We are having a reprieve in the weather. It was actually under 100 again today and tomorrow is forecast to be even cooler, Yeah!
A few months ago while shopping at Costco I decided to buy a black leather purse.
When I got home and took the purse out of the box a light went on. Wouldn't that box make a terrific shadow box. It was sturdy, so I set it aside until I could come up with a design idea.
Well, I finally decided to go with an insect nature theme.
Here is the empty box that I saved.
So I looked through my computer and came up with images of 3 insects, a dragonfly, a butterfly and a bee. I sized them to fit the box and glued each on onto a lightweight chipboard.
Next I highlighted the edges and wings with Glossy Accents I also printed out 3 words I sized to resemble tiles. Dream, Beauty and Wish.
After the glossy accents was dry I cut each image out. But first I tested the size to make sure they would all 3 fit in box. I also altered the box by cutting off the edges at the top and bottom and fitting them in the bottom to support a shelf that I will insert at the bottom of the box.
Here you can see how I used the cut off pieces to support the shelf. I haven't yet decided if I will leave this as a shelf or make it into a drawer. Stay tuned to see how this project develops.
I rummaged through my stash and pulled out a few things I thought might work with my theme.
Not quite sure which pieces I will use. This is really a work in progress. And this is much more time consuming than I planned for. Oh well, this will be interesting to see how this turns out, I only have a loose idea of how I want be complete this box.
I have plans to use this Graphics 45 craft paper sheets to cover the box itself. That's it until tomorrow.