April Blog Hop!

Yep!  It’s Blog Hop time again!  My first project for the hop is a shadow box.  

I began with a dollar store wooden shadow box.  There was a glass front on it, but I didn’t use that.  I painted an undercoat of yellow, put a layer of crackle on, then painted it all over in white.  It gives it that shabby chic look.  I stamped the cottage.  It was a stamp I had purchased from a friend.  I colored it with my distress markers.  I then put on some Flowersoft (Meadow, and Autumn) so accentuate the flowers and bushes around the cottage.  

I then used stamps by Mabel Lucie Attwell – Garden Accessories.  They are really cute.  I put some Glossy Accents on the watering can and garden basket to stiffen them up a bit.  I cut them out along with some flowers from the stamp collection.  I pop-dotted the basket and can to give them a bit of dimension.  

I used some Prima flowers from my stash and added some bling from Miriam’s Crafting Supplies.

These cute tiny butterflies are from the Garden Accessories stamp set also.  I added some Copper Stickles to give them a little sparkle.  I also used a little piece of vine ribbon that I had in my stash.

I pop-dotted the cute smiling flower to add dimension.  And I made a banner strip by using some of my letter stamps, and inking the edges.  I think it adds a kind of warmth to the project.

Finally, the beaded trim on the bottom is two types.  The hanging trim I bought from a local dollar store.  The strip of yellow beading is from Angela Holt!  I just loved how this turned out!  Leave me some love and let me know what you think!

Be sure to collect the “secret” words from each of us to win a fabulous prize from Flowersoft!  My secret word is:


Once you have all the “secret” words from the rest of the ladies on the blog hop, unscramble and email the entire phrase to Angela Holt at thealteredpage@yahoo.com with Flower Soft Blog Hop in the subject line.
Visit Shanna next….here’s the entire Blog Hop lineup:

Angela Holt Designs – www.angelaholtdesigns.com
Scrappin Madge – www.thescrappinlounge.com
Dare’s Designz – www.scrapndare.blogspot.com
Flowers by Rhonda – www.flowersbyrhonda.blogspot.com
Jennifer Stahr – www.myscrapmenagerie.com  You Are Here
Shanna Sands – scsdesigns.blogspot.com  Visit Next

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  1. Im a new follower, I ssooo love your project!! Its gorgeous! Everything is just perfect!


  2. Your frame is just lovely! I really like all of the fussy cutting you did and the crackle really adds a special touch! I'm a new follower!! TFS your talents!!
    ~Donna K

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