Saturday, February 6, 2010

MDUC's Pink and Grey Shadowbox

Edited to add the following exciting facts: This lovely project placed in the Top 5 at Cupcake Crafts Four legged and Furry challenge and also made the Top 5 over at Stamp Somethings Love Somethings Challenge, thank you so much for the crafty boost!!! You know what I just did? Went and opened up another page to collect the links to the challenges, went and got them, put them into this edit only to have it dawn on me, well, scroll down.... Geez, I need some sleep.

Hello lovely ladies,
it's Sunday in Australia
and you know what that means,
time for a new challenge over at
Magnolia Down Under,
which is a fabulous colour challenge of using
You will want to hop over and check out the
Design Team and fabulous guest creations,
they are totally gorgeous and inspiring,
and Kellie has put together a scrumptious prize
for one lucky lady, you don't want to miss it!!


You know, I think I like pink!! Okay, I will admit it, I like it a lot!! For our challenge this week, I have put together this shadow box full of fabulous goodies that I tend to hoard rather than use, which includes A LOT of scrummy gifts from Blogger buddies, which I will try and list as logically as possible.


The inside is layered with Graphic 45 DP, Modge Podged into place, there is a strip of lace peeping up above the filler grass, the heart shape is a laser cut shape that I added Ranger Crackle paint in picket fence to, plus my Tilda with Kitten image and the other kitty climbing the trellis is the cat from the Tilda with Cat stamp, which I have paper pieced for dimension and coloured in watercolour pencils and distress inks. Things have been popped up with foam mounts. The beads are from Michaels bridal department and those gorgeous flowers are Prima, the gardenias are from The Tremendously Talented Tracey, love them!!!


The heart was a wooden shape that got the crackle treatment, all flowers are Prima, with the addition of Crystal Stickles and that fabulous key is from my stash (oops, dumped everything together, now there's no telling who made what!!) The punches used are EK Success Fern and Martha Stewart Oak Leaf.


The sentiment scroll was stamped with Tattered Rose, the background stamp is by Stampabilities called Composer's Dream, the sentiment is by Studio G, distressed in Old Paper and bordered with Brushed Curdoroy, the wings are German Scrap paper from The Fabulous Debra, they were distressed in Milled Lavender and Old Paper and I added some Crystal Stickles. I've added some beautiful half pearls from Debbie The Glorious.


Yarg!!! It took longer to write than it did to make!!
Of course, I will pop this in at some of my fave spots!!
Crafty Creations wants to see wings on our projects,
Cupcake Craft Challenge wants to see
four legged and furry friends on our project,
and Stamp Something
would like to see Love Somethings,
and this is ideal for my loving,
but not quite Valentiney creation.

Thanks for stopping by today,
I hope you will have a chance to stop by
Magnolia Down Under,
better yet, I hope you can join us!!
Take Care,


Tracey Feeger said...

Oh this is super duper cute. Love the hanging cat to the left. Hehehe super. Great shadow box. The hearts and the flowers OMG looks wonderful. Great inspiration for anyone joining the challenge. Great work

Kellie said...

You know I think this is absolutely with out a doubt the most amazing thing I have ever seen, next to Johnny Depp, hehe *wink, wink* Your attention to detail is nothing short of amazing. I love all the images you used. It's amazingly, fabulously, beautifully stunning!
An amazing inspiration to everyone playing along.
Hugs Waffle #2
Kellie aka Waffle

dolcreations said...

wow this is such a fantastic shadow box! All your attention to such beautiful details is just out of this world. I really love those hearts and the flowers...gotta love those! Such inspiration here, thank-you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This is a stunning shadow box creation! What a wonderful instead-of-a-card idea. I love the grey kittens and all the pink details--gorgeous!

Nicolchen said...

WOW ... your creation is wonderful ... I love all the little details and your coloring is gorgeous ... it´s amazing :0)))


Lori said...

Holy smokes Stephanne this is amazing, and I mean A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, you're so awesome!!!!

Jodie from Oz said...

Stephanne, wow, wow, wow, your mojo is skyrocketing. This creation is jaw droppingly beautiful. I love everything about it. You are such an inspiration. An amazing take on the challenge and so much more. Have a great week. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Rose said...

well i am a sucker for any thing with cats!!!
thanks for joining us on crafty creations this week with your wonderful creation :)

Debbie Pamment said...

When I saw a sneak peek for this my eyes nearly popped out of my head - NOT a good look trust me - LOL. WOW this is amazing - nope that's not enough - it's absolutely, without a doubt, sensationally stunning and amazingly fabulicious! What more can I say - the little details - EVERYTHING about this is a WOW WOW WOW.

Sue said...

I love the hinged wooden framed box, so shabby chic looking. And those kitties are so darling, especially the one hanging from the heart! This is just such a show piece, I hope your keeping it so you can enjoy it each day. So many beautiful details and just a lovely little scene you've created. Awesome girl've outdone yourself!!!

{{{Big Hug}}}

Debra James said...

What a Stunning and Fabulous creative Masterpiece of ART. Every little bit of Work and Love has made this so Visually Stunning that I need to keep looking at it over and over again.WOW.... an Inspirational piece for all to enjoy, Hugs xxxx

Kimba-Slydog said...

I'm really speechless. The frame is amazing!!!!! So wonderful........I love it!!!

All the details and colors........just wow!!!


sandra said...

Little treashure!
I love all about this pece of work!

Unknown said...

OMG!!!Jaw dropping!!!

This is really stunning, Stephanne!!
Love all the fabulous details,and the colors are so perfect together! wow!!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday, sweetie!


Donna said...

Super sweet little shadow box and so beautifully embellished! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Shelly said...

Hi Stephanne! I love your little's gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Cupacke Craft Challenge!
Hugs Shelly ;)

Jane said...

What a great idea so you don't have to loose precious stash!!! It is so gorgeous, love all the details, especially the heart! hugs, Jane xxx

Claire Phillips said...

What a stunning project Stepanne - thanks for shring it with us at Crafty Creations - very inspiring! Cheers Claire x

Janiel/ janny said...

Stunning project my dear friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You have imspired me. :o)
Have a great day and big hugs, Janiel

VĂ©ro said...

What a fantastic creation!I love it!It's gorgeous!
Thank you too for your kind visit on my blog!

Kylie said...

Awesome!! This is purely stunning. Love 3d creations and yours is sensational. What's even more amazing is that you remembered where everything came from!! Well done.

Kylie ox

Tara said...

This really is a beautiful creation Stephanne and I so love the gorgeous scene you've created, fab!
Hugs Tara xx

Annette Bowes said...

Oh Stephanne, absolutely gorgeous, what a beautiful scene, Tilda is so cute, such wonderful detail, take careX:)

Stempeltiger said...

Such a stunning work Stephanne!!!
Gorgeous idea, beautiful frame and wonderful details.
Swantje x

Juls said...

wow!! this is just incredible! Hugs Juls

Andrea C said...

wow this is beautiful x

Elise said...

Okay Stephanne, it's time for me to pick my jaw up off the floor, because this has TOTALLY dropped my jaws!!! OMG! This is truly GOOOOORRRGEOUS!!! My gosh, you are so talented and creative, it's mind boggling! LOL! I love the way you create things, color them, dress everything up ... and it turns out to be a BEAUTIFUL masterpiece! Whew! Loooove it!
Big Hugs,

Anonymous said...

WOWZER girl!! These are soooo stunning!!! I love your beautiful creations sweetie!! Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something this week!! HUGS

Chelsea said...

Whew!!! I don't know where to start! This is outstanding! It's truly a piece of beautiful art Stephanne! Wow! Wow! Wow! ~Chelsea

Claire Phillips said...

Wonderful wings project , I have my other hat on here Stephanne - a truly amazing piece.....- thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations! Cheers Claire x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! Amazing details! Thanks so much for joining in at Stamp Something this week! :)

Kimmi said...

GORGEOUS! I love this effect with the shadow box. Would look fabulous hung up on my daughters wall, guess I'l just have to do my own hehe!! Beautiful choice of embellishments too!

Kimmi xx

Angelwood said...

Oh wow! How'd I miss this gorgeous creation? I really love this! My younger daughter loves cats - she would so love to hang this on her wall. I will have to try something like this too! Thanks for the inspiration, Stephannie! hugs, Angela

having a {me} day said...

Oh my word! This is just AWESOME!! Sooo much work and detail. What a labour of love! So much to look at, I love it! kxx

BA said...

this is a stunning creation stephanne
I really love it
xoxo BA

cabio's craft corner said...

Very elegant and love that lil scenery you created inside the frame Stephanne. Gorgeous!

Aunty Sue said...

another stunning creation and congrats on your top 5 place at stamp something

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and definitely won't be my last. I luv all your fab creations! Would you mind if I added your blog to my blog roll?

This frame is sooooo beautiful!!! I luv all the details you have added. The kitty looks so adorable hanging through the heart.