Friday, January 10, 2014

Ballerina Shadowbox

This morning I was reading all of the blogs I follow and I came across the cutest shadowbox on artful curiosities.  I was so inspired I had to make one of my own.  I hope Marti likes my take on her original.
Here she is! It's tiny.  You know how small those plastic ballerinas are.  I fancied her up by giving her a dress made out of pink sari silk.   

The box is a small cardboard jewelry box.  I used MME paper for the entire project.   I can't get enough of the 6x6 pads.  
You can't really tell, but the edges of the box are all coated with a mixed layer of Picket Fence and Brushed Pewter Distress Paints.  
The "curtains"  are held back with vintage paper flowers that have been colored with a bit of Pumice Stone and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.  

The top is made from half of the SizzixOrnamental die and the banner is the Sizzix Tattered Banner die.  I gave it a good coating of Pumice Stone Distress glitter on both sides.  The letters are from a million years ago by Lil Davis Designs.  Another vintage flower inked up and it's done.  
I think she will make a lovely addition to my shelf in the office.
I am also going to enter her into the Try it on Tuesday "In with the New Challenge".
And check her out on How Sweet the Sounds Pink Saturday.   Let me know what you think!


  1. Hi Jess,
    How sweet that you like my shadow box enough to create your own! I am honored. Yours us adorable! Happy New Year, Marti

  2. this is a really catching project what I like about it most is the garceful shadow the dancer makes , thank you for joining us at TIOT.EE

  3. I had never heard of My Mind's Eye so I checked it out. Thanks for sharing about it. Your shadow box is lovely. I love the ballerinas too. And I applaud you for having a frozen charlotte in your header - I am crazy over them. :) Coming over from Pink Saturday and now a new follower.

    1. Thank you for all the compliments :) I love Frozen Charlottes. They show up in a lot of my work.

  4. Well I think it is wonderful ... isn't it amazing what a little creativity will get you !
    Happy Pink Saturday.

  5. Absolutely delightful! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Cindy


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