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I just love crafting, the messier the better. Have been crafting all my days but in the last 16 years have been doing more and more. My obsession began with making cards and from there I have tried many different forms of crafting. Great fan of Tim_Holtz love all his products would love to own them all one day. Graphic 45 is another must have for me and again would love to have it all. And then there is Prima well what can a girl say, just simply stunningly beautiful. Really enjoying the vintage, shabby chic and steampunk styles which are very much in vogue at the minute. Love Lace and Pearl trim, you might be seeing a fair bit of it all on here. xx Please keep calling past and enjoy my crafting journey with me. Great Big Huge Hugs Becca xxx


Wednesday 12 September 2012

Vintage/Shabby Chic Shadow Box

I have very kindly been gifted this week with a beautiful bag full of Vintage Doily's.  I am ever so delighted and was overjoyed to receive them.  I have been looking for a while with no success so you can well imagine my delight upon opening the carrier bag :-)

As a result I had to make this Shadow box and went for the Vintage/Shabby Chic look.

I took an old mahogany hexagonal shadow box and altered it.  I painted the frame in a light brown mix I have made of Acrylic paint.  On top of that I then painted on some Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint to get the shabby white frame.  In the inside I ripped out the old nasty yellow lace and replaced it with some lovely soft cream gathered lace from my stash.  I created a new backing for the shadow box cut to fit within the frame, mod podged on some linen material, added one of the large cream doily's with one of the nice dusky pink ones on top of it.  I printed off the vintage digital image and layered it up onto some dark brown cardstock and sealed it with mod podge too, and touched up around the edges with Inca Gold in the gold colour.  I made the vintage dusky pink and linen handmade flower and finished it off with a pearly centre.  Popped one of the little crochet doily's underneath and finished off with sprays of paper two tone pink and cream roses and ivory baby's breath and cut out appliques from another piece of lace which are tucked under the floral spray on the top left of the digital image.

This is how it looked before 

I hope you like what I have done and that I have manged to achieve the Vintage/Shabby Chic look I was hoping for.

Thank you so much for taking the time to come past and visit, please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

PS I also entered this in the Craftymess Daily Challenge over on FaceBook on Monday and I won!!! How pleased was I? :-)


Sandra Wright. said...

This is so beautiful,I love the crackle frame and all the embellishments. The image is one of my all time favourites too,she is a stunner isn't she.....

Hugs Sandie xx

Celias said...

Just stunning love it , well done xxxxxxxxxxxx

Kate M said...

Beautiful shabby chic creation

pauline said...

Beautiful box pic fab xx

Jan said...

This is stunning xx Jan

Kay Dalton said...

stunning, i realy love it x