Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tropical Vacation Shadow Box

Ever wanted to make a souvenir shadow box of a favourite vacation?  Well, today is your lucky day.  Here is a project I made using Little B products as part of the Designer's Craft Connection's Blog Hop. I truly adore all the products made by Little B especially  the Adhesive Backed Notes, Tapes, Stickers and more that I can use in my planner and in my art work!  The products are very detailed, well made, and coordinate with each other in every one of the many collections.

To make this you will need a small divided wooden box like tray, this one was purchased at a Dollar Store.  It was painted in a creamy yellow with some Acrylic craft paint.  Two of the spaces were given a light blue wash to create the sky/beach background.

The decorating was done by using Little B paper products and punches.  There are three dimensional scenes made with adhesive backed notes and foam adhesives.  Several of the embellishments are also stickers and  tapes from Little B.

The  faux grass skirt fringe at the bottom was made with  White paper punched with the "Fringe" punch by Little B.  Later the 3 pieces of fringes were sprayed with some yellow ink. Once dry the fringes were layered in a staggered pattern and adhered with double sided adhesive.

To make the garland of tropical flowers as well as one of the flamingo's, the Little B "Tropical" steel Dies were used with several scraps of scrapbook  and card stock papers. Two different shades of shimmery pinks and some multi toned green paper made for pretty flowers.  The flowers were strung onto the raffia and each bloom was secured with a dab of glue to the garland.

To hang the shadow box on a wall, a choker style sea shell necklace was repurposed to be used as the hanger. It was simply strung through the hanger loops.

Here are some close up pictures of the inside spaces:

Note the space with the flamingos was made by cutting a piece of the Adhesive backed paper.  One flamingo was made with a pink scrap of paper and the Little B die. The two flamingos in the front are stickers by Little B, their legs are wires, so cute!  All the pieces were adhered with dimensional foam adhesive.

The bottom space was painted in blue and decorated with the dimensional Waves & Sandshores and Sea Shells stickers, all from Little B.

Above the beach scene the Hula Dancing girl is also another wonderful sticker from Little B which was adhered to a background made with gorgeous  tape, yes, All Little B!

In the top box in this picture more  Adhesive Backed notes were used by fussy cutting two of each sheet from the same pad.  More dimensional foam adhesive was used.  I just love the flip flops in the corner.  Of course they are Little B!

The tropical flower was made with the same die used in making the garland flowers plus two more die pieces from the very same set to create the centre bloom and stamen.

Using all the lovely paper tapes from Little B made decorating this shadow box easy, and so much fun.  Can you tell that I am a huge fan of this company and their beautiful products?

Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you get lots of inspiration from all the projects on this DCC Blog Hop!

Here is the list of Little B Products used in the project:

"Fringe" Punch #100638
"Tropical" Designer Cutting Dies # 100588
Tape #100632 ( .59 in, Gold Pineapples)
Tape #100569 (.11in, Green and Gold Stripes)
Tape  #100358 (.11in, Multi Colored Stripes)
Tape #              (.98 in, gold Foil Birds and Trees on White)
Stickers #100615 (Flamingo)
Stickers: #100164 (Waves & Sandshore)
Stickers: #100311 (Sea Shells)
Stickers: #100618 (Drink Umbrella)
Stickers: #100616 (Pineapple)
Stickers: # 100648 (Hula Girl)
Stickers:  # 100153 (Flip Flops)
Notes: #100095 (Summer)
Notes: # 100622 (Flamingo and Grass)
Other Products:
Wood Shadow Box With Divisions (7 inches square)
Acrylic Craft Paints in Sky Blue, and Yellow Daffodil
Double Sided Adhering Dimensional Foam Tape
Tacky Crafting Glue
Pieces of Craft Card Stock in pinks (Flowers and Flamingo)
Pieces of Green Scrapbook Paper (Flowers)
Raffia (Garland) 24 inches
One sheet of White Scrapbook Paper (Fringe)
Yellow Ink spray
One Choker Style Seashell Necklace (Repurposed)

Other Tools used:
Small Sharp scissors
Paint Brush

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