October 21, 2009

Cruise News Part 2

This shadowbox was one of my favorite projects we made on the cruise. It was from one of Tim's classes. It also happened to be the day at sea we had some rough weather and we lost more than a few of our crafters to seasick type symptoms.For my shadow box I added these dominoes once I got home because they were the perfect size for the space I needed to fill.
The bird and the background were made by applying strips of paper with a gel medium. A whole lot easier on the background than on the bird! But I loved the results. The bird was finished off with a rainbow of distress inks.
For the background we added a layer of beeswax followed by some gold Perfect Pearls. I went a bit heavy on mine, but was still pleased with the way it turned out.


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To see another one of Tim's projects that we made, check out Sara's blog.
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And what about all those ATC's we made you might ask? Well, we traded throughout the cruise with other crafters. And Pam was smart enough and kind enough to make these wonderful tins for both Sara and me. Which turned out to be the perfect place to store our newly traded ATC's!

I also received some very crappy paper from Sara. Before you gasp -- let me just say I mean literally! Paper made from crap.....the elephant kind.
**** Thanks, Sara & Pam! ******


14 comments:

Sarah said...

The dominoes are perfect...good thinking "inside" the box!
"Crappy" paper...had to laugh at that one...I don't give "crappy" paper to just anyone...you have to be special!!!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Incredible projects!!

Shelly Hickox said...

So cool!!! I am so jealous of you guys. ;-) More pics, more pics!

Barb said...

Hi Louise,
Welcome home!!!
Looks as though you had a fantastic adventure - luv your shadow box - the bird and crown as so neat! Thanks for sharing. :)

Robin said...

Very cool shadow box Louise!

Nancy said...

I love your shadow box! I need to finish mine - a few things moved in transport. Need to finish my bulletin board, too - I did get seasick in that class. :-( And the case you received for your ATC's - how pretty!

I'm hoping to join in with your next Tuesday challenge - let's hope I get caught up from the cruise before then! *lol*

Janet said...

I just saw the video on Tim's blog and the shadowbox must be what was being worked on in a portion of it. that little box for your ATC's is so cool! with the little maraca and everything - perfect!

kathy said...

Louise , thanks for the sweet comments -- I adore your art creations- I would love to take classes from TIM -- OUr Michaels finally got a few of his new products and I bought some of each -- LOVE IT !! enjoying the pics -- what a sweet friend -- the ATc holder is great -- kathy - ga

Barbara P said...

Welcome home Louise! I can't wait to see all the great stuff you made and hear about the trip!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Ooooooh, cool atc box! I've been thinking myself how I am going to showcase the atc's I traded on the cruise. I LOVE what you've done!

I also like the addition of the dominoes to your shadow box project. Nice . . . very nice :)

Clarky J said...

Brilliant project love all the different stuff in the box Also think your atc tin is fab what a great reminder x Thnaks for sharing x Janet

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Love the shadowbox...that bird is sweet! And the "crappy paper" box is adorable...even if it is made from elephant dung?? ;) beautiful pieces and treasures!

ScrappyPam said...

Very cool shadow box! I love what you did with it.

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful projects! How lovely of Pam to think of you like that! You American ladies are something else!