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