April Blog Hop!

Yep!  It's Blog Hop time again!  My first project for the hop is a shadow box.  


I began with a dollar store wooden shadow box.  There was a glass front on it, but I didn't use that.  I painted an undercoat of yellow, put a layer of crackle on, then painted it all over in white.  It gives it that shabby chic look.  I stamped the cottage.  It was a stamp I had purchased from a friend.  I colored it with my distress markers.  I then put on some Flowersoft (Meadow, and Autumn) so accentuate the flowers and bushes around the cottage.  


I then used stamps by Mabel Lucie Attwell - Garden Accessories.  They are really cute.  I put some Glossy Accents on the watering can and garden basket to stiffen them up a bit.  I cut them out along with some flowers from the stamp collection.  I pop-dotted the basket and can to give them a bit of dimension.  



I used some Prima flowers from my stash and added some bling from Miriam's Crafting Supplies.


These cute tiny butterflies are from the Garden Accessories stamp set also.  I added some Copper Stickles to give them a little sparkle.  I also used a little piece of vine ribbon that I had in my stash.


I pop-dotted the cute smiling flower to add dimension.  And I made a banner strip by using some of my letter stamps, and inking the edges.  I think it adds a kind of warmth to the project.


Finally, the beaded trim on the bottom is two types.  The hanging trim I bought from a local dollar store.  The strip of yellow beading is from Angela Holt!  I just loved how this turned out!  Leave me some love and let me know what you think!


Be sure to collect the "secret" words from each of us to win a fabulous prize from Flowersoft!  My secret word is:

touches

Once you have all the "secret" words from the rest of the ladies on the blog hop, unscramble and email the entire phrase to Angela Holt at thealteredpage@yahoo.com with Flower Soft Blog Hop in the subject line.

Visit Shanna next....here's the entire Blog Hop lineup:

Angela Holt Designs - www.angelaholtdesigns.com
Scrappin Madge - www.thescrappinlounge.com
Dare's Designz - www.scrapndare.blogspot.com
Flowers by Rhonda - www.flowersbyrhonda.blogspot.com
Jennifer Stahr - www.myscrapmenagerie.com  You Are Here
Shanna Sands - scsdesigns.blogspot.com  Visit Next