Sunday, June 10, 2012

Anniversary Shadowbox

 This project is a Shadowbox I created for my sister and BIL's 27th Anniversary. They have been through a lot recently, and I wanted to make something special for them.

 I began by "fussy cutting" along the damask shapes to create a "frame" for their photo. I also fussy cut from another sheet of the same patterned paper, along the damask patterns from the top to bottom of the sheet. I then cut them further to fit around the framed area. Next, I took a piece of lace and hand pleated it, using Glossy Accents to secure each pleat! After creating the pleated lace, I attached it around the cut-out frame using the Glossy Accents, then attached a strand of pearls over the "seam" of the pleated lace.Then I placed the picture of my sister and BIL behind all this and secured with adhesive.
The Bravissimo I used was three separate pieces. The "Happy Anniversary" used on the top of the page is actually a "center" sentiment piece. In the lower right corner I took a Bravissimo semi-finished teal rosette, and used a sentiment center "It's Your Day" on top of that. To beef the rosette up, I attached some box-pleat ribbon around the bottom of the entire rosette.
 Near the top of the page, on either side of the frame, I placed the dates of their marriage and the date of their anniversary using MM Paper Reverie silver letters, on top of two Spellbinders cut-outs. At the bottom of the frame I attached a TH metal flower and pearl bangle. I added two Anna Griffin butterflies and added some stickles, along with MM Paper Reverie Noir butterflies and some Prima Pearls! After I was completely finished, I enclosed the layout in a shadowbox frame, and called it done!! Everything used was from either OMC or CC, except for the following: shadowbox, TH Pearl Bauble, Anna Griffin Butterfly(2), misc. lace and pearl strand for "frame" (stash), Spellbinders die, Glossy Accents adhesive, and stickles-Crystal.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:

Cooking It Up With Katie #96  - Celebrate w/ Ribbon & a Die Cut 

CTO Challenge #65  -Thinking of You (use a flower)  

 MIM #93 -  with Bugaboo Stamps  

Whimsy Inspirations Challenge - Things with Wings 

Get Hippity with Ippity  - Challenge #22: Color Challenge Inspiration

Tuesday Alchemy - Challenge #18: Anything Goes



  1. his is sooo beautiful. I saw this on MIM. loz

  2. Char this is a beautiful layout and I love teh shadowbox idea - you are one clever lady. I love the colour scheme too.
    Stamping Shanni

  3. Hello Char. I saw this Fantastic project on MIM..Faye

  4. So much work Char but so worth it just stunning.
    Margaret M

  5. Wow! This is stunning hun..I love how you have framed the photo..such a work of art...beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday with this lovely inspirational card.....
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  6. Beautifully done, Charlotte! Thanks for honoring us by sharing your project in our "Celebrate, Ribbon & Die Cut" challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this time. Hope you'll play again in our new challenge on Wednesday.
    NanaConnie DT

  7. What a great shadow box, something to remember for a very long time to come! Awesome job! Thank you for playing with us at Get Hippity with {ippity's}Challenge #22 - Color scheme with the theme of wedding, anniversary, or engagement as an optional twist
    (GHWI DT)

  8. Gorgeous shadowbox!
    What a treasure :)
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!

  9. What a beautiful gift with such fabulous details, very pretty! Thanks for joining us @ CTO this week for our "Thinking of you-use a flower" challenge :)

  10. I saw you on Make It Monday. Your creation is a beautiful gift & what a wonderful way to celebrate being together for so many years!


    PS - I would be oh, so happy to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy - - I know you'd be a perfect fit :)

  11. Great job!! Thanks for sharing and for joining us at tuesday alchemy!! hope you can join the blog hop!!


  12. Oh wow, you've packed lots of detail into this project Char. Love the colours you've used.

    I came over from your link at MIM. I'm #16 & #130 this week. I'd love it if you stopped by to check them out.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  13. Браво! замечательная работа! Красиво подобраны цвета! Очень понравилось у Вас в гостях!

  14. I popped in from MIM to say this is gorgeous and I am sure your Sister and BIL loved it.

    Alli x

  15. Just lovely! I'm sure your sister and brother in-law were completely wowed! Thanks for playing along with us at Get Hippity with Ippity.

  16. Wow this is so pretty!! I would be over the moon to receive such a beautiful and heartfelt gift and hope your sister and brother in law were too!!
    Stunning, saw this on MIM
    Nat -x-

  17. Hello. I saw this on MIM. I just love it and what a fabulous and personal gift!! really lovely xx

  18. So beautiful shadow box! I love your idea, very creative.
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!

  19. This is great! Happy anniversary to your sister! Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy!


  20. Beautiful project!! What a wonderful gift!! Thanks for joining us at Get Hippity with Ippity!! Blessings!

  21. Love this project. Great use of the colors. Thanks for joining Get Hippity With Ippity.