Monday, March 26, 2018

Miniature House Shadow Box

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog today! I hope your weekend was a good one. We had a fun weekend with lots of activities. The sun has been shining and I took two beautiful walks. The snow melted by day, but froze again by night and this morning some fresh snow had fallen. Luckily not much. 



It is Monday and this week we have an Inside the Box challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Don't miss the last project of our March guest designer Bonnie. It is a gorgeous project.

Layers of ink - Miniature House Shadow Box by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I felt like doing something on a very small scale this week, and decided to do a tiny scene inside a shadow box. The box is the smallest of Tim Holtz's Vignette Boxes and only measures 3.1 x 2.2 in. I had such fun adding texture and lots of details to my little scene. Most of the shapes are die cut. Look at your die cut sets and you might find more small details than you'd think.

Layers of ink - Miniature House Shadow Box by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Sizzix dies by Tim Holtz

These are most of the die cuts that I used on the project. They were die cut from kraft-core cardstock and SSS Glimmery cardstock. I used the following die sets by Tim Holtz: Funky Floral 1, Funky Floral 2, Snowglobe, Snowglobe 2 and Cityscape Suburbia. Leo wanted to have the red house, as you can see on this photo.

Layers of ink - Miniature House Shadow Box by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Ranger Crackle Paste

The vignette box was first covered with a couple of coats of gesso. Then I used Ranger's Opaque Crackle Paste for the sky part and let it dry. When it was dry, I painted it with three shades of blue and again waited for it to dry. The whole box was then dry brushed with Ground Espresso and Black Soot Distress Paint.

Layers of ink - Miniature House Shadow Box by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The grass and far away hills were done by smearing white Texture Paste on the background in uneven strokes with a palette knife. I also covered the edges of the box with the paste. When dry, the grass was painted with three shades of green Distress Ink. I also splattered some white paint on the background.

Layers of ink - Miniature House Shadow Box by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The kraft-core pieces were sanded and inked. I used Linen Ribbon as a curtain on the red house. The tree comes from the Suburbian Cityscape set and was the perfect size for the box. You can also use leafy branches from the Funky Florals sets as mini trees and bushes. The red house was mounted with a thick piece of foam, for dimension.

Layers of ink - Miniature House Shadow Box by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Sizzix Tim Holtz Snowglobe

The small house comes from Snowglobe 2. It was mounted on a somewhat smaller piece of foam than the red house, so that it stands a little bit behind the red house.

Layers of ink - Miniature House Shadow Box by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Sizzix Tim Holtz Funky Floral

Isn't this tiny fence cute? It is also from Snowglobe 2. I used a Clippings Stickers sentiment. The small flowers were die cut with one of the dies in Funky Floral 1, from shimmery white, blue and yellow. 

Layers of ink - Miniature House Shadow Box by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I wanted a spring feeling, and placed the small flowers here and there to give the look of the grass being almost covered in flowers. I gave the flowers a little shape with a ball tool from the Tonic Craft Tool set. I also used the tweezers from the set to position the small details.
 Layers of ink - Miniature House Shadow Box by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The second tree is die cut from shimmery paper, and so are the clouds. I drew two little birds on one of the clouds. I used the new SSS Tacky Glue for all the gluing and really liked it. It has a very fine tip, perfect for small details. 

Layers of ink - Miniature House Shadow Box by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Here you can see the shimmery effect better, it contrasts nicely with the more grungy look of the rest of the box.

Layers of ink - Miniature House Shadow Box by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Here's a look from the top, so that you can better see all the dimension and the flowers on the ground. 

I hope you will join us this week in our Inside the Box challenge. As always, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until next Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.




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Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today!  

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

Supplies

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Tim Holtz Sizzix FUNKY FLORAL 1
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Tim Holtz Sizzix FUNKY FLORAL 2
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Tim Holtz Sizzix SNOWGLOBE
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Tim Holtz Sizzix SNOWGLOBE 2
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Tim Holtz Sizzix CITYSCAPE SUBURBIA
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology VIGNETTE BOXES
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology LINEN RIBBON
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CLIPPINGS
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash CLASSIC KRAFT STOCK
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock GLIMMERY ASSORTMENT PACK
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock GLIMMERY WHITE DIAMOND
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Simon Says Stamp CRAFT TACKY GLUE
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Ranger TEXTURE PASTE OPAQUE CRACKLE
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Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste WHITE 8OZ
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Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE GESSO
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Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE
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Tim Holtz Distress Paint TUMBLED GLASS
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Tim Holtz Distress Paint MERMAID LAGOON
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Tim Holtz Distress Paint GROUND ESPRESSO
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Tim HoltzDistress Paint BLACK SOOT
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Tim Holtz Distress Paint TWISTED CITRON
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Tim Holtz Distress Paint SALTY OCEAN
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Tim Holtz Distress Paint PEELED PAINT
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Tim Holtz Distress Paint MOWED LAWN
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE
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Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD FOR WAFER THIN DIES
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Sizzix PURPLE WITH SILVER GLITTER
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Tonic CRAFT TOOL SET
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER
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Tim Holtz Distress SPLATTER BRUSH
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Dina Wakley Ranger PALETTE KNIFE
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18
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16 comments:

  1. What a beautiful inspiration !I love sweet view of a small village !

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  2. What a delightful scene, Anna-Karin! Love the fabulous blue box with all that crackly texture! Oh my, that crackle is awesome! It's perfect for the wonderful scene you've built inside. hugs, Maura

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  3. Super cute little scene here Anna-Karin! I love the textures and colours and all of the tiny little details, absolutely gorgeous :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  4. This is amazing! I love shadow boxes and yours is so pretty! I love the scene, so peaceful and cozy. The box itself is stunning and its texture is fantastic. I love the huge crackles and the mix of blues and brown. Hugs, Marzena

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  5. I adore shadow boxes and this one is spectacular!! I love the grunge & the shimmer and all the details! You have inspired me to get out my dies and check out what I have :)

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  6. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! This is GAH-ORGEOUS! Love the bright colors and the greenery you put in for trees with the homes! It's just lovely!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  7. Everything you create has a touch of magic and fantastic, an other great inspiration!

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  8. So creative! The texture on this box is amazing...I love that crackle.

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  9. what a wonderful piece, it makes me think that springtime is here!!!! love all the textures you created and the bold colors you used! Barbara

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  10. Thanks for taking the time to create this masterpiece AND share it!

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  11. I am in love with this project sweetheart!!! I LOVE IT!!!

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  12. this is just so darned cute and so much beautiful detail in such a small box, Happy Easter. hugs kath xxx

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  13. This is just adorable Anna-Karin and I love the texture on this box and all the detail that you've packed inside it...wonderful project, as always! :)

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  14. This is such a fun and awesome creation, Anna-Karin. The texture on the box and all the embellishments are fantastic! :)

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  15. What a super cute showbox, Anna-Karin! The scenery is so cool, so much details and so much to see! Love it! Hugs, Sandra

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