Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day Shadow Boxes

I wanted to end my posts of projects from my retreat with these projects but I couldn't wait!  These are my most favorite projects of the weekend and I am so proud of them.  Here are my Mother's Day Shadow Boxes!

Carts and Materials
  • Flower Box - flowers
  • Gypsy Font - monogram letters and background
  • Michael's - shadow boxes
  • My Stash - paper, glitter, bling, flocking, Perfect Pearls mist

I almost couldn't believe that I made these boxes!  They came out exactly how I pictured them in my head.  Well, almost.  My orignial idea was all white.  But I couldn't find this size shadow box in white so I had to change my idea.  I am really glad I did.

The detail in my shadow boxes are in the flowers.  There are several different shapes of flowers in the boxes.  The larger flowers have different layers that are either spritzed with Perfect Pearls mist in Perfect Pearls or Coarse Glitter by MS.  The centers are flocked with with flocking.  The smaller flowers had layers that were misted or covered in glitter.  All the flowers received a little bling for the centers to complete them.

Once assembling the flowers were completed (and that was a while!), I moved on to the monogram letters.  I used the Gypsy Font that comes on the Gypsy handheld design machine. 

I chose this font because of the embellished side.  I love the effect of it offset to the side of the box.  I added some bling at the suggest of my table mates and complete.

I hope my mother-in-laws love these boxes.  I have gotten lots of compliments on them from family and friends who have seen them.  Leave me a comment and tell me what you think.  Until next time...



1 comment:

  1. These are beautiful! I'm sure they loved them. Thank you for the awesome inspiration.