Wednesday 9 June 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge 30

This time the challenge is to MAKE A SHADOW BOX.
When Angelica told us what the challenge was, I was flummoxed 'coz I hadn't a CLUE how to do one!!
Hmmm, good old Google to the rescue! I Googled 'shadow box' and it came up with millions of ideas.
They all called for a proper frame and although I do have some, they were pretty inaccessible at the time, so weren't an option. There was only one thing for it.....make a box, glue it shut and cut the middle out.
Here's the result........

I used the side step card as the template for my 'scene'...(without the bit at the side).
For the main image, I used 'PK-210 Natalee'. The gorgeous 'daisies' are from PK-240 Say it with flowers', (One of my favourite sets). Not forgetting the 'sun', PK-M16, You are my sunshine.
The cloud background is a print out by Pink Petticoat.
I made the 'grass with my Martha Stewart punch and stuck it onto the first fold in front of Natalee. The border around the front of the aperture is also a MS punch, my latest fave, the little flowers. The branch is a McGill punch that's almost identical to the MS one. Not forgetting the picket fence MS punch at the back. The flowers in the corner were made with  X-cut retro daisy punches finished with a brad in the centre.
I had thought I wouldn't be able to rise to this challenge, but I reckon I did.
Please run to the Peachy Keen challenge blog for all the details and 'have a go'! There are two a fab prizes on offer , (as always) and you'll see the most amazing creations by my MEGA clever DT buddies.
I really enjoyed making this shadow box and I'm quite proud of it too.

Thanks for calling by
Viv xxx


Nikki Foraker said...

OMGosh!!!! I am always blown away by your creations, but this is INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Laurie said...

This is truly stunning. Great Job!!!

Janice W. said...

Viv this is such a darling shadowbox! I love Natalee surrounded by all those beautiful flowers and I love how you framed it! Beautiful!!
Hugs, Janice

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

OH MY VIVIENNE!! This is a masterpiece!! You did such an awesome job and completely blew our minds! YOU ARE AN ENGINEER in real life aren't you?!! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!
:)Hugs and lots of LOVE, Kathy

Brenda said...

Viv this is so cute! I was thinking the same thing - I do not know how to make a shadow box. I didn't notice all the detail until you mentioned in your post all the punches and stamps you used. Adorable!

Angelica Suarez said...

LOL Viv I just got your email and rushed over to your blog. You crack me up! :) This is beyond a doubt beautiful, amazing, and think we should have you start building us all birdhouses now that you're the engineer! hahahahah I'm sorry I couldn't help myself. ;)

Big big hugs,

Unknown said...

Rise to the occasion...are you kidding me:) This is amazing....I want it! It screams happiness and joy. Fabuloso.

Marisa said...

I am beginning to doubt your comment about not being a paper engineer, Viv!!! This is FABULOUS!! You hit this one out of the ballpark! Darling scene and frame (((hugs))).

Glora said...

Viv, all I can say is this is GORGEOUS and PERFECT in every way! You are AMAZING!

issy said...

This is fabulous with a capital F Viv, I love the scene you have created, inside the box. Stunning work, and an ispiration to everyone who visits here.


Margreet said...

you did a great job, Viv!!!
xxx Margreet

Jackie said...

Viv, it's absolutely stunning and even better IRL. I love the way you do your research and come up trumps :o)
Jackie xx

Lori said...

Wow this is absolutely amazing. I can't believe you've never done one. It's so fun and summery, love it!

Suzi Mac said...

Wow Viv, this is stunning, love the cute image and the design is amazing. Gorgeous card hun.
Suzi x

Lorie said...

Flummoxed, Viv? Well you would never have known that from the looks of this wonderful creation. I think you rose to, and waaaay above this challenge! You created a beautiful masterpiece from the innovative box with the "stepped" dimension, to your beautiful coloring, and perfect embellishment choices. Absolutely amazing!!!!

Love ya,

Nannieflash said...

Hi Viv, wow what a fabulous shadow box, youve really done a brilliant job on all of it, the image is gorgeous and so pretty as are the flowers on the edge. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx
Yes you certainly did rise to the challenge.

Anonymous said...

STUNNING! It is truly a piece of art. Love all the details on this one viv, the colors, the papers, the flowers... WOW! I LOVE IT.... HUGS...SK :)

bumblebee creations said...

What a great first shadow box!!! Hope mine turns out even half as good as your--and I will be happy! Gorgeous work!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Viv this is stunning you have created one gorgeous shadow box card here your design, image and embellishments is wonderful.
Lorraine x

My Creative Time said...

All I have to say is WOW!! Sweet Viv, you've done it AGAIN!! You are truly AMAZING my friend!! I LOVE this masterpiece you created!! GREAT JOB as always;)
Big Hugs,

Kelly said...

Viv, this is gorgeous and so cheerful.

Samantha Casey said...

Viv! This is so so incredibly cute! I am at a lost for words. I love EVERYTHING that you have done. You have created such wonderful dimension, and a really cute scene. I love your coloring and the different objects you used. There is so much detail, this is such a treat to look at!

Miss Giebel said...

Your shadow box is with out a doubt the cutest thing going! I love how you layered it and gave it such depth! It's so bright and sun shiny!!
love it!