Hi friends sharing a special project I made as a birthday present for my husband. He is a nature lover, an avid gardener and loves birds and butterflies . He also loves looking at houses and his catch phrase is "Enjoy". In this special shadowbox I tried to incorporate all these elements!
I have used gorgeous Graphic 45 Artisan Style papers to make this project. The light bulb is from Prima.
Made the peacock by layering 3 diecuts and adding pearls and glitter. Added flowers , leaves , fruits ad butterflies at different depths.
A tiny bird nests on the rooftop hidden from direct view by the hanging flowers!
Another little bird nests atop lovely flowers near the pillars of the house. Many of the flowers in this shadowbox were made using the technique of Sospeso Transparente
A pair of peacocks were cut and layered atop the same peacock design to give a 3 D look. I have used a lot of flowers and butterflies fussy cut from snippets of paper and jazzed them up with glitter.
Added tiny pearl hearts on the feathers of the peacocks.
More butterflies, flowers and cute mushrooms on this corner! I used so many different dies to make the foliage as I wanted a medley of different leaves just like in nature!
This picture shows the multiple layers of the shadowbox. I think from this view you can fathom the many hours I spent making this project. It was indeed a labour of love!
The shadowbox has a protective glass frame and I decoupaged it with matching paper from the same paper stack collection.
Supplies used: Dies : DMC Foliage and Leaves 9,Little Birdie Meadow Foliage,Little Birdie Fresh Foliage,Little Birdie Fern Forest,Little Birdie Fern Foliage
Papers : Graphic 45 Artisan Style,
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook,Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary, Graphic 45 Baby to Bride for the sides of the shadowbox
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- Flowers. No new supplies used. I have had the shadowbox, the Graphic 45 papers, birds,mushrooms,pollen, light-bulb etc in my stash since years !
Pixie's Snippets Playground
- have used snippets galore-Peacock cut from cardstock snippets, flowers and butterflies cut from paper snippets, supports of the paper layers made with card stock scraps
This is beautifulmy friend!! I love it. You cannot go wrong with G45 papers. Such a lovely gift for your husbandReplyDelete
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Thank you so much Diana. Yes I love G45 to create a themed projectDelete
Wow, this is another stunner!!! How fabulous personalized gift for your hubby!!ReplyDelete
As always there are so so many adorable details to look, anyone very accurately done and love so much the surprises inside, as that cute birds in the nests, the key, the pearl hearts on the feathers of the peacocks and the little mushrooms! Your shadow box is a joy for the eyes and I'm sure your hubby will treasure it!
Thank you so much Alice. I am hoping my hubby likes it as I really have run out of ideas about store bought gifts and something handmade seemed special !Delete
Your husband is going to love it, Sonia. What a wonderful, thoughtful gift. xxReplyDelete
Thank you so much Liz...hehe I am hoping he likes it. He is really appreciative of most of my crafty endeavours!Delete
It looks like a real work of art Sonia and sounds perfect for your husband drawing in all his interests.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Brenda hehe yes I had fun adding everything he likes including the colour coral orange!Delete
Fabulous, so much detail and love went into this project, and it shows. The peacocks are stunning with the pearls, the mushrooms and flowers and the 3D dimension all gorgeous, hugs, Lori mReplyDelete
Thank you so much Lori. The mushrooms are my favourite too!Delete
This is stunning Sonia, it must have taken you so long to make. There is so much to see and I love the little birds peeping out from the depths. I'm going back to have another look and see what I have missed the first time around.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Sue...hehe it was difficult to photograph the birds!Delete
A totally amazing creation. So detailed. I am sure your husband loved it.ReplyDelete
Thanks for coming to play in the SNIPPETS PLAYGROUND. Come up to the Treehouse where we are serving cakes and hot chocolate to keep warm! xxx
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OMG this is AMAZING and GORGEOUS!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.ReplyDelete
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Thank you so much Darlene I love the themes at your ChallengesDelete
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Thank you so much Darlene...hehe this project seemed perfect for 3 of your Challenges!Delete
Beautiful!!!!, what a lot of beautiful details.ReplyDelete
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Gorgeous shadowbox with so many details and pretty green foliage. Your projects are always amazing. Thanks for sharing at the Double D Green Challenge.ReplyDelete
Oh how kind you are Vicki...Thank you so muchDelete
Stunning project, so glad you are back to blogging so I can see your fabulous projects!ReplyDelete
Oh you are so sweet Donna. I am glad to be back to blogging too!Delete
WOW, absolutely gorgeous and amazing, so much beautiful detail!ReplyDelete
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WOW and double WOW Sonia! What a stunning make - so much beautiful detail. It must have taken you ages! And I'm sure your husband will indeed enjoy this gorgeous gift - made from the heart.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Di...hehe Yes it did take time but time spent doing what we enjoy is so rewarding isnt it and I had actually forgotten how therapeutic crafting can be!Delete
Such a beautiful shadow box, full of gorgeous details. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Gina...I do so appreciate you taking time to drop in and leave a wonderful commentDelete
Gorgeous 3D project for your husband Sonia so much detail and dimension..ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Chrissy..hehe yes I think I have never made a project with this many layersDelete
Wow, this is stunning. Such wonderful work. Thanks for your visit. Anesha xReplyDelete
Thank you so much Anesha glad you could drop inDelete
What a gorgeous shadowbox of florals!! Way to go shopping your stash!! Thanks for play along with our "Flowers, Flowers Everywhere" challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!!ReplyDelete
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What a lovely shadowbox for your husband! You do such beautifully detailed work! It was so good to hear from you Dr.Sonia! I think life has just caught up with us all. I have had two surgeries in almost three years. I had stage 3 ovarian cancer but I am doing great (thank God) and I had major abdominal surgery for 8 hernias that was a result of the cancer surgery. Hopefully no more surgeries!ReplyDelete
I am not on my blog as much as I used to be but, try and post something when I make it. I'm working on more mini quilts and will soon start my Easter cards.
Hope to hear from you again!
Take care. Pam scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com
Oh I am so sorry to hear this Pam but I am so glad you are continuing to create and blog and share your creativity with the world. I will keep dropping by to see your creations and stay in touchDelete
I can't imagine the time you put into creating this, but what a keepsake for your husband to treasure through the years! The detail work goes above and beyond to celebrate your husband's favorite things! This is absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing this with the first Triple B Challenge! (Carol, GD)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Carol...yes I am hoping he loves it !Delete
Beautiful card, love it! Great colours and gorgeous design as well xReplyDelete
Beautiful work!!! Great details!!!ReplyDelete