Today is my turn to share a project that I made - yay! I was given October Afternoon's Farm House line, which is one of my favorite OA lines of all time!
Shadow Box Tray by Andi
October Afternoon Farm House - Her Bureau
October Afternoon Farm House - Attic Trunk
October Afternoon Farm House Word Stickers
EK Success Scallop Border Punch
May Arts Glitter Tulle
Inkssentials Crackle Glaze
Misc. Pearl Ribbon, Book, Thread, Button, Clear Dew Drops
Tray - Target $1 Aisle
I found this tray in the Target $1 aisle a few months ago - I picked up a gray tray and a bright pink tray with no real clue of how I was going to use it. Part of the assignment for this month was to make a 3-D project with a handmade embellishment so I grabbed the tray and started at it. I thought about actually keeping it as a tray and just decorating it, but then thought it might look good as a shadow box.
I was super lucky to get October Afternoon's Farm House Line - most people that know me know that OA is one of my favorite paper companies and Farm House is one of my favorite lines! Yay! And fortunately, the paper that I got in my kit matched the gray and white tray.
I set to work gluing papers to the tray, starting with Her Bureau on the bottom of the tray and then scallop border punching 2 strips of Attic for each side. Once that was done, I just started treating this as I would any layout, so I started layering paper, stickers, doilies, etc around where I wanted to place the photo.
I did a lot of hand cutting from the reverse side of Her Bureau, I cut the Pride and Prejudice Book from there, along with the Betty's Dress Shop Tag and the sewing scissors. I used a lot of dimensional tape so that I would have different embellishments at different levels to keep the eye moving. I added glittery tulle behind the book so give it some pizazz and the Dew Drops and Button because it was looking a little flat without them. I added Crackle Accents to the Book and the scissors to help age them a little.
I made the heart garland from a Fiskars Heart punch, an old book and my sewing machine. I'll be sharing a tutorial on that tomorrow!
I'll see you back here tomorrow for the heart garland tutorial!