This week, I decided I wanted to create a shadow box. Well, something sort of like one anyways. I have had this old Prima flower box for a year or more and have always wanted to create something with it. So, when the opportunity arose, I decided to try my luck.
For this project, I used the Lackluster Printable Journal.
For the background, I took one of the papers and opened it up in Adobe Photoshop, I then sized it to an 8 x 11.5 size so I could trim it down to the size of the inside of the box. I so love anything that has flowers on it and most all of Tsunami Rose Printable Journals have some kind of flowers on them.
Once I had the paper cut to size, I inked the edges so they were all black. I really like how the one side of this paper looks like lace or beads, and I was very careful to not lose that look when I trimmed and inked.
I then added the large diamond flourish, and began to add my homemade flowers. I have really taken a liking to making my own flowers. I used to think they were to hard to do. They really aren't, they are just time consuming, and I burn my finger tips often with the hot glue gun. *grin* The flowers around the flourish are simple rolled roses with ink tips. All of my flowers are also made from one of the pages from the journal.
In the other corner, I added a nifty pocket envelope and a journal card. I also added a beautiful ticket. Again, everything here has flowers on them. I topped the corner off by adding three more hand made roses. This time, I chose not to ink the edges. Now that they are finished, I am regretting that decision. I chose not to mostly because I could not decide what color I should use, black seemed to dark, while pink seemed to light. One of the three, however, I did add a touch of Tattered Angel spray to give it a tiny bit of sparkle.
All in all, for my first attempt, I am pleased with the outcome. However, I reserve the right to add elements or make changes. * smile*