Friday, 8 August 2008

My 2nd real paid job!!!

If I could make a living doing this I'd be the happiest crafter on earth!!! (probably the brokest too, but hey thats normal)

This is the 6x6 shadow box that I have made for a neighbour. She wanted a gift for a 9th wedding anniversary.

The frame was painted all over with Gold, then I applied Crackle Glaze and finally coated it in Cream acrylic. I sanded back the edges to give some definition to the frame.
My beautiful new Prima Flowers came in handy too.
I love this paper that I used around the edges it reminds me of my bedspread!! (I really want a big dolls house......just imagine the possibilities with scrapbooking papers!!) .

I also lined the inner edges with the left over stripes. (see below)

This photo is just to show the depth to the box.......I glued the flower at the front of the glass and added a large rub-on flourish up the side of the glass too.

I just have to make a matching card and it's done! I hope she likes it.

Love Ruth xxx


Jamie said...

Wow! What a fantastic gift! You have such good ideas! It doesn't get much better than getting paid to do what you love!! The box is gorgeous!! Your faux finishing rocks! And thank you for your kind words on my new LO! Have a great weekend!

micayla said...

Ruth, that is so pretty. Commission work eh, you lucky thing!!! I am not jealous honest;-)

LazyKay said...

Beautiful, you've paid SO much attention to every detail and created a real treasure.

I'm sure it will be admired for many years to come.


Tracey said...

Absolutely beautiful !