Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dragonfly Dreams Be Inspired #80 Shadow Box


I'm a bit late posting my cuttlebug challenge be inspired project today, I had a few finishing touches to add before it was ready to be called "done". This end result is better than I had envisioned to be truthful. I LOVE dragonflies ,with their gossamer wings flitting about they are one of the most beautiful sights in nature. I knew from the moment we were assigned shadow boxes for the challenge this week that I would use this dragonfly punch........the rest ,as they say "just fell into place"


I sprayed the linen mat with glimmer mist to give it a bit of "age" and shimmer. The dragonfly card was also misted with wheat glimmer mist and stamped with the "journey" phrase from define your life and French script{stampin up!} To create an over stamped collage. the tattered angels chipboard was sponged and is adorned with a key ,inscribed with the word "life"
  That stunningly gorgeous filigree behind the card is cut from basic black card stock with cricut cartridge straight from the nest. I was concerned that I would have trouble with the intricate cuts, but it cut like butter!!! Call me impressed!!


The Dragonflies are cut from varied papers and some were embossed with the textile folder, and held in place with a black or pearl straight pin. The sentiment is a rub on....my first experiment on glass. {Love it} you should totally give it a try!!!  As a matter of fact you should join us this week and play along, our challenges are meant to inspire and uplift you. Give shadow boxes a try, make one for yourself or as a gift.
  I have seen the diverse and imaginative samples from the rest of the DT, and assure you you will Be Inspired. 

I would love to hear what you think about my shadowbox.....Hmmmmm should I put this in my craft room, or my boudoir???   

14 comments:

Bonnie in SC said...

Very pretty. I was thinking about something very similar to this but using butterflies instead. I was going to punch out butterflies from junk mail in honor of Earth Day. Seeing how when your collage turned out I'm going to get right on it.

June Houck said...

Oh, I love this!!! You had me with the dragonflies. I have a gazillion dragonfly stamps (I horde them.) This is stunning, Shantaie!

Sandee said...

Shantaie this is beyond amazing!!!!

christine's cottage garden home said...

I love it! What a nice job! I'll have to try it.

Brigit said...

I love your shadowbox, it's absolutely beautiful!

Kendra Hottle said...

I love this shadow box. You have definitely given me an idea for a Christmas gift for my sister who is sooo in love with dragonflys. Thanks so much for sharing this. It is truly beautiful!

Terrie B x said...

Hiya Gorgeous Shantaie..
WoW Wow WoW I love your gorgeous shadow box!!!!
I am completly impressed with the filergre cut out!!!such a stunningly beautifulpiece of art!!!TFI
Have a lovely Friday my `friend`:)x

Anonymous said...

I Love how you incooperate nature into the shadow box without harming it. I could easily enjoy this box of butterflies as opposed to once living butterflies. I would put it in the sewing room to inspire re-creation.

Anonymous said...

My mistake, they are dragonflies but I thought of butterflies

Toni said...

Truly magnificent.

Shantaie said...

I love the idea of using junk mail Bonnie, what a cool effect that would create!!! I hope you let me know when its done!!!

I have always liked the look of all the pretty insects behind glass.....but felt kind of bad for the poor little winged creatures stuck in there :( this is a much better version!!!

PinkPolkaDot said...

I am amazed! This is gorgeous! I knew you were talented but this is in another realm of talent! I know what I want for my birthday this year...hint, hint, hint!

Penny Hanuszak said...

I've just stumbled across your blog and my jaw has dropped. Wow girl you can write and stamp.....a wicked combination. Love your style and these dragonflies had me swooning. What a beautiful shadow box. TFS!!!

kate said...

I really love your shadowbox. What die cut system/cartridge did you use for your dragonflies? I am planning my wedding and am looking for something similar to use as placecards for my guests.

Thanks,