Oh SPRING! It will be here shortly!
Tonight we bump the clocks ahead which will make our evenings lighter longer - spring can't be far off!
I've created a spring shadowbox with a stamped nest and little birdie in it to share with you today. 8"x8"
and this is the fabric sample I used:
First I stamped the adorable nest from this Stampers Anonymous Easter Blueprint Stamp Set on to the fabric.
I stamped it twice more on to patterned paper, cutting one out, and laying washi tape by My Minds Eye over the other one to cut out the eggs.
All of the paper I used is from the Authentique "Hope" collection, it is a beautiful muted blue/brown/tan color palette. On the background paper I did some stamping and inking through punchenella with Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain. A piece of vintage book paper from an old bible study book makes a nice layer between my fabric piece and the background paper.
I didn't want to mount it to a canvas because I liked how the vintage book paper was dimensional on the background and I knew it needed to be protected. Off to Michaels to find a shadowbox and WOOT! - there was this one on clearance for a penny! YES, a penny!!!! I have had this happen before at Michaels, when there is only one of something left, they sell it for a penny - amazing. Anyway, I found a little birdie and some moss and this project was coming together nicely!
I lined the inside edges of the box with paper from the same Authentique "Hope" collection to help brighten up the inside of the box and glued the moss and bird to the bottom.
Do you have any bits of fabric laying around? Make a project and share it with us at eclectic Paperie - we'd love to see your work and there is a random draw among the entries for a nice gift certificate to spend at the eP shop!
Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your comments!