Sunday, October 27, 2013

Memories of Summer

Hi Everyone. Nancy W here with a summer's end project using Gina's Designs postage shadow box. Before putting the shadow box together, I spray painted the pieces with a white acrylic spray. Since the design was going to be *beachy*, I didn't worry about the paint coverage being equal everywhere.

Once the paint dried, I put the pieces together and inked them with
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen)
followed by
Wendy Vecchi's Archival Ink (Cornflower Blue)
Since the theme was a beach theme, I chose 
Creative Imaginations papers designed by Christine Adolph.
It's an older design but very well loved.

The outside edges of the shadow box were covered with this scrapbook paper.

I found this paper design on Pinterest
and fell in love with it. Apparently it's from the late 1800's,
although I couldn't find the original source.
This was my inspiration paper for the entire shadow box design.

It was printed in the same size as the largest rectangle (4" x 6"),
inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink
and then added the 2 style stones, shells and sand.
The style stones start out pure white so that you can add any color you desire.
I've had these in my stash for years and decided to break them out for this design.
The shells are embossed into the stones so that you can add paint in the recesses
to bring out the design.
I used Viva Precious Metal Effects for Creative Imaginations
in the creases, wiped the excess off and then added more color with
Creative Imaginations Silks

The rectangle and smaller squares were covered with more CI Christine Adolph paper.
After adding bottles with sand and shells, 
a postage stamp from Graphic 45 finished off this rectangle.

This adorable banner was cut from one of 
Gina's Designs banner packages.
Love those banners!
They are chipboard so easily covered with
CI paper and a stripe from Graphic 45.

The *Memories* word was painted with blue acrylic
then a simple process for crackling followed by cream paint.

I hope you enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed making it.

Now I think I need one with a travel theme!


  1. I love this. It turned our perfectly!!!! The netting is fun!

  2. Love this beautiful piece of serene beachiness! Beautiful antique ppr you found on Pinterest. Love the little bottles of sand, and the shells. Lovely pprs and chipboard shadowbox!! Youre so talented! Perfect colors and design.

  3. Beautiful...beautiful.... love all the details, colors, and textures!


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