Tuesday, 29 May 2012

A Shimmery Shadow Box - for Brenda

Brenda (Bumblebees and Butterflies) came to visit me last week which was lovely. We chattered and caught up, and popped out to a couple of my local charity shops to pick up things to alter, but more of that at a later date.

I had made a shadow box frame (available from Happy Daze) as a gift for Brenda:-

I thought I'd take a separate photo of the backdrop without the frame, so you can see it in more detail:

It's a dipped background, then stamped with Crafty Individuals' text stamp in Sepia, and the bird and flourish in black. The birdcage is a shrink plastic Tim Holtz alterations one with a bit of ball chain to hang it from. The flowers have been stamped and punched and then each layer dipped in the melt pot before assembling. The vintage image is a Crafty Individuals' one, from one of their image pads, with UTEE poured over it. Bottom left is a piece of lace coaster from Poundland.

I don't often get the melt pot out, mainly because it needs more than a four inch square workspace! So I had a bit of a session. In the first picture you will see a butterfly top right on the frame. I bought a pack of four layered butterflies from my local Tiger for £1. The top two have been dipped in the melt pot, and the bottom two are at the moment, as they came:-

You may be able to spot in the first photo something else from Tiger, the little bottle of seed beads. My lovely friend, Jack, knows how much I like Tiger and she bought me a pack of these. I knew Brenda would like them too so I went in and got her a pack! If you don't have a Tiger, Crafty Individuals have just started stocking a gorgeous version at a great price here!


  1. Lucy, I knew without a doubt that this would be exquisite. How sweet of you to make this for Brenda and I know she loved this! Maybe this week I will actually use my melt pot! Have a great week! Hugs!

  2. Gorgeous card- loving the colors and WOW- what a fantastic project.

  3. Lovely colours and a great present for Brenda. Love the melt pot flower idea.

  4. oh do i ever love this! gorgeous coloring and sweet, perfect elements. beautiful piece. xo

  5. Lucky Brenda! Love what you've done here, Lucy, especially the flowers and butterflies.

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  7. Lucy, Your shadow box is amazing. Congratulations on being o the Happy Daze DT. Hugs Rita xx

  8. Hi Lucy

    Thank you so much. Hope you are doing OK. PS: I live in Basingstoke.

  9. A gorgeous shadow box Lucy, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

  10. Stunning box and I love the dipped look - off to see what a tiger is!

  11. What a lovely box, Lucy, so pretty!

    I don't know what a Tiger is, either!


  12. Hi Lucy. I so love my shadow box, it is bright and pretty and just my style. The butterflies (my favourite) are beautiful dipped in the melt pot as are the flowers. It looks fabulous on the blog here, but of course just that bit more striking IRL.
    Happy Jubilee weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  13. It's gorgeous!I love those butterflies from the melt pot-stunning!