Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gathering Goes Cold

Hi...it's Tifany of InkBlotsbyTRD here.
Before I get show you my project, let's make some folks happy...shall we?

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The winners from the Authentique Paper/The Twinery blog hop are:

{Authentique Paper Prize Pack Winner}
debb

{The Twinery Sampler Pack Winner}
Debc06

Congratulations!


For the winner of the Authentique Paper prize pack, please send an e-mail with the subject "Authentique Paper/The Twinery Blog Hop Winner" and include your US or Canada mailing address to info@authentiquepaper.com to claim your Authentique Paper prize pack!

For the winner of The Twinery sampler pack, please visit The Twinery's blog to find out how to claim your sampler pack!

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I see the Gathering collection from Authentique Paper and the colors bring warmth to mind. The colors also seem perfect for Fall or Spring projects...but I wanted to push them a little bit into the cold winter season as well.


I got the idea to create a winter shadowbox from Sam (Authentique Paper's owner) and set out to get some additional inspiration online. I found a winter shadowbox that incorporated pearls to indicate snow, so I added that idea in (with the "diamonds" I was planning to use to give it an icy look).


I wanted to use the depth of the shadowbox, so I created a few layers of the scene and adhered them with foam tape and also hung a few pearls and gems at various depths to give it a little something extra.


The beautifully thick and textured papers from Authentique automatically add a beautiful richness to any project, and I think they are perfect for decor like this shadowbox.

To add a little decoration to the actual box-front I created a few folded rosettes and added some more "ice".
{Just as a side-note: these are the STURDIEST folded rosettes I have ever made. The thick paper in the Gathering collection makes for some very beautiful & incredibly stable pieces.}


I hope I've done Sam proud in how this shadowbox turned out.

Would you please do me a favor?

Please head on over to the Authentique Paper Facebook page and leave Sam a note telling her how you think I did on the shadowbox project.
{And if you don't already 'like' Authentique Paper on Facebook - be sure to do so. There will be lots of fun and exclusive stuff going on over there.}

If you are up for a little more web surfing, please also stop by my blog and let me know what you think of this project (& that you left a message on Facebook for Sam).

Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Authentique Paper (Gathering Collection);
Other: Shadowbox; Pearls; "Diamonds"; Clear Gems; Wooden Buttons; Clear Thread; Brown String;
Template: Tifany DeGough;
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Martha Stewart/EK Success (Scoring Board);

16 comments:

  1. Oh I am excited to have won! Yippee! Love your shadowbox!!!!

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  2. Wow! So creative, wintery and I just LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Congrats to the winners :)

    Tifany, wonderful job on the shadow box - makes me want to bring out the scarf! LOL!!

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  4. This is so beautiful! I've been thinking of doing a shadowbox-maybe after all the holiday craziness! Saving this for inspiration!

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  5. Congrats to the winners!

    LOOOOOVE this shadowbox! GORGEOUS papers and medallions! LOVE!

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  6. Holy Smokes. THis is soooo gorgeous! Love it!

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