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Sunday, October 02, 2011

Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder !




I have entitled this little wooden shadow box 'Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder' as the framed image is one of a rather stern looking lady whilst the other images are those of  young and rather attractive vintage ladies.  Nice to contrast the two I think.

The plain wood shadow box was first painted with one coat of Viva precious metal colour in turquoise.  Once dry I cut down some Crafty Individuals domino sized images to fill 5 of the 6 boxes.  These were then stuck in place.

I also used black Stazon and a swirl stamp to stamp the outside edges of the box.






I edged the bottom right corner of the images with diamond Stickles glitter glue to add a little more bling.






The frame is also one of Crafty Individuals and was glittered to within an inch of its life with dries clear pva and fine turquoise glitter.  Once the glue had dried all edges of the frame were coloured in purple alcohol ink pen.

The stern lady image was stamped in Versafine ink and heat embossed with Moonglow imperial crown purple gold embossing powder before trimming out and colouring with Copic in pale violet.






This was stuck in place and a small metal strawberry charm was applied.  Finally the glittered frame was stuck in place with Glossy Accents and each of the boxes edged with small dots of purple Stickles.

Sid xx

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20 comments:

  1. Fun project, love the glittery frame and the contrast between the ladies in the printed images and your stamped matriarch!

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  2. Its gorgeous, love all the details

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  3. I think this is really fabulous and I like the contrast! penny

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  4. ooh dear, she's very stern isn't she!? great project Sid. love the effect with the Viva Decor

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  5. What a fun thing to do with a box :) colors look great and so does all the bling

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  6. Lovely! I like all the sparkly embellishing!

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  7. At least the frame makes up for the stern looking lady !
    Its really Gorgeous Sid :O)

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  8. Lovely Sid! Great colour too!

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  9. This is gorgeous Sid, love it!

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  10. fab work Sid! Love the colours too
    isa

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  11. Lovely Sid - and yes, she does look stern.

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  12. I love all that glitter! I think this would be cute with some of the vintage children's cards like those included with my blog candy this month. I've got a bunch more on the sidelines calling out to me. Thanks for giving me some good ideas!

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  13. A fabulous piece Sid, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

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  14. Great box Sid, love all the images and those stickles really finish it off nicely.

    Sam xxx

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  15. I like the contrast of the stern lady against the chocolate box beauties.
    Lynne

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  16. Love this Sid and I like the stern/pretty contrast

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  17. Ha ha! That woman is quite scary looking! What a great project :-)

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  18. Me thinks you are a glitter fiend Sid!! Love those Crafty Individuals images, they are so versatile. Keep on crafting :)

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