Saturday, May 14, 2016

"Dream" Altered Book Shadow Box

Good morning friends~  I have an altered book project to share with you today for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.
This project sort of evolved as I didn't start out wanting to create an altered book.  It started when I got these new Elizabeth Craft Dogwood and Tulip dies.  I created the Dogwood flowers and branch first and thought they were so beautiful, I wanted to come up with another project to showcase them all and I just happened to have this shadow box book in my closet of UFO's (Unfinished Objects).  So this is the end result.
I'll start with the Dogwood.  These flowers came together quickly and easily.  I cut everything out using white card stock and colored them using Copics.  I added some light green stickles to the ends of the stamen and around the bottom of the stamen to add shimmer and detail.  
Next I created the Tulips which I cut using colored card stock and just added on some shading using distress inks.  I found video's online from Susan Tierney Cockburn (the designer of these amazing flowers), on how to form the flowers and leaves and how to put them together.  Again, very simple!!
  The butterfly is the small butterfly from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I simply blended some distress inks onto white card stock before cutting out the pieces of the butterfly and then layered it together.  You can see a cluster of leaves in the background from Poppy Stamps called Hampstead Stem.  There's also a really old Spellbinders Fern in the background cut out of dark green card stock.  
Moving on to the banner, I cut that using PTI's Heart 2 Heart and used a typewriter font to stamp the letters.
The top flower cluster uses the center of Cheery Lynn's Nautical Wheeler Doily.  I added a silk flower and a flower cluster that I got from a stamper friend in a flower swap we did a while ago.  The leaves are MFT's Royal Leaves, cut out of green card stock.  The colored gems are called Lovebird Tear Drops from The Robin's Nest.

That completes my project for today!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit


Patti said...

Oh my goodness! Birgit! I can't even believe these flowers are paper!! You did a spectacular job with your coloring! Each detail is amazing! what a beautiful project!!


Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely stunning Birgit! The detail on this altered book is fabulous and SOOOOO pretty! Your flowers really do look real! Love the little flag banner too! I think Dies R Us hit the jackpot when they signed you on my friend! Beautiful, beautiful project!! :0)

Unknown said...

This is beyond GORGEOUS! I love the flowers and that beautiful butterfly. That Dream Banner is just the icing on the cake, and who doesn't LOVE icing! Fantastic!

Sue said...

OMGoodness, this is so beautiful! So many details. The flowers are so pretty and the banner is perfect! I love that you added a butterfly, too! So stunning!!!

Karen L K said...

Wow so pretty!

Karen L K said...

Wow so pretty!

Marybeth said...

What an amazing project, Brigit! This is so stunning , the flowers looks great and the inside so beautiful! Wow! I agree the banner is the icing on the cake :)

Janice said...

A stunning project Birgit, a beautiful work of art! You have combined the different dies beautifully, and the colours of the whole book are just gorgeous.

Gail said...

So beautiful and yes, stunning is the word! thank you for slipping this in our challenge over at WAW - have a blessed week!