Friday, June 19, 2009

A Favourite (even though its pink)

Now this pink thing I like because it is the right kind of know what I mean? Not Barbie pink...old vintage Laura Ashley pink... an uncute pink....haha.

Layout Title: "Love You"
This layout is actually a self-made shadowbox of sorts.

Here's how you can make your own:
1. Cut a hole in a die-cut patterned paper to make a frame. Make sure you leave at least 1" border. (everyone's making these shaped patterned papers nowadays - my sharon-approved pink one is from Making Memories)

2. Reinforce your frame with chipboard so its nice and sturdy

3. Cut a piece of chipboard that is about 1/2" smaller than your frame. This will actually be your 'base'. There should be a 1/2" overlap between your frame and your base. This will be where you put all your 3D foam dots to act as the sides of your 'shadow bow' and the foam dots will support your frame so its lifted nice and high above the base.

4. Decorate your base and your frame separately (E.g. on mine, the frame has white corrugated cardboard and lace pattern paper stuck on the inside edges. The base contains the patterned background, photo, tag, cut out flowers etc.)

5. Assemble the 2 together and voila, your very own shadow box!

You always think of things you could have done only after you're finished...
1. It might have been nice to make some 'glass' for the shadowbox using an overlay stuck to the back of the frame
2. Should have tied some ribbon or string around the frame to give it a bit more texture before gluing it down
3. Wish I could have used real lace, but....oh well.
4. Should cut some chipboard to cover the sides where you can see the ugly 3D foam dots but I'm feeling a little bit lazy....heh

p.s. love this Beatles song... "love you forever and forever, love you with all my heart...."

Sharon's Scrapping Situation:
- almost finished with all 4 projects for July. They're ready for viewing and you can come have a look when you're at the store.
- quite pleased with an experiment in 'artistic baking' that went reasonably well. (You get to enjoy the results of my 'cooking' in one of July's classes)
- very amused by the 'bacon and eggs' I made for another July class.

Hmmm....seems like July has an unintentional food theme....must be my body protesting against eating too much fast food.


Sue said...

This shadow box is so beautiful in real life Sharon!

Kate said...

ooo... i'll definitely have a look at the store..

and i agree, i'm not a fan of pink. this is a good shade of pink.

Chok Keun said...

Hi Sharon,

Thanks for sharing such a great tutorial!

Peggy said...

This is such a great idea and you make it seem so easy to achieve such a wonderful effect, thanks for sharing Sharon!

jazsutra said...

Sharon, totally DITTO you the frame and love the vintagy pink ;)-jaz