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Thursday, May 6, 2010


Good, happy Thursday to you all!  I hope this post finds everyone in good health and spirit.

Before I share a little project with you, I'd first like to thank the contributors who have already submitted to Showcase #5.  The fairies and I are really looking forward to seeing more entries in this last series of showcases, so please get your projects entered before 8 p.m. (CT) tomorrow, Friday, May 7.

Unfortunately, I couldn't come up with an appropriate or catchy name for this project.  I really like it a lot, however, I am not at all satisfied with any of the photos I took of it.   I took over 30 snapshots and had a very difficult time trying to capture a really decent picture.   I don't know if it was the lighting, the transparency window on the shadow box which kept giving off a weird reflection, all the Stickles (it's loaded with Stickles!), the color of the paper, or just my being a bad photographer -- but I'm sharing it with you anyway.  It's basically a shadow box display with several box compartments.  I thought of using the box compartments for either cosmetics or toiletries, althought it can probably used for stationery or a candy box too.  It has a tall, a short, and 2 narrow compartments (which can be used for pens, pencils, eye liners, brow brushes, mascara, tooth brushes nail files, etc.)  You can let your own imagination run wild!

I really wish you could see this box in person because the picture really just doesn't do it any justice.  I did not use the cricut on this box at all.  I put it together by hand.  I cut the lady from an old card I had stashed away.  I cut her away from the card, added gold beads her for earrings and a necklace, and used stickles to highlight her dress garb.  I used glossy accents on her face and hands to give them more dimension and cut out background papers, which I edged with Stickles, to layer/mount her onto.  I added flowers and ribbons, and a sentiment sticker to the front of the shadow box; painted on the 2 small accent flowers and stickled-stickled, stickle-accented the box.

For what the picture's worth, I hope you like it!  Well, have a great afternoon, thanks for stopping by and ...

I'll be seeing you!


Sandy from Ukiah said...

Audrey, that is stunning. I can see all the love you put into making this. Absolutely breathtaking. You are so very creative. hugs

scrappin sista said...

I love your box, i really love the lady, she looks so pretty! tfs!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey, it is beautiful, but some things jsut look better in person. It is hard to take good photos of shining things. I love this and all the bling! I too have a hard time with the photos, maybe you and I should take classes!!! LOL as if we don't do enough now! Have a great day.

shari said...

This is awesome!! Don't you just hate it when you can't get the image to do the picture justice? It is beautful though. Shari (cricutrookie)

- - Sheryl - - said...

Audrey - love the box - and all the glitter - you did a great job! If you click the pic you can see the details!

flowerdisco said...

the cut out is beautiful...it compliments your gorgeous box so well.

Cin said...

Audrey, I love this and I looked at it again after reading Sheryls post about clicking on it to see all the bling better,, Great Job too. Pictures are hard but maybe try a darker colored background and also when you are looking at the digital frame make sure your object is filling the screen and you will see more detail in the pics that way.

See ya soon on the MB.

Love That Bug said...

As usual, your work is amazing. I really think you should open a shop somewhere. I love all of your work.

RobinJ said...

What a lovely box, Audrey! The colors and design are just great! Thanks for sharing,
Hugs, RobinJ

Audrey Frelx said...

Thank you all for your comments, and your compliments. I reaaly appreciate all the feedback.

Cin, I think I'll try just taking it a pic again with a colored background to just see how much of a difference that makes. The suggestions sounds good!

Hugs to you all!!!

Lori Apgar said...

Audrey this is beautiful!! I have brain envy ~ you come up with the coolest boxes and home decor items!! Love the glitter!!

paperscissors said...

love the colours, the lady, the project idea, the ribbons, the sentiment, every item so coordinated!!!