Floral Pretties - Past & Present

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

SPOTLIGHT: Deanne Burton

 I am pleased to have Deanne in the spotlight this week.  What a cute project.  I love these shadow boxes!

Here's Deanne:

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"UNDER THE SEA" SHADOW BOX


I used these images from the Fred She Said store and printed them off box...
...so they would fit into my shadow cute little shadow box in a dollar store.
I took the paper piece from the shadow box and used it as a template for the background image. Then I trimmed it on the top and bottom. I made the sides a WEE bit bigger than the template as I wanted it to "curve" or curl around on the sides. (you can see what I mean in the completed pics below.)
Then I had FUUUNNN coloring and embellishing the images. Ain't she a cutie, all sparkly and adorable!
Here's the background image completed and placed in the shadow box. I colored it in, then added Stickles and REAL sand to it! You can see in this pic how the sides are curled as opposed to being flat to the back.
Using THICK popdots, I placed the mermaid onto the image. The popdot on her tail is not as thick as the one on her face. I added some REAL shells and rocks at the bottom of the shadow box. I painted the box after. If I had it back, I would have painted the box FIRST (would have made it easier), but it was OK because it all worked out in the end.
Here's a closeup of the mermaid on the box.
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Thanks so much Deanne!  Deanne has been helping us get ready for our next BLOG HOP which is tomorrow, Thursday April 15th!  I hope you come back and check it out and see what eye candy the Fred She Said DT have cooked up!  I can't wait!

Have a great day!
:)*  Fred

4 comments:

Carolivy said...

What a great idea Deanne! I love how you have done this!
Hugs
Carol

Gloria Westerman said...

That is so adorable.....great tutorial too....I think I will have to make one of these.....thank you for the inspiration......

Gloria Westerman said...

That is so adorable.....great tutorial too....I think I will have to make one of these.....thank you for the inspiration......

Ali said...

Awwwww, so sweet! You're such a creative person Deanne! TY for the tutorial!