As the leaves fall with the cooling temperatures, I am gladdened to know my favorite season of the year is fast approaching. A most fun project to share with you.
A 7 Gypsies shadowbox (Michaels $19.99 use 50% coupon) that welcomes in the holidays in preparation of the New Year. Gather about your craft desk your favorite vintage images and small trinkets you thought didn't have a Place to Be.
The images you choose to use in your shadowbox should tell a story. I wanted mine to give the feeling of coming in from the cold to unexpectedly find you are in the middle of a celebration. Making a template will make cutting your image so easy.
To give depth to your shadowbox, cut out parts of the images to lift from the background with Pop Dots or hot glue to the frame surrounding each box.
Use scrapbook printed paper to fill in where needed. I will use a Pop Dot behind the little tree and hot glue the the hanging branch to the box frame.
It is such a magical process to create these little scenes of wintery wonderfulness.
I purposefully chose my first image to be that of a door, my last image the First of January. A little mushroom added as a symbol of good luck.
Divide your shadowbox into units of four. It is important to have a balance of light and dark images. Here the two snow scenes are positioned across from matching nearly white boxes with printing.
Green is the color I chose as a secondary color to red, white, and sky blue. It is not predominate in any of the images chosen. Yellow is the accent color as seen in this little horn blower and poinsettia center as well as the little yellow toy soldier.
My favorite greeting cards to purchase on line are the ones with scenes. I know that there will be a version of the same image on the inside of the card. Here I cut streamers found inside the card to add a three-dimensional look to the box.