Monday, May 17, 2010

Build a Book turned Shadow Box

Hello Fellow Crafters! Amy here today sharing with you my latest MOSD creation. Every time I look at MOSD products I get inspired. Inspired to play, and hey, that's what this world of crafting is all about right?! One of my favorite MOSD products are the Chipboard Perfectly Shaped Build a Book pages. When you have these in your stash the possibilities are endless as to what you can do. They are so versatile and fun. For this month's project I decided to use the Perfectly Shaped Build a Book pages to create a shadow box to highlight my DS and some of his current loves.

To create the shadow box I used 2 Perfectly Shaped - mini scallop pages for the front and back. I covered the front with paper using a spray adhesive and cut a 4in square out of the middle. I simply painted the back mini scallop page with black acrylic paint.To get depth in the shadow box I used a Perfectly Shaped - Pudgy Rectangle cut into 1in strips and hot glued them between the front and back. So easy, and it turned out so cute!

Once I had the initial frame of the box built it was time to embellish it. I started out with the idea of using the MOSD Picto Gram Cement Truck stick on and built my box around that. What I love about these stick ons is how easy they are to work with. I simply applied the stick on to a piece of cardstock and used colored pencils to give it a pop of color. I Added silver pearls for tire centers and I was done in no time. Not to mention it compliments the Sassafras Apple Jack papers I used perfectly!!

Here is a side view to give you an idea of the depth of the box. It's amazing what all these Perfectly Shaped Build a Book pages can do. They are sturdy and easy to work with, making crafting with them a pleasure! I love this shadow box, it's a true representation of my son and something I will cherish for a long time. Thank you MOSD!!

And thank you all for stopping by today to see what I have been up to. Make sure to check back in to see what the rest of the fabulous MOSD DT has been crafting! I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

this is soooooooooooooooooooo awesome Amy!! I love love love love the photo, the colors...and loving that ribbon action on the front!! TFS this FAB idea! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Erica said...

Wow! What a creative and adorable project. I LOVE your shadowbox, and I am so going to copy this idea.

kellyjean said...

Well, girl! You make it sound and look "easy!" THis turned out so very cute!!! TFS

Gloria Stengel said...

OMGosh, Amy! That is amazing. I am so stealing that idea to make a shadow box! So smart!