothing more exciting than to find some marked-down item and be able to create a beautiful new treasure...and you've certainly done that perfectly with this shadowbox. Why don't you consider doing that as a regular feature. I love to see what you're creating. Have a great Sunday M.L.!
~Joyce

Jenny S said...

I always see those damaged frames at the stores and wonder what to do with them!! WOW!!! Never would have thought of this! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Melinda said...

It is beautiful. You did an amazing job!!!

Attic Gal Rachelle said...

You are a woman with vision! You could make anything look amazing!

Carrie said...

Wow what a great job it looks wonderful!

Darlene said...

Oh girl you have outdone yourself on this one!!!!!!!!! It took me forever to get through the post cause I was just pouring over each detail....TOO CUTE! You know these are the types of things that Bethany Lowe, Nicole Sayre and Larkspur Lane get the big bucks for!!!! You could be M.L. Whimsy Designs!!!!! What do you say???

That is just ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!♥

Jill said...

You are amazing...it looks fabulous!

The Berry's Patch said...

That is so cool!!

Sassy said...

I ♥ this....it is beautiful...I want to give it a try...thanks for sharing this beautiful craft!!!

HiHo said...

oh I wish I had a day...it came out great! Maybe when the kids have Spring break.
Heidi

titikpuspa said...

beautiful!
greeting from Indonesia!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I just adore your little creations! This one is beautiful!!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

This is amazing and I love it!. You certainly are creative and have a lot of patience too :)

Blessings,

Sher

Mimi Sue said...

That is just so darn cute. You are so creative. I get a little nervous if I don't have a pattern or picture to work from. You are amazing...Mimi

Carol said...

Your project is lovely, what a transformation! I really enjoy the vintage photos you post of your parents, so sweet.

Carol, in Oklahoma

Ms. Tee said...

You are so amazing! That is so pretty - the little girl and the saying are just adorable. :)

LaurieStar said...

Oh my GOD! This is so incredibly beautiful! I can't believe you made that out of a frame! Awesome. And thanks for showing all your steps - inspires me to try it sometime! Really came out great!

Small House said...

So pretty! But what else would it be but pretty. Everything you do is wonderful.

Have a good day.
Sandra

Mimi Sue said...

I got the honest scrap meme and am giving it to you. DO NOT feel obligated. Only if you want to. Check it out on my blog. Mimi

Life'sJourney said...

What a wonderful shadow box!! I can't believe how well it turned out!! Inspires me to try one myself in this lifetime!!

creative breathing said...

Have I told you lately how talented you are, and what an inspiration you are? You take the bits and bobs I would never think of and create magic! E

Christina said...

Very lovely. I love how you used the earring and the baby frame. Just great!

Carrie said...

Thank you for keeping my family in your prayers! It means so much.

Molly said...

Um WOW. That turned out amazing! Not just amazing but A-MAZE-ing. Lots of emphasis there, lol!

I feel quite inspired.

Meg said...

That is amazing! I really love the music paper.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Wow! what a great project!. You did a fantastic job.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Susie Homemaker said...

I am always astounded by your creativity!

Blessings,
Susie

Kim's Treasures said...

Wonderful! You did such a great job!!!

CatHerder said...

Oh I LOVE IT!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

So cute! I can see how making one of those could be come addicting!

Manuela